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What causes blue veins round nipples?

What causes blue veins round nipples?

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

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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What causes nipples to change colors and areolas to get veins showing up on them?

What causes nipples to change colors and areolas to get veins showing up on them?

Hormones: Female hormones are at work here! Estrogen stimulates breast and nipple development. Pregnancy hormones prepare the breasts for lactation. Oxytocin stimulates the release of breast milk from the glands into the ducts after childbirth. Darkening of the nipples and areola, as well as noticeable veins on the breasts, are common changes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes small purple veins on my nipples?

What causes small purple veins on my nipples?

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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What to do if I have very thick blue veins going through my nipple?

What to do if I have very thick blue veins going through my nipple?

Veins: There really isn't anything to be done. That's a normal anatomic variant. ...Read more

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Hi-i have a slight swelling of a vein/duct just above one of my nipples. It is painful to touch and reddish. I can feel a long swollen ridge. Any idea what caused this?

Hi-i have a slight swelling of a vein/duct just above one of my nipples. It is painful to touch and reddish. I can feel a long swollen ridge. Any idea what caused this?

Tender breast lesion: A tender red lesion in your breast may be a sign of an infection, called mastitis, and it is not normal to have such a bump. I suggest you go to your doctor for an examination as soon as possible. It could also be a cancer, despite your young age. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see blue veins on your breasts, nipples and chest?

Is it normal to see blue veins on your breasts, nipples and chest?

Yes: This is completely normal. It is nothing to be concerned about. If there is a significant cosmetic concerned you may want to speak with a dermatologist or vascular doctor in order to discuss cosmetic treatment. However, you are likely to notice that these veins become more and less pronounced overtime. They should not hurt or cause you any problems and are generally not a major cosmetic issue. ...Read more

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Nipples and blue vein showing up on my boob leading toward nipple, is this bad?

Nipples and blue vein showing up on my boob leading toward nipple, is this bad?

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 reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more

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Why are there blue veins around my nipple? Note: I am a virgin, but have given and received oral sex.

Why are there blue veins around my nipple? Note: I am a virgin, but have given and received oral sex.

Nothing to worry: Veins can be prominent on the skin anywhere on the body. So it doe snot carry any particular meaning or significance. ...Read more

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I was wondering if ovulation can cause more prominent veins in your nipples and on the breasts. I am getting them all over my breasts and its unusual?

No: The venous system is sensitive to hormonal chnages such as seen during your cycle. These should not be a cause for concern. Although there is a rare syndrome called 'mondor's disease" seen in pregnancy that is thrombophlebitis of the veins that drain the breasts. This is not, however your problem. ...Read more

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Why have my nipples been reddish purplish and I have more visible veins in Boobs for the last week? Period is not due for another 2 weeks

Why have my nipples been reddish purplish and I have more visible veins in Boobs for the last week? Period is not due for another 2 weeks

Hormonal reponse: Your breasts and nipples will respond with changes in color and fullness in repsonse to female hormone secretion, sexual stimulation and manipulation. Ifyou next cycle does not come down and you have had unprotected sexual intercorse- do a home pregnacy test. ...Read more

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Is having blue veins on breasts and lumps on nipple normal?

Is having blue veins on breasts and lumps on nipple normal?

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 reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...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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I am 21 years old and am really worried about my breast. There is a slight apperance of greenish vein in my right breast and moisty nipple..

I am 21 years old and am really worried about my breast. There is a slight apperance of greenish vein in my right breast and moisty nipple..

See your doctor: This is not a sign of breast cancer, at least 99% of the time. Yes that is a sign of pregnancy but not an early sign. Hmmm, it could be a normal anatomical structure and no problem at all. However, if there are any significant or sudden changes in the appearance of the breast, consult your physician for check-up and breast examination. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blue veins popping around nipples and breast?

Such findings are...: Such findings are often seen with pregnancy as the body prepares for lactation. Are you nipples sore? Please see your physician to verify or rule out pregnancy and have a complete physical exam to verify.

Always consult your physician regarding verification of any health issues, disease, nutrition, exercise and mental wellness. Answers provided by dr. Michael w. Turner are provided as gene. ...Read more

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A hard vein running though my breast around my nipple making my nipple larger then the other one..... painful to sleep on. I'm terrified?

A hard vein running though my breast around my nipple making my nipple larger then the other one..... painful to sleep on. I'm terrified?

Inflammation: The painful part sounds like inflammation. Take over the counter anti-inflammatry such as bufferin and get a doctor to examine you after the weekend. Serious breast condition is unlikely at age 22.Good luck. ...Read more

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20 y/o female. Noticed blue vein from centre left breast to & surrounding nipple. No pain or lumps that I can feel, am on pill, not happened before?

20 y/o female. Noticed blue vein from centre left breast to & surrounding nipple. No pain or lumps that I can feel, am on pill, not happened before?

Most likely normal: Veins on your breast are normal part of your anatomy. Your breasts can become
enlarged slightly from the pill and perhaps this made the veins look more prominent. If in doubt, It is never wrong to see your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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What causes very visible veins on boobs, nipple, shoulders and pelvic belly area? What could be the causes? Thanks

What causes very visible veins on boobs, nipple, shoulders and pelvic belly area? What could be the causes? Thanks

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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So I have green veins surrounding my breasts, and my nipples have been really tender lately, my period should be coming up in 2 weeks maybe?

So I have green veins surrounding my breasts, and my nipples have been really tender lately, my period should be coming up in 2 weeks maybe?

Check a pregnancy: Test.... ASAP. If negative, check another one in 1 week, and don't stop until u have at least 3 negatives. Or your period starts normally. But breast tenderness at your age almost always warrants a pregnancy test first. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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My left breast has some veins that swell and hurt sometimes, especially closer to the areola/nipple. Is this normal? Should I get it checked out?

Parents: You are under 18, you need to tell your parents or guardian and have them take you to a doctor. Please tell someone and get taken to be seen. ...Read more

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I have a painful vein appear for last 6 weeks from nipple outwards superficially tender and sore to touch. Do I need to see my GP or will it improve?

I have a painful vein appear for last 6 weeks from nipple outwards superficially tender and sore to touch. Do I need to see my GP or will it improve?

Painful breast vein: See your doctor and get a mammogram. Any abnormal finding on a breast in a female at age 50 and above should be evaluated by mammogram with possible sonogram. Follow up with your doctor/ urgent care. ...Read more

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I have very sore breasts as well as white dots on my nipples. My veins are very noticeable now, and the Montgomery tubercles are bigger. What's wrong?

I have very sore breasts as well as white dots on my nipples. My veins are very noticeable now, and the Montgomery tubercles are bigger. What's wrong?

Are you pregnant?: If there is a possibility that you are pregnant, check a test. If you are not, or the test is negative. It is just some inflammation in the breasts. If you're drinking more caffeine than usual, you'll have more breast tenderness ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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