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A 31-year-old female asked:

Why do my veins in my wrists neck head ankles and feet feel tender and swollen. lots of blue veins in my legs both baricose and spider. what causes?

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Dr. John Ricotta
Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
Maybe bad valves : One reason is xs fluid or poor heart function. However at your age if you are in good health and active , poorly functioning valaves in the veins of your legs may cause blood to pool there . This would not explain the veins in .your arms and neck Sometimes normal veins arr prominent in thin people
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