Your veins perform a critically important function, working in tandem with your arteries to carry blood throughout your body so your organs and tissues have the oxygen, fluids, and nutrients they need to work properly. Located beneath the protective covering of our skin, most times our veins are not visible. But sometimes, veins become more pronounced. Varicose veins are good examples of visible veins that occur when vein function is impaired, usually by malfunctioning valves inside the vein. These types of visible veins are more common in the feet and legs, where the increased pressure from weight-bearing activities contributes to the vein malfunction.
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You may notice that a part of your breast feels different from the rest, being less "squishy" and more "dense". This can be a normal part of menstruation or breastfeeding. The thickening can be in the skin which is a sign of Inflammatory Breast Cancer or deeper in the breast. This thickening is caused when cancer cells are blocking circulation in the breast via blood or lymph vessels or a tumor is growing near the surface of the skin. This is different from a hard lump, which is caused by cancer cells that grow very close together. Note: This is not to be confused with "breast density" which doesn't refer to how a breast feels. Breast density can only be determined through a mammography report.
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The year-old posted a bikini photo showing her baby bump as well as the veins on her chest, which she attributed to her pregnancy. Lactation expert and author Pinky McKay told 10 daily that veins appearing more prominently on the breasts is a fairly common pregnancy side effect. McKay said this appearance can continue if you are breastfeeding, especially in the early days or when the breasts are full.
Veins run throughout your body and enable blood to be carried to your heart. Sometimes veins are more visible through the skin than at other times, especially in the breasts. There are certain conditions in which your breasts can develop visible veins, many of which are benign and easily treated. During pregnancy, especially early pregnancy, your breasts may become veiny. A more accurate description might be that the veins already in your breasts merely become more visible.