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Prominent veins in feet. No pain but is this something to worry about?

Prominent veins in feet. No pain but is this something to worry about?

Probably not: Many thin people feel that the veins in their feet are prominent when in fact they are normal. If this is a sudden change or only involves one foot then evaluation for a DVT may be necessary, although you would probably have discomfort and swelling also. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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Many large, bulging surface veins on feet. NO reflux/insufficiency/varicose. Will they become worse and will I develop more bulging veins over time?

Many large, bulging surface veins on feet. NO reflux/insufficiency/varicose. Will they become worse and will I develop more bulging veins over time?

Treatments options.: Bulging foot veins are a common complaint in the world of venous disease. There are several options for treatment including leaving them alone or removing them through tiny micro incisions (microphlebectomies). This is strictly a cosmetic procedure. There probably is a hereditary component to your veins and there is no way of telling if they will worsen over time or stay the same. ...Read more

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Would MRI without contrast find DVT? I've had back of knee and calf pain. D-dimer and ultrasound came back normal, but veins in feet&leg are bulging.

Would MRI without contrast find DVT? I've had back of knee and calf pain. D-dimer and ultrasound came back normal, but veins in feet&leg are bulging.

No..: The best test to reveal a DVT would be the ultrasound of the veins in your legs. The bulging veins in your legs are maybe varicose or spider veins - though you seem young for it. Sometimes, pregnancy can predispose to it however. ...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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Could it be bad if the veins on your feet pop out?

No: Vein on your feet as in your hands will enlarge and decrease depending on many factors such as levels of hydration, response to outside temperature, levels of exertion, aging and genetics. When you stand, the foot veins will engorge and enlarge from gravity alone. ...Read more

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What are some causes for puffy veins in the feet? When should I be concerned?

What are some causes for puffy veins in the feet? When should I be concerned?

Veins: Possible varicose veins. If tender, swollen or causing other symptoms, have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having occasional crawling sensations in what seems like the veins in my feet. But when I look to see what it is, I don't see anything.?

I'm having occasional crawling sensations in what seems like the veins in my feet. But when I look to see what it is, I don't see anything.?

Restless legs?: Restless Leg Syndrome is categorized as a sleep disorder but can occur during the day as well. Your symptoms and a normal physical exam are typical. Lifestyle treatments include improving sleep with a regular sleep schedule; daily exercise; stretching; reduction of caffeine, tobacco, alcohol; relaxation techniques including yoga or meditation. See your doctor for diagnosis and other therapies. ...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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All of a sudden my veins in my feet are popping out I can almost grab ahold of them! Why? It's the main veins not the little ones on top

All of a sudden my veins in my feet are popping out I can almost grab ahold of them! Why? It's the main veins not the little ones on top

Maybe: Gravity, position, standing on your legs can cause a lot of the vein swelling. If you become painful orbecome excessively swollen you may want to get examined for possible varicose veins or blood clots. ...Read more

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Can venogram see the veins in the feet and toes?

Can venogram see the veins in the feet and toes?

Yes.: If it is a venogram of the feet...Venogram just means mapping of the veins it depends on what part of the body is being studied. ...Read more

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Is there a reason or problem with enlarged blood veins in my feet?

Usually normal.: The feet just as the hands lose volume over time with aging and are also influenced by hereditary factors. This combination can result in the veins of the feet becoming more enlarged over time. Other factors such as blood volume. Levels of hydration and medical problems with the heart, kidneys or liver can also lead to enlarged foot veins. If you are healthy then it is probably norma. ...Read more

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Does anybody know what are the causes of varicose veins on their feet?

Does anybody know what are the causes of varicose veins on their feet?

Could be normal: Although drs. Nielsen's and macy's explanations are entirely accurate, not all visible veins on the feet are abnormal. Becasue their is so little soft tissue and so much bone in the feet, veins tend to be very prominent. If you don'tg have varicose veins in your legs but do have visible veins in your feet, your foot veins could be entirely normal. ...Read more

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Hello sir I have lot of veins on my feet blue green and even visible clearly but not painful at all I want to know why I have lot of veins and same on my hands?

Hello sir I have lot of veins on my feet blue green and even visible clearly but not painful at all I want to know why I have lot of veins and same on my hands?

You're so Vein..: Genetics determines the number of veins you own. The appearance of these veins can change due to various circumstances. Aging, the thickness of skin, muscular development, weakened valves in the veins and even frequencies of the light spectrum can have an effect on the appearance of your veins. ...Read more

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When I touch the veins in my feet my toes go numb, why?

Doubt veins.: Veins should have nothing to do with the cause of numbness in your toes. Veins have many associated symptoms but numbness is not one of them. Numbness is usually a nerve related symptom. Sometimes underlying back problems or arterial circulatory problems can cause toe numbness. You should see a vascular surgeon to evaluate you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of spider veins on my feet? I'm only 18.

How can I get rid of spider veins on my feet? I'm only 18.

Couple: Try wearing compression stockings. See a vascular doctor who can easily get rid of the spider veins by laser ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes bulging veins in your feet and hands?

Please tell me what causes bulging veins in your feet and hands?

Veins: Unfortunately, a bit more history is needed. See your family doc or vascular specialist. ...Read more

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My leg is swelling and the veins in my feet is popping out what is going on?

My leg is swelling and the veins in my feet is popping out what is going on?

See a doctor: There are many possibilities for the leg swelling and vein prominence. One possibility is blood clot or DVT. I would recommend you have an evaluation with a Physician to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Vericose / spider veins on ankles feet and leg? Just started happening? Causes?

Vericose / spider veins on ankles feet and leg? Just started happening? Causes?

Valves: These see very common and are usually associated with the development of problems with the valves in the veins themselves. When these valves fail to function properly, blood can pool in the leg and cause a dilatation of the superficial veins. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Bilateral pitting edema. And veins showing on feet causing this? Had for about a month now. Causes? I am over weight. I just had umbilical surgery 6week

Bilateral pitting edema. And veins showing on feet causing this? Had for about a month now. Causes? I am over weight. I just had umbilical surgery 6week

Bilateral edema: Call your doctor or go to ER today. May be due to clots (after surgery), scarring, venous stasis, increased abdominal pressure. (abdominal HTN). Elevate feet, do not wear tight socks. May need diuretic to remove fluid Would also check EF and heart echocardiogram. Check BP. F/u w/doc ER today ...Read more

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I have bulging veins on my feet and have done for as long as I can remember. Are these varicose veins? Or could they be something more normal

I have bulging veins on my feet and have done for as long as I can remember. Are these varicose veins? Or could they be something more normal

It is possible: It is possible that these are varicose veins. Varicose veins are not found as frequently in the feet as they are in the ankle region.

Be sure to follow up with a Foot and Ankle Specialist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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All of my veins in my feet and hands are suddenly popping out and pulsing I can feel it and see it. I am 53 yo female and got a perfect health report.

All of my veins in my feet and hands are suddenly popping out and pulsing I can feel it and see it. I am 53 yo female and got a perfect health report.

May be serious: I see this question submitted twice. I'm guessing you are very concerned. If you are having any shortness of breath or chest pressure, or jaw ache, I would take an aspirin and call an ambulance now. Feeling a bounding pulse can mean heart palpitations. If you are completely comfortable then it may not be important. Women' heart attack symptoms are sometimes unrecognized. Be cautious. Good luck! ...Read more

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Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.

Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.

Normal can be ugly: You could have kidney or heart problems but at your age I would suspect that you have the sl. Swollen feet ofter seen at rest in women. Some of us have relish colored feet from pooled blood and the veins will swell as the fill from gravity. Calf muscles are the major source of return blood flow in the less, so use them and balance will be restored, Walk! ...Read more

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Varicose veins starting in feet up legs hip and on both sides of my stomach what is this?

Varicose veins starting in feet up legs hip and on both sides of my stomach what is this?

Varicose veins: Describes central venous occlusion. In pelvic veins or inferior vena cava. May be cenous reflux. Can get checked with ct scan it ultrasound. Any history of catheterization of ivc filter? Shoukd get evaluated by vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Vericose veins /spider veins on ankles feet and legs. Seem to have came on quickly. Can this be heart related?

Vericose veins /spider veins on ankles feet and legs. Seem to have came on quickly. Can this be heart related?

No it is not: Spider vein are relate to varicose vein, which caused by a valve problem in the vein, not heart problem.
because vein problem can cause edema in the leg, and some heart problem can cause edema sometime people can confuse the similarity with cause effect issue.
spider vein could be treated by injection like sclerotherapy, or laser therapy.
same time controlling the varicose vein is important. ...Read more

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I think I've got depressed and have burning in my feet and legs and sometimes in the side of my head. The here a lot of varicose veins in my feet.

I think I've got depressed and have burning in my feet and legs and sometimes in the side of my head. The here a lot of varicose veins in my feet.

Don't know your: Age or your medical history. I would recommend comprehensive medical assessment if you have not already had one. The findings will determine the approach for your varicosities, burning of legs and head. At the same time - your primary care provider can do a basic screen for depression. Depending on results - you might be referred to a behavioral health provider. Take care. ...Read more

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How do my venous thrombosis and varicose veins affect eligibility for a calf augmentation surgery? How is calf augmentation surgery different in a person with venous thrombosis and varicose veins on his feet? I am a 41-year-old woman. I take aspirin and p

How do my venous thrombosis and varicose veins affect eligibility for a calf augmentation surgery? How is calf augmentation surgery different in a person with venous thrombosis and varicose veins on his feet? I am a 41-year-old woman. I take aspirin and p

Based: Based on your history I would not rec. Calf implant surgery. The increased pressure from calf implant could increase chances of dev. A dvt, if you develop DVT this could go to your lung (called a pe) and you could die. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Is it normal to have bulging veins in your feet, legs, arms, hands if you are skinny and fit for the most part? I'm 24 year old male 158lbs 5"11

Yes: Skinny people have less subcutaneous fat which makes veins more visible. Men tend to have bigger more noticeable veins and physically active people have larger veins to handle the volume of blood required to oxygenate active peripheral muscle in the body. So active men have bigger veins generally than inactive men and most women and in skinny people veins are more apparent. You are normal. ...Read more

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I itch over whole body and on scalp, sometimes over veins, like ankles, feet and legs. Or just over outside knees and elbows... Also on my scalp. I don't have a rash or use medicine. I don't use any body lotions or fabric softeners. About a year now?

I itch over whole body and on scalp, sometimes over veins, like ankles, feet and legs. Or just over outside knees and elbows... Also on my scalp. I don't have a rash or use medicine. I don't use any body lotions or fabric softeners. About a year now?

Itch: Generalized itching without an accompanying rash may be due to excessively dry skin, diabetes, certain malignancies or hormonal disorders like hyperthyroidism. I recommend that you consult a dermatologist who will examine you and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more