It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board

How to increase my vein size

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-17-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2006
Location: philadelphia
Posts: 9
gwami HB User
How to increase my vein size

I notice my question is a duplicate to anothe question here.

Last edited by gwami; 06-28-2006 at 08:08 PM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-17-2006, 08:16 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Burnet, Texas USA
Posts: 4,302
Misty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB User
Re: How to increase my vein size

Some medical personnel are better than others in succeeding when a patient has small veins. For starters they should use a tiny needle, like they use on babies. Many times when one medical person cannot succeed another one will have no problem. Feel free to ask for someone else to do the draw.

Old 05-17-2006, 08:22 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,718
kehorner HB Userkehorner HB Userkehorner HB Userkehorner HB Userkehorner HB Userkehorner HB User
Re: How to increase my vein size

I don't think that you can really increase the size of your veins. It is easier to get a stick, though, if you are well-hydrated. So if you can plan ahead, make sure to drink lots of water so you aren't dehydrated at all. I'm usually an easy stick, and I recently went in for dehydration after a stomach illness... The nurse only stuck me twice for each of the two needles, but she really spent a lot of time rummaging around in there trying to get into the vein. Dehydration is definitely not good for getting needles into veins!

Old 05-18-2006, 06:18 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 500
claflamme HB User
Re: How to increase my vein size

I agree the dehydration makes it much more difficult make sure you drink plenty of fluids before. My 2 yr old daughter had to have blood drawn when she was very sick but she was dehydrated and they had to start an IV on her it took them 12 tries. It was awful then she pulled it out. But A pedi nurse got it back in one th 1st. I was so glad.
Good Luck.

Old 05-18-2006, 08:29 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 144
Janni HB User
Re: How to increase my vein size

Hydration sounds like a good idea. However, I think it is just incompetence on the part of a lot of the phlebotomists that they can't find a vein and they cover that by blaming it on the patient, who usually doesn't know any better. If they are fooling around and blaming your veins, stop the process and ask to have the most experienced person in the dept. work on you. Also, many hospitals have an "IV Team", usually composed of experienced highly skilled nurses - you could also ask if they have one, and if so, for them to insert the needle. Patients and parents, if it is a child, really have to speak up for themselves and show that they will not put up with less than excellent care!

Old 05-19-2006, 04:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2006
Location: santa cruz
Posts: 200
sdjansen HB User
Re: How to increase my vein size

I have the same problem when I have to get blood drawn, Ive noticed for me the best vein is in my hand/wrist area. You could try asking the nurse if she could use veins anywhere else besides your forearm and maybe have better luck.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
DVT (deep vein thrombosis) blood clot billy88 Blood and Blood Vessel 6 09-21-2008 06:30 AM
how to increase testical size grogz87 Men's Health 3 01-01-2008 03:57 PM
hard "vein" on penis joedizzle Sexual Health - Men 3 11-20-2007 06:25 AM
Question About Size Increase eliza25 Sexual Dysfunction Treatment 7 11-28-2005 02:59 PM
increase in breast size with pills? Many Colours Birth Control 6 07-31-2005 07:49 AM
Deep Vein Thrombosis question cunninj3 Open to All Other Health Topics 4 06-17-2005 10:25 AM
Size increase with Viagra wood650 Sexual Dysfunction Treatment 4 09-11-2004 08:04 AM
increase penis size? Steam Sexual Dysfunction Treatment 1 05-05-2004 06:09 AM
Options to increase penis size? michael55 Sexual Health - Men 7 01-15-2004 07:14 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:48 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!