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A 16-year-old female asked:

I suddenly have much darker veins on my leg-stomach area (especially when i stretch the skin) after very rigorous exercise. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Increased Blood flow: Veins open up after exercise to return the blood used by muscles and to allow cool down of the calories you burned. If no pain, should be no problem. If you have pain or other symptoms, then see a doc.
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