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what causes veins cave in all over body and what is the Treatment

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She has a lot of medical problems I will list them


Open-heart surgery since 5 years.


Thank you for that extra information.

Having the veins being difficult to find due to them caving in is, actually, very common.

The good news? It it nothing to worry about :)

This condition is caused by a number of issues but the most common -- and I believe that this is what was going on in your mothers case -- is dehydration.

Your mothers severe diarrhea caused her to become dehydrated. This decreases her blood volume in her body which then causes her veins to be hard to find and makes them cave in.

Once she starts to drink normally, and the IV fluids she got in the ER take effect, everything will go back to normal and her veins will be just fine. No other specific therapy is needed and there is nothing to be worried about.

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