Top 20 Doctor insights on: Prominent veins in breast

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


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I have prominent veins on my breasts? How can I get rid of the And should this be a concern?

I have prominent veins on my breasts? How can I get rid of the And should this be a concern?

No and no: The veins drain blood away from tissue, and sometimes they are located closer to the skin in some women, which makes them more visible. In young women, such as you at age 16, the breasts are developing and responding to hormone signals. I would not worry. And please no plastic surgery! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Would prominent veins on my breasts get in the way of a breast reduction?

No: Large veins are often a part of having large breasts. We cauterize these during the procedure to avoid bleeding. ...Read more

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Is having a prominent vein in the breast, itchy & swollen sometimes a bad thing?

Is having a prominent vein in the breast, itchy & swollen sometimes a bad thing?

Sometimes: Normally we would not expect the veins in the breast to hurt or be swollen. However, a swollen painful vein could be nothing more than enlargement during the menstrual cycle which doesn't apply to you if you have had a hysterectomy. It could also be due to irritation of the veins in that area or even to a clot forming in the veins in the breast but this also is not common. F/u with your gyn md/. ...Read more

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Found very prominent and hard vein inside breast on upper outside part Feels little sore, like a hard cord What can it be?

Breast: Start with a mammogram and then a breast ultrasound would be helpful. What you're describing sounds like Mondor's disease (thrombosis/clotting of a breast vein). Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering if ovulation can cause more prominent veins in your nipples and on the breasts. I am getting them all over my breasts and its unusual?

I was wondering if ovulation can cause more prominent veins in your nipples and on the breasts. I am getting them all over my breasts and its unusual?

No: The venous system is sensitive to hormonal chnages such as seen during your cycle. These should not be a cause for concern. Although there is a rare syndrome called 'mondor's disease" seen in pregnancy that is thrombophlebitis of the veins that drain the breasts. This is not, however your problem. ...Read more

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I have multiple lumps in my breasts as well as breast pain. Newly Prominent veins, bone aches, chest pains, and my collarbone has ached for two days.

I have multiple lumps in my breasts as well as breast pain. Newly Prominent veins, bone aches, chest pains, and my collarbone has ached for two days.

See doctor: Breasts can be very lumpy and sometimes the cystic changes are painful. Usually painful lumps are not worriesome. I would try taking some ibuprofen and evening primrose oil. Make an appointment to see your doctor in the next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have prominent veins on left side of chest?

What does it mean to have prominent veins on left side of chest?

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 and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Are breast veins prominent during menstruation?

Yes: Changes in hormones can cause enlargement of the breast and dilation of the veins, making the veins more visible. Totally within the spectrum of normal. If they bother you, a vein specialist or phlebologist can perform sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Can hot weather make blue veins on breast appear darker and more prominent?

Can hot weather make blue veins on breast appear darker and more prominent?

Blood flow increase: Anything that increases the blood flow to that area from nursing to hot weather will increase the appearance of "blue veins" ...Read more

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What could cause veins to become more prominent? 20 yro, healthy female. 5'10" 118 lbs but I've noticed more veins on legs, arms, breasts. Not preg!

What could cause veins to become more prominent? 20 yro, healthy female. 5'10" 118 lbs but I've noticed more veins on legs, arms, breasts. Not preg!

Genetics: I hate to say it but at your age, if no other health issues or cause identified, it is just your genetics. As the other doctor suggested it is important to be seen and evaluated as they could be due to an underlying medical issue/condition. But if not, then it is just how you are. Treatments are available and again best to discuss with your health care provider. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I noticed veins have become very prominent on my arms, shoulders, breasts & abdomen. Why? (No sex in 9 wks & had 2 periods and 8 neg hpts after)

I noticed veins have become very prominent on my arms, shoulders, breasts & abdomen. Why? (No sex in 9 wks & had 2 periods and 8 neg hpts after)

Warm weather: It may be due to warm weather that is causing dilatation of the blood vessels in the skin to promote heat loss.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Hi, I have a vein in my breast that hurts, what might have caused this?

Hi, I have a vein in my breast that hurts, what might have caused this?

Breast veins.: Breast veins can become tender for many reasons including irritation and inflammation. Sometimes even a small clot can form in a breast vein. Usually local care including wet heat to the area, ibuprofen and a support bra will help. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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