A 38-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what does veins showing through skin mean?

1 doctor answer
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Some people are born: with thinner skin so that vessels can be seen. There is nothing to worry about, You are young and it is a common occurrence. Focus on positive things ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is likely that: your skin is getting thinner or previous tanning or darkening of the skin is getting lighter. It is unlikely that this represents a change in the colo ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
30 years experience Phlebology
Inherited: You probably are lean, low body fat, and lift weights or work out? Also, as we age, our skin thins with less collagen so we can see veins more, especi ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
21 years experience Phlebology
that is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticu ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month