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A 19-year-old male asked:

Doc ... blue veins are getting visible in my lower legs day by day .i also hav lichen planus .n the medication process is on.is tat becuse of it. help?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
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, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Bulging veins, however, are not normal. See a vein specialist.

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Last updated Jun 23, 2014

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