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Walnut Creek, CA
A 22-year-old female asked:

Veins around chest very visible until shoulder extending to arm. looks like spider veins in chest. doesn't hurt, concerned why they look so dramatic ?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern.

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