Why do my veins pop out? Veins that pop out, or bulge, are a common occurrence. You may notice them on your legs, arms, or hands. If you notice this, you should speak to a vein specialist to determine the cause and decide if you need treatment.
Why do my veins pop out?
There are a few different conditions that can cause veins to pop out. We will look at some of the most common reasons for bulging veins below.
Varicose veins are large, bulging, twisted veins. They typically form when a valve malfunctions and is no longer pushing blood along the veins. The blood pools in the veins and pressure increases. The increased pressure against vein walls causes the bulging, twisted appearance of varicose veins.
Risk Factors for Varicose Veins
Some people are at a higher risk of developing varicose veins. For example, women are more likely to develop varicose and spider veins. So are older people. Additionally, pregnancy often increases your risk of developing varicose veins. Finally, some people are naturally predisposed to vein conditions due to their genetics.
Its also important to note that people who sit or stand for long periods of time are at an increased risk of developing varicose veins.
Treatments for Veins that Pop Out
There are several treatment options to choose from. First is Sclerotherapy. This is a simple injection that forces the varicose vein to close, and seal shut. Blood is rerouted and your body reabsorbs the damaged vein.
Venous Ablation is another option. This is similar to sclerotherapy but instead of an injection, it uses radiofrequency energy to seal up the vein.
For more serious cases, your doctor may recommend microphlebectomy. During this procedure, the provider makes a small incision near the damaged vein, hooks the vein, and pulls it out.
Why Do My Veins Pop Out?
If you are experiencing bulging veins, you should speak to a vein specialist. The providers at the Vein Center of Maryland can determine what is causing your veins to pop out and help you choose the right treatment. Contact us today to learn more.