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What Does It Mean If I Have Veins Showing On My 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 dont 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hand veins: Tortuous veins on the back of the hand usually indicate nothing serious. One way to tell if the veins are pathologic is to raise your arm above the level of your heart and they should normally collapse. If they don't collapse there could be an obstruction in the veins above the hand by a blood clot for example. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
This is weird...but There's a vein in my hand that seems to be swollen and very sore and more rope-like and visible than usual what could that 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
The vein on the inside of my right hand popped out. Then my palm started hurting and now my whole right arm is in pain, What does this mean?
Go to ER: You may have a vein occulsion , DVT or stroke in progress. Get a friend to help you call for ambulance and get seen soon. ...Read more
Does simultaneous swelling minus pain and redness in cephalic veins in BOTH hands mean something scary like a blood clot??
What does it mean when my left hand hurts but starts with my thumb earlier an sense has moved to my hand an now my arm but it feels like its my veins?
Hand pain: Pain in hand that is associated with thumb irritation I would think of carpal tunnel first if no injury. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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