Prominent Blue Veins

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Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged swollen veins that usually occur in the legs. When a person stands for long periods, the pressure exerted against the vein can increase up to ten times. The subcutaneous veins of the legs are commonly affected, due to the tremendous strain that standing has on the veins. Hence, those whose occupations require long periods of standing are more susceptible to risk of developing varicose veins. Amazingly, approximately fifty percent of middle aged adults have varicose veins.

If you have unsightly veins popping out of your legs in a spider-like form, then you should definitely be on the move now. There's certainly no point in dillydallying because you have just been part of the many others who are experiencing the occurrence of the most common condition that have to do with the veins -- the appearance of potentially disturbing varicose and spider veins. Varicose veins are very common, although they usually target women who have much weaker vein qualities compared to men.

Varicose veins result from a weakness of valves inside veins that allow blood to flow back to the heart. If the valves do not work properly, blood accumulates in the veins, stretching them and causing varicosities. These prominent, blue, bulging veins are often accompanied by dull, nagging aches and pains. Swelling, sore legs, leg cramps and feelings of heaviness in the legs are also characteristics of varicose veins. This condition remains to be a very growing concern but most people do not really take it seriously.

Varicose and spider veins are not considered to be medical conditions and they do not necessarily harm the person who has them. In fact, those who have it simply regard to it as something that is a part of their being. They seldom complain and are seldom bothered that such a condition can harm themselves, affect their systems and shorten their lives. At some point, this way of thinking can be considered correct. But, even if you are not necessarily conscious about the appearance of your legs, that isn't to say that you shouldn't take it seriously.

You can feel much more confident when you have clear legs without the disturbing appearance of such bulging veins. A more serious form of varicose veins involves obstruction and valve defects of the deeper veins of the leg. It can lead to problems such as thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infraction and even stroke. The great thing is, there are a lot of ways and techniques on how both spider and varicose veins can be treated and it's all just a matter of knowing which one would be best for you to take on.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes blue prominent veins on breasts?
    I am not pregnant. I have taken four preg tests and a blood test. All were negative. But the veins all over my body seem to be getting more noticable.
    They just randomly appeared out of nowhere. It makes me nervous. It keeps making me think im pregnant but the only preg symtoms I have had are cramping, gassy and the veins. Other than that nothing. I still bleed but not as bad as normal but heavy enough to fill pads for three days.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes they just happen as you get older, not OLD, just older. I have ugly little veins creeping down my thighs and hands and I'm only 21, it just happens.

  2. QUESTION:
    Recently have very prominent blue veins on chest and stomach.?
    They just popped up out of nowhere along with swollen left ankle and pain in left side of my neck. No money for doctor, hoping for a home remedy.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but I feel that you are going to have to present yourself to a doctor - I feel that it could be very serious as in maybe a blood clot
      The alternative is quite permanent but its your choice but if you do decide to be sensible please do it asap as it may be urgent
      I have included a website for you with information on this condition

  3. QUESTION:
    Really Prominent Blue veins in boobs- not sexually active?
    So I just noticed literally 5 inutes ago that the veins in my boobs are really blue and noticable! I have never had sex and when I googled it it was a sign of pregnancy. I am 16 years old, active, not sexually active, annd I just started taking birth control to control my menstrual cycle. Could it be from the birth control ( I am on Yaz started a week ago)

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't worry about it... boobs often have noticable veins, that's not a symptom of any problem. On top of that, Yaz is well known to cause breast tenderness and swelling for the first few weeks after you start taking it, so it's quite logical that this might be accompanied by other visible changes in your boobs like more noticable veins.

      I'm sure all is well... by all means mention it to your doc next time you're there, but don't worry, keep smiling! :)

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do I have such prominent blue veins all over my breasts???
    Im a 38D and Im just noticing the veins. They might have been there for awhile since Im just starting to REALLY inspect my boobs!!! What the heck???
    Im 40 so I know my boobs!

    • ANSWER:
      Probably just goes along with age and size.GREAT!!! that you are examining your breasts!Health wise...breast cancer...

  5. QUESTION:
    Prominent blue veins/capillaries caused by Adderall?
    So I took a 30mg XR yesterday. I was productive until about 2am today. Then I lounged in bed until about 9am, arose, and discovered that my hands, arms, legs, and feet were all covered with numerous, prominent, DARK blue veins. Not just several large veins, but multiple clusters of capillaries as well.

    My palms, feet, and finger joints looked almost bruised, since the capillaries had become MUCH more prominent. My limbs were also very stiff but that was expected. I'm not pregnant and have no other conditions that would likely lead to this.

    So.. is this a normal Adderall side effect? I sense it is. Confirm my thoughts, if you will. I rather like the look, actually, but not so if it means I'm dying.

    • ANSWER:
      Your not dying, But would get some to an ER just to be sure your ok, but your not gonna dye, don't worry, But if you think your gonna dye, then you'll have a panic attack, but that won't kill you either, so don't worry, but if you feel ok, then just get a doctors appointment :)

  6. QUESTION:
    Prominent blue veins in boobs and bloating and feeling sick!!?
    We have been trying since october, I had a very very early misscarriage in december (4 weeks) and now I have really prominent blue veins in my boobs and the really hurt to touch. I did a test this morning but I came on on the 31st jan. Is it too early too detect on a home test - it was negative and could I still be pregnant. I wake up feeling sick but it goes off ????? We really want a baby and I am worried its in my head but my boobs kill, so tender!!! When can I test this month being as it only goes up to 28th and I am usually due on 31st of every month/.???
    17 hours ago - 1 week left to answer.

    • ANSWER:
      it could well be very early pregnancy symptoms but you are testing way to soon, i would wait at least another week to test say on the 28th as that would be a few days before your period is due

  7. QUESTION:
    9-10dpo and i notice i have more prominent blue veins on bbs.. is this a preg sign or af sign?
    They are bluer and seem to run into the areola.... is that a common af sign? I hope i did it this month but im not too confident....

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  8. QUESTION:
    9-10dpo and i notice i have more prominent blue veins on bbs.. is this a preg sign or af sign?
    They are bluer and seem to run into the areola.... is that a common af sign? I hope i did it this month but im not too confident....

    • ANSWER:
      it could be a pregnancy sign, or it could be a sign of anemia. are you getting enough iron in your diet? take a pregnancy test first, if you're not pregnant, and the bluer veins don't start going back to normal, you should have your doctor check your iron levels next time you go in.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why are there blue veins on my breasts?
    I am a virgin fershure. Def not pregnant. absolutley NOT! I am fifteen years old. I just noticed a prominent blue vein on my breast today, does this mean that my boobs are growing?!?! =D THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      hello
      first of all i`m a female so i can answer this question because i too have breasts and upon it i`m a gynaecologist so its definitely easy to answer.

      well our human body has vein all over the body.
      you can see veins any where in the body because only veins are present in the upper layer and you cant see arteries they are only present in the inner region.
      well your condition is perfectly normal every women breast have veins .
      better mail me at drsanjana01@gmail.com for more information.

  10. QUESTION:
    Blue veins and cramping pregnancy?
    I was the girl that asked about the 2 weeks thing...today i noticed i had really prominent blue veins going all over my breasts and period cramps what does that mean??

    • ANSWER:
      It is all perfectly normal. I also noticed many deep blue veins on my breasts and my doctor told me it was because my breasts are getting bigger and ready to produce milk for the baby. These will go away after the baby is born.

      As for the cramps it is also perfectly normal. I personally find (and sorry if this is TMI) that when I am constipated the pains are worse. It is normal as your uterus is expanding and the baby is movign and stretching everything inside you.

      It is not pleasant but in the end it is all woth it!

      Good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    prominent veins?
    for the past few nights i've noticed very prominent blue veins all over my body, mainly my chest/stomach, it looks scary! is this anything to worry about? I'm healthy & a non smoker
    I'm not too thin I'm an average weight

    • ANSWER:
      Veins tend to become more prominent as we get older. In children there is usually a thick layer of tissue (mainly fat) under the skin and it's often difficult to see any veins at all. This layer tends to be thicker in females than in males, and in both sexes it decreases with age.

      In addition our skin becomes thinner as we get older which also makes the veins more visible. If you are fit and well it is very unlikely that your prominent veins are anything to worry about.

      If you have any concerns about your health generally it would be a good idea to arrange to see your GP theres probably no problem at all.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for there to be a prominent, large blue vein running across my chest?
    Lol. That sounds like one of the weirdest questions ever.

    • ANSWER:
      I have that too! It's because my boobs are big though.

  13. QUESTION:
    Prominent blue spider web veins and raised white stretch marks have just appeared on my breast. Puzzled!?
    My last period was 25th June, I thought maybe pregnancy but two tests said no. Is this just a normal PMS symptom? It's unusual for me but others might get it all the time. I'm 25 and my periods are irregular.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      yuh i get it around the time of my periods, but i also got it when i was pregnant, so could be either

  14. QUESTION:
    I just noticed the veins in my hands and lower arms are more prominent and very blue what could be wrong?
    Labs often have trouble even finding my veins. Tonight I notice they are not only visible but raised and blue. At first I actually thought I had put my arm in something blue but then realized it was both arms. Should I be concerned. By most people they would still be considered small.

    • ANSWER:
      You're probably just extra-hydrated and/or had your arms positioned in a way that caused the blood to pool in your arms and/or you took an asprin. Nothing to worry about at all.

  15. QUESTION:
    bright blue veins in arms, legs, and hands.?
    recently the veins in my upper thigh, right below my knee, the back of my hand and my wrist have become very prominent blue veins. I'm only 14

    • ANSWER:
      maybe if you are exerting yourself more than usual
      or possibly dehydrated
      if there is any pain with that at all
      see your doctor..

  16. QUESTION:
    Bright blue veins during pregnancy?
    I'm almost two months pregnant and I've heard about having very prominent blue veins on your breasts and chest (which I do) but I also have the same looking veins on my upper legs, lowers stomach and lower back.

    Anyone have this happen?
    I'm not worried.. but curious.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have varicose veins.

  17. QUESTION:
    Blue veins on hips and bbs?
    Did anyone have prominent blue veins on both their bbs and hips/abdomen in early pregnancy?
    And if so... how early?

    • ANSWER:
      Mine just popped up and I'm about nine weeks plus I have olive skin so it's not just women who are very fair who get them.

      I guess with our blood supplies doubling it's par for the course!
      I've read that eating berries can strengthen vein walls so I'm ding a lot of that.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why are my veins bright blue? Please read the rest of my question, I know deoxygenated blood makes them blue?
    I know that the lack of oxygen in the blood makes it blue, which is why veins are blue. Also I know that veins become more prominent the stronger the muscles surrounding them are. So please don't give me obvious answers like that. I workout six days a week and have always had very prominent blue veins, but lately they have become very blue, almost a bright blue. I would like to know if anyone knows why my veins have suddenly become this bright blue color? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Blood is always red. Deoxygenated blood is *never* blue. Blood is *always* red. Arterial blood is bright red, venous blood is darker red, more of a maroon color. Your veins appear blue because of how light is reflected through lighter skin tones. Medical diagrams make veins blue for simplicity's sake. Not sure why your veins are a "brighter blue." Is your skin tone becoming more pale with the winter months?

  19. QUESTION:
    Could I be pregnant? Blue veins and pimples on my legs!!?
    We have been trying since october, I had a very very early misscarriage in december (4 weeks) and now I have really prominent blue veins in my boobs and the really hurt to touch. I did a test this morning but I came on on the 31st jan. Is it too early too detect on a home test - it was negative and could I still be pregnant. I wake up feeling sick but it goes off ????? We really want a baby and I am worried its in my head but my boobs kill, so tender!!! When can I test this month being as it only goes up to 28th and I am usually due on 31st of every month/.???

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  20. QUESTION:
    Is there a method to help very prominent veins in your penis disappear?
    I am 21 years old and lately I have noticed that I have a very blue-purplish vein on the right side of my penis. This kinda bugs and makes me feel a little uncomfortable in the bedroom. I was wondering if there was anything I can do do make it go away.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't really be that bothered by it if I were you. It just shows that you have nice circulation down there and more than likely a fully erect member full of blood.
      I know I have a few veins on mine, they're moderately visible, but I actually wish they were more prominent.

  21. QUESTION:
    my 3 month old baby, has a very prominent blue vein on one of her eyelid, should i worry??

    • ANSWER:
      not at all...you're quite fine...it's normal...my little brother had one on his right eyelid and we had it checked out and it was fine...if you really feel bad about it have the doctor check it...but coming from experience it should be fine...

      hope this clears things up

      jtr

  22. QUESTION:
    why the veins in my hands and arms became so prominent?
    I am under the hospital for AF and have had 4 cardioversions. The palpitations are usually quite controlled with medication and I am on Warfarin also. However last night palpitations came on early evening and as I was unable to sleep got up to read and noticed that the blue veins in my arms and hand were very prominent, the palms of my hand looked blue. Does anyone know what this could be.

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  23. QUESTION:
    Why have my veins changed colour?
    My wrists and back of hands have really thin dark blue veins on them. They don't stick out too much and some appear very narrow. My feet are also covered in prominent blue and purple veins some of which are very small and zigzagged. This is recent.

    • ANSWER:
      growing causes stretch marks so r u growing or hitting puberty?

  24. QUESTION:
    Not Pregnant But Have Recently Developed Blue Veins on Breasts, Why?
    About two weeks ago I noticed that dark blue veins were very prominent on my breasts and lower chest. I got my period shortly after this development, but took two pregnancy tests just to confirm that I was, in fact, not pregnant. I've been on Nuva Ring for close to six months now and haven't recently changed my routine at all. So I just can't figure out why I still have these veins on my chest. Any ideas?

    Anyone in a similar boat?

    • ANSWER:
      Dont worry i get that to whenever im going to get my period the veins start showing and get really blue then after i get it it goes away its completely normal

  25. QUESTION:
    5 weeks pregnant and I have all these veins is this normal?
    Hi I am 5 weeks 4 days pregnant and I have noticed all these road map looking veins in my breasts and nipples, I have more prominent veins in my thighs and I have also noticed more at the top of my legs/pelvis area. I know your blood flow increases but is it normal to have all these huge blue veins so early?

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  26. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of veins showing under my eyes?
    Recently I have had these blue veins become very prominent under my eyes. Its really messed up. I used to be quite confident but now I completely hide away from the general public.

    Its really getting to me. I need some help guys.
    What can I do about it? oh and Im a guy so make-up is really a no-go zone.

    Good answer please.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I know that Walmart sells a Garnier Nutrisse product that is called an eye roller, that is supposed to wake up your eyes and get rid of the dark circles and veins. I know that there are a lot of other products like this, too. Just look around the makeup aisle and there should be an aisle nearby with all sorts of creams. You should be able to find something that works.

  27. QUESTION:
    Bright blue veins all over my arms?
    I am freaking out
    If you could not tell by my avatar, I am black.
    I'm not light skinned either.

    I just noticed that there are bright blues veins from the length of my arms all the way to my finger tips.
    They are very prominent.

    What does that mean?
    I've been drinking a ton of water and working out lately...could that be it?

    • ANSWER:
      The working out causes increased blood flow, and being hydrated makes your veins fatter. This is not a bad thing. Now if you have chest pain or arm tingling go see a doctor

  28. QUESTION:
    Blue veins and pregnancy?
    Has anyone had the veins on their boobs and chest become more prominent and NOT be pregnant. I have been pregnant 2 and that's the only time it has happened. I think i am pregnant again. Sore boobs, prominent veins, i feel sick every once in while, i was cramping a lot last week. But the veins is what really makes me think i am. My period is due Tues. Any advice is appreciated!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Well see what happens on Tuesday. If ur period comes then u know ur not pregnant. But since ur veins are prominent then it sounds like u are. Have ur aerolas gotten bigger also? If so then u are pregnant. Because that happend to me. I am preggo with number 3 and due in Jan. So good Luck and baby dust to u....

  29. QUESTION:
    Veins very noticeable during pregnancy?
    I'm almost two months pregnant and I've heard about having very prominent blue veins on your breasts and chest (which I do) but I also have the same looking veins on my upper legs, lowers stomach and lower back.

    Anyone have this happen?
    I'm not worried.. but curious.

    Thanks :)
    I'm 5'6" and about 120 pounds.. just curious.. why does weight make it any different? Thanks to the person who mentioned that.. just curious though :)

    • ANSWER:
      This is typical in pregnancy however you may want to up your intake of Vit C and Bioflavonoids. Solgar Vitamins use to have a product called HyBio which worked extremely well for me and flattened the varicose veins that formed on my upper legs and groin.

  30. QUESTION:
    I have blue veins on my boobs. how can i get rid of them?
    I know that they are not harmful and im not ashamed. i don't have low self esteem. but i would like to get rid or at least make them less visible. ive tried self tanner and its not working as well as i would like. is there any sort of vitamin that can help my skin be less transparent or anything? they are NOT SPIDER VEINS or VARICOSE veins. they are just very prominent veins.
    please help.
    oh and im not pregnant. im 15 and a 34C

    • ANSWER:
      There's nothing you can do about it. It's really common & it goes along with having very fair translucent skin. There are probably lots of people who envy your lovely complexion!

      Here's a bit of old-sounding advice, but I wish someone had given it to me when I was a teenager (I had a rockin body but was self-conscious about some faint stretch marks that appeared just because my breasts grew so fast): look at this as an early opportunity to be happy with what you have instead of unhappy about what you don't have. Life spins by really fast. There's always something to be dissatisfied with, and plenty to be enthusiastic about.

  31. QUESTION:
    Laser treatment for veins?
    Is laser treatment for veins only for varicose veins, and spider veins, or is it also for people who have prominent, blue veins in there legs? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure really. I would figure it would work just the same on all types.

      I am pretty sure the laser treatments are meant to shut off blood flow to the particular vein in question so it can "go away." This is what is done when you go in and get the injection that treats veins as well.

      Ask your doctor or whoever you are planning on using. They'll be able to give you all the specifics.

  32. QUESTION:
    A friend of mine has blue veins and she's a diabetic?
    Sadly, I don't know as much about diabetes as I should. I do know that she's a type 1, though. She says that she has blue veins on her legs and they are sore. I haven't seen them so I can't say how blue or prominent they are. Her mom won't take her to the doctor, though, and she's worried about this. Can this be dangerous at all? All I've found on 'blue veins' so far is that it has something to do with the oxygen in your blood. Anyone have any idea what is causing the soreness, if that's what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Well the blood in veins has no oxygen in it so veins are traditionally blue/green/blue-ish green
      It's probably nothing but I obviously can't tell from here what they're like so if you're concerned tell her to go to a doctor and get their opinion.

      Hope it all works out :)

  33. QUESTION:
    Blue Veins and pregnancy symptoms? Or PMS?
    So yesterday I woke up and noticed that my breasts were sore, and later that night i noticed some blue veins that were more prominent on my breasts that I'd ever seen. Today I woke up and my breasts were still sore with blue veins and that also the veins in my hands are more prominent. Could this mean I'm pregnant? If I was, I had sex a week and 3 days ago, and I've been reading that veins don't show for at least a month. It's been 2 and a half weeks since my last period. Am I just psyching myself out?
    I've been on the pill for the past 2 months (tri-cyclen lo), but it's a lower hormone pill and I'm not sure if that affects the effectiveness of pill. When we had sex he also didn't use a condom, but did not come close to ejaculating inside, and I also took my pill 2 hour late that day, though I've heard that a couple hours doesn't affect it.

    • ANSWER:
      It does not sound like pregnancy. As long as you have been taking your pill around the same time everyday, you should be protected against pregnancy...and pregnancy symptoms don't usually start for several weeks after conception. If you miss your period, take a test.

  34. QUESTION:
    Prominent veins in my arms?
    I am a fifteen year old male, 5 foot and 7 inches. I weigh 118 pounds. First of all, am i underweight? My main problem is though i have these very predominant veins in my arms. Im not talking about the veins u get from working out, im talking about blue thin veins(about 1 cm wide) that bulge out of my skin. They are mostly visible on my underarms, but can also be easily seen on the top of my hands. I would like your input on this question, and if anyone has a solution to this problem, please tell me. Girls constantly make fun of me for this and it ruins my self esteem.---Max

    • ANSWER:
      I have them too...

      Most girls I know think they are hot... Makes you look burly...
      Have more faith in yourself dude!

  35. QUESTION:
    What has caused my prominent veins all over my body???
    I am a 24 year old male, I previously worked as a kitchen porter in a busy restaurant for roughly about two years. The working conditions were really bad, there was no air conditioning in the kitchen and you would be constantly on your feet for eight hours or more, with breaks few and far in between.

    I noticed that after a shift I would be on an adrenaline buzz from the shift and I always felt really pumped up when i finished, I would then find it hard to sleep afterwards. But I noticed after being there for about a year that I started to develop prominent veins in places that i never had any before.

    My mom and dad and my sister are not veiny at all, and I wasn't either before working in this job. One day I was in the bathroom and noticed on my cock and balls that there were a lot of blue, purple and red veins, they were never there before. I was quite shocked but thought maybe that it was from too much masterbation and that no one can see it anyway.

    Over the coming weeks I started to notice veins becoming more visable all over my body. This happend at about the age of 21/22 and I have been like this since then. I have prominent veins everywhere all over my face, chest, stomach, legs, feet, arms, hands, fingers, toes and my cock and balls. I just find it hard to accept because they were never there before and now there everywhere.

    If it was one or two I wouldnt care but its everywhere, and i'm afraid to excerise and get fit incase i get more veiny. I know this is an aesthetic issue, but it affects my confidence on a daily basis.

    I find it hard sometimes to sleep now too because the veins on my temples keep on pulsating so hard that I can't relax, thats kind of how I feel every day just on edge, like i get an adrenaline buzz from the most trivial things.

    Have I bought on this problem myself, is it stress related??? I know that I cant get rid of my veins but I would at least like to find out why this has happened. If anyone has anything to add please do, any info is appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I guess I"d need more data to really give a definitve answer, but such things as lipodystrophy (loss of subcutaneous fat) can make the veins appear more prominent. There are several causes for lipodystrophy including genetics, and infectious (HIV). In addition, conditions such as liver disease, can make the veins more prominent. I'd suggest that you get yourself checked out by your family doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    Any other reason for more prominent breast veins?
    This month I have been feeling dreadful, suffering really obvious early pregnancy symptoms including a few days a ago what I took to be implantation bleeding; just a couple of days of light brown discharge. I have been convinced I am pregnant. I have had sickness, headaches, backache, dizzyness, darker blue veins in my breasts, heartburn etc...
    Today though, it felt like I might have come on while I was out so I went to the bathroom and I have much darker brown discharge in my underwear so I'm guessing (although hoping not) that I might be about to come on my period.
    The thing is, my breasts are still incredibly sore on the sides and when I looked, my veins are still darker than normal to the extent where one of my nipples looks ever so slightly bruised because of the vein that goes around the top of it.
    Is there any reason for this if I'm not pregnant?

    I was going to test just after Christmas, hopefully I'll still be able to... What do you all think?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, paired with your other symptoms it seems that you may be pregnant! If your bleeding continues to be dark brown, it's more likely implantation bleeding than a period as the dark brown color indicates old blood instead of "fresh" blood. Aside from pregnancy, if the veins on your breasts on darker it could be due to a lack of iron. Good luck to you though and lots of baby dust... hoping you'll get your BFP for Christmas!

  37. QUESTION:
    Veins have become more prominent?
    Lately I have noticed that I can see little blue veins all over my body. I have never been able to see them before. Then these past three days they have gotten bulgy. Like they stick up in my skin. Is this something to be worried about? I know im not pregnant because I have taken four tests and a blood test and all were negative. But, it still concerns me.

    • ANSWER:
      is the house warmer? maybe it's vasodilation and your body is cooling the body temp down a bit

  38. QUESTION:
    Breast tenderness/blue veins?
    Okay so here is the deal.....

    Last cycle I was having quite a many early pregnancy symptoms...my period ended up coming a day late and only slightly lighter than normal, so I dismissed all thoughts of being pregnant.
    Now 14 days prior to my next period, I'm basically busting out of my bras, my "nubbies" have turned into blue road maps and starting yesterday they are tender on the sides..again..like they are prior to the start of a period.
    I'm still have a few other preggers symptoms but I haven't been paying attention to them because when my period came I brushed them off.
    So now...I'm trying to figure out why my nubbies are busting out of my bra, very veining...like insanely prominent and tender on the sides.

    I'm on birth control and I don't think I've ever noticed mid-cycle tenderness before.

    What could be the reasoning behind the nubbies acting up?

    Also...I'm finding that I'm very veiny...all over.

    Any thoughts?
    anyone else have any thoughts? I'm going crazy staring at these veins and not just on my nubbies and chest...you can see them more in my arms, shoulders. Down my waist and across my hip. On my thighs, on my hands and my feet......much much much more noticeable than normal...if it wasn't out of the ordinary...i would never have noticed it.

    • ANSWER:
      your description looks like PREGNANCY - you better check all pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy test - see below

  39. QUESTION:
    Big blue veins on chest, from breastfeeding or new pregnancy?
    I am 5 months postpartum with my son anf i know that blue veins across the chest and breasts can be a pregnancy symptom.... I am breastfeeding but the veins have been gone for months now! I looked in the mirror this morning and i had new HUGE veins on my breasts that werent there before. My husband and I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago and the veins all the sudden are very prominent.... Could i be prego again, or do the veins come and go while bf'ing?
    I never had a summer tan. Was inside most of the spring and summer on bedrest.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you losing your summer tan? That could be it because I breastfed my daughter til she was 7 months and is 11 months and notice mine sometimes in the bathroom mirror.
      I really didn't have much one either.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why have my veins suddenly become so prominent?
    It's not age, because i'm 15. It's not that i'm too thin, i'm 108 and 5'5.
    My breasts, thighs, lower legs, and even around my hip bones. They're not little spider veins. they're big blue veins that around my hips you can see curving around and its really strange. i can see the veins in my wrists go from half way in my palm all the way to a my GIANT elbow vein. all the way up my lower arm. that's so nasty.
    but why all of a sudden? should i be worried?

    also, on the back of my hand, the veins are so visible that if i press down on it, pull towards the knuckle, then release the pressure, you can SEE (actually see) the blood rush back through the vein.
    and i've worked up a little tan from tennis. i'm not super super pale.

    • ANSWER:
      Go and see the doctor Please .

  41. QUESTION:
    Blue Veins, Tingling Stomach. Pill or Pregnancy?
    Lately i've noticed that the veins in my breast have become more prominent and they appear to be leading to my nipples?
    my stomach seems to have something bubbling in it, when hungry, randomly and after intimate times with the boyfriend?
    could pregnancy be the cause cos i've already had 6 neg hpt.
    Also could the pill be the reason for my breast veins?
    Also have had runny nose for a very long time now...sick or a sign?

    • ANSWER:
      if you are due for your period soon, the darkening of the veins could be from that.. it's possible, or if you are dehydrated. those sound like pregnancy symptoms though,.. but i would wait until you have missed your period...

  42. QUESTION:
    Veins....pregnant gals...let me know!!!?
    I have some blue veins running all around my lower belly. My veins are more noticeable in my arms, and in my breasts. I've heard all about women getting prominent veins in their breasts, but what about the belly and arms? Especially during early pregnancy....thanks guys!

    And baby dust to anyone TTC!!!

    • ANSWER:
      With all of my pregnancies my veins were very blue and you could see almost every one of them. The ones by my shoulder and armpit are very, very blue and noticeable. My stomach looks like someone drew on me with a blue marker same with the ones going down from my hip to my inner thigh. I am 12 weeks pregnant with my 7th and LAST child, getting my tubes tied this go round since BC has failed me 3 times in 3 years!

      And yes....BABY DUST to all those TTC!

  43. QUESTION:
    Why are the veins all over my body so prominent?
    i am a 15 year old girl and for my whole life, i've noticed that blue veins are shown all over my body. they've always been visible on the inside of my forearms and around my wrists. now, i'm noticing more and more. people have commented on the fact that my veins show underneath my eyebrows, so i always cover them up with makeup. also, i've noticed on the backs of my legs, the front of my hips, and all over my torso. they're even showing through on my chest! i don't know if this is a serious problem or not, but its gross, and i don't want my boyfriend disgusted. is there something i can do to make my veins less noticeable?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    does any females in here have any prominent hand veins that stick out all the time and nver go back in?
    does any females in here have any prominent hand veins that alwayss tick out alot that never go back in the skin and have you feelt them before and what did they feel like and are they green or blue i need alot of answer to this question becuase this is acoping skill for my depression and it work alot okay i lost a friend in a car accident last week so i'm very depressed right now that why talking about my coping skill right now and i need alot of answer immendaltiy

    • ANSWER:
      After I have been using freeweights, the veins stick out in my arms and the backs of my hands. Oddly, it also happens when I am flushed from drinking hot tea or when the weather is hot. They appear bluish.

  45. QUESTION:
    11 dpo breasts pain and tenderness going away, why?
    11 dpo, last 3 days very sore boobs and nipples, also prominent blue veins on them oh and also occasional shooting pain through them?, pain seems to be dying down but still got the blue veins on them. occasional twinges and dull ache in abdomen on and off yeaterday and today.
    Could this be af coming or pregnancy?
    Any help would be appreciated, babydust all round x

    • ANSWER:
      I think maybe you should take a pregnancy test about 14-15 days past ovulation (dpo). Every one of us is different, you know. You may be pregnant - you may not be. Sometimes, we can want a baby so bad that we feel all these things and wonder and get excited, and it turns out that we're not. False pregnancy. It's happened to me before. But, if you're wanting a baby, I hope that you are pregnant. It's time to take a pregnancy test in a few days.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do my veins look so huge?
    I'm kind of freaking out because this morning my veins in my arms and legs look so huge and really really blue.. i've always had more prominent veins and i am quite pale but this morning it was so much more drastic and i really noticed it out of the warm shower... could that have caused it or could it be from the drastic change in warm weather.. I live in new englad and it went from like 50's 60's to 80 today thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      pale skin and warmth always make surface veins seem more prominent, it's normal.

  47. QUESTION:
    their has got to be another reason??
    is pregnancy the only reson that your veins become more prominent...bcuz i keep reading up on it and thats all i see..but it says you get the prominent blue veins over your breats sides of your breast and above your breast...i have thge prominent veins all those places but their also all over my thigh arms feet and hands and i never seen my veins like this im worried???

    • ANSWER:
      genetics ? do any of your family members have this ?
      my mother's side of the family is very veiny and so am i. i got it from them. nothing to worry about health wise.
      ...and you did not say if you are pregnant. if you are, and no other family members have this, then it is probably just the pregnancy.