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Are varicose veins common in the penis

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Many guys have: slightly bulging veins on the penis and other parts of the body. I see that you have been treated for other conditions in the genital area which may ... Read More
Dr. Joel Gotvald
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Penile veins: Varicose veins do not develop on the penis. Enlarged or prominent penile veins are very common & most commonly occur on the dorsal side of the pe ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Penile veins normal: Penile veins are normal on the top (dorsal) surface of the penis. Varicose veins are not normal on the penis but normal penile veins are often confus ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not varicose veins: Veins on the penis are not varicose veins. Varicose veins do not form in this location. You are likely just seeing prominent dorsal veins of the peni ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Probably not: Veins on the penis are normal and can change in appearance from time to time based on a number of factors. I wouldn't be too worried that these are v ... Read More
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Check your legs: Varicose veins are seen in your legs, and they appear as ropy bluish veins bulging when standing, and becoming less obvious with elevation of the legs ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varicose veins: No, varicose veins do not form on the penis. The most common location for varicose veins is the legs. It is not unusual to have larger or darker vei ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Presant
41 years experience Phlebology
Size matters: Veins on the penile shaft are normal. If they seem excessive or become irritated, a consultation with a urologist for exam is warranted.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Witten
27 years experience Urology
ED: Varicose veins do not occur on the skin of the penis. They are just normal veins seen through the thinner skin of the penis. These normal veins have n ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
VEIN STRIPPING-NO.: Vein stripping is no longer a common procedure and is not the state of the art treatment for varicose veins. VV's are due to malfunctioning (leaking ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Hand veins: Hand veins increase in size and disability as we age due to loss of tissue volume and increased elasticity of the skin. Other factors such as hormone ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
All possible: All of what you mentioned is possible, along with skin lesions, or more likely cysts under the skin. Best to have them examined by our primary care pr ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
See vascular surgeon: Go see a vascular surgeon to be evaluated. There are many treatment options available and most don't entail surgery. Make sure to find a board certif ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
43 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Difficult to prevent: Preventive measures include staying fit, good aerobic activity and wearing stockings. It may also be wise to avoid hot baths. The main predisposing fa ... Read More

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