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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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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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Is it normal to have spider veins as a teenager?

Is it normal to have spider veins as a teenager?

Yes very normal: Spider veins also , know as telangiectasias or thread veins commonly first appear in the teenage years. About 40% of female population are effected by some sort of vein issue from spider veins to varicose veins. Don't despair if they bother you they can be treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for old people to get patches of blood clots visible to their skin?

Is it normal for old people to get patches of blood clots visible to their skin?

Skin changes: As we age, our skin becomes more fragile and minor trauma can lead to bruising. Some medications, like aspirin, can make us bruise more easily also. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 5 year old to have visible dark veins in the forehead?

Is it normal for a 5 year old to have visible dark veins in the forehead?

Fair kid: This is not at all unusual for a child with fair skin. Superficial veins can be noted all over the face and head in light skinned blonde kids. ...Read more

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I'm young and seeing deep dark spider vains in my legs often painful, is there any way to stop this or make them disappear? Or is it hereditary?

I'm young and seeing deep dark spider vains in my legs often painful,  is there any way to stop this or make them disappear? Or is it hereditary?

Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of veins with salt and water) will make your veins disappear and help for the pain. Laser therapy might help as well but is more expensive. Support hose/stocking will help for the pain as well. Usually spider veins/varicose veins are hereditary. For prevention, i would recommend: -keeping your weight down. -avoid weight lifting with legs, sun burns/prolonged hot baths. ...Read more

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If a person has prominent veins in their neck - does that imply that they do a lot of exercise?

If a person has prominent veins in their neck - does that imply that they do a lot of exercise?

No: Prominent veins might indicate heart failure with high venous pressure or just a normal finding. When valsalva maneuvers are done central pressure is increased . No relationship. ...Read more

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Is it normal that a 16 year old has varicose veins? How can I prevent them and diminish their appearance?

Is it normal that a 16 year old has varicose veins? How can I prevent them and diminish their appearance?

Maybe: If both your parents have bad varicose veins, then this is to be expected. Exercise, compression stockings and maintaining a normal weight are first line treatments. If you have a birthmark and/or swelling near the veins, you may have klippel-trenaunay syndrome. You should consider seeing a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Yes: Skinny people have less subcutaneous fat which makes veins more visible. Men tend to have bigger more noticeable veins and physically active people have larger veins to handle the volume of blood required to oxygenate active peripheral muscle in the body. So active men have bigger veins generally than inactive men and most women and in skinny people veins are more apparent. You are normal. ...Read more

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Orthopedic is there a way to corrrect a shorter leg and leg is turned outside from a knee dislocation at a very young age for this 22 y/o male...Any doctors that does this type of surgery just like a vet who turned the kitty legs because it was backwards?

Orthopedic is there a way to corrrect a shorter leg and leg is turned outside from a knee dislocation at a very young age for this 22 y/o male...Any doctors that does this type of surgery just like a vet who turned the kitty legs because it was backwards?

THERE : There are answers to both problems. If all is intact above the tibial plateau (if you are talking about the same leg), a leg lengthening can be done up to a certain degree, and a derotation osteotomy can also be done. Gaining lenght is more limited than derotation. Both have limits and risks. If done at the same time more so. It can be done and it depends why you want it done. For function ok, cosmetic reasons no. Remember there is no problem so bad in orthopedics that it can't be made worse by surgery! ...Read more

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Around what age should the average male see a reduction in his acne? I know adult acne exists in some cases, I just want a general idea when I could see some resolution or lessoning of acne with age.. Since it is known to reduce with age in most.

Around what age should the average male see a reduction in his acne? I know adult acne exists in some cases, I just want a general idea when I could see some resolution or lessoning of acne with age.. Since it is known to reduce with age in most.

Listen, man: You are an adult and you need to manage your acne. Even if your parents denied you the treatment you should have gotten as a teen "because you will grow out of it", don't continue the error. Topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid plus whatever additional prescription-strength medicine your physician may add will clear you. I was able to stop using acne meds around age 50. Be a man and do it. ...Read more

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From a cosmetic point of view,wut can make my face look a little older.i have a baby face and people think im much younger than i am.female?

From a cosmetic point of view,wut can make my face look a little older.i have a baby face and people think im much younger than i am.female?

Good Problem: If you look a lot younger than your actual age, then you have a very good problem in your hands. enjoy your blessings. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could a painful erection and dark colored semen? It is in a man over the the age of 50 who is not very sexually active it that helps at all

What could a painful erection and dark colored semen? It is in a man over the the age of 50 who is not very sexually active it that helps at all

See your doc: Consistent pain with erection isn't normal, neither is consistent discoloration. Suggest you see your doc about it, he/she may recommend you see a urologist or get further testing as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to all of a sudden not recognize very prominent people in my life? It lasts for a couple min but when they speak I know who they are

Is it normal to all of a sudden not recognize very prominent people in my life? It lasts for a couple min but when they speak I know who they are

No, this is not: normal. In fact, your symptoms are a bit strange, especially the part of "when they speak I know who they are." Your symptoms could be caused by a wide variety of conditions, but to start, go to your GP, who will likely refer you to one of several specialists to figure this out. ...Read more

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Is this normal for people my age to have to sit on a cushion because their gluts are going? 60

Is this normal for people my age to have to sit on a cushion because their gluts are going? 60

Yes: Many people have pain when they sit once they lose some of the gluteal muscles. A program of exercise can prevent this sort of muscle loss. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a healthy person to feel (with their fingers) a fairly strong pulse in their temple?

Is it normal for a healthy person to feel (with their fingers) a fairly strong pulse in their temple?

Yes: There is a temporal artery and it would not be unusual for you to feel that. If there is pain or tenderness over the temple area or if you are having headaches then see a doctor, otherwise don't worry. If you have not had your blood pressure checked recently have that done just to make sure that it is normal. ...Read more

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