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Who fixes prominent veins?

Who fixes prominent veins?

Vein specialist: Prominent veins are best treated, if it is needed, by vein specialists.Specialists are often from general surgery, vascular surgery and radiology backgrounds. Most vein specialists are members of the american college of phlebology or the american venous forum. Board certification by the american board of phlebology indicates a dedication to the study of venous disease. ...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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What causes extremely prominent veins?

What causes extremely prominent veins?

Damaged veins: While certain things such as high cardiac output excercise can cause large veins that are normal, the most prominnent veins are varicose veins. Veins carry blood from the legs back to the heart and contain one-way valves to keep the blood from flowing backwards. Varicose veins result when the vessel walls weaken or the valves fail, allowing the backwards flow of blood. Leads to large, ropey veins. ...Read more

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Do all guys have prominent veins in their penises?

Do all guys have prominent veins in their penises?

Mostly yes: It depends what you exactly mean by prominent, but it is normal for males to have visable veins on their penis. Especially when there is an erection. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of prominent veins all over my body?

What could be the cause of prominent veins all over my body?

Loss of fat Cosmetic: Many factors are related to prominent veins ...But the most common cause is loss of body fat. Most patients who present with prominent hand veins have lost weight or decreased weight. This leads to an aged appearance of the dorsum or back of the hands. The large vein appearance can be improved by laser ablation of the prominent veins, fat transfer and/or man-made filler injections. ...Read more

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What is the cause of prominent veins(all of a sudden) for the past week?

What is the cause of prominent veins(all of a sudden) for the past week?

Location?: It depends on the location. It may be due to a vein thrombosis limiting drainage. Sometimes prominent veins develop suddenly as a result of long progressing vein disease. ...Read more

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What causes prominent veins on the forearm?

What causes prominent veins on the forearm?

Yes.: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there are prominent veins in your vaginal area?

Venous congestion: May occur with a number of conditions. Vena cava obstruction congestive heart symptoms pelvic tumor fibroids it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause prominent veins on breasts?

What can cause prominent veins on breasts?

Common: Sometimes they seem to appear after breast surgery, such as augmentation. However, they are not uncommon even in someone who has not had this procedure. In my experience, they often respond well to gentle sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Why do some guys have prominent veins on the penis?

Why do some guys have prominent veins on the penis?

Cuz it is normal: It is normal to have veins in this part of the body. There will be variation from person to person as to how prominent the veins appear. Look at the forarms of different people, some people have prominent veins and some people have ones hard to find. Generally thin people with a low percentage of body fat are going to have veins that stick out more. ...Read more