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Any reason why are my veins so blue and prominent?

Any reason why are my veins so blue and prominent?

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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Can any doc explain why are my veins so blue and prominent?

Can any doc explain why are my veins so blue and prominent?

Yes: The color of the veins has to do with the interaction between the color of blood within the veins (usually a dark red) and the color of your skin. Fair skin often has bluer veins, darker skin may have deep purple to brown appearing veins. Veins become prominent for many reasons:age (less subQ tissue), hydration level, salt intake, heat, and varicose veins are all potential causes of prominent veins.

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I can see my veins so blue all over my body and this just happened all of the sudden. Why do you think it is? Also feeling breathing shallow. Thanks

I can see my veins so blue all over my body and this just happened all of the sudden. Why do you think it is? Also feeling breathing shallow. Thanks

Veins: Veins becoming more prominent might indicate a change in the pressure of the venous circulation. Together with breathing symptoms, it suggests a checkup is needed. For a personalized consultation consider seeing your doctor and/or getting a thorough review here on HealthTap.

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Why do my veins sometimes look green instead of blue?

Why do my veins sometimes look green instead of blue?

Size of veins: Size of veins under the skin are different diameters and are also affected with the color of your skin. All are normal variations.

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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.

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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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Wife has blue veins all over body. Just showed up this morning. No other noticeable symptoms or noteworthy factors. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Wife has blue veins all over body. Just showed up this morning. No other noticeable symptoms or noteworthy factors. Any thoughts? Thanks!

R/O LIVEDO: Dilated blood vessels in the upper chest after a strenuous work out usually dissipate after 1-3hrs. If they persist and at only on one side, I would seek prompt evaluation. People with an underlying clotting disorder or an autoimmune problem can develop a condition called LIVEDO Reticularis. So monitor your symptoms if they persist Or worsen seek a prompt evaluation.

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I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

I wanna do cutting on my wrists and I wanted to know of what I have to be mindful and what happens when I hit this blue/green vein on my wrist?

Go to ER: You will kill yourself. That is what the " his majestie's service" do to kill their opponent dissidents. You should seek immidiate medical/ psych help.

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Could progesterone pills make veins more blue?

Yes: Veins change in size relative to hormones. This is why they get larger during pregnancy or with menstrual cycles. They should reduce or revert after exposure to the hormone is stopped.

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Is a big blue prominent vein on a penis normal?

Is a big blue prominent vein on a penis normal?

Yes: Large superficial veins on the penis are very common. If there is no tenderness or firmness of this vessel consider it normal and nothing to worry about.

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Can someone tell me if the blood in the veins is blue or red?

Can someone tell me if the blood in the veins is blue or red?

Dark red: The color of blood is related to the amount of oxygen in the blood - the more oxygen in the blood, the more red it appears. If there is less oxygen in the blood, it will appear darker - but still a shade of red. Veins carry less oxygen than arteries. So, blood inside a vein is often a dark red/maroon color. On the surface of the skin, veins can look blue due to overlying skin pigmentation.

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Hi there is blue veins on my baby's chest should I be worried?

Hi there is blue veins on my baby's chest should I be worried?

Veins: Please let your pediatrician have a look at them they may be of no consequence

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I have blue skin following my veins around my body, what could this be? Cheers

I have blue skin following my veins around my body, what could this be? Cheers

Skin over veins: May look blue normally because of the underlying vein. Is this what you mean? If more widespread than over the vein suggest a doctor consult to determine whether there is another skin condition such as varicose eczema

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes ppl to have noticeable blue veins?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes ppl to have noticeable blue veins?

See below: Noticeable blue veins can be very normal. Veins can travel close to the surface of the skin and the color that they appear (bluish or brown) depends on a persons skin tone - people with light skin often have 'bluer' appearing veins. The darker the skin, the darker the veins look.

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My six year old has a bulging blue vein on the top of his pennis and it hurts him. What could it be?

My six year old has a bulging blue vein on the top of his pennis and it hurts him. What could it be?

Engorged penis vein: Pediatric penile pain is a common complaint, and in most cases is UTI, meatal stenosis, trauma, bladder distention. If the pain is associated with a prologed erection (I'm aware he is 6 y/o) take him to the ER right away. If the pain has just started, and not associated with erection, arrange for him to have ASAP a Doppler ultrasonography of the penis, to evaluate the cavernosal artery flow.

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Blue ish dot on tonsil. No pain. The size of a pencil mark. Is this bad? Almost looks like a little vein

Blue ish dot on tonsil. No pain. The size of a pencil mark. Is this bad? Almost looks like a little vein

Might be little vein: ...but could be quite a number of other things too. Get it checked out, particularly if you smoke or have a history of melanoma.

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I could see my blue veins clearly thru my skin. Is it normal? Or it's my skin just so transparent? I have fair skin.

I could see my blue veins clearly thru my skin. Is it normal? Or it's my skin just so transparent? I have fair skin.

Maybe: If you are fair skinned then it will be quite normal to see veins. Not much to do but apply make up to cover the areas. They are not dangerous. If veins bulge they may have reflux and require treatment. A proper evaluation is key.

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My veins in some areas in my body looks blue and sort of light green. But in other areas looks purple, is this normal?

My veins in some areas in my body looks blue and sort of light green. But in other areas looks purple, is this normal?

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.