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Am 35 years old. I have green veins on my arms and at the back of my thighs. What is causing them. Thanks?

Am 35 years old. I have green veins on my arms and at the back of my thighs. What is causing them. Thanks?

Could be normal.: Does it look like either of your parents or siblings?Normal veins can be prominent and have this color,depending on your skin tone,muscularity,and amount of body fat.As long as there is no pain,swelling,redness,bruising,new veins...this could all be normal.Age related changes ,over time,can cause more prominent looking veins and veracose veins,usually on the legs,can develop.Show a doc to b sure. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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What can cause clustered raised circle skin reaction on a 15th month? On her face, arms and inner thighs. It comes and goes for 3 days now.

What can cause clustered raised circle skin reaction on a 15th month? On her face, arms and inner thighs. It comes and goes for 3 days now.

Allergic Reaction: If rash is raised, circular, red and "comes and goes" esp on warmer areas of body or when child gets heated (warm bath or running) consider allergic reaction. In this age, esp consider new foods/intake. Even if child is no longer around allergen - reaction can continue off/on for up to 7 days. Should be evaluate if any systemic symptoms such as fever, vomiting or focus of pain. ...Read more

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I have a symmetrical rash on my upper arms close to my armpit, front thighs, ankles and soles of my feet. It's itchy and raised when i scratch. Help!

I have a symmetrical rash on my upper arms close to my armpit, front thighs, ankles and soles of my feet. It's itchy and raised when i scratch. Help!

Rash: I have a symmetrical rash on my upper arms close to my armpit, front thighs, ankles and soles of my feet. It's itchy and raised when i scratch. Help! ANS: Send picture next time and go see your Dr. Trust you will tell how old you are, medical Hx and what meds you are on? Sounds like you have dermatographia as well. ...Read more

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Red raised circular bumps on arms legs thighs and stomach varying in size. Was treated for early syphillis 6mo ago. Can it come back on its own?

Red raised circular bumps on arms legs thighs and stomach varying in size. Was treated for early syphillis 6mo ago. Can it come back on its own?

Very unlikely, but..: It is always to be timely reassess for the outcome of treatment and for confirming what is currently going on in the wake of current skin symptoms. To get all the related things for good care done correctly, follow instructions described in the articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Feels as if I'm having pain in my veins. In my legs, thighs, groin, arms, underarms, fingers, toes & now the 2 veins on either side of my esophagus.

Feels as if I'm having pain in my veins. In my legs, thighs, groin, arms, underarms, fingers, toes & now the 2 veins on either side of my esophagus.

Many symptoms: Two items:
1: Please make sure that the doctor preparing you for your pregnancy and soon to new baby MUST go through the many pains, etc. you report.
2: Do you really need all four of the medications you listed? Check with your Gynecologist about this - seems too much medicines.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I have a raised red rash which started off on my thighs and has spread up my back and stomach and down legs and arms itchy, some yellow scabbing?

I have a raised red rash which started off on my thighs and has spread up my back and stomach and down legs and arms itchy, some yellow scabbing?

Impetigo? Get seen!: It sounds like you could have a rash that became infected. You may need oral and topical antibiotics as well as a surgical scrub like hibiclens or some hydrogen peroxide to clean the area. Dry itchy skin becomes cracked, rashy and infected skin. I think you should head to a physician for evaluation especially because of the yellow crusting. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help with itch. ...Read more

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I noticed reddish slightly raised marks on the side of my thighs they don't look like vericose veins and aren't deep red and thin like spider veins. They look like thin stretch marks that are barely red and again slightly raised. What could they be?

 I noticed reddish slightly raised marks on the side of my thighs they don't look like vericose veins and aren't deep red and thin like spider veins. They look like thin stretch marks that are barely red and again slightly raised. What could they be?

"stretch marks": "Stretch marks" are actually breaks in the underneath layer of connective tissue in your skin, and when they occur at first are like healing scars, which show up as slightly red, and which will fade and become white against the pigment of your skin. They are not harmful, but only of cosmetic significance. ...Read more

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Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging. ?

Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging. ?

Need more info: Symptoms are significant. Pl;ease make an appointment with your family physician ASAP. Could be the beginning of shingles or something else and warrants an exam now. ...Read more

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I have a purple skin rash on my upper outside thigh and very small dots of purple on my arm and stomach. It is not itchy or raised.

Purple skin rash: A purple skin rash and purple red dots may indicate a bleeding process. Please consult your physician soon especially if you are not feeling well or have a fever. ...Read more

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Feels like raised veins in my thighs near my crotch (female). Very sore. What is it? Can I treat it like yeast infection. Can't be hemmoroids, right?

Feels like raised veins in my thighs near my crotch (female). Very sore. What is it? Can I treat it like yeast infection. Can't be hemmoroids, right?

Not hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins in the anal area, so these are not hemorrhoids. Don't assume and treat as yeast infection. Get a doc to examine these and figure out what the problem is, then treat properly. Hope this helps. Be well! ...Read more

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experiencing health anxiety and I've had chest pain and noticed that my veins on my arms, leg and chest are more prominent and blue?tingling in hands

experiencing health anxiety and I've had chest pain and noticed that my veins on my arms, leg and chest are more prominent and blue?tingling in hands

Anxiety can manifest: in physical symptoms. After you see your doc to rule out medical conditions, please see a clinical psychologist for treatment of possible anxiety disorder. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. Be careful not to overdo internet searches. ...Read more

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I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as i can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised. ?

I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as i can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised. ?

Pilomatrixoma v nevi: This could be several possible conditions but only a biopsy will determine the definitive diagnosis. See a dermatologist to determine if observation or excision is recommended. ...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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3 rounds leg sclerotherapy, veins recur within 6 months, leg pinching/discomfort, newly visible arm and chest veins & arm weakness, need ultrasound?

3 rounds leg sclerotherapy, veins recur within 6 months, leg pinching/discomfort, newly visible arm and chest veins & arm weakness, need ultrasound?

At least!: Need an ultrasound and echo of heart at a minimum as well as possible evaluation of blood and clotting system by blood tests. May want to talk to vein doctor as Ct angiography may be more revealing. Do not wait on this! ...Read more

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Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?

Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?

Maybe better: There is debate in cardiovascular surgery whether radial arteries have better long term results than saphenous vein grafts. Assuming the surgeon is experienced in handling the radial artery, the results are at least as good as vein grafts and maybe better over the long run. ...Read more

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Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Wish could: See a picture but can't. Could it be a bug bite too? If it's new maybe that's it.. If not better get it seen when back deem vacation. If you can get some1% hydrocortisone creame try it but doubt you will find it there. Enjoy your vacation ...Read more

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Mom had a (painful) lump on her leg & now a lump on her arm. Urgent care says varicose veins (in 2 sites?) should she get 2nd opinion? Possibilities?

Varicose veins: This should be very easy to sort out with a physical exam & a vein ultrasound. If the MD at the urgent care suspects abnormal veins, then see a vascular surgeon for opinion (they are experts in varicose veins). The arm lump would be unlikely to be an abnormal vein (varicose veins don't form on the arm), but a quick exam & ultrasound should sort that out as well Good luck! ...Read more

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Hot raised skin patches that travel from leg to arm, triamcinolone acetonide not working, I do not have insurance anymore. They get itchy, hot , help.?

Hot raised skin patches that travel from leg to arm, triamcinolone acetonide not working, I do not have insurance anymore. They get itchy, hot , help.?

Hives/Urticaria: Hives are raised, often itchy, red welts on the surface of the skin. They are usually an allergic reaction to food or medicine.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

when you have an allergic reaction to a substance, your body releases histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. This causes itching, swelling, and other symptoms. Antihistamines are the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I am an everyday meth smoker and have slowly worsening back of leg cramp and arm tingles/cramp. Also, temporary red raised skin around mouth?

Hi doc, I am an everyday meth smoker and have slowly worsening back of leg cramp and arm tingles/cramp. Also, temporary red raised skin around mouth?

What did you expect?: Please forgive me. These symptoms are all-too-familiar and are going to get much worse until you stop taking meth. The meth users that I've autopsied have tried to claw the flesh from their bodies. Please stop this. You're strong, your fellow meth-users are NOT real friends, and you can do this. ...Read more

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Green veins on arms?

Green veins on arms?

Green veins: Upper extremity veins are usually normal and rarely due to underlying pathology. The color is green or blue and this is normal. ...Read more

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How do I tighten and tone my arms and thighs?

Body-weight moves: Consider core-strength based movements which train your body to move itself first. Then consider increasing resistance as muscle pairs actually gain strength and balance.
Eg. Pilates, yoga, plyometrics. ...Read more