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Can injections actually be making veins more noticeable?

Can injections actually be making veins more noticeable?

Rarely, yes: Sclerotherapy injections rarely can make things appear more prominent by causing a side effect called matting matting is the new appearance of extremely small red spider veins so small that it looks more like a rash than individual veins matting can be difficult to treat and is often treated by further sclerotherapy or by external laser. The other way in which injections can make veins appear more. ...Read more

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Are injections now actually making veins worse/ more noticeable later?

No: Many mistakenly believe this but it is actually exactly the opposite of what really happens. It is safe to say that treating your veins now will help to prevent you from developing as much new vein trouble as you would have done otherwise without treatment. Unfortunately, though, nothing can guarantee that no new veins will ever show up in your lifetime even after effective treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done to make veins less noticable?

What can be done to make veins less noticable?

Depends on Location: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination. Hand veins may require fillers or fat transfer. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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Would veinwave shut down a spider vein and not cause surrounding spiders to appear like schelotherapy has the tendency to produce?

Would veinwave shut down a spider vein and not cause surrounding spiders to appear like schelotherapy has the tendency to produce?

Not necessarily: Veinwave and sclerotherapy can both be very effective when applied to the right circumstances. It is always advised to see a consultation from a board-certified vein specialist who can look at the veins & give expert opinion on what will give u the best results. Either treatment can results in other spiders to appear, but a little more likely with sclerotherapy "matting". Often resolves w/ time. ...Read more

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What can be making varicose veins worse?

What can be making varicose veins worse?

Prolonged standing : Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat ( hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle...Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery: How likely is it that spider veins on legs can become varicose veins if not treated with sclerotherapy or laser?

Vascular surgery: How likely is it that spider veins on legs can become varicose veins if not treated with sclerotherapy or laser?

Not Going to Happen: Spider veins & varicose veins are 2 very different conditions. Spider veins are very small dermal veins. They can enlarge & increase in number, but they never become varicose. Spider veins are cosmetic only. Varicose veins also become larger & more numerous with time & are more serious. Varicose veins can increase the tendency to form more severe spider veins, as they increase skin pressure. ...Read more

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Anything that could help spider-web veins in penis? Young, not painful. Very dark and sometimes noticeable. Warm or cold compress? Which better?

Anything that could help spider-web veins in penis? Young, not painful. Very dark and sometimes noticeable. Warm or cold compress? Which better?

Here are some ...: From what you described, doing nothing with them is the most reasonable thing to do; applying something chemically or physically may induce more unwanted harm. To comfort and assure your mind, it's reasonable to have urologist take a look and counsel you for what they are and you may expect so you will know how to watch. Remember: In medicine, always balance medical necessity & prof-possibility. ...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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Can numbness that is associated with ms be more like things becoming numb more easily rather than just things spontaneously going numb?

Can numbness that is associated with ms be more like things becoming numb more easily rather than just things spontaneously going numb?

Numbness: MS has definite MRI findings so if concerned would recommend MRI. Any numbness would also consider vitamin deficiencies like B12 , carpal tunnel if in hands, Thoracic outlet if in last 3 digits of hand and side of arm-i.e. compression issues.Would also check thyroid, and electrolytes( like magnesium) f/u /w/ doc . ...Read more

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29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Laser removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?

29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Laser removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?

Varicose veins : It could be that you developed a collateral circulation after the laser treatment of previous varicose veins, and now those veins are becoming varicosed. Follow up with your physician promptly. ...Read more

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As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read more

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Can some mild facial capillary telangiectasis get worse with time? Is treatment with laser a must if they aren't too much annoying?

Can some mild facial capillary telangiectasis get worse with time? Is treatment with laser a must if they aren't too much annoying?

Facial capillaries: Yes, facial capillaries can get worse with time, particularly if things that cause their dilatation are continuing. Sun damage is one of the primary causes, so are things that make the face red or warm, like hot showers, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, and others. Laser treatment is a personal choice, not a must, although it does help improve the capillaries. ...Read more

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There are veins visible on my hand due to over masturbation. How can I make them less noticeable?

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There are veins visible on my hand due to over masturbation. How can I make them less noticeable?

Not the cause: You might want to do something about the over masturbating. It seems that you feel pretty guilty about it with worry about it causing the prominent hand veins. Don't worry though, there is no connection between masturbation and seeing prominent hand veins. ...Read more

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My veins are very prominent, the colours can clearly be seen through my skin. They aren't varicose though. How can I reduce them from showing?

My veins are very prominent, the colours can clearly be seen through my skin. They aren't varicose though. How can I reduce them from showing?

You can't: Normal veins are naturally going to show through the skin and there is nothing you can do to diminsh their appearance outside of tanning the skin or getting a spray tan. If your skin is lighter complexion and the veins naturally more prominent there are going to show themselves. You will have to try to not be self-conscious about them. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that chest exercises will make your boobs smaller or bigger?

Is it actually true that chest exercises will make your boobs smaller or bigger?

Breast size: You can build the muscle that underlies the breast tissue which may cause your breasts to appear larger. However the activity will not change the mass of the actual breast fatty tissue. ...Read more

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Does stress and anxiety cause the anal sphincter to be tighter than usual or it normally would be making it feel more difficult to pass stool?

Does stress and anxiety cause the anal sphincter to be tighter than usual or it normally would be making it feel more difficult to pass stool?

Anxiety/Constipation: Psychiatric component can play a role in your bowel habits. Everyone will have different response however. Patient can either have diarrhea or constipation or both. ...Read more