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Dr. Joshua Fox
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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

Dr. Joshua Fox
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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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

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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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Board Certified, Pain Management
30 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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?

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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Dr. Norman Bein
Board Certified, General Surgery
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I just worked out and after my shower i noticed the veins in my hands were much bluer than usual.. Is this normal?

Dr. Norman Bein
Board Certified, General Surgery
46 years in practice
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Hot water: Hot water, like hot weather will cause superficial veins to dilate as they attempt to coll your blood as it passes near the skin level...This is seenas bluer or larger veins...Ther is no need for concern as this is normal physiologic process. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Malvehy
Board Certified, Phlebology
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If working out, why do the veins in my hands enlarge?

Dr. Albert Malvehy
Board Certified, Phlebology
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If working out, why do the veins in my hands enlarge?

Increased flow: Exercising increases blood flow to the muscles. That and increased pressure from straining increases the amount of blood in your veins so they are more visible. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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Why are the veins in my hands bursting? What causes this?

Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Why are the veins in my hands bursting? What causes this?

Weakened vein walls: It is normal for hand veins to become thinner (and therefore more prone to bruising marks, i.e."bursting") as you age. The skin overlying the hand veins also thins rather dramatically with older age, making the veins more prone to bruising w/ mild trauma. Blood thinners, such as Aspirin or plavix, increases the incidence of this. I expect the veins are not "diseased" and should not be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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How can I minimize my huge veins in my hands before my wedding?

Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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How can I minimize my huge veins in my hands before my wedding?

A couple of ways: You can either shrink the veins or fill in the tissue around the veins. Sclerotherapy will shrink the veins and generally gives lasting results for at least a couple of years. You would want to see a vein specialist to get this done. Dermal fillers can raise the tissue around the veins and make them less apparent. The results are generally quicker to be apparent but don't last as long. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
Board Certified, Phlebology
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Any ideas why is it that I have really prominent veins in my hands?

Dr. John Landi
Board Certified, Phlebology
42 years in practice
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Any ideas why is it that I have really prominent veins in my hands?

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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Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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How come the veins in my hands hurt after figure skating?

Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
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How come the veins in my hands hurt after figure skating?

Temperature related?: Not an easy question as the pain could be coming from anywhere. But since your veins are one of the main ways our body tries to control our internal temperature, you may be experiencing discomfort as they change sizes - they may swell with activity and warmth and shrink when it is cold. As they change size the amount of blood flowing in them changes too. You may be sensitive to this change. ...Read more

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Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Board Certified, Phlebology
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What are good ways to eliminate varicose veins in my hands?

Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Board Certified, Phlebology
25 years in practice
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Sclerotherapy: See a vein specialist or a plastic surgeon who treats hand veins: www.Phlebology.Org it usually takes 2 to 3 sessions of sclerotherapy (injections with painless medicines like Asclera or sts). I usually put compression gloves and ace wraps on overnight right after the session, then wait 2-3 weeks and reinject. Veins in the hands aren't diseased. It is just a cosmetic treatment, maven when large. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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28 years in practice
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