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Veins on the top of hand bulge on having arms by the side, disappear on raising the arm above head. Cause?

Hi! I just noticed that suddenly when I have my right arm by my side, the veins on the top of my hand become very prominent and bulge slightly. There is a slight stinging sensation on the top of my hand when this was happening. When I raise my arm up above my head, or raise my hand into an upright position, the veins return to normal and disappear, until I put my arm back down again. This is not happening on the left arm or hand, just the right. What could cause this?
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic. Thank you for your query.
It sound slike varicose vein which is filled hen your hands are raised. This is commoly seen and there is no some problem with it except cosmetic. It can be managed surgically or by lasers if you want but there is no some serious consequnces that can happen
Wish you good health. If you have any question I ll be glad to help.
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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