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Why do the veins in my arms stick out?

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Yes. It’s due to very thin skin on your arms. The arms have lots of muscle and little fat storage, so veins can’t hide like on legs. Any comments?

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  1. Jazmin says:

    Why does it hurt throughout my arms and legs' veins when I sneeze? In: Veins [ Edit categories] A compound fracture[ bone sticking out of skin ] is very painful.

  2. Sharmaine says:

    As we age, our skin gets thinner and we are able to see our veins more prominently. Look at your mother or grandmother to see how this will happen to you. Its genetics. Tanning helps a little, but theres nothing you can really do. If you have spider veins or varicose veins, you can see a doctor about that.

  3. Rhoda says:

    is their any skinny females in here have prominent hand veins stick out? girl only answers this question and arm veins that always i need to know if theirs any skinny females

  4. Ludivina says:

    Veins stick out for various reasons. They stick out due to aging, because our body looses its elasticity. Then can also stick out due to the way that you are holding your arm. This is because blood pools due to gravity and your veins may pr… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/why_do_veins_stick_out

  5. Jo says:

    Defined veins appear when muscles swell. This is usually due to exercise. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/how-to-get-veins-to-stick-out-of-your-arms

  6. Alysia says:

    Bulging veins in arms can be genetic.If veins are large & close to surface they will bulge more. Being thin makes it pronounced. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-makes-peoples-veins-stick-out-in-their-arm

  7. Jennefer says:

    this happens to people with low body fatmaybe this is the case for you like Angelina Jolie for example

  8. Kendall says:

    Here are a few easy things you can do to improve blood circulation to your body. Now when you go for your next checkup you can tell your doctor where to stick it! Stretch your arms out wide, arch your back, touch your toes, wiggle around, shake the coffee My mom uses these three little balls to help her hand circulation. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_4738281_improve-circulation.html

  9. Scott says:

    This tells me nothing, I’m 5’9″ , I weigh about 150, my veins stick out very pronounced, I’ve accidently cut one on top of my hand and it spurted(the one between the index and middle finger a inch back toward the wrist, seems to me like its high blood pressure……but I’m about 140/85 or so….it did stop quick, only one spurt before I clasped it but then it just kinda bled slightly and not bad

  10. Destiny says:

    My doctor told me it can be a sign of Dehydration …u should always drink a lot of water or u can get really sick

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