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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.

Dr. Ted King
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My veins are suddenly very visible, especially in my arms and legs. It seems to have happened overnight. Is this something to be concerned about?

My veins are suddenly very visible, especially in my arms and legs. It seems to have happened overnight. Is this something to be concerned about?

Check blood pressure: If higher than 140/90 consistantly or most times could be this, or higher blood volume from menstrual time and fluid retention or other, get your labs checked including tsh[thyroid] if overweight lose weight. never smoke, have a doctor see this best

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Why are my veins all the sudden visible?

Why are my veins all the sudden visible?

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.

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I'm wondering why are my veins so visible?

I'm wondering why are my veins so visible?

Normal.: 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.

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Why are my veins all of a sudden visible?

Why are my veins all of a sudden visible?

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.

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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.

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My veins seem more visible what does that mean?

My veins seem more visible what does that 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.

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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!

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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.

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What are the causes of visible veins, and what can I do to stop this?

What are the causes of visible veins, and what can I do to stop this?

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.

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All of the sudden I been having very blue visible veins all over my body and its kind of scaring me now., I am 26 year old female?

All of the sudden I been having very blue visible veins all over my body and its kind of scaring me now., I am 26 year old female?

Fluid retention?: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear.

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Why are the veins of my hands are so visible?

Why are the veins of my hands are so visible?

Loss of fat: Over the years, the subcutaneous fat in our body naturally atrophies. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a chubby baby and a 90 year old man. This is also true in the hands. Some physicians can perform sclerotherapy or ablation of hand veins to make them more noticeable - make sure to go to a vein specialist or phlebologist.

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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.

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Do hydrocephalus cause your veins to. Be visible.?

Do hydrocephalus cause your veins to. Be visible.?

Only not controlled: Hydrocephlus is a condition that can build up pressure in the brain. If pressure builds up, the veins on the head and neck may dilate and be more visible. If the pressure is well controlled, the veins will be normal. You need to get a thorough evaluation to be sure the shunt is working well and no pressure problem has developed.

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What causes of small veins visible on inner thighs?

What causes of small veins visible on inner thighs?

Spider Veins: What you describe sounds like spider veins. These can occur during teenage years and there is a strong genetic relationship with them. Trauma can also cause this. For now you should just leave them alone and see if they spontaneously resolve. The simplest treatment for them would be either a laser or sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist for an opinion.

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What does it mean to have visible veins on your head?

What does it mean to have visible veins on your head?

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.

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Any way to prevent veins becoming more visible when doing lifts?

Any way to prevent veins becoming more visible when doing lifts?

Depends...: ...On where the veins are. Most veins in your face and neck will dilate with straining. This is a normal response.

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Do hydrocephaluscause your veins in your head to be visible or pop out?

Do hydrocephaluscause your veins in your head to be visible or pop out?

Not usually: Things would have to get severe end-stage and desperate prior to the intracranial pressure causing veins to distend over the scalp. Usually, not overt external signs like this associated with hydrocephalus. Major venous thrombosis at the jugular levels could create a backup, and even increase in brain pressure. Have a visit to a neurologist and get the answers.