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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

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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 as well. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...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 This 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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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. ...Read more

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All of a 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 a 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. ...Read more

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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 less noticeable — make sure to go to a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...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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The veins on my wrists aren't visible. Why?

The veins on my wrists aren't visible. Why?

OK: Either they are small or you have increased subcutaneous fat. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why might someone have visible veins under their skin?

Why might someone have visible veins under their skin?

One reason: Can be decreased subcutaneous fat — ever seen the veins in an elderly person's hands? ...Read more

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

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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. ...Read more

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What does it mean to not have visible veins anymore, from a circulatory standpoint?

What does it mean to not have visible veins anymore, from a circulatory standpoint?

Veins gone: Either they are better or you have gotten so fat they can no longer be seen. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my veins seem to show more? I have darker skin but they are visible.

What does it mean if my veins seem to show more? I have darker skin but they are visible.

Enlarging veins: Veins can actually increase in size in relation to weightlifting or other types of exercise due to increased blood flow to the arms/legs. Veins can also become more apparent, though not actually enlarged, in the face of weight loss. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means to not have visible veins anymore from a circulatory standpoint?

Please explain what it means to not have visible veins anymore from a circulatory standpoint?

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 as well. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel that my nerves or veins that is visible on my skin feels like beating involuntarily. What is it?

???: Difficult question to answer without taking a full history and performing physical exam. Start with your regular doctor :). ...Read more

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I recently noticed very visible green veins on all sides of my forearms. Could they be more noticeable now since I have lost some weight? (I'm 96lbs).

I recently noticed very visible green veins on all sides of my forearms. Could they be more noticeable now since I have lost some weight? (I'm 96lbs).

Weight loss and vein: Yes as there is less fat so it is more visible. Also, there is a genetic component. Do other family members have visible veins? ...Read more

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Since about 2months the veins all over my body have started to become extremely more visible & thick. Could there be any danger to visit a thermal spa?

No spa danger: 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 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. Ok to go to spa. ...Read more

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I have visible veins in my palms and fingers, is that normal?

I have visible veins in my palms and fingers, is that normal?

Yes: Without seeing your hands I will tell you it is probably normal. The veins in palm and fingers can be visible/ more visible if you are thin, or have fair skin which is more translucent, or have been exercising, you are hot or excited. There are rare skin conditions where the skin is almost completely translucent and there are rare circulation problems but at 33 years old they are very unlikely. ...Read more