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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Soft veins: As you know, veins are very soft, so having a bump is unusual. Unless the area is red and tender, what you are feeling is probably something in the sa ... Read More
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Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Hard vein.: Veins are usually soft and compressible. If your vein has a hard area then this could be a localized area of clot called superficial phlebitis. It a ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Usually normal: Prominent veins are often normal.They are more visible in thin or fair skinned people. To be safe, especially if you have other medical problems or ... 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
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outs ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Varicocoele: An enlarged blood vessel or varicose vein in the scrotum is called a varicocoele and is usually harmless unless it becomes inflamed and painful, at wh ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
No: some people have prominent veins as compared to others Also based on local pressure above the vein area and temperature changes may make veins more p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Phlebitis.: What you are describing is called superficial phlebitis. It is characterized by a vein that gets hard, tender and inflamed. Since the vein in direct ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James White
31 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Depends: The vnus closure uses rf energy to seal varicose veins where the catheter was placed. During the seal process, the vein is thrombosed. The sealed ve ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Flow: The portal vein runs between your stomach and your liver. When you digest food the basic products are collected in your stomach circulation and delive ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Possible phlebitis: It is a superficial vein? Traumatized or injected with IV medication, or injected with sclerosing solutions blood can clot in the vein and the react ... Read More
A 38-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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