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What is the definition or description of: bulging veins?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Enlarged: Bulging veins are enlarged . This occurs often through exercise or exertion. Or in disease states when they become dilated due to insufficiency or back flow [ eg varicose veins are the result of venous insufficiency] or overloaded from increased flow [much less common]. Sometime veins may only appear to bulge when people are have low body fat or vein high muscle tone.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Veins : That are located under the dermis and protrude out further than the surrounding skin.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Big Veins: A bulging vein is on that protrudes from the skin and appears larger than normal or usual. This could be because of exercise or low body fat or they could abnormality such as enlarged and twisted veins like varicose veins.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking(refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist.

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