News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Cardiology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Cardiology Answers List

Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants

Question: Veins close to surface


 amcelro2 - Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:56 am

The past few months i have noticed my viens really close to the surface. it started on my upper thighs, and now its in my pelvic area. They aren't spider viens and they're not purple. They are dark green. I do not know whats going on. I hear it's poor circulation. Is that so? How can I help?
 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:52 pm

User avatar Hi there -

We all have both superficial and deep veins. The ones you are now noticing are superficial and quite often appear to be green instead of purple. In fact, usually only the most superficial veins (the ones that stand out) tend to appear to be purple. The fact that you've not noticed these before could be on account of recent weight loss or, if not that, then you maybe just had never noticed them before. Trust me, they're supposed to be there, and there's no process by which superficial veins suddenly appear. If they seem to be distended then they could be varicosities, but that is almost always only seen in people with serious liver disease that has already been diagnosed, and there are many other pronounced symptoms also preceding this.

Having been out of the sun and losing one's summer tan can also expose these veins. There are other,more obscure and non-serious ways this can sometimes happen.

I hope this is helpful. Best of luck to you.,

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here