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Is it unhealthy for a teenager to have visible veins in their legs?

Is it unhealthy for a teenager to have visible veins in their legs?

Sometimes: Teenagers can have varicose veins which can cause other symptoms such as pain, aching, heaviness and fatigue in the legs. Venous insufficiency can also cause cramping, restless legs syndrome and even skin changes in the lower extremities such as eczema. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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I'm a female teenager and keeping getting thin purple spider veins on body, such as legs, back of my neck, arms how can I stop them?Whats causing them?

I'm a female teenager and keeping getting thin purple spider veins on body, such as legs, back of my neck, arms how can I stop them?Whats causing them?

Genes: There is probably not alot you can do to prevent these. They probably are due to a genetic predisposition. You may want to seek a medical consultation from a dermatologist to exclude any possible medical conditions (improbable). Laser or ultasound guided sclerotherapy may provide eradication of some of these lesions but they are likely to recur and require repeat treatments. ...Read more

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Is it normal for teenagers to have dark veins on their legs?

Is it normal for teenagers to have dark veins on their legs?

VEINS: Are usually dark in color as the blood in the veins has given up the oxygen, the reason for a darker color. Obviously, if one has problems with the heart, lungs, etc. Will make the blood even darker. See a physician if your blood in the veins is unusually dark in color or you have symptoms such as shortness of breath... ...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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I'm Asian, fair skinned, and the veins on my legs (upper and lower) are quite visible and quite green. I don't exercise often. Please help! Thanks.

I'm Asian, fair skinned, and the veins on my legs (upper and lower) are quite visible and quite green. I don't exercise often. Please help! Thanks.

Nothing to do: Henry, the fact that you can see your veins is due to your fair skin. Nothing can really be done about this, however it isn't harmful. If you experience pain or swelling, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is visible leg veins a side effect of anorexia ?

Can anyone tell me is visible leg veins a side effect of anorexia ?

Probably .: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. In anorexia you loose body fat and because you are so thin, the veins become more prominent and easily seen since they are not covered by fatty tissue. ...Read more

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Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Not lupus: No it can't be lupus but it is obviously an issue with the knee or its supporting structures. The simple answer is to have the knee evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Venous insufficinecy: Visible veins on the legs are usually the result of venous insufficiency. The insufficiency may be in the skin [resulting tiny spider veins], or below the surface of the skin [ causing tiny and varicose veins] or in deep veins. It is best to have this evaluated by a vein specialist, often with aid of an ultrasound to see how best to treat. Weight loss or fat loss also makes veins more visible. ...Read more

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Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

See MD: Those signs and symptoms by themselves are fairly nonspecific. Even when when they occur together they do not point to a single diagnosis. If your pmd cannot treat this i would suggest that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more