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Postby weightyissue » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:51 am

Hi all,

I have a vein-y issue (lol). I've been losing weight over the past two years (so far 35 kilos - yay!) but over the past few weeks I have noticed my arms and hands becoming smaller, which is great, of course; I like the idea of small arms. But what I have noticed is that the veins on my arms are much more prominant.. Actually, it's not so much my arms, but my hands. There are very noticeable blue veins there, and if I clench my hand into a fist and move my hand, you can even sort of see them sticking out a little (does that make sense?) I don't mean, sticking out like big muscle-men on steroids, but you can notice it ever so slightly.

I'm just wondering if this is a normal thing when you lose so much weight? It doesn't particularly bother me, I quite like the idea that my hands are thinner now that you can see veins (where-as before, you couldn't even see my knuckles lol), but I still have a lot more weight to lose (at least another 30) and I don't really want any more veins visible on my hands, haha.. But would prefer to know if thats what I should expect as I lose more... I don't think it is varicose veins.. Well, I hope not seeing as I'm LOSING weight.. and I'm only 19 lol, so that would be a bit of a downer if it were that, I don't believe it is though.

It's a bit of a silly post, really. But it's just interested me, and I wasn't sure where else to look or ask.

GoodLuck to everyone on their weight-loss journey :)

Any replies are appreciated!

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Re: vein-y issue

Postby mumnbub » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:25 am

There is no such thing as a silly post- losing weight can bring up a few issues that you were not expecting so its natural to want to know if its normal. Some poeple do have bigger veins that are more noticable, its just now that you have lost weight you can see them, I doubt its because they have gotten bigger- I am no proffessional or anything but if they are not painful I dont think its an issue. But to be on the safe side maybe just mention it to your doctor next time your there.
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Re: vein-y issue

Postby Etch » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:47 pm

Same thing happened to me, and to some of me mates who have lost alot of weight as well. Who knows, maybe its a guy thing. (Sorry dont know if you M/F )

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Re: vein-y issue

Postby Czarina » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:19 pm

Do you have very pale skin? That would definitely contribute to their prominent appearance.
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Re: vein-y issue

Postby SarahC » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:18 pm

I've got teeny little hands, and veins definitely starting to pop out. I think it's due to old age, not gaining/losing weight :wink:
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Re: vein-y issue

Postby weightyissue » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:27 pm

Thanks for the replies and not making me feel like an idiot for my question lol.

mumnbub - no, they are definitely not painful, just much more noticeable.. even on my fingers lol.. I might mention it next time I see my doctor, just to make sure it's normal lol. Thank you for your reply :)

Etch - I'm female, lol. so it mustn't just be a guy thing ;)

Czarina - Yes, I am farely pale-skinned, so that is probably why it is more noticeable as well :)

SarahC - lol, well considering I am only 19, I'm not sure if it's old age for me :lol:

Thanks everyone. I should really see it as a good thing, as it means I'm losing weight and thinner :D haha. But might mention it to the doc next time, just to make sure its fine :)
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