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prominent veins in feet

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
51 years experience General Surgery
No: If the veins are on the top of your feet, they are of no concern unless accompanied by ulcers...If they are on the underside of your feet they need to ... Read More
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Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
35 years experience Phlebology
Probably not: Many thin people feel that the veins in their feet are prominent when in fact they are normal. If this is a sudden change or only involves one foot th ... Read More
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Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin colo ... Read More

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It would be helpful for me to know your age and general health. It would be beneficial to consult with your primary care physician who knows you best ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin colo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Schwartz
9 years experience Vascular Surgery
Get Evaluated by Doc: This must be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. The first step is differentiating between a superficial artery and a vein. If it is a vein, it may have ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgeons: While certain things such as high cardiac output excercise can cause large veins that are normal, the most prominnent veins are varicose veins. Veins ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Damaged veins: While certain things such as high cardiac output excercise can cause large veins that are normal, the most prominnent veins are varicose veins. Veins ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
43 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Common: Sometimes they seem to appear after breast surgery, such as augmentation. However, they are not uncommon even in someone who has not had this procedur ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
43 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Exercise: Exercise tends to make veins more prominent.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
Cuz it is normal: It is normal to have veins in this part of the body. There will be variation from person to person as to how prominent the veins appear. Look at the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. ... Read More

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