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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.

Breast Cancer Prevention: Reduce Your Risk

Breast Cancer Prevention Reduce Your Risk

If you are concerned about breast cancer, than you are probably also wondering about its risk factors and how they can be prevented. The prevention of cancer starts with leading a healthy life and staying physically active (Learn also: Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors). Many factors are known to increase the risk of getting cancer. Some of these factors, like for example a family history, a genetic predisposition and age can’t be influenced. However, on the other hand some of these risk factors can be prevented.

Some of the risk factors for cancer that can be avoided include:

Does Pregnancy Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

Having children later, or not having children at all – it is known that women who have their first child over the age of 30, or even women who do not have children at all are at a greater risk of suffering from breasts cancer in the future (Read also: Options Available for Women over 40). However, women who have given birth at a younger age, especially under the age of 20 have lower risk of getting cancer later in life. Early pregnancies reduce the estrogen in a woman’s life by eliminating significant number of menstrual cycles.

Not breastfeeding – according to some studies it has been estimated that women who do breastfeed their babies reduce their chances of getting breasts cancer by up to 60%. Once again, estrogen is the reason. The length of breastfeeding seems not to matter when it comes to lowering the risk of cancer.

How Being Overweight Causes Cancer

Hormone therapy – taking hormone replacement therapy after menopause for longer than five years increases the risk for cancer.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – is known to increase the risk of breast cancer but only for younger women.

Obesity – increases the risk for almost any health problem and not just cancer. The extra pounds increase the risk of cancer due to estrogen. It is well known that fat tissue produces estrogen. While still menstruating, the main sources of estrogen are the ovaries. Once a woman hits menopause, the main source of estrogen is fat tissue all over the body.  

Alcohol and Cancer: Drink at Your Own Risk

Alcohol – drinking too much alcohol is known to increase the risk for almost any health problem and not just cancer. The more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are about to develop cancer in the future. Drinking 2 – 5 drinks a day, increases the risk of cancer by 1 – 2 times.

Smoking – smoking increases the risk of cancer, especially in premenopausal women. To quit smoking is one of the smartest things you can do not only for lowering the risk of getting cancer, but also for your overall health.

Be physically active – physical activity helps you maintain a normal weight which will lower the risks of getting breast cancer in the future.

Breast Milk: When Does It Come In?

Breast Milk: When Does It Come In? - PBGS-NY

Breastfeeding is one of the best ways your little baby gets all the necessary nutrients. Breastfeeding a child is one of the strongest connections that a mother has with her child. The female body is perfectly designed to provide all the necessary nutrients for the baby to grow. During the pregnancy, the glands in the breast start to become active and begin to prepare for the process of creating the milk. The breast milk may come in at different times, which all varies from one woman to another.

Does Your Breast Milk Come during Pregnancy

Throughout the pregnancy, the prolactin levels start to increase in order to prepare the body for the production of milk. During pregnancy, hormones like progesterone stop the milk from being expressed. Once you give birth to your child, these hormones do not stop the prolactin from doing its job. This is how your body gets ready for breastfeeding (Read also: What Causes Your Water to Break?).

Generally, in new mothers the breast milk comes after three to four days after giving birth  (Learn also: Assisted Birth). In women, who have already had children in the past, the milk usually comes much earlier.

Reasons Your Breast Milk Is Late

However, in some cases it takes more than four days for the milk to come in. Some of the reasons that can delay the process of milk production are:

  • Having a stressful labor – in cases when you have had a stressful labor or when you have given birth to your child with C-Section, it might take a little bit longer for your milk to come in, usually more than five days.
  • Placenta Fragments – during childbirth, it is possible that some parts of the placenta have remained inside of the uterus. This can interfere with the production of the prolactin and production of the milk. These placenta fragments that are still inside of the uterus interfere and so your body does not get the message that you have already given birth to your child. These placenta fragments are usually removed by your health care provider in NYC without a problem.
  • Diabetes – if you suffer from diabetes, it might take longer for your breast milk to come in, or it can’t come at all. Since your breasts need insulin to create breast milk, they are essentially competing with your body’s need for milk as well.

Stimulate Breast Milk after Delivery

If your breast milk is late, you can try to stimulate it. Usually breast milk is stimulated by nursing every two to three hours. Also, it is very important for you to get enough sleep, eat well and drink lots of water. If nursing does not go well, you can always use breast pumps to stimulate breast milk.

If your milk has not come in even after five days that you have given birth to your child, you should start using formula milk in order to feed your baby.

There is no right or wrong way to feed your baby. Breast milk is perfect for your child and the breastfeeding process will help you bond with your child. You can use formula until your milk arrives or keep using formula.

When Should You Start Breastfeeding Your Child?

If you plan to breastfeed your child, you should start breastfeeding as soon as your baby is born. Breast milk is recommended as the only food for babies during the first six months of their life. It is normal that your child does not latch on immediately. Do not get worried? Sometimes, your child needs a little time for adjustment, as you do. Usually, in the beginning you should breastfeed your child every two to three hours. As the baby grows with months the periods between two breastfeeds goes from two to three hours, into every four, five or six hours.



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