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What Causes Protruding Veins On The Thumb While Treating High Cholesterol?

Hi, can I answer your health question? Please type your question What could cause the veins from both my thumps to suddenly extremely pop out? After soaking them in cold water and compressing then they went back to not even being visible. I wasn’t do anything stenuous or straining. I am a 74 year old female in excellent health, good weight and healthy life style. I have a slightly elevated cholesterol count for which intake medications.
Fri, 6 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that the visible veins could be related to straining physical activity or high blood pressure. Anyway, I would recommend performing a cardiac ultrasound and a resting ECG in order to examine your heart. In the meantime, it is important to closely monitor your blood pressure values.

Hope to have been helpful!
Kind regards,
Dr. Iliri
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Cardiologist Dr. Ilir Sharka's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that the visible veins could be related to straining physical activity or high blood pressure. Anyway, I would recommend performing a cardiac ultrasound and a resting ECG in order to examine your heart. In the meantime, it is important to closely monitor your blood pressure values.

Hope to have been helpful!
Wishing good health,
Dr. Iliri
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What Causes Protruding Veins On The Thumb While Treating High Cholesterol?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that the visible veins could be related to straining physical activity or high blood pressure. Anyway, I would recommend performing a cardiac ultrasound and a resting ECG in order to examine your heart. In the meantime, it is important to closely monitor your blood pressure values. Hope to have been helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri