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Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Why have my leg veins suddenly become 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

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


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I suddenly have veins visible in my forehead. What can cause this?

I suddenly have veins visible in my forehead. What can cause this?

Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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Suddenly my chest and arm veins are very visible?

Suddenly my chest and arm veins are very visible?

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

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What could cause blue veins on my abdomen and legs to be suddenly visible? I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests and have never missed a bc pill

What could cause blue veins on my abdomen and legs to be suddenly visible? I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests and have never missed a bc pill

Not concerning.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration, hormones, 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

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Why are the 'blue' veins in my arms/hands/chest suddenly much more visible? Heart checked last year, and blood test just two weeks ago, all clear.

Why are the 'blue' veins in my arms/hands/chest suddenly much more visible? Heart checked last year, and blood test just two weeks ago, all clear.

Positional: When you place your arms and legs lower than your heart, they fill and become prominent. When they're above your heart, they collapse and appears as "streaks." Also, when you're well tanned, they're less visible. AS your tan fades, you see them better. Darker veins are NOT a sign of disease! ...Read more

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If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

Varicocoele: An enlarged blood vessel or varicose vein in the scrotum is called a varicocoele and is usually harmless unless it becomes inflamed and painful, at which time you should see a physician. ...Read more

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What can visible veins all over my body mean?

What can visible veins all over my body mean?

Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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Will visible veins disappear after I have the baby?

Will visible veins disappear after I have the baby?

Probably some: These should get better but may not completely disappear. The best way to manage these is to prevent them by wearing support hose during the pregnancy. Tell your friends! ...Read more

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Why are my veins so visible? How do I get them to go down?

Why are my veins so visible? How do I get them to go down?

Depends on veins.: There are many types of veins-spider veins, blue veins and varicose veins. Spider and blue veins can be camouflaged by a sun tan (either natural or spray)-but i would not recommend sun tanning. Varicose veins cannot be concealed unless covered by pants or a dress. The best way to make veins less obvious is to see a vein specialist and have them treated appropriately. ...Read more

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