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What causes bulging veins on the right leg?

What causes bulging veins on the right leg?

Refluxing veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves (called reflux) most commonly in the saphenous system. To treat these you must first undergo a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. Medical management would be the use of support hose but this is only masking the problem. Laser closure of the leaking valves and micro incisions to remove the vv's is the ideal. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I have purple bulging veins in my thighs ftint and back of legs?

I have purple bulging veins in my thighs ftint and back of legs?

Veins: This requires evaluation to determine the source
Is there a valvular dysfunction?
If so thermal ablation, if not then sclerotherapy would be appropriate ...Read more

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I've always had very pronounced/bulging veins on my arms/legs. I've noticed them a bit more pronounced the last day or so. What could cause this?

I've always had very pronounced/bulging veins on my arms/legs. I've noticed them a bit more pronounced the last day or so. What could cause this?

No relation: What you describe could be normal vein patterns...Only with underlying vein incompetence can you determine if you have a problem that needs further investigation/treatment. ...Read more

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Bulging veins with bad swelling of on the legs, ankle, and feet?

Bulging veins with bad swelling of on the legs, ankle, and feet?

Bulging veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. Leaking (refluxing) valves can lead to varicose veins, leg and foot swelling. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound to help to make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read more

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During the last 2years I've gotten spider veins all over my outer tights and recently I've noticed bulging veins in right legs knee pit. Any guess why?

During the last 2years I've gotten spider veins all over my outer tights and recently I've noticed bulging veins in right legs knee pit. Any guess why?

Vein incompetence: Likely you have a case of venous reflux disease "varicose veins" with or without deep venous obstructive pathology; an ultrasound sound study should follow a physical examination; good lifestyle changes may help some; eg : lean body weight, avoid pelvic constrictive garment, wear compression stockings, avoid constipation straining etc. ...Read more

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Bulging veins with bad swelling of legs ankles and feet? Associated with snri or estrogen?

Bulging veins with bad swelling of legs ankles and feet? Associated with snri or estrogen?

Not likely to be. ..: Either one. Although almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect, bulging veins and feet and ankle swelling wouldn't be likely to be due to taking an snri. Estrogen could conceivably contribute to swelling and visible veins but, as dr. Isobe said, neither is likely to be the cause. Bulging veins and swelling generally means that you have an underlying vein problem that should be treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Yes: Skinny people have less subcutaneous fat which makes veins more visible. Men tend to have bigger more noticeable veins and physically active people have larger veins to handle the volume of blood required to oxygenate active peripheral muscle in the body. So active men have bigger veins generally than inactive men and most women and in skinny people veins are more apparent. You are normal. ...Read more

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Twitching and and pain in calf and back of knee on left leg. Bulging veins in foot as well. Could this be a dvt?

Twitching and and pain in calf and back of knee on left leg. Bulging veins in foot as well. Could this be a dvt?

Not impossible: Stacy, the twitching sounds more like a muscle spasm, but DVT is not impossible, especially if you have risk factors (recent travel, birth control, smoking, recent hospitalizations). It might be a good idea to visit your doctor and get an ultrasound. If you develop chest pain or difficulty breathing, this could be sign of a pulmonary embolism (lung clot), and you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have cramps in my inner right thigh area and I have bulging veins?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are bulging veins that can cause cramping, restless legs, heaviness, swelling in the ankles or legs. If the cramping feels deep in the thigh, you should go see a phlebologist and have a venous ultrasound of your leg. You want to prevent a superficial blood clot called phlebitis and a deep vein thrombosis. Look up www. Phlebology. Org and find a doctor to examine you. ...Read more

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What causes bulging veins in the thigh that leaves red bruises?

What causes bulging veins in the thigh that leaves red bruises?

Varicose veins: This is usually due to varicose veins. The veins are thinned out and sometimes you get spider veins. Also over time the skinn is thinned out. That makes you more prone to bruising, especially if you are using Aspirin. Keep the legs elevated and wear ted hose stockings. If problem persists see your doctor to do a venous ultrasound to check for venous reflux and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Knee pain. Also have slightly bulging veins in knee and calf near knee. Veins twitch some times. I'm 70 lbs overweight. Shud I be worried?

Knee pain. Also have slightly bulging veins in knee and calf near knee. Veins twitch some times. I'm 70 lbs overweight. Shud I be worried?

Varicose veins: Could all be related
veins noted may be due to venous reflux in the thigh area
evaluation important venous doppler sonogram
weight loss helpful but will not reverse issues ...Read more

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What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

Varicose Veins: Although you need an exam to 100% sure, it sounds like you have varicose veins. Varicose veins are defective veins that hold abnormal amounts of blood and bulge out and bleed leading to bruises. These are very easily treated with a short same-day office procedure and it is almost always covered by health insurance. Vascular surgeons and other doctors specializing in phlebology can treat you. ...Read more

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My husband is diabetic and has numb toes on one foot and today has bulging veins on that shin and numbness and puffiness. Will this wait till monday to see doctor or is this an ER situation?

My husband is diabetic and has numb toes on one foot and today has bulging veins on that shin and numbness and puffiness. Will this wait till monday to see doctor or is this an ER situation?

Why chance it?: Get it checked out now. Diabetes with buldging veins and puffiness/swelling can be representative of several serious conditions: especially a clot (phebitis) or infection. ...Read more

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Hard cord up leg from outside ankle. Suspect this is SSV. Also have a bulging vein/tributary originate in same area and ascends medially. What vein?

Hard cord up leg from outside ankle. Suspect this is SSV. Also have a bulging vein/tributary originate in same area and ascends medially. What vein?

Saphenous veiv: This could be a tributary of the short saphenous vein. The only way to really know is to have it evaluated by a vascular doctor or podiatrist. Bulging veins should always be evaluated. ...Read more

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I found a varicose vein midway down my left leg (it's pretty much a large, bulging vein, blue-y/green?

I found a varicose vein midway down my left leg (it's pretty much a large, bulging vein, blue-y/green?

Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, my son is 8 yo. He has a few things concerning me, but may be nothing. More recently we have noticed a bulging vein on leg on 2 cm wide.

Hard to say: 2cm is quite large for a venous appearing mass. Did you measure it? I would have this area looked at by a physician. We might be able to help with a Prime visit with photos. If he is fair, and this is truly a vein not really 2 cm, it could be a normal superficial vein. Since we don't have more history, hard to connect with your other concerns. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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21 weeks preg. Very healthy preg. So far other than heart palp. Issues. Just noticed a large bulging vein upper left leg, concerning?

21 weeks preg. Very healthy preg. So far other than heart palp. Issues. Just noticed a large bulging vein upper left leg, concerning?

Maybe normal: Bulging veins are very common in pregnancy. Pressure from the uterus on the pelvic veins leads to bulging of veins in the thighs and legs. The hormones also affect the vessels size. If there is pain and swelling though then you should be seen by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son is a 14 yr old athlete and has been complaining about his knees hurting tonight After basketball practice he has a bulging vein behind his knee?

My son is a 14 yr old athlete and has been complaining about his knees hurting tonight After basketball practice he has a bulging vein behind his knee?

You state he: Complains about his knees and then remark he has a bulging vein behind his knee. I would tend to think the vein is not the issue as you reveal if I understood he only has the vein on one limb.
I would make sure he ices the knees. I would examine his feet to check if he prorates excessively or if the foot moves towards a flattened position as his puts xtra pressure on knees. Growing pains as well. ...Read more

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I have a bulging vein on my right knee it is not painful at all?

I have a bulging vein on my right knee it is not painful at all?

Vein: Bulging veins usually are the result of venous reflux further up the leg
If not painful may not require treatment, however use of support or compression would be advised to aid venous return ...Read more

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What is the bulging vein on kneecap?

What is the bulging vein on kneecap?

Varicose veins.: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Since having my second baby I noticed I have what looks like slightly bulging veins in my legs. Got them after pregnancy. Why is this?

Since having my second baby I noticed I have what looks like slightly bulging veins in my legs. Got them after pregnancy. Why is this?

Likely Varicose vein: Varicose veins very frequently form on the legs during pregnancy & often become apparent during or after delivery. This typically occurs due to faulty vein valves in the legs (referred to as venous insufficiency or venous reflux disease). It is typically an inherited disease. Since leg veins are under much more pressure during pregnancy, the weak veins often start failing while pregnant and bulge ...Read more

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What are ways to treat bulging veins naturally?

What are ways to treat bulging veins naturally?

None that works.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies such as horse chestnut, witch hazel and certain kinds of berries but none of these work. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a f/u venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bulging veins?

What is the definition or description of: bulging veins?

Veins: That are located under the dermis and protrude out further than the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Yes: Prominent penile veins are commonly seen, and the warmth of the environment they occupy makes the veins more obvious. ...Read more

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Unslightly bulging veins on hands-what's the cause?

Unslightly bulging veins on hands-what's the cause?

Probably normal: Usually, these are just normal veins. If they shrink when the hand is raised, don't hurt, & are soft, there is most likely no problem. If there is swelling of the arm, pain, redness, or the veins are firm, further evaluation should be done for clot or infection. They can be treated with sclerotherapy to improve appearance if desired. ...Read more

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How to avoid bulging veins due to weightlifting?

How to avoid bulging veins due to weightlifting?

Change in pressures.: The veins in the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. Straining (when angry, exercising or lifting weights) can increase the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the veins. No straining will result in no veins bulging. ...Read more

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Why do I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Why do I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Genes: Great genetic variation in how big our veins are. I have huge veins in my arms and hands! Count yourself lucky, in case you one day need an IV ...Read more

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When I get a back rub or massage I notice a pressure in my right arm and bulging veins. Does anyone know why?

Vascular obstruction: Shoulder and neck position are pinching the blood vessels in the thoracic outlet causing temporary obstruction. ...Read more

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What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

Bulging Veins: Bulging veins in the hands and wrists are often associated with aging, being thin and well hydrated. When the arms are down the blood in your veins have to work against gravity to return to the heart. When you raise your arms the blood flows with gravity to move more quickly toward the heart. Unlike the arteries which pulse blood, the movement of blood in the veins is more passive. ...Read more

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My penis has bulging veins and seems like its head has slightly displaced from the lower part. Does it require medical attention?

Probably normal: But can't tell from your description. If you have concerns, see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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My husband has these bulging veins on his stomach that have just appeared in the last couple of years. Started with one vein and now 2 more.?

My husband has these bulging veins on his stomach that have just appeared in the last couple of years. Started with one vein and now 2 more.?

Abdominal wall veins: Bulging abdominal wall veins are abnormal and the cause is usually due to a blocked vein in another location such as the pelvis. The veins that form on the abdominal wall are called collateral veins and are alternative channels for the blood to flow when the main channels are compromised. Liver problems, clots in veins and even tumors can lead to vein forming on the abdominal wall. See a vein MD. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples. They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when I touch them.

I'm 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples. They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when I touch them.

Arteries throb.: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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Many large, bulging surface veins on feet. NO reflux/insufficiency/varicose. Will they become worse and will I develop more bulging veins over time?

Many large, bulging surface veins on feet. NO reflux/insufficiency/varicose. Will they become worse and will I develop more bulging veins over time?

Treatments options.: Bulging foot veins are a common complaint in the world of venous disease. There are several options for treatment including leaving them alone or removing them through tiny micro incisions (microphlebectomies). This is strictly a cosmetic procedure. There probably is a hereditary component to your veins and there is no way of telling if they will worsen over time or stay the same. ...Read more

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Causes of large bulging veins in 12 y/o male kid?

Causes of large bulging veins in 12 y/o male kid?

Concerned: I would be worried about a bloodclot on the affected side. If both sides affected then look for pelvic problem. Not normal for large bulging veins in 12 yo. Have evaluation by specialist. ...Read more

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What is the reason for bulging veins in the booty?

What is the reason for bulging veins in the booty?

Buttock veins.: Buttock veins are not the routine for location of varicose veins and when they occur, sources for them such as the saphenous vein, branches of the saphenous vein or even reflux from pelvic and ovarian veins need to be considered. A venous duplex ultrasound of the leg veins may help and, sometimes, a CT scan of the pelvis may be necessary. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

Bulging Veins (Definition)

That are located under the dermis and protrude out further ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more