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What Causes Blue Veins in Breasts? | OB-GYN Aesthetic Procedures

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Do you have a blue vein in your breast? If so, it may be nothing but a cosmetic problem. In most of the cases are harmless and tend to fade by themselves. Sometimes, however, blue veins in breasts can indicate the presence of an underlying medical condition. It is normal for you to worry if you notice a blue vein in your breasts that does not fade on its own, or which tends to get even worse. For your peace of mind, you should get a medical check – up from a professional healthcare giver.

Blue veins in the legs are common but the same can happen with the breasts as well. Of course, blue veins on the breasts are a lot more alarming to a woman, and therefore there is a greater need to understand what may be causing them and how to get right blue veins with aesthetic procedures ( Read More: cosmetic gynecology | vaginal rejuvenation). It can be quite visible on lighter-skinned women, and depending on the extent, can affect the woman’s image.

This phenomenon is actually quite common, and that’s because there are numerous possible causes for it. Don’t worry you are not alone! Here are some of the most common causes of blue veins in breasts:

Blue Veins on Breasts During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, and especially in the early stages, there is an increased blood flow to the breasts that is intended to nourish the baby with breast milk once they are born ( Read more: Breast Milk: When Does It Come In?). This increased blood flow can cause the veins in the breasts to become enlarged, making them visible. This is a very common cause for blue veins in the breasts, and most women experience this change during pregnancy.

Exercise Causes Blue Veins on Breasts?

Any form of physical activity means that the muscles need an increased amount of oxygen and blood then normally. Unfortunately, the body cannot limit the supply of blood only to a specific part of the body, so the entire body gets an increased blood flow. Besides increased blood flow, blood vessels start to dilate in order to allow more heat to be dissipated and cool the body down.

Both of these biological effects can cause blood vessels in the breasts, too, to become enlarged. This effect is usually temporary, and the blue veins should disappear within a few hours. If the state lasts for longer than that, then there may be a different cause and require blue veins treatment.

The process of breast enlargement involves inserting silicone gel breast implants. These implants are inserted ahead of the chest wall, and that pushes the fatty tissue and blood vessels in the breasts outwards. This can cause blue veins to appear on the breasts because of the pressure on the veins.

How Hormonal Changes and Weight Gain Can Affect Women Body

A similar effect can be experienced during puberty by girls when their breasts are just beginning to develop. In addition, wearing tight undergarments also causes a strain to the veins in your breasts, and that may lead to the visible blue veins (Read also: Your First Period).

Being overweight can often cause blue veins across your breasts. This is due to more fatty tissue being deposited on the breasts. As a result, this fat pushes against the veins in the breast, causing them to become more prominent.

Reports of blue veins on the breasts are common during a woman’s periods because of the hormonal imbalance during the time.

Some people, despite lacking any of the above possible causes, may still experience blue veins on their breasts. The condition has also been linked to genetics, so you may not be able to get any blue veins treatment.

OB-GYN Aesthetic Procedures and Blue Veins Treatment

Despite the impact of blue veins on the breasts to the person’s image, it is usually just a cosmetic problem. It is important to keep in mind that the body goes through various changes in life and that this is just one of them. However, it is still important to see a doctor about the problem, especially if it persists for a long time.

As mentioned before, you should first get medical help and a detailed check-up in order to determine the real cause of these blue veins ( Read more: Mammography | OBGYN services ). Once the cause is determined, there are different blue veins treatment that will help you get rid of these veins in your breasts.

Self – tanning creams when applied daily will help you get a tan so the blue veins are no longer so prominent and visible.

How to Get Rid of Veins on Breasts?

Moisturizers enriched with vitamin K when applied daily on your skin will protect and nourish it. It is well known that vitamin K is very important for the production process of collagen, which is one of the most important compounds of our skin.

By wearing the right sized bra, you will help eliminate the blue veins by avoiding the gravitational pull of blood. If you wear a right sized bra, your breasts will have the necessary support, which means that the blood flow will not be affected by the gravity.

Sclerotherapy is another method of aesthetic procedures. It consists in injecting some sclerosing fluid in the bulging blue veins in the breasts with the help of some very fine needles. Within a few weeks after sclerotherapy the veins will fade away as first the inflammation within the internal walls of the veins will occur, followed by their collapse.

Menstrual Periods That Won’t Stop | Normal Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual Periods That Won't Stop Normal Menstrual Cycle

Every woman has normal menstrual cycle once a month, from puberty until menopause. A normal menstrual cycle ranges from 21 to 35 days, and menstrual periods last from four to six days. The intensity of the menstrual flow also varies from one woman to another. While some women have heavy menstrual periods, others have only light menstrual periods lasting a day or two. During each menstrual cycle, a woman loses about 40-70 ml of blood.

If menstrual periods last longer than they should, if the intensity of the menstrual flow changes and if you have menstrual periods more frequently than you normally have, you should get a medical check – up and determine the underlying cause for these changes.

Causes Changes in Normal Menstrual Cycle

Some women have menstrual periods that won’t stop. There are many causes that could lead to menstrual problems, and if they are longer than your normal menstrual cycle, a serious problem could be causing it. You should seek medical help in cases when:

  • If you lose more than 80 ml of blood
  • If you lose or gain weight unexpectedly within a short period of time
  • If you have spotting or bleeding between your periods
  • If you have spotting or bleeding after menopause
  • If you have spotting or bleeding during pregnancy
  • If you have spotting or bleeding after sex
  • If you need to change your pad or tampon during the night
  • If you have menstrual periods that last longer than one week
  • If you have menstrual periods that contain large clots of blood in the menstrual flow
  • If you are unable to do normal daily activities due to excessive blood loss
  • If you feel tired, dizzy and if you are pale, etc.

Reasons That Could Make Your Periods Not to Stop

Some of the reasons include:

  • Menopause – is a period when your body and your hormones change. While entering menopause, it is normal to have changes in the normality of the menstrual cycle. If the bleeding is not severe, it will stop without having the need for medical treatment. However, sometimes medical interventions are necessary to stop the bleeding.
  • Hormonal imbalance – is common in ovarian disorders, during menopause, etc. If the levels of progesterone and estrogen change, it is normal to have irregular and sometimes even heavy menstrual cycles that won’t stop.
  • Internal bleeding – even though it is rarely the cause, you need to seek immediate medical help. Usually, internal bleeding occurs due to an injury, accident, etc.
  • Uterine polyps – are usually noncancerous growths in the lining of the uterus. They range in size and number and one of the symptoms is also irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between periods or even excessive and heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Uterine fibroids – are usually noncancerous growths of the muscular lining of the uterus, also known as myometrium. They range in size and number and one of the symptoms is also irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between periods or even excessive and heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Ectopic pregnancy – is a pregnancy located outside of its normal place. Usually, the embryo gets implanted into the Fallopian tubes. One of the signs and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy is menstrual bleeding.
  • Cancer of the reproductive organs – one of the signs and symptoms of cancer of the reproductive organs is bleeding, especially bleeding between normal menstrual cycle, bleeding after menopause, as well as other signs and symptoms.

How Can I Stop A Period That’s Been Going For Too Long

Normally, you should track the length and severity of your menstrual bleeding. You should pay attention to any bleeding that occurs between two normal menstrual cycle, bleedings after sexual intercourse, bleedings that reappear after menopause, etc. You should also keep track about the number of pads or tampons that you normally use with every menstrual bleeding. If you notice that you are using more pads or tampons than usual, you should probably seek medical help.

Medications like Progesterone or hormonal birth control pills can regulate your menstrual periods. Medications like NSAIDs can cut the amount of blood you lose with every menstrual cycle by one – third.

There are various treatment options available, always depending by the underlying cause of this irregularity of the menstrual cycle.

Depending always from the cause of the bleeding, sometimes surgical procedures are necessary to treat and control the excessive bleeding with every menstrual cycle. In cases of uterine fibroids or uterine polyps, a hysteroscopy is necessary.

Endometrial ablation is necessary in cases when the blood loss is very severe. Hysterectomy is another option, during which the uterus and the ovaries are completely removed. Both these procedures are performed only in cases when the woman does not want to have children in the future.

If, your excessive bleeding is not accompanied with other signs and symptoms and if excessive bleeding does not cause you any other problems, you could just leave it untreated and keep track of your menstrual periods for a month or two. However, keep in mind that losing too much blood with every menstrual cycle can lead you to anemia. When necessary, seek medical help and get the right treatment for your problem.


Premature Birth Causes | Acute Liver Failure During Pregnancy

Acute Liver Failure During Pregnancy Obstetric Cholestasis

The liver is the largest organ in the body and among the most important in maintaining proper bodily functions. However, just like every other body organ, the liver depends on hormones to control its functions, and disruptions to the normal balance can lead to dysfunctions. During pregnancy, hormones have to adjust to accommodate the child in the womb, and normally these wouldn’t affect the liver. Sometimes, though, it can lead to liver dysfunctions which occur in around 3% to 10% of all pregnancies. There are 2 conditions that can affect the liver during pregnancy: Obstetric cholestasis and Acute fatty liver pregnancy.

Obstetric Cholestasis Symptoms During Pregnancy

Also called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), this is a rare condition that occurs during the late stages of pregnancy due to hormones estrogen and progesterone imbalance. Symptoms of obstetric cholestasis include itchiness, which is sometimes intense and very uncomfortable, primarily in the palms of your hands and soles of your feet.

Your liver produces bile, which helps in the breakdown of fats, after which it flows down to the intestines to be removed from the body. As a result of because of hormonal imbalance, less bile flows into the intestines and starts to build up in your body and with time it begins to affect your liver.

Besides the itching, however severe, the condition does not pose any danger to the mother, and the symptoms disappear soon after birth. On the other hand, obstetric cholestasis often leads to premature birth, either due to premature labour or under the advice of your doctor for the good of the child. Besides, it can also cause your child to pass meconium (their first poo) while still in the womb, which can lead to breathing problems. This is one of the reasons a doctor may recommend an early birth. (Read more: Abortion Options in Brooklyn)

Liver Failure Treatment: How to Avoid Premature Birth

There is, unfortunately, no cure for obstetric cholestasis, and you will have to cope with it until birth. Several creams and antihistamine tablets are available, though, and those can make your life a bit easier.
Vitamin K substitutes will also be prescribed because OC reduces uptake of vitamin K, reducing the blood clotting rate. Without these substitutes, there may be a chance of excessive bleeding during delivery, but improved vitamin K count will improve the blood clotting rate.

Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (AFLP)

Rare condition just like obstetric cholestasis, occurring in 1 out of 13,000 pregnancies, AFLP is a more serious condition affecting the liver during pregnancy. Early signs of the disease include fatigue, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain, and these occur in the third trimester. As the disease continues to develop, jaundice may be noted through the yellowing of the skin.
It is caused by a mitochondrial dysfunction in the oxidation of fatty acids. This leads to an accumulation of hepatocytes and infiltration of fatty acids causing microvesicular steatosis in the liver.
Effects of AFLP
It can cause a total liver failure or even encephalopathy which is noted by mental confusion and eventually coma.
Dealing with AFLP
About 10 – 20% of mothers with AFLP will die, and the best solution is to identify the condition during the early stages. Sometimes, an emergency delivery (premature birth) may be recommended, and the liver may recover soon afterwards.

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