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Hi I have dark blue/ purple veins on the inside of my hand and they feel itching from within is that normal?

Hi I have dark blue/ purple veins on the inside of my hand and they feel itching from within is that normal?

Doesn't sound normal: Sounds like the way my hands feel after being in the snow, but it says you are in Australia, so unless you work in a cold environment (meat section of grocery store etc) it is unlikely this is a response to low temperature! Could possibly be an allergic response causing the itching. Best thing is to have a Dr examine your skin, check the circulation in hands and determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Whats the dark purple veins on your tongue ?

Whats the dark purple veins on your tongue ?

Vein under tongue: They are just that-veins! sometimes they may become darker if the flow of blood is dimished-like vericose veins in the legs. ...Read more

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Hi Dr, I am seeing dark purple veins appearing on left side of chest ? is there any concern I should be worried about?

Hi Dr, I am seeing dark purple veins appearing on left side of chest ? is there any concern I should be worried about?

No , just watch if .: Watch if it changes. There is no significance to an enlarged vein unless there is a nearby growth or tumor. Just look around for anything obvious. I doubt if you will find anything as its cause, unless you develop any new symptoms in the future in which case a physical examination should be done with a physician. ...Read more

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I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

The color of veins: If you are overweight this could be the early signs of stretch marks. If these are just veins and you have not noticed them before then I am at a loss as to what to say. If you have pain, redness or swelling you may wan to see a physician. ...Read more

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What are implications of thin blue/purple veins below skin all over legs, esp. Mid portion above & below knees. Can't be felt. Late 50's. What's up?

What are implications of thin blue/purple veins below skin all over legs, esp. Mid portion above & below knees. Can't be felt. Late 50's. What's up?

Nothing special.: Everyone has veins; yours are just close enough to the surface to be visible. They are of no significance medically, but if they are cosmetically unacceptable to you, a dermatologist can decrease their visibility with something called sclerotherapy. Your insurance won't cover that, however. ...Read more

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What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?

What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also  spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?

Here are some ...: All what you described may be the varying appearance of penile veins to reflect the degree of venous engorgement at different positioning and in the different state of sexual arousal. So, leave them alone as long as not hurting and not changing in the varying pattern of appearance. To assure the just described possibility, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration ... of these veins ... to Doc ...Read more

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Gradually increasing # of blue/purple veins on penile shaft over last few years. No ED but slight ache now during/after sex. Any vascular concerns?

Gradually increasing # of blue/purple veins on penile shaft over last few years. No ED but slight ache now during/after sex. Any vascular concerns?

Likely normal: although mild discomfort after sex could be normal, as is vein pattern, things to look out for include changing curvature of the penis, abnormal "glands" in the groin or in scrotum. All men should perform monthly testicular self- exams ...Read more

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I wore a tight rubberband around my penis shaft while masturbating and a day later i saw dark purple veins on shaft that I've never seen before .

I wore a tight rubberband around my penis shaft while masturbating and a day later i saw dark purple veins on shaft that I've never seen before .

So what's the ?: To get the most from the site, you provide background information and then ask a clear question. You simply provided some background information.You are welcome to start over and ask one, but your submissions are not linked, so each must be complete. ...Read more

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Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal.Something serious?

Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal.Something serious?

Probably not.: The purple veins are most likely a condition called livido reticularis. This Is a benign condition seen more during the winter (cold) The red dots combined with the livido suggest a vasculitic ( inflammation of the small vessel) this can be seen in viral infections ( self limited) or connective tissue diseases such as cryoglobulonemia or antiphospholipid syndrome. Consult rheumatolgy if persists. ...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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Is there a good way to prevent purple veins from popping out?

Is there a good way to prevent purple veins from popping out?

Inherited !: We can't change inherited disease but can slow down vein formation in the legs with prescription strength graduated medical support stockings for prolonged sitting and standing, exercise, leg elevation when at rest, calf muscle pumps( dorsiflexion), natural bioflavonoids, treat veins as they occur: see a vein doc: www.Phlebology.Org are the purple veins on your face? Or legs? Face veins be treated. ...Read more

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Purple veins on thighs not stretch marks need to get rid of them. How?

Purple veins on thighs not stretch marks need to get rid of them. How?

Sclerotherapy: If you have spider veins and they are localized to your thighs then sclerotherapy is probably indicated. If you have varicose veins then you should have a venous evaluation with a venous reflux exam to check for leaking(refluxing) valves in the saphenous system. For best results you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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My daughter has blueish-purple veins under her right side of her tongue. Do I need to seek for medical assistance?

My daughter has blueish-purple veins under her right side of her tongue. Do I need to seek for medical assistance?

Most people have...: ...visible veins under their tongues. If she has bleeding or other concerning symptoms, make an appointment now. Otherwise, ask her doctor at her next routine office visit. If she's beyond the "well child check up" age, schedule general check up for her. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective way to remove purple veins under eyes?

What is the best and most effective way to remove purple veins under eyes?

Icing: The purple discoloration most likely from allergy. Cold compressors and icing the area helps with allergy and provides vasoconstriction. Please treat your allergy, avoid high salt diet. get plenty of sleep and vasoconstrictor agents like Preparation H may work. Please consult your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Im a 22y.old girl and recently i can see some tiny purple veins on my palms . they dont hurt they are just visible, should i be worried about them?

Im a 22y.old girl and recently i can see some tiny purple veins on my palms . they dont hurt they are just visible, should i be worried about them?

Don't worry: It is normal to see some veins in the palm of the hand. They are more visible, however, if you're hands are very slender or if you are very pale, so there is more contrast. Veins are also more visible when you are well hydrated and warm or when your hands are held down below your elbows, which makes the veins dilate slightly. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suddenly get purple veins along the side of your fingers or on your palm?

Is it normal to suddenly get purple veins along the side of your fingers or on your palm?

Veins: Depends . Some can get in the cold weather and if they are more sensitive to cold. More info and photo will be helpful to explain it more. ...Read more

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