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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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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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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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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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Why do the back of my hand and top of my feet hurt.? My veins also seems to be a little bit puffy in those areas

Why do the back of my hand and top of my feet hurt.? My veins also seems to be a little bit puffy in those areas

Hands that hurt: There are many possible reasons why your hand hurt particularly if you have had trauma in the area. If it is red or a rash then it could be hand dermatitis, psoriasi or eczema. You should see a different specialist depending on the history. ...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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Sharp pain in puffy vein by achilles. Later sudden feeling of wet and liquid running in my sole but nothing to see. Hematomas in hands same day. Why?

Sharp pain in puffy vein by achilles. Later sudden feeling of wet and liquid running in my sole but nothing to see. Hematomas in hands same day. Why?

Potentially serious: Already on iron=good. Concerned about "puffy vein" followed by 'liquid running'.Anemia could be cause of hematomas, do you have tiny hematomas anywhere (petechiae)? Could be indication of thrombocytopenia (low platelets) or other serious blood disorder. Hypermobility also significant as it indicates connective tissue weakness & blood vessels can burst (Marfan v Ehlers-Danlos). See dr. IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more

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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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