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What does it mean when a lot of veins show in your hands?

What does it mean when a lot of veins show in your hands?

It is normal: I agree with dr morrison thin people without much body fat hand veins show more & also as we age our normal hand veins show more as skin thins. They don't need to be treated but they can be treated or closed with sclerotherapy if they are a cosmetic concern, it usually takes 2-4 sessions for cosmetic results. See a phlebologist, a vein specialist who does many of these treatments. Www. Phlebology. Org. ...Read more

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What does the appearance of green veins in the hands mean?

What does the appearance of green veins in the hands mean?

Probably normal: They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned and thin individuals. However the veins on the back of the hands tend to become more prominent as we age and lose fat in the skin. Some are seen as green or blue which really has to do with its size and closeness to the skin. If this is a concern please check with your doctor or a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can see veins in your wrists and hands?

What does it mean when you can see veins in your wrists and hands?

This is: Normal to have and to see them.

If this however something recent, visible only on one side and not both sides go have a doctor examine you especially if trauma was involved. ...Read more

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Can not seeing your veins in your hand mean dehydration?

Can not seeing your veins in your hand mean dehydration?

Sometimes: Hand veins normally become more prominent when they are held down below your heart and less prominent when they are raised above your heart. Other causes of decrease size of hand veins could be dehydration but it can also be due to temperature changes, genetics and levels of exertion. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your veins are protruding in your hands and you feel swelling in your hands?

What does it mean when your veins are protruding in your hands and you feel swelling in your hands?

To link: Both your complaints, swelling&protruding veins I can think of only one single condition: pressure on the root of draining veins. Since ur speaking in plural (veins and hands) this basically is an anatomic impossibility as your face should be swollen and blue too. If just one hand, I would check ur rm pit or look for a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. C ur dr. ...Read more

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Vein in arm is poking out n hurting. When I hold my hand down it gets big n burns what could that mean?

Vein in arm is poking out n hurting. When I hold my hand down it gets big n burns what could that mean?

Possible phlebitis: You may be experiencing a condition called phlebitis - or an inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis can be caused by a thrombus (blood clot), trauma (needle insertion) or by medications infused into the vein. Some chronic connective tissue disorders, such as lupus, can cause as well. ...Read more

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I have bulging veins only in left hand. Not right. Wats that mean?

I have bulging veins only in left hand. Not right. Wats that mean?

Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary. Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of patients that I see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the bottom of the plam of my hand is blue and has pulsating veins?

What does it mean if the bottom of the plam of my hand is blue and has pulsating veins?

Bluish palms: Bluish and prominent veins at the levels of your forearm, wrist and Palm are not abnormal unless they don't recede when you elevate your arm above the level of your heart. Otherwise an obstruction to blood flow from your veins to your heart would be suspected. For further advice consult your physician or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Missed the vein when doing an injection of pain medication. The hand is swollen hot and blistering. What does this mean?

Missed the vein when doing an injection of pain medication. The hand is swollen hot and blistering. What does this mean?

Urgent care or ER: Did a health care facility inject you? You should return to them for help. If you we're self injecting something, go to urgent care now for exam and treatment. It may be a cellulitis and may need bandages with soaks and possible antibiotics. Kelp clen cool moist cloth on it until you get there and elevate. ...Read more

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I have bulging veins in my hands. Does that mean that I have a heart problem?

I have bulging veins in my hands. Does that mean that I have a heart problem?

No: There can be many causes for this. This could simply be due to the way your veins dilated over your lifetime. It may not signify any type of problem. ...Read more

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Does simultaneous swelling minus pain and redness in cephalic veins in BOTH hands mean something scary like a blood clot??

Does simultaneous swelling minus pain and redness in cephalic veins in BOTH hands mean something scary like a blood clot??

No: It rarely means a blood clot. Swelling in both hands is usually something generalized, not just in the arms. It can occur in a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in your wrist and prominent blue veins?

What does it mean when you have pain in your wrist and prominent blue veins?

Unrelated: The prominent blue veins are probably a separate issue - you just get them as you age (sadly). Pain in the wrist would be a joint or tendon problem especially if you do a lot of repetitive work with your hands. If you fell then there could be a fracture and you might need an x-ray ...Read more

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Normally the veins on my wrist are slightly bulging but now they are sunken in. What does the mean?

Normally the veins on my wrist are slightly bulging but now they are sunken in. What does the mean?

Maybe dehydrated: Not seen veins that normally bulge on your hands is seldom a cause for concern. Try having more fluids particullary during the summer time. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the vein on your wrist hurts every time you tap it? It happened after I yanked my arm.

What does it mean when the vein on your wrist hurts every time you tap it? It happened after I yanked my arm.

Not the vein: It is probably not the vein but a tendon or muscle that is causing the pain.
Because of the close proximity of the structures, it would be difficult to tell the difference without an exam.. ...Read more

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What do bulging veins in the wrist mean?

What do bulging veins in the wrist mean?

Loss of fat: Subcutaneous fat naturally atrophies over time. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a baby and a 90 year old man. These make veins which are normally occurring in the hand more visible. These can be removed, for cosmetic reasons, by a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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To ER, 3 girls couldn't find the veins to put IV on my palm, arm till the 4the male nurse. What does that mean if there having trouble? Am I at RISK?

To ER, 3 girls couldn't find the veins to put IV on my palm, arm till the 4the male nurse. What does that mean if there having trouble? Am I at RISK?

Venous access: Simply put - you are a "hard stick" and at risk for multiple IV attempts in the future This may be due to your body size, degree of hydration, presence of edema or skin color. I would remember the "good" spot for the future in case you need IV's in the future. ...Read more

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I have a blue protruding vein (1cm bump) near my wrist for over a year now. Does this mean I now have a history of forming blood clots, so I should not take meds such as birth control?

I have a blue protruding vein (1cm bump) near my wrist for over a year now. Does this mean I now have a history of forming blood clots, so I should not take meds such as birth control?

No: I'm sorry anyone told you something so foolish. Occasionally peripheral veins dilate and this seems to be genetic. In the arm, they're basically never the result of an unknown deep blood clot. The illness leading to post deep vein thrombus in legs or (rarely, Mr. Stallone) arms is not subtle. I'm glad you're health-conscious but there's no concern here. ...Read more

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Veins of my hands are showing out how can I clear it?

Veins of my hands are showing out how can I clear it?

Eradicate hand veins: Prominent hand veins on the top of the hand are a common problem. I prefer sclerotherapy for the smaller veins and, if the vein is large enough to accept a laser fiber, then I perform laser ablation of the vein just as we would do for the saphenous vein in the leg. This procedure has minimum discomfort, minimum bruising, no downtime and excellent cosmetic results. ...Read more

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My veins on both hands are usually noticable. Lately, they haven't been showing as much. It's only a slight bulge. Now, I can't see them. Is that bad?

My veins on both hands are usually noticable. Lately, they haven't been showing as much. It's only a slight bulge. Now, I can't see them. Is that bad?

Gravity big effect: On vein filling & visibility. In good light, look for veins on back of hand while holding hand as far as possible below heart level for a minute or two. Next, slowly raise same hand as far as possible above heart while carefully watching your veins to see what happens. Vein blood pressure too low to push blood back to heart, thus veins fill below heart. Yet above heart, they empty/flatten rapidly. ...Read more

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My right knee has been giving lot of pain on or off. My right hand is alway numb. And my veins are alaways showing?

My right knee has been giving lot of pain on or off. My right hand is alway numb. And my veins are alaways showing?

What's the question: You mentioned 3 different problems with very little information on each one of them and finally you didn't ask a question. What do you really want to know about these issues? ...Read more

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Why only sometimes I notice the veins of the back of my hands are more visible and enlarged looking? I'm only in my 20's.

Why only sometimes I notice the veins of the back of my hands are more visible and enlarged looking? I'm only in my 20's.

Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary. Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity and volume. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that I see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more

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Why could vein in hand can pain?

Clot: Trauma, infection, blood draw, clot from bruising can all occur. ...Read more

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Why do my veins pop out on my hands?

Why do my veins pop out on my hands?

Loss of fat: Over the years, the subcutaneous fat in our body naturally atrophies. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a chubby baby and a 90 year old man. This is also true in the hands. Some physicians can perform sclerotherapy or ablation of hand veins to make them less noticeable - make sure to go to a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the veins on my hands?

Unsightly Hand Veins: I would discourage you from having your hand veins removed. Varicose veins do not form in the hands. These are prominent, but normal veins that serve a healthy function & should not be removed (they are more visible as your age). They are important for draining the blood from the hand & are useful for venipuncture blood draws in routine blood testing & are also a very useful site for IV access. ...Read more

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Tips for stop apparance of vein from hand?

Tips for stop apparance of vein from hand?

Eradicate hand veins: Prominent hand veins on the top of the hand are a common problem. I prefer sclerotherapy for the smaller veins and, if the vein is large enough to accept a laser fiber, then I perform laser ablation of the vein just as we would do for the saphenous vein in the leg. This procedure has minimum discomfort, minimum bruising, no downtime and excellent cosmetic results. ...Read more

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, how to find vein on swelling hands, for iv?

, how to find vein on swelling hands, for iv?

You don't: Why you want to find your own vein anyway? If your doctor needs to put IV access- your doctor and staff will be able to find the good location. If not, sometimes, an ultrasound is used to guide locate the vein. ...Read more