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Vascular Surgery

Veins not cooperating in blood draws

10/20/2006

Question:

is there any vitamin or herb that I can take that would help so that my veins are more cooperative when blood needs to be drawn. Thank you.

Answer:

No. Upper body strengthening with weights can occasionally accentuate veins making access easier, but there is no supplement you can take orally.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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