What is the cause of blue veins popping around nipples and breast?

Such findings are... Such findings are often seen with pregnancy as the body prepares for lactation. Are you nipples sore? Please see your physician to verify or rule out pregnancy and have a complete physical exam to verify. Always consult your physician regarding verification of any health issues, disease, nutrition, exercise and mental wellness. Answers provided by dr. Michael w. Turner are provided as gene.
Normal finding. I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics.

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I had my period but my breasts are sore and there is visible blue veins on my chest, what might be the cause?

Normal finding. I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. Read more...

Is having blue veins on breasts and lumps on nipple normal?

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...

I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago. Surgery or prevention tips?

No shortcuts. Your breasts become engorged during pregnancy and it is very doubtful that the veins will spontaneously disappear. Occasionally, weight loss and exercise can cause a mild reduction in breast size, but this is not a guarantee. Read more...
Wait and watch. If the veins are not causing any symptoms and are not a cosmetic issue for any one other than yourself or your partner, it would be prudent to leave these alone. Treating such an issue is likely to be more trouble that it may be worth. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Blue veins on breast & one goin through nipples. They get sore from time to time! What does this mean.?

Hmm. There is a condition called mondor's disease. This is a painful condition caused by a thrombophlebitis ( blood clot ) of a vein on the breast. It is benign and self limiting. You mention soreness, well it could be... Are you breast feeding, felt any lumps in the breast/arm pit? See you obgyn or a surgeon. Do not neglect! Read more...
Growing pains. Breast enlargement either by augmentation or hormonal stimulation can result in enlarged, tender veins in the reticular dermis. They are treatable by a specialist. Read more...

30 days late. I took a few test and all negative. Symptoms are breast enlargement, burning nipples, blue veins in breast and chest. Could I be?

Tests are accurate. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. Read more...

I've noticed that from mid chest area blue veins and progresses to my nipples. Also I have tender breast & my nipples now hurt, should I be concerned.

Normal finding. I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. Read more...