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Dark blue green veins on breast while breastfeeding is this an issue?

Dark blue green veins on breast while breastfeeding is this an issue?

Mammary veins: When breast feeding, the blood vessels to the breast glands or mammary glands enlarge to bring more nourishment to the breast. It would be common to see the veins engorged. ...Read more

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


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Visible green veins on breasts, my breast are very large and they tend to hurt my back and my bras are a little too small. My worry is tenderness&vein?

Visible green veins on breasts, my breast are very large and they tend to hurt my back and my bras are a little too small. My worry is tenderness&vein?

Pregnant?: Is there a chance you could be pregnant? The tenderness is likely hormonal. If you are not pregnant, then where are you in your cycle and have you had this before? ...Read more

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So I have green veins surrounding my breasts, and my nipples have been really tender lately, my period should be coming up in 2 weeks maybe?

So I have green veins surrounding my breasts, and my nipples have been really tender lately, my period should be coming up in 2 weeks maybe?

Check a pregnancy: Test.... ASAP. If negative, check another one in 1 week, and don't stop until u have at least 3 negatives. Or your period starts normally. But breast tenderness at your age almost always warrants a pregnancy test first. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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Big green veins in breast am I pregnant?

Big green veins in breast am I pregnant?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. 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, temperature, levels of hydration.Pregnancies can certainly increase these veins also. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Breasts super heavy & nipples really sore. Green thick veins on breasts and chests. Achey lower back. Negative pg test. Could I still be pregnant?

Breasts super heavy & nipples really sore. Green thick veins on breasts and chests. Achey lower back. Negative pg test. Could I still be pregnant?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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My veins are very visible and green in my chest/breast area as well as my shoulders and arms. Should I be concerned or what could be causing this?

My veins are very visible and green in my chest/breast area as well as my shoulders and arms. Should I be concerned or what could be causing this?

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. See a vein specialist to evaluate. ...Read more

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I had a historectomy at 35, last few weeks my breast are sore and I have dark green veins with little red splatters over and under my breast.

Breast exam: Anytime one notices new lesions, skin changes, lumps or masses in the breasts an evaluation is needed. A doctor will need to see the area in question to determine the next steps. ...Read more

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A carton of juice fell on my left arm hurting my left arm&shoulder. I have noticed some green veins on my left breast &arm. Did the injury cause this?

A carton of juice fell on my left arm hurting my left arm&shoulder. I have noticed some green veins on my left breast &arm. Did the injury cause this?

Unlikely.: If that hand and forearm are swollen, it could be a rare vein injury. But it is very unlikely. Also, plants have green blood, ours is red but can appear blue in the superficial veins. Be sure that you are not color blind. ...Read more

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Onset of flat, visible blue green veins both arms, chest, and breasts. Just started necon birth control 1 wk before veins noticed. Connection/concern?

Onset of flat, visible blue green veins both arms, chest, and breasts. Just started necon birth control 1 wk before veins noticed. Connection/concern?

There should: Be no relationship to visible veins and the birth control pill. The risk of a blood clot is low and does not present this way. I think you are focusing too hard on possible side effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dark aerola wit white pumps, green veins and tender aching breasts, fatigue, dizzy, frequent pee, blur vision, hunger & heart burn just after my period?

Dark aerola wit white pumps, green veins and tender aching breasts, fatigue, dizzy, frequent pee, blur vision, hunger & heart burn just after my period?

Here are some. ..: The content of your Q seems pointing to a worry about pregnancy. Remember, if pregnant, the pregnancy-related symptoms usually start 5-6 weeks after conception. As to confirming pregnancy, nowadays, prompt HPT is the answer to end worrying about pregnancy; get it done soon after missing the regularly expected period and repeat it in 1-2 weeks if the 1st test is (-) & still in doubt. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more

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Why are there veins along my breasts?

Why are there veins along my breasts?

Probably Normal: Blue veins can be seen in fair skinned or thin individuals. This in normal. There are a few relatively rare medical conditions that can cause veins to become engorged or more prominent on the chest. These rare conditions usually have other symptoms associated with them. So if it is on both breasts and no symptoms it is probably nothing to worry about.
To be safe you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blue veins on breasts - hormonal?

Blue veins on breasts - hormonal?

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 hormonal changes. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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What can I do for thick vein in breast?

What can I do for thick vein in breast?

Sclerotherapy!: Indeed if this is something old on your breast and bothers you cosmetically you should consult a physician who treat veins as myself. These veins can be closed with injections. However if the condition is new just weeks old see a physician to look for possible lumps. Occasionally these vein can harbor a clot in them and cause pain too. It is a self limitting condition called mondor's disease. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vein on the breast?

Yes,: Quite normal yet not everybody is concerned about. Obviously during pregnancy and breast feeding they are becoming more engorged and visible. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a multicolored vein on the breast??

Should I be concerned about a multicolored vein on the breast??

Probably not but: Probably not but you need to have an evaluation to be sure that multicolored vein is not a manifestation of another underlying problem. This may be something for a dermatologist to review, or a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be able to see your vein through your breast?

What does it mean to be able to see your vein through your breast?

That is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more

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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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I woke up yesterday morning with a large blue vein on my breast. I'm wondering what could cause it.

I woke up yesterday morning with a large blue vein on my breast. I'm wondering what could cause it.

Breast blue vein: A large blue breast vein can be caused by breast congestion or swelling typically at the end of a menstrual cycle. A secondary reason for a 21 year old is a growing cancer. If you notice any breast lumps or "spider veins" over the blue vein site see a MD immediately. ...Read more

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I have extremely large breasts 48ee and they are big and have a lot of red veins and little sores on them I want to know what is the cause?

I have extremely large breasts 48ee and they are big and have a lot of red veins and little sores on them I want to know what is the cause?

Accept who you are: Breast size is variable. Some women have very small breasts, others have average breasts- others have large breasts, a few other women have a very large breast. It depends on your genes as well as the level of hormone/estrogen that you have. When the breast is large it may give you some discomfort due to the size. Some veins more noticeable especially if you have fair skin. Discuss further with md. ...Read more