Visible veins of my hands!

United States
July 19, 2008 8:26pm CST
I have this visible blue veins in my hands and I hate it! I wash my hand very often even if I came from 2 hours typing, I just forgot most of the times and when I felt so hot also, I used to take a shower right away even if I am doing a lot of typing work.. My Mom and Sister are both workaholic but they don't have these veins like mine, My Dad has a lot and I was thinking this is what I got from him..LOL! Or I made myself to gain thesE? Do you have the same problem? or are you very careful not to wash your hands when you are from work?
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Don't feel bad i have them too,a lot of them...I inherited them from my dad,and i also have them in my feet as well...I don't worry about them,big veins are inherited...Just try not to dwell on them,and always keep your nails nice and wear rings and just forget them.I have learned to live with mine..I was sitting one day ,many days but one i remember well and i was moaning about them....Suddenly the thought came to me to just be thankful i have hands because i could loose them..This shocked me into reality..I can tell you this for certain ,other people,especially men,do not notice your veins.It has never kept me from dates or men flirting with me.....They do not look as bad as you think they do...I have complained to men about my hands when i would hide them,and they would crab my hands and look at them and tell me my hands are beautiful...
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• United States
20 Jul 08
Hi slickcut, Thanks that I am not alone..LOL! Honestly, in all my friends and sister, I am the only one who has these nasty obvious veins..LOL! But you are true, we are lucky to have an arms and hands! A thing to be thankful above all! I will not forget this wonderful advise!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
21 Jul 08
You are so welcome and glad i could help..Just remember there is a lot more to you as a person,and those veins and those are not important..Just love and embrace them..Be happy about them and others will be sorry they don't have them...
@ElicBxn (57766)
• United States
20 Jul 08
You got them from your genes, not work or washing. Blame your dad.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
hahahahah! Thanks ElicBxn, That's my Mom word too! LOL!
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@ElicBxn (57766)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Hey - mom's can be right. We were talking genetics at dinner tonight, my neice says that she blames our side of the family for her nose - and she's going to get a nose job.
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@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I have a few blue veins that you can see on my hands also. I think it has to do with alot of work we have done with our hands over the years. Some of my sisters do not have them visible but I do. I think my dad had some like mone also. I think it all depends on the stress and strain we have put our hands through over the years. Typing can cause those also. I have never heard about washing hands relating to them though.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi steph, Thanks for sharing...I was thinking my Mom do gardening for a long period of time and have less like this..Anyway,I do type a lot and write a lot in work..Maybe part of it!
@yogeshdhusa (2212)
• India
20 Jul 08
hi checapricaon, i was also concern about my veins, but it were visible when i was thin. but i have gain some weight and they are gone.. i am unable to understand that what is relation of washing hands/work with veins?
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi yogesh, That is for sure one of the superstition again in my place..LOL! Thanks for sharing,,,I may need to gain!
@anawar (2406)
• United States
20 Jul 08
checapricorn- sometimes we notice weird things about our bodies. The thing is, our bodies have always looked that way, we never paid attention before. I have veins that stand up in my hands as well. I think they're really ugly, but it comes from being thin I think. I try not to look at them, there's nothing I can do about it. Don't worry about hand washing. It has nothing to do with your veins showing. It's the way your body was made and some days you notice your hands more than others. Now, I have to remember to ignore mine!
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi anawar, Thanks for sharing! What makes me sad sometimes is that, my friends and sister don't have this and I am glad to know I am not alone! LOL!
@Hatley (107696)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 08
checapricorn I dont think washing or not washing has much to do with the blue veins in your hands. External things dont affect the veins in yolur hands. some peoplelike yhou and me have thing skin so our veins show through more'than other peoples . You did not cause them in any way it is just that our skins are thinner than other peoples and that cannot be changed or helped.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi Hatley, hahaha! that is what I believed for a long period of time and like you my husband will always tell me it has no relationship..LOL! Thanks for that!
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
22 Jul 08
i have the same too like what you have coz when i was still working in Philippines i washed my hands very often and shower during evening but this should not happen if we used warm water.so next time try to use warm water after working and it helps.
• United States
22 Jul 08
Hi bombshell, Thanks for this tip! I will do that! Happy posting!
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
22 Jul 08
welcome dear:)
• India
27 Jul 08
well may be i did get those from ur father like u i have these veins and nerves visible on myhands and my bro and my dad has em too.i m not fat i m a skinny guy.my skin may be thinner like one dude said to u but i thik it does come from family .my mom doesnt have anything like that.and about washing i dont think that it has anything to do with washing hands even once or 50 times.washing hands is good .i to wash my hands very often after typing.dont get too tense about those veins they kind of look ok to me.just like arny.
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• United States
27 Jul 08
I see..Thanks for sharing jhony...I will just change this way of thinking..LOL!
@jstaubin (423)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I ahve the same problem. I always have veins sticking out of my hands and their is nothing I can do about it. I feel you pain I hate them too they make my hands look older then what they are.
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• United States
27 Jul 08
I agree jstaubin..Thanks for dropping!
@chrislotz (8209)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
Your veins in your hands showing has nothing to do with washing them or showering. It is usually something that people get as they get older. The skin on our hands gets thinner and the veins on our hands gets darker because they are closer to the skin that is getting thinner. There is nothing you can do about it, it is just something that happens that we have no control over. But if you want to, just ask your doctor about it and get the confirmation from him/her instead of believing everything people here say. I would if I were you, to so you know for sure.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi chris, Thanks a lot! I believed you are correct, this is just because of aging and thinner of the skin..Well, I will just divert my attention to other stuff rather than worrying about this..LOL!
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@gemini_rose (16208)
20 Jul 08
The veins in my hands are visible quite a lot of the time, on some days more than others. I think a lot of it depends on the weather and if I get too hot they seem to swell and stand out really big! I think I hate my hands more than anything else on my body, my hands always remind me of a very old womans.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
HI gemini, That is also what I felt! I wish there is a chance to remove this or lessen the ugly image of the veins without any surgery! LOL! thanks for dropping by!
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@ellie333 (21030)
20 Jul 08
Hi Checapricorn I will wash my hands before eating and after handling money or if they are sticky or something. I don't suffer from having prominent blue veins but they can get dry on the back at times so I will just moisturise. Ellie :D
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• United States
20 Jul 08
Oh....you're lucky ellie! I really envy my friends who have a clean hands, I mean free from these veins..Anyway, Thanks for sharing!
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@venkygec (783)
• India
20 Jul 08
Well! I dont have any visible veins on my hands....... No one in our family has them.. except for my mom... I think her veins are visible since she is thin... I dint understand what is washing to do with veins in our hand......
• United States
20 Jul 08
HI ven, Maybe we just have different culture and what I believed about it is entirely some of the old tales! LOL! ANyway, you are lucky for that! thanks for sharing!
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• China
20 Jul 08
I have no this problem,but i can understand your emotion.I want to tell you depression has nothing to do with the veins in yous hand.Everybody has its own anxious things.Some are changeable.Some are not changeable.Ignoring it,you will find you will not care about it one day.
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hi darling, Thanks a lot..I hope I will not focus on this but every time I will glance my hands, I felt bad!
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@underdogtoo (9608)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
I have veins bulging on my hands but I don't get bothered by them. I am more worried about other things. I guess we all have different things we are sensitive about. Cheers!!
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hi under, I agree...but, this is just part of the many things I worried also! LOL! thanks for sharing!
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@reckon21 (3489)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
Your lucky to have veins in your hands.LOL, Dont worry about that veins, it will not kill you XD. It is just a sign of too much effort because you did too much worked.
• United States
20 Jul 08
HI reckon, I agree! But, I wish it will be minimized or stopped bulging..LOL!
@lkbooi (16113)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
Hi che, I do find the disgusting blue veins on the back of both my hands. The conspicuous worm like veins make my hands look ugly. My mom doesn’t have this problem but my dad does, so I think this is most probably inherited from my dad. Among the four siblings only my elder brother is free from this inherited feature. I notice that those people, including my mom with fleshy arms are not likely to have visible blue veins in their hands. I don't think this is caused by washing hands after work. A friend of my husband whom is a doctor told me that as long as our body is in good health, this doesn’t matter much to us. So nowadays I don’t bother much about it anymore. posting and take care.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
Hi lkbooi, SO now I can conclude that this is an old tales..I mean the thing that I believed and heard long time ago...About washing hands after long work! Thanks for making this clear to me... I do find it nasty too, but I have it and one time, my friend told me I have a hand like a male..LOL! I don't put it below all the time since the more it is very obvious,,,I sometimes fold them and place in my chest when I am standing or talking with someone!
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@vaishalik (237)
• India
20 Jul 08
We must accept our body as it is, if we cann't change it. If you are healthy i.e. if you have no other problem about health, don't worry about the veins. Washing again & again will not change them.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Thanks for dropping vaishalik...I will take note of that!
• United States
20 Jul 08
I can see the veins in my hands as well. It doesn't bother me though as I don't pay it much attention. I wash my hands when they are dirty and at other approppriate times as well. I don't know why some can see their veins good and some don't.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi loves, I agree with you..I have a lot of friends how have none, I mean not visible..LOL! Anyway, maybe we are just workaholic..LOL!
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hi Che Don't worry about the veins. I have them in both my hands. It's normal. It has nothing to do with anything you've done. They are good healthy veins. leenie
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi leenie, Thanks for that, I am glad to know that I am not alone..I have several friends here who are having also like you!