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Question about my daughter she's 7 and I've noticed blue veins visible around mouth and under chin some what goes along her jaw line? Very visible

Question about my daughter she's 7 and I've noticed blue veins visible around mouth and under chin some what goes along her jaw line? Very visible

Normal: Children often times have very visible veins on their face usually because their skin is fair and the blue veins are easily seen. As they grow and the skin changes these veins should become less obvious and prominent. This appears to be a normal variant. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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Why are blue veins mire visible in breasts feet and hands over last two weeks. Not pregnancy. On period now?

Why are blue veins mire visible in breasts feet and hands over last two weeks. Not pregnancy. On period now?

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, levels of hydration and even temperature changes. ...Read more

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All of the sudden I been having very blue visible veins all over my body and its kind of scaring me now., I am 26 year old female?

All of the sudden I been having very blue visible veins all over my body and its kind of scaring me now., I am 26 year old female?

Fluid retention?: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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27 yr old f, fair skinned w blue visible veins throughout body. Noticed veins after taking two courses of antibiotics. What could be causing this?

27 yr old f, fair skinned w blue visible veins throughout body. Noticed veins after taking two courses of antibiotics. What could be causing this?

Veins: This was not caused by taking antibiotics and has probably been there for some time and only noticed because of your recent infections. Let your doctor take a look. It may help to be reassured. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes blue veins to become visible under the eyes and can they be removed?

What causes blue veins to become visible under the eyes and can they be removed?

Middle age problem: Get plenty of exercise, eat well, get plenty of rest, avoid multiple hours in front of computer, avoid smoking or smoke filled rooms, avoid too much sun exposure. Sometimes even following all these guidelines thin skin can reveal underlying veins. If these are normal veins they will be hard to remove. If they are spider veins then laser treatment may be available. A photo would be helpful. ...Read more

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Noticed quite a few new blue visible veins all over body, but especially on inside of right arm. Sign of dehydration or something more serious?

Noticed quite a few new blue visible veins all over body, but especially on inside of right arm. Sign of dehydration or something more serious?

Probably not serious: Dehydration is very common. Signs of dehydration include feeling thirty, dry mouth, poor skin tone, light-headedness, decreased urination. More severe dehydration may cause headache, stomach pain, and/or passing out. Drink lots of water. Try to keep yourself well hydrated by never allowing yourself to feel thirsty. If the blue veins are no longer visible, then it probably is dehydration. ...Read more

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I see on my penis lot of blue veins are clearly visible even when flaccid. Is it normal?

I see on my penis lot of blue veins are clearly visible even when flaccid. Is it normal?

Likely normal: The penis is a very vascular organ (lots of veins), so this likely is normal; however, if you are experiencing any pain, hard nodules over the veins, any major changes in the number or color of the veins, or anything else concerning, it would be worth having a physician take a look. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Doc. .. Blue veins are getting visible in my lower legs day by day. I also hav lichen planus. N the medication process is on. Is tat becuse of it. Help?

Doc. .. Blue veins are getting visible in my lower legs day by day. I also hav lichen planus. N the medication process is on. Is tat becuse of it. Help?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Bulging veins, however, are not normal. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Slightly visible blue vein on my leg. Is this a varicose vein?

Slightly visible blue vein on my leg. Is this a varicose vein?

Maybe: A vein like this can be a varicose vein or it may just be a prominent vein that is close to the skin. ...Read more

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Should I see visible blue veins in fingers? I'm able to trace some small ones nearly to fingertips on sides and top. Only recently noticed, seems new.

Should I see visible blue veins in fingers? I'm able to trace some small ones nearly to fingertips on sides and top. Only recently noticed, seems new.

Need more info: Knowing your age and ethnic status and family history. Would help answering your question. I would advise you to see your family physician and ask him/her this question. ...Read more

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

If there's 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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Why are my veins more blue and visible recently in my feet and hands and breasts over last two weeks?

Why are my veins more blue and visible recently in my feet and hands and breasts over last two weeks?

Many possiblities: There are many possibilities why vein may be more visible. Standing on feet for a longer amount of time for several days, increased hydration, but one common cause is pregnancy. You might consider getting tested. ...Read more

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I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago. Surgery or prevention tips?

I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago. Surgery or prevention tips?

Wait and watch: If the veins are not causing any symptoms and are not a cosmetic issue for any one other than yourself or your partner, it would be prudent to leave these alone. Treating such an issue is likely to be more trouble that it may be worth. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Last night I noticed visible blue veins on the left & right sides of my stomach. Above my pelvics. And in my boobs. What is this? Never had it before

Last night I noticed visible blue veins on the left & right sides of my stomach. Above my pelvics. And in my boobs. What is this? Never had it before

Veins: What you describe sounds like veins in the skin. Most likely normal. But if a recent /sudden change, I would recommend seeing your doctor. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause spider veins and visible blue veins in the breasts?

Can high blood pressure cause spider veins and visible blue veins in the breasts?

No relationship: There is no causal relationship between spider vein formation and blue vein formation and high blood pressure. These two types of veins are commonly due to genetic factors, aging, weight, sun exposure hormonal changes and pregnancies. ...Read more

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I'm 68 I have visible blue veins in my left breast, nothing in my right. Had mammogram 4 mos ago and breast exam by doc 3 mos. Are veins sign of bc?

I'm 68 I have visible blue veins in my left breast, nothing in my right. Had mammogram 4 mos ago and breast exam by doc 3 mos. Are veins sign of bc?

No,: As an isolated finding, visible veins are not associated with breast cancer. Is there associated pain or swelling? If you are concerned about it, have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I had my period but my breasts are sore and there is visible blue veins on my chest, what might be the cause?

I had my period but my breasts are sore and there is visible blue veins on my chest, what might be the cause?

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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I have visible blue veins in abdomen and spider veins. I have gained some weight recently but I'm not pregnant. What can cause this?

I have visible blue veins in abdomen and spider veins. I have gained some weight recently but I'm not pregnant. What can cause this?

Two things: The first possible reason is liver dysfunction which will cause protrusion of the abdomen from ascites (intra-abdominal fluid) and spider veins. The second is weight gain from fat that has to be "nourished" by adding additional surface veins. Contact a MD and make sure that your liver is normal with a blood liver enzyme test and exam. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant. Temperature 99.1. Visible blue vein in leg below knee causing dull ache and pinching like pain, bothersome enough to prevent sleep.

24 weeks pregnant. Temperature 99.1. Visible blue vein in leg below knee causing dull ache and pinching like pain, bothersome enough to prevent sleep.

Varicose vein: Sounds like you have a varicose vein and since it is visible its a superficial one (much less concern). That temp is not a fever by the way. Try a heating pad over the vein and tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. If you have red around the vein that however would mean infection and that would require further evaluation. Have your OB provider evaluate that area to see if TED hose are needed. ...Read more

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Is the appearance of visible blue veins in breasts and around the nipple a good indication of pregnancy the week period is due to arrive?

Is the appearance of visible blue veins in breasts and around the nipple a good indication of pregnancy the week period is due to arrive?

Not necessarily.: Blue veins around the nipple and on the breasts can increase with pregnancy but are not an indication of being pregnant. Veins on the breast can occur for many reasons including genetics, levels of hydration, body temperature and stress. These veins tend to be more prominent in fair skinned women and and usually a variations of normal findings. ...Read more