A 39-year-old member asked:
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Why are my veins all the sudden visible?

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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in 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 Nov 7, 2017

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