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27 yr old f, fair skinned w blue visible veins throughout body. Noticed veins after taking two courses of antibiotics. What could be causing this?

27 yr old f, fair skinned w blue visible veins throughout body. Noticed veins after taking two courses of antibiotics. What could be causing this?

Veins: This was not caused by taking antibiotics and has probably been there for some time and only noticed because of your recent infections. Let your doctor take a look. It may help to be reassured. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Noticed quite a few new blue visible veins all over body, but especially on inside of right arm. Sign of dehydration or something more serious?

Noticed quite a few new blue visible veins all over body, but especially on inside of right arm. Sign of dehydration or something more serious?

Probably not serious: Dehydration is very common. Signs of dehydration include feeling thirty, dry mouth, poor skin tone, light-headedness, decreased urination. More severe dehydration may cause headache, stomach pain, and/or passing out. Drink lots of water. Try to keep yourself well hydrated by never allowing yourself to feel thirsty. If the blue veins are no longer visible, then it probably is dehydration. ...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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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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If there's no weight change what causes an increase in visible blue veins in the body and spider veins on breasts?

If there's no weight change what causes an increase in visible blue veins in the body and spider veins on breasts?

Hormonal changes: If you have new, prominent veins in the breast, you may be undergoing hormonal changes. These can be simple cyclical changes like your menstrual cycle or can be an indicator or larger changes like pregnancy. They are not signs of cancer or anything serious or abnormal. If they bother you, a phlebologist or vein specialist can treat them cosmetically. Phlebology. Org for referrals. ...Read more

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Can it be normal to have very visible veins all over my body? Especially on my legs? I'm only 35. I am thin, pale, and just 97 lbs.

Can it be normal to have very visible veins all over my body? Especially on my legs? I'm only 35. I am thin, pale, and just 97 lbs.

Yes: Some people have very visible veins while others have deeper, less obvious ones. The latter group are more difficult to insert iv's or draw blood specimens from. ...Read more

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I have prominent and highly visible veins all over my body. A vein just blew out in my hand for no reason. No injury or pain, should I be concerned?

I have prominent and highly visible veins all over my body. A vein just blew out in my hand for no reason. No injury or pain, should I be concerned?

Spontaneous: Vein rupture is, by itself, not serious unless there is impending skin breakdown. More concerning is your underlying condition of diffuse prominent subdermal blood vessels, which might be indication for systemic disease. You should consult with internist or dermatologist. ...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?

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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Why are my veins so visible and my skin feels hot. My whole body feels like water ballons?

Why are my veins so visible and my skin feels hot. My whole body feels like water ballons?

Vasodilation: When the body's temperature is elevated or is hot, the body will cause skin vasodilation or enlargement of the veins to reduce the heat of the body and this means you will see your veins more clearly. I am not sure of the balloon feeling except it could be related to the same reason as above. Good luck ...Read more

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My 10 year old daughter has visible thin purple like veins that look like vericous veins since she was little all over her body in different areas.

My 10 year old daughter has visible thin purple like veins that look like vericous veins since she was little all over her body in different areas.

Has to be seen: This has to be evaluated, especially if it is increasing and/or painful. Very hard to opine without seeing it. ...Read more

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Are very visible veins on my forearms, legs, and chest a sign of a blood clot or aneurysm somewhere in my body?

Are very visible veins on my forearms, legs, and chest a sign of a blood clot or aneurysm somewhere in my body?

Vascular surgeon: Some people have very prominent, superficial veins while others have deep ones. I doubt that you have any blood clots or arterial aneurysms. If you still have concerns, consult a vascular surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Is prominent vein danger to body???

Is prominent vein danger to body???

NO: NO (with a few RARE exceptions (eg in the stomach or esophagus)

Hope this helps!

DR Z ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Can your body create new veins?

Can your body create new veins?

Yes.: Our bodies have the ability to create new veins and it does it all the time. In fact, people with spider and varicose veins often complain about new vein formation if veins recur following sclerotherapy or varicose vein treatment. Even people who develop clots in veins frequently have new veins grow around the clots. ...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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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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I suddenly have veins showing all over my body. Why?

I suddenly have veins showing all over my body. Why?

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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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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Over last few weeks my veins seem more prominent and blue all over body. Why. I'm worried I may have a disease?

Over last few weeks my veins seem more prominent and blue all over body. Why. I'm worried I may have a disease?

Prominent veins: It is likely not related to anything serious. Prominent veins that are not tender, red, or bulging are probably not caused by an underlying disease. Varicose veins are dilated veins, usually on the lower legs, that are due to incompetent valves within the walls of the veins and causes irregular appearance of the veins. If that's what you are seeing then try wearing compression stockings. ...Read more

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My veins hurt all over my body, it happens every like 30 minutes and I get small sharp pains also my veins itch. What could it be?

My veins hurt all over my body, it happens every like 30 minutes and I get small sharp pains also my veins itch. What could it be?

Unusual: Veins have little sensory capacity. If you have pain and hold your breath, your veins will look more prominent. Young people, thin, with little subcutaneous fat, and excellent fitness, tend to have prominent veins. Itching is common with allergies, rash, toxic exposures, weight gain, edema (swelling), and drug reactions. Note your pattern of itching and relief to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm noticing very green veins all over my body much more noticeable than usual. Is this a problem? It doesn't hurt it's just physical appearance.

I'm noticing very green veins all over my body much more noticeable than usual. Is this a problem? It doesn't hurt it's just physical appearance.

Green Veins, Problem: It is possible that it could be a problem. The main concern is that you could be developing varicose veins, which can be a medical problem if they progress. Varicose veins most commonly form on the legs & tend to bulge out. If the veins have a more normal appearance & are throughout your body, then it may be that you are well hydrated & have light complexion & then there is nothing to worry about. ...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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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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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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