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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
My veins on my legs and feet have become much more visible than i've seen them. Is this normal? I have gained some weight could this be why?
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
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