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A 34-year-old female asked:

I recently noticed very visible green veins on all sides of my forearms. could they be more noticeable now since i have lost some weight? (i'm 96lbs).

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Weight loss and vein: Yes as there is less fat so it is more visible. Also there is a genetic component . Do other family members have visible veins?
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Forearms veins: Green and blue veins are normal in the forearm and can definitely become more prominent with weight loss. Also levels of hydration, aging, sun exposure, genetics and fair skin can also affect the appearance of veins.

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