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Doctor insights on: Accentuated Veins On Breast Surface

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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Why are there veins along my breasts?

Why are there veins along my breasts?

Probably Normal: Blue veins can be seen in fair skinned or thin individuals. This in normal. There are a few relatively rare medical conditions that can cause veins to become engorged or more prominent on the chest. These rare conditions usually have other symptoms associated with them. So if it is on both breasts and no symptoms it is probably nothing to worry about. To be safe you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vein on the breast?

Is it normal to have vein on the breast?

Yes, : Quite normal yet not everybody is concerned about. Obviously during pregnancy and breast feeding they are becoming more engorged and visible. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a multicolored vein on the breast??

Should I be concerned about a multicolored vein on the breast??

Probably not but: Probably not but you need to have an evaluation to be sure that multicolored vein is not a manifestation of another underlying problem. This may be something for a dermatologist to review, or a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What do dark veins in both breast and chest mean?

What do dark veins in both breast and chest mean?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Could my blue veins on breasts due to weight gain?

Could my blue veins on breasts due to weight gain?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors, weight gain or even pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have veins that come and go on your breast?

Is it normal to have veins that come and go on your breast?

Yes: Very normal! The appearance of the veins on the breasts can be variable depending on your menstrual cycle, body temperature, activity level...many things. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why are there blue veins on my breasts?

Can any doc explain why are there blue veins on my breasts?

Veins: For some individuals, this is normal finding. As we age, our skin thins and we can see the veins close to the skin surface. However, if this is still a concern for you, please see you doctor to make sure you have no other problems such as you heart or liver may not be functioning appropriately. ...Read more

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When you start seein veins in your breast what does it normally mean?

When you start seein veins in your breast what does it normally mean?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Large Raised vein on breast. Noticed the change in the past month. Normal? Or not?

Large Raised vein on breast. Noticed the change in the past month. Normal? Or not?

Probably Normal: If all you see is a vein, there is no tenderness and no change in the underlying breast tissue, this is not remarkable. If there is some underlying change or asymmetry to the breast or there is any pain associated with it I would have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have veins on breast i never had them this is the first time?

Veins: I don't think it means anything at all. Everyone is different. Some people simply have visible veins. ...Read more

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I have prominent veins on my breasts? How can I get rid of the And should this be a concern ?

I have prominent veins on my breasts? How can I get rid of the
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No and no: The veins drain blood away from tissue, and sometimes they are located closer to the skin in some women, which makes them more visible. In young women, such as you at age 16, the breasts are developing and responding to hormone signals. I would not worry. And please no plastic surgery! Best wishes! ...Read more

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If theres no weight change what causes an increase in visible blue veins in the body and spider veins on breasts?

If theres no weight change what causes an increase in visible blue veins in the body and spider veins on breasts?

Hormonal changes: If you have new, prominent veins in the breast, you may be undergoing hormonal changes. These can be simple cyclical changes like your menstrual cycle or can be an indicator or larger changes like pregnancy. They are not signs of cancer or anything serious or abnormal. If they bother you, a phlebologist or vein specialist can treat them cosmetically. Phlebology.Org for referrals. ...Read more

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There is a bright blue vein showing on my left breast, starting from the middle of my chest. This wasn't there before so what could be wrong?

There is a bright blue vein showing on my left breast, starting from the middle of my chest. This wasn't there before so what could be wrong?

Nothing wrong: It is common for some women to have visible veins on the breasts. They are not medically significant, they might be an aestetic problem. They can be treated with simple sclerotherapy. You should consult a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I have one blue vein that starts in the middle of my chest and moves down to my left Breast it's the only vein that shows what could be the cause?

I have one blue vein that starts in the middle of my chest and moves down to my left Breast it's the only vein that shows what could be the cause?

Veins: A fair number of women have a visible vein on or near the breast. If the vein is close enough to the skin it will be visible. It doesn't mean anything is wrong. These are more visible after pregnancy often. ...Read more

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I was looking in the mirror and noticed my veins were extremely noticeable all of a sudden in my chest and breast its never really done this befire?

I was looking in the mirror and noticed my veins were extremely noticeable all of a sudden in my chest and breast its never really done this befire?

A bit suspicious: It is said here you are 21, so this is unusual. There is a condition called superior vena-cava-syndrome where the large vein above your heart is obstructed by a clot, tumor etc...Causing back-up of blood from above your heart level, thus causing the veins to bulge out. Don;t want to scare you, but you should get this checked out by your doc. Good luck. ...Read more