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Veins Suddenly Very Visible
Venous insufficinecy: Visible veins on the legs are usually the result of venous insufficiency. The insufficiency may be in the skin [resulting tiny spider veins], or below the surface of the skin [ causing tiny and varicose veins] or in deep veins. It is best to have this evaluated by a vein specialist, often with aid of an ultrasound to see how best to treat. Weight loss or fat loss also makes veins more visible. ...Read more
Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veins: this is not unusual and does not develop into anything more serious ...Read more
This can be normal.: This can be normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?
Suddenly the veins in my arm are very noticeably blue, showing through my skin. normally not very noticeable. I am med. brown. reasons why?
It is likely that: your skin is getting thinner or previous tanning or darkening of the skin is getting lighter. It is unlikely that this represents a change in the color of the blood or the blood vessels themselves. Given your history of eye issues it might also represent a change in your color vision rather than a change in the color of the veins themselves. ...Read more
My vein visibility in my wrists changes dramatically throughout the day from invisible to extremely visible spider veins that are bright blue. why?
Light wavelength: The source and intensity of light makes blue lines more or less visible. Incandescent light bulbs make blue less visible. Fluorescent tubes make blue veins more visible. LED lights vary according to the types of light emitted. The time of day effects the type of sunlight. etc etc etc ...Read more
Could be normal: I am not certain what your question is. Eye color varies widely, as does how prominent any person's eye vessels may be. As always, if there is a concern about an abnormality, an eye doctor visit can be very helpful. ...Read more
Veins around chest very visible until shoulder extending to arm. Looks like spider veins in chest. Doesn't hurt, concerned why they look so dramatic ?
Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more
not really : They are superficial veins and when we use the term blood clot in the media we are talking about obstructed deep veins: " deep vein thrombosis" or DVT . Technically the hard spots on the hand veins are also thrombosis of veins but they superficial veins and are called superficial phlebitis not" blood clots.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veins are noticeable slight neseaus slightly tender boobs veins coming up on legs and boobs , mild headache on occasion , abdominal fullness feeling.?
What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?
Here are some ...: All what you described may be the varying appearance of penile veins to reflect the degree of venous engorgement at different positioning and in the different state of sexual arousal. So, leave them alone as long as not hurting and not changing in the varying pattern of appearance. To assure the just described possibility, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration ... of these veins ... to Doc ...Read more
Physician Review: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have visible red/purple veins (spider veins?) all over my legs arms and butt and also some visible long green veins as well could this be because I am very underweight (Bmi 15.4)
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