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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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My bf has raised veins on his entire left leg and left foot numbness, he is 30years old and has smoked for 20+ years. What could it be?

My bf has raised veins on his entire left leg and left foot numbness, he is 30years old and has smoked for 20+ years. What could it be?

Tobacco and kids: I get concerned about parental influence when i hear about young kids getting ahold of cigarettes. The body is not built to withstand abuse from smoking at any age, but effects on growing children are even more worrisome. Long-time smokers can develop many leg problems, including vein thrombosis (clot), neuropathy or "poor circulation". It is best to see a physician asap for diagnosis, treatment. ...Read more

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Alot of veins visable in feet, is that normal?

Alot of veins visable in feet, is that normal?

Not if worse: Everyone has veins visible in their feets. They are usually light blue and may have a bit of texture to them. If you notice yours are getting purple, worse or there is skin discoloration (darkening, in particular) this may be an issue. See a vein specialist (phlebologist). ...Read more

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What causes the arch of my foot to be raised?

What causes the arch of my foot to be raised?

Most commonly: Heredity. However, certain neurological conditions as well as a shorter or shorter functioning leg can also be a causative factor. ...Read more

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Vein on top of foot and it itches really bad. ?

Vein on top of foot and it itches really bad. ?

Foot Veins.: Foot veins can be treated by either removal through micro incisions (microphlebectomy) or sclerotherapy. This can be done safely but you should see someone with experience in treating foot veins. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I have itchy raised bumps on the side of my left foot?

I have itchy raised bumps on the side of my left foot?

We could consider: We could consider a variety of issues. This could be infectious, this could be in irritation, this could be inflammation, and it would be best to have your physician have you see a dermatologist to clarify. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the veins in my feet are popping out?

Multiple reasons: 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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When is it appropriate for a foot vein to be used for venipuncture?

When is it appropriate for a foot vein to be used for venipuncture?

Rare: When there is no good arm or hand vein or there has been injury that makes the arm or hand unusable. ...Read more

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Noticed a large purple vein on top of my foot. Should I be concerned?

Noticed a large purple vein on top of my foot. Should I be concerned?

We all have: veins on the top of the foot, on some say stick out more than others. If there is a concern, see a foot or vascular doc. ...Read more

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Large Raised vein on breast. Noticed the change in the past month. Normal? Or not?

Large Raised vein on breast. Noticed the change in the past month. Normal? Or not?

Probably Normal: If all you see is a vein, there is no tenderness and no change in the underlying breast tissue, this is not remarkable. If there is some underlying change or asymmetry to the breast or there is any pain associated with it I would have it evaluated. ...Read more