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Bulging Veins...??

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by alice111, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. alice111

    alice111 Senior Member

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    Hi everyone,
    i am wondering if anyone else has experienced very prominent bulging veins...? or if someone knows what this is a result or sign of?
    This is a relatively new symptom, and began after I started cortef. I am wondering if it is a sign of electrolyte imbalance? too much or too little sodium or something?
    It is definitely worse when I am even slightly warm, but it also happens randomly. the veins become very "bulgy" and angry looking when I have my arms down by my sides. Oh, also it's mostly my arms, but also around groin area.. which is weird.
    anyway, if anyone has any thoughts or has had a similar experience that would be much appreciated! thanks :)
     
  2. snowathlete

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    Not sure, but I recently noticed, and my wife did too, that the veins in my forearms have been bulging out. So something new for me too.
     
  3. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    My veins, especially arms, hands and front lower legs, have been "juicy" ;) for years. They go up and down. Been happening since I was a teenager. Everyone who takes my blood loves me. :D
    I wouldn't worry unless you are experiencing pain or other symptoms with it.
     
  4. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    I developed a couple of noticeable bulging veins on my forearms. They came within a couple of weeks of becoming ill. They've never changed since then but as to what caused them??
     
  5. taniaaust1

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    One can expect this to occur some when warm.

    Ive had several incidents thou where my veins suddenly extremely bulged for no reason at all. A couple of times it happened in my hands, another time it was with a neck vein.
     
  6. Aileen

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    Perhaps it has something to do with the mis-shaped red cells Dr. Simpson found a while ago. It would take more effort to get them through the veins and thus they enlarge? Perhaps it is a blood pressure issue?
     
  7. DeGenesis

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    I have heard that POTS or elevated diastolic pressure when standing due to venous pooling can cause bulging veins. After a shower the veins in my feet are very engorged.
     
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