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I have a very large vein that runs threw my areola looks nasty?

I have a very large vein that runs threw my areola looks nasty?

Normal: Not nasty. If you really hate it and want to spend some money, a vascular surgeon can destroy it. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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What would cause the sudden appearance of a large vein running from my belly button to just under breast area in the mid torso appeared today no trama to the body

What would cause the sudden appearance of a large vein running from my belly button to just under breast area in the mid torso appeared today no trama to the body

There: There is a structure called the umbilical vein that is left over from fetal life (in the uterus) that can open back up in adults who have certain types of liver disease. When this happens, it can cause large veins on the abdominal wall like you've described. Usually, this happens slowly over a long period, but there are exceptions.

One can also develop enlarged veins on the chest or abdomen if there are blockages in the normal venous channels. This, in turn, can be the result of blood clots or structures than press on the normal veins and close them.

It would probably be a good idea for you to see a doctor about this, especially if you have a history of liver disease, blood clots, or the use of oral contraceptives (which can cause blood clots). You may need some blood tests and/or ultrasound studies of the abdomen and/or legs. ...Read more

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My skin looks like it has veins running through it everywhere. They are smaller and reddish/purple. Is this normal?

My skin looks like it has veins running through it everywhere. They are smaller and reddish/purple. Is this normal?

Spider veins?: Veins are highly variable. Some people have very visible veins and others seem to have none. What you describe sounds like spider veins. These are tiny abnormal veins that may be a simple cosmetic issue but could indicate something bigger going on with the underlying larger veins. If these bother you, see a vein specialist who can answer that question and offer the best treatment options. ...Read more

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It seems there's a solid and large vein (identifiable by touch only) that protrudes from my left testicle, but not my right. Is this normal?

It seems there's a solid and large vein (identifiable by touch only) that protrudes from my left testicle, but not my right. Is this normal?

Possibly: It's hard to know only by your description. It's possible that it just a normal anatomic variant. But is also possible that it is a so-called varicocele, an abnormally enlarge scrotal vein. Please seek help with your primary care physician. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My younger brother has several large vein in his testicles. It's purple, it doesn't look normal. What could that be?

My younger brother has several large vein in his testicles. It's purple, it doesn't look normal. What could that be?

Here are some. ..: What you described are the visible veins on the scrotal wall, which are the "normal" variation carrying no clinical significance and requiring no active Rx as long as not hurting or bleeding. If more concern, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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I can feel A large vein on my right breast which wasn't there before. I'm afraid I could have breast cancer but I have no other symtoms is this normal.

I can feel A large vein on my right breast which wasn't there before. I'm afraid I could have breast cancer but I have no other symtoms is this normal.

Yes: Are you pregnant or breast feeding? Do you have any pain to the breast or feel a lump? How old are you? A noticeable vein could be normal, but if you are worried then I would recommend a clinical breast exam. ...Read more

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I have sore, swollen breasts. Veins poping out all the time, aereola larger than normal. No change during periods. C?

I have sore, swollen breasts. Veins poping out all the time, aereola larger than normal. No change during periods. C?

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. Your symptoms may be normal, genetic, hormonal or even related to pregnancy. See your Ob or Vein Specialist. ...Read more

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Do you think when I get married my husband will think im unattractive when he sees the veins on my boobs located at the areola? They're big

Do you think when I get married my husband will think im unattractive when he sees the veins on my boobs located at the areola? They're big

Not at all!: He'll think you're beautiful along with all your parts! Honest! Btw, he has parts with veins too! Not an issue, I promise! Unless it wrecks your self-confidence! Don't let it! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen. ...Read more

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One of my breasts is much bigger than the other, my areola's look massive, and I have blue veins. How can I get rid of this and is it normal?

Normal: Breasts can vary in size including areola. This is the way your body formed. Unless it is disease related: get a breast exam- I would not recommend surgery. In the final analysis- yes it is normal- plastic surgery would be a last resort. ...Read more

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I have a large vein in my left testicle area how concerned should I be? Its just a large vein down my left side testicle

I have a large vein in my left testicle area how concerned should I be? Its just a large vein down my left side testicle

Varicocele: Vein networks descending with the spermatic cord into the scrotum is a varicocele. It represents venous insufficiency in the gonadal vein. A vein specialist or a urologist can help you. ...Read more

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What could cause a large vein to bulge in my temple of my head?

What could cause a large vein to bulge in my temple of my head?

Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a large vein pop out on your forehead?

What does it mean if you have a large vein pop out on your forehead?

Usually,: Means nothing wrong except a cosmetic nuisance. It can be treated by removing it if big enough or injecting it. ...Read more

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I have a large vein on my leg that has been there for 5 years. For the past few days it has had some aches and staby pain. What can be done? 26, m

I have a large vein on my leg that has been there for 5 years. For the past few days it has had some aches and staby pain. What can be done? 26, m

Prominent leg vein: If you have a large wein in the leg for 5years and it is uncomfortable now. See a vascular surgeon. They can give you several choices. ...Read more

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After I workout I have a large vein sticking out of my ankle why?

After I workout I have a large vein sticking out of my ankle why?

Pushin too Hard.: Working out causes an increase in arterial blood pressure. The increase allows more blood to exit the vessels at the arteriole and capillary levels. The increase of fluid in the tissue causes the muscle and tissues to swell and harden. These firmed up tissues push the veins to the skin. The veins appear to be bulging or sticking out. ...Read more

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Could the large vein on the top of my penis be caused by bph?

Could the large vein on the top of my penis be caused by bph?

No: That vein is the dorsal penile vein and is normal in all men and not caused by a disease process. ...Read more

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I've had a large vein behind knee my whole life in 18 now and sick of it how do u get rid of it?

I've had a large vein behind knee my whole life in 18 now and sick of it how do u get rid of it?

Removal: It can be removed with a phlebotomy or other similar procedure. Further evaluation needs to be done before definitive treatment can be discussed. Bottom line it is treatable. See a vascular surgeon or vein specialist ...Read more

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Large lump popped out after sudden sprint running it is painfully like a varicose vein. Should I seek medical help?

Large lump popped out after sudden sprint running it is painfully like a varicose vein. Should I seek medical help?

Yes: There are any number of things it could be. Rather than guessing by email, I would certainly recommend that you have a physician take a look at it. ...Read more

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My left arm has a large vein on the inner elbow that has been swelling over the last two days. What could it be? Should I be. Concerned?

My left arm has a large vein on the inner elbow that has been swelling over the last two days. What could it be? Should I be. Concerned?

If: Ur are sure it is a vein (blueish color) and there is no skin redness around it and if u can make the veins disappear, well at lease fade and get smaller with total (vertical) elevation of the arm and u have no pain, I would not be concern. If there is redness, pain and a hard cord I would see a physician.
Did you do any heavy work with the arm, did you use an air compressor, if yes see md asap! ...Read more

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I have a solid knot on the top of my penis shaft about half way, right next to the large vein. Its not painful. Moves around when messed with.

I have a solid knot on the top of my penis shaft about half way, right next to the large vein. Its not painful. Moves around when messed with.

Unusual bumps need: To be evaluated by your doctor or a urologist in this case. It MAY be harmless but don't take the chance of not knowing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Just noticed a new big vein running across lower right thigh near knee. Should I be concerned? What causes big visible veins?

Just noticed a new big vein running across lower right thigh near knee. Should I be concerned? What causes big visible veins?

Varicose veins: This is probably a varicose vein. That is a common area. It is more common if you are on your feet a lot, have leg swelling, are overweight or have high blood pressure. Wearing compression stockings can help. They can be painful at times. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more