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Slightly visible blue vein on my leg. Is this a varicose vein?

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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

A vein like this can be a varicose vein or it may just be a prominent vein that is close to the skin.

In brief: Maybe

A vein like this can be a varicose vein or it may just be a prominent vein that is close to the skin.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Dr. Douglas Joyce
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

it could just be a visible vein not necessarily varicose vein

In brief: Yes and no

it could just be a visible vein not necessarily varicose vein
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Need Exam to Answer

You need a physical exam by a vein specialist, known as a vascular surgeon, to determine if your leg veins are normal are diseased.
Although certain characteristics of the veins, such as bulging, enlargement, serpentine shape, pain / tenderness, etc can help one to determine whether the vein is varicose, it is best to have an expert trained eye look at it and give you a diagnosis. Sent a photo!

In brief: Need Exam to Answer

You need a physical exam by a vein specialist, known as a vascular surgeon, to determine if your leg veins are normal are diseased.
Although certain characteristics of the veins, such as bulging, enlargement, serpentine shape, pain / tenderness, etc can help one to determine whether the vein is varicose, it is best to have an expert trained eye look at it and give you a diagnosis. Sent a photo!
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Probably not.

Varicose veins are large, bulging grape-like veins while blue veins which are not large, bulging or grape-like are usually reticular or feeding veins.
These blue veins are essentially the veins between the small spider veins and the larger varicose veins.You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation.

In brief: Probably not.

Varicose veins are large, bulging grape-like veins while blue veins which are not large, bulging or grape-like are usually reticular or feeding veins.
These blue veins are essentially the veins between the small spider veins and the larger varicose veins.You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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