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Visible Veins On Hips
Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.
Normal can be ugly: You could have kidney or heart problems but at your age I would suspect that you have the sl. swollen feet ofter seen at rest in women. Some of us have relish colored feet from pooled blood and the veins will swell as the fill from gravity. Calf muscles are the major source of return blood flow in the less , so use them and balance will be restored, Walk! ...Read more
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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
Veins: this is not unusual and does not develop into anything more serious ...Read more
Yes.: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Straight vein bulging on achilles. Painful at times with or without walking. Normal color. Can varicose vein be straight? Veins on other leg fine.
Straight veins.: Varicose veins are grape-like and bulging. Veins can be enlarged and not be varicose veins. Straight large veins are not considered varicose veins and can be enlarged for many reasons including genetics, staining, levels of hydration and loss of elasticity in the skin with aging. If this vein hurts you it can be treated by sclerotherapy or removal via tiny incisions. See a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?
Probably normal: Usually, these are just normal veins. If they shrink when the hand is raised, don't hurt, & are soft, there is most likely no problem. If there is swelling of the arm, pain, redness, or the veins are firm, further evaluation should be done for clot or infection. They can be treated with sclerotherapy to improve appearance if desired. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary . Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity and volume. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that i see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more
I have redlines/looks like bruising outlinning my inner thigh veins on both legs..its only on the veins no where else..feels sore?
Inflammation: Hard to answer without seeing in person, but the veins can be inflamed from standing for a long time, for instance on the job. When you are home, elevate your legs, apply a heating pad on a light to medium setting (but never sleep with it on you, can cause burns), or if you can take ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve), do that. However it would be best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Bulging veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. Leaking (refluxing) valves can lead to varicose veins, leg and foot swelling. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound to help to make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much fat: The biggest factor on the visibility of veins on arms is the amount of subcutaneous [ in the skin] fat that you have. Also the large and more toned the muscles are the more visible the veins. There are rare circulation issues that can lead to distended veins but these are in fact rare. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: During pregnancy there are many changes taking place in the female body including increased circulating blood volume, generalized vasodilation of the blood vessels, hormonal changes and increased pressure in the pelvis from the enlarging uterus. All of these changes contribute to increased blood volume and increased veins. ...Read more