Causes of veins in women’s breasts and treatment methods


Breast for the fair sex is the subject of female pride and at the same time a source of constant problems. It loses its shape, elasticity, elasticity. Bulging veins are another problem. The mammary glands in women are pierced with a whole network of vessels, which usually do not stand out strongly. But sometimes they can perform. This process is individual, and can manifest itself in varying degrees.

Non-dangerous causes of bulging veins in the chest

The structure of the mammary glands of each of the fair sex has its own characteristics. Therefore, if suddenly on the chest veins begin to bulge, the reason for this may be hormonal adjustment, drastic weight loss, a number of diseases, pregnancy.

In some women, bulging veins on the skin of the chest is the norm. This is typical of women who have thin skin, thin body build or vessels located close to the surface of the skin. In this case, do not worry. Thinking about your health is necessary if discomfort in the chest begins to bother you.

It is impossible to know for yourself the cause that caused the bulging of the chest veins, for this you should be diagnosed.

For non-hazardous reasons include:

Due to the loss of kilograms, the subcutaneous fat layer covering the vessels becomes thinner. As a result, the veins begin to bleed through the skin. If you again gain weight to the previous state, the vessels will again become invisible.

  1. Physical activity.

After active sports, especially heavy types, the blood is saturated with oxygen, due to which all vessels expand. After the body rests, everything will return to normal.

Strong stress or great joy can trigger blood flow to the vessels, which causes a clear manifestation of venous pattern on the skin.

A number of hormonal drugs for medical purposes produce a side effect - they thicken the blood, as a result of which it fills the veins, and they are clearly translucent under the skin.

Incident veins in the chest are normal in adolescence. When the girls begin to actively grow the mammary glands, and the skin does not have time to adjust to these changes, then it is strongly stretched and becomes thin. Accordingly, the veins begin to shine through. In adult women, this is observed shortly before the onset of menstruation and is accompanied by discomfort in the chest, its increase. Do not worry, from the first days of menstruation, everything will return to normal.

Veins flowing through the skin of the breast can be a sign of pregnancy. The reason for this process is quite simple: the body begins to prepare for motherhood. During this period, the mammary glands swell, change shape, color and acquire highly translucent vessels. Milk ducts are becoming wider, to continue to skip a large amount of milk.

Swelling of the chest veins in 2 and 3 trimesters is considered normal. At this time, a large amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide passes through the blood vessels of the woman, because they have to work for two. Therefore, the veins can become visible not only on the chest, but also on the arms, legs, other parts of the body. After birth, these symptoms disappear.

Anxious causes of swollen veins on the chest

Swollen veins can be precursors of venous thrombosis, varicose veins, mastopathy, infectious diseases, the presence of neoplasms of benign and malignant nature, inflammation of internal organs, problems with the work of the circulatory system.

Let us examine in more detail the serious causes of swelling of the veins, which indicate pathology:

  1. Phlebeurysm.

Speakers on the veins on the chest is not a reason to think about varicose veins. But if there are so-called spider veins, then you should consult a doctor to clarify the diagnosis. If varicose veins develop and this process is ignored, the disease will progress and lead to such serious consequences as venous thrombosis and trophic ulcers.

About the development of varicose veins can be judged by the harbingers of this serious disease, when there is no vascular mesh with asterisks on the chest. It begins with edema of the lower limbs, especially in the evening. There is heaviness in the legs, dull, aching pain, blue streaks. All this should alert and become a reason for going to the doctor. In this case, it will be possible to recognize the disease in its early stages and treat it, without leading to serious consequences. If you do not go to the doctor in time, in addition to the protruding veins, nodules and lumps will form on the breast, and the mammary glands themselves will swell more than usual.

IMPORTANT! It is worth noting that problems with the circulatory system leading to the development of varicose veins and thrombophlebitis are very rarely manifested by swollen veins in the area of ​​the mammary glands. If this symptom is associated with varicose veins or thrombophlebitis, then the pathologies are already in an advanced stage.

Signs of a serious pathological process are the formation of spider veins, their rapid spread, bloating of the veins, their staining in a greenish or purple color.

In the presence of an inflammatory process in the mammary glands (mastopathy, mastitis), the swelling of the veins is accompanied by the presence of seals and nodules and an increase in body temperature.

  1. Neoplasms (cyst, adenoma, lipoma) in the mammary gland.

Pathology is accompanied by weakness, fainting, fever, an increase in lymph nodes under the armpits.

The presence of an infection in the body is indicated by inflammation of the adjacent lymph nodes, localized fever.

These diseases are considered dangerous to human health and life. Identification of the underlying cause that caused the swelling of the chest veins becomes the starting point in the treatment of the general pathological process.

"Spider veins" on the chest - a clear sign of an "interesting position" or a pathological process?

"Spider veins" are clusters of dilated blood vessels of large and small diameter. They diverge from one point, therefore, resemble numerous legs of spiders. The appearance of such vessels during pregnancy is considered a true sign of it. And this is not a simple national sign, but a proven medical fact, which has an explanation. When egg fertilization occurs, the female body is completely rebuilt due to changes in hormonal levels.

During pregnancy, increased production of progesterone hormone begins, which is necessary for the normal development of the embryo. It is progesterone that is responsible for the increase in the glandular tissue of the breast, and with it all the vessels increase. Another important female hormone, estrogen, helps to perform such work. At 9-10 weeks of pregnancy, the milk duct begins to form. As a result, the chest increases, the skin is stretched, and the veins show through.

But not always the appearance of "spider legs" becomes a sign of the onset of pregnancy. In very rare cases, they are also found in men who like to sunbathe for a long time, to bathe in baths and saunas, in girls and adolescent boys suffering from overweight. Men who have protruding "spider veins" in the chest, it is recommended to stay under the hot sun, as well as in rooms with high temperature and humidity, so as not to create additional blood pressure in the vessels.

As for adolescents, they need to be shown to an endocrinologist in order to safeguard against possible health problems. But most often after hormonal adjustment, bulging veins in young men and women disappear themselves.

Spider legs in the chest and shoulders do not cause any problems and discomfort, so do not be afraid of them. The following symptoms accompanying the appearance of bulging veins on the chest should alert:

  • the appearance of cones, knots,
  • temperature rise,
  • deterioration of health.

In this case, a medical consultation is required.


In the absence of pain, discomfort associated with swollen veins on the mammary glands, a doctor should be consulted only for the purpose of reinsurance in order to ensure that there are no pathological health problems. It is obligatory to consult a specialist if the swelling of the chest veins is accompanied by aching pain, fever, deterioration of general condition, burning sensation, knot formation, sore nipples.

Phlebologist and mammologist are engaged in the treatment of swollen veins on the chest. These specialists, after carrying out a number of diagnostic measures, will find out the reasons why the veins began to bulge and, if necessary, prescribe appropriate treatment.

Diagnostics includes two main stages. The first is a general examination of the breast and anamnesis. A phlebologist or mammologist during the reception will ask the woman about when and how she first noticed the appearance of swollen veins on her chest, what preceded it (weight loss, pregnancy, problems with the endocrine system). Then he will palpate the mammary glands for the presence of tumors, seals, nipple sensitivity and breast tenderness. If necessary, give directions to an ultrasound examination of the breast and other diagnostic techniques to identify problems with the vessels.

After that, a number of diagnostic measures are carried out:

  1. Ductography.
  2. Sonography.
  3. Ultrasound examination of the mammary glands.
  4. Ultrasound examination with doppler effect of the venous system.
  5. Examination of tumors, if they were detected in the process of palpation.

After collecting all the necessary information, appropriate treatment is prescribed based on the identified cause of the appearance of swollen veins.

If the enlarged veins are caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy, then nothing needs to be done. After childbirth and lactation, the vessels themselves will return to normal. Doctors can recommend wearing a special compression garment and a set of exercises to maintain the chest in good condition.

Comprehensive treatment is necessary when detecting varicose veins and thrombosis. Therapy involves taking medication to lower blood pressure in the veins. As therapeutic topical preparations, special gels, ointments and creams are prescribed, the action of which is aimed at eliminating varicose cones, spider veins, improving tissue trophism, elasticity and vascular permeability. The course and treatment regimen is selected exclusively by the doctor in each particular case. Often prescribed a diet that includes the use of large quantities of fruits, vegetables, herbs, dairy products, fish.

If neoplasms are the cause of the swelling of the veins, the issue of their prompt removal is decided. Moreover, not only cancerous, but also benign tumors are removed, because they are likely to be reborn into malignant tumors. After surgery in a particularly difficult cases, a course of chemotherapy.

Modern methods of surgical intervention can quickly and painlessly eliminate problems with the veins.

Conduct 2 procedures for getting rid of swollen veins on the chest:

This surgery, accompanied by the introduction into the vessels of a special adhesive substance - sclerosant, which irritates their walls and is forced to stick together. A few weeks after the procedure, the injection site heals and then becomes completely invisible.

Sclerotherapy is a fairly common and safe procedure for treating veins. Sometimes after it there are bruises and swelling. But in a few days these unpleasant signs will disappear. But the more veins bulge, the more sclerotherapy procedures will have to be performed.

The most successful procedure for the elimination of venous diseases. The method is safe and after the first session the result will be noticeable. Although in some cases a re-procedure is required. After laser therapy, bruises, edemas, and other discomfort are usually not observed. In rare cases, burns may remain that will pass quickly.


To prevent the swelling of the veins, you need to adhere to well-known but effective preventive measures.

  • adherence to constant sleep and wakefulness,
  • maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • drinking enough water
  • compliance with basic hygiene rules
  • avoidance of stress, hypothermia, physical overstrain.

Well help to prevent swelling of the veins in the area of ​​the mammary glands coniferous baths, strengthening the body's defenses, honey massage, douches. During pregnancy, a specialist can prescribe a special set of exercises that helps to increase blood flow through the veins, preventing the formation of blood clots in the vessels.

Thus, the veins protruding on the chest may not be a sign of any existing pathology in the body, becoming only the consequences of hormonal adjustment in adolescence, pregnancy, active sports, visits to baths and saunas. But in some cases, swollen veins are harbingers of serious pathological processes, such as thrombosis, varicose veins, neoplasms. If the veins do not cause discomfort, do not hurt, there are no other signs of the pathological process, there is nothing wrong with that. In the presence of nodes, bumps on the veins, their pain, you need to consult with your doctor for timely treatment.

What makes the veins visible on the chest

Causes of bleeding veins are different, among them:

  • dramatic weight loss
  • increased physical activity
  • severe stress
  • period before menstruation,
  • pregnancy,
  • venous congestion,
  • violation of the functions of the cardiovascular system,
  • menopause,
  • inflammatory process in the body.

Veins during pregnancy

The appearance of visible veins on the chest during pregnancy is normal. Dairy ducts increase, the breast swells. All these processes affect the structure of blood vessels.

In the last stages of pregnancy, the examination of veins through the skin is argued, because now they need to supply blood not only to your body, but also the body of the fetus. As a rule, after childbirth, they will gradually disappear. If the vessels have not disappeared and do not cause you any discomfort, but are merely a cosmetic defect, there are special procedures for their disposal:

  1. Sclerotherapy - a special solution is injected into the veins, which irritates the vessels, as a result they are forced to "stick together".
  2. Laser therapy - removal of blood vessels with the help of the rays of the optical range. The rays penetrate the skin and destroy all the vessels. The procedure is absolutely safe, does not leave scars or scars. After the first session, the result is visible.

If the veins show up during breastfeeding and cause you pain during palpation, there is a possibility of a disease called phlebitis. Phlebitis is acute and chronic.

Symptoms of acute phlebitis:

  • heat,
  • the skin in the area of ​​the affected vein is more dense, hot and reddened,
  • pain in chest.

Chronic phlebitis is asymptomatic, and it can only be detected in the period of exacerbation.

If you find yourself experiencing these symptoms, seek medical attention.

Symptoms of varicose veins on the chest

The appearance of veins in the chest may be a precursor of varicose veins, if the following symptoms are combined with it:

  • spider veins on the chest,
  • swelling of the feet and kneecaps in the evening,
  • heaviness in the legs
  • dull or aching pain in the legs.

If you find yourself in the above symptoms, you should consult a doctor, otherwise inaction can lead to such complications as:

  • venous thrombosis,
  • trophic ulcers,
  • the formation of cones and nodules on the chest.

Treatment methods

When diagnosing varicose veins or venous thrombosis, you need a comprehensive treatment, which includes:

  1. Antihypertensive drugs - reduce blood pressure in the veins.
  2. Topical preparations - gels, ointments and creams.
  3. Medical diet - suggesting an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables, fish and dairy products.
  4. Surgical intervention in the presence of neoplasms, both malignant and benign.

Special features

It is important to remember that the features of each female body are so unique that for someone the rising veins on the chest are the absolute norm. They can be determined by the subtleties of the structure of the body and the mammary glands in particular, as well as due to the condition and skin tone. Thus, among owners of pale skin and a slender figure, veins may slightly show through, regardless of the day of the cycle, medication or the presence of any diseases. You only need to worry if there are noticeable changes, as well as a feeling of discomfort.

If there are veins on the chest, the reason may be non-dangerous and not related to women's health reasons. These include:

  • Strong weight loss. If a woman is fascinated by diets and weight loss, and as a result she has dropped a lot of kilograms in a short period of time, the fatty layer with the skin dramatically thinner - as a result, the blood vessels in the mammary glands become noticeable. Having returned to the former form, the woman will notice that the wreaths have disappeared.
  • High physical activity. It may be that after large loads (sports or work) vessels appear not only on the arms and legs, like most people, but also on the chest. After a small amount of time, when the body rests and returns to normal, the veins will become less noticeable or disappear altogether.
  • Emotional surge. Experiencing strong emotions, both joyful and sad, also causes a rush of blood, which contributes to the appearance of veins.
  • Teenage years. When a girl begins to form a breast, and a large-scale hormonal alteration of the whole organism occurs, veins can appear on the skin. This is due both to the action of hormones, and to the fact that the skin, failing to adapt to changes in the mammary gland, stretches and becomes thinner.
  • Features of the menstrual cycle. Almost every woman notices that shortly before the beginning of the cycle, her breasts swell and hurt. In some cases, these symptoms are accompanied by translucent veins. In this case, there is nothing alarming: with the onset of menstruation, the chest gradually returns to normal.
  • Pregnancy. The appearance of pronounced veins on the skin of the breast is considered one of the main first symptoms of pregnancy. The thing is that almost from the very first day, as the woman was in position, the body begins to prepare the mammary glands for the upcoming feeding. There is a restructuring of the hormonal background, and the breast swells, becomes painful and sensitive, the color and shape of the nipple changes. Veins and blood vessels begin to appear, much more visible on the skin of the breast than before.

But the appearance of blood vessels on the chest may indicate serious health problems. If there is even the slightest suspicion, you need to consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Vascular and breast diseases

When suddenly there was a strong visible vein in the chest, one cannot exclude the risk of developing venous diseases, one of the most severe is chronic venous thrombosis. Diseases such as varicose veins, various congenital vascular anomalies, and disorders in the development of the vascular system contribute to its occurrence. Varicose veins - perhaps the most common disorder in the work of the vessels, which affects both men and women. It can develop as a result of pregnancy, so it is important to monitor the condition of the vessels (including the breasts) during this period.

If translucent vessels are not yet a symptom of danger, the appearance of vascular asterisks of a bluish tint, dilatation of the veins and their swelling is one of the first and obvious signs of the development of varicose veins. If untreated, the disease continues to develop, leading to venous thrombosis, the emergence of trophic ulcers. Violation of the vessels can cause severe bleeding, creating a threat of miscarriage. If the disease was detected before pregnancy, the woman must undergo a course of treatment before planning to conceive.

The development of varicose veins can be recognized even before the occurrence of vascular networks on the mammary glands. Usually he begins with a noticeable swelling in the legs, developing in the late afternoon. The feeling of heaviness, aching pain, the appearance of blue veins. Already at this stage it is necessary to urgently contact your doctor in order to prevent further development of the disease. If the disease is not detected in time, symptoms such as can be observed:

  • Protruding protruding nodule, lump in chest
  • Swelling, enlargement of the glands and nipples
  • Development of mastopathy
  • High fever and general malaise

Various factors are capable of provoking a breach in the work of blood vessels in the chest: a metabolic disorder, an abrupt weight gain, hormonal drugs (which, as is well known, almost all have the ability to condense blood in side effects).

Pronounced vessels and veins in the chest can indicate a variety of breast diseases. They can be associated with the development of neoplasms in the tissues (cysts, lipomas), and with inflammatory processes - for example, mastopathy. In a cancerous tumor, the vascular grid may also appear. Whatever the reason, the treatment must be carried out comprehensively: it is necessary to assess the patient’s condition not only by a mammologist, but also by a phlebologist.

Treatment and Prevention

The first stage of diagnosis consists in examining and palpating the mammary glands in order to determine the presence of knots and cones in the tissues. In the future, an ultrasound examination of the breast and its venous system, an assessment of the state of the vessels. If the causes of venous veins are in the development of diseases of the mammary glands, the breast specialist prescribes treatment. It may include hormonal or chemotherapy, massage or surgery, depending on the severity. A phlebologist will prescribe a treatment for problems with the veins. The complex can also involve both medication and surgery.

Preventive measures are fairly common and simple tips. First of all, it is necessary to adhere to a healthy lifestyle: give up bad habits, monitor nutrition and sleep patterns. It is important to avoid excessive physical exertion, stressful situations and emotional swings. To maintain the vascular system, it is recommended to regularly eat fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products. When sitting, sufficient physical activity is required so that blood does not stagnate in the legs.

The external features of the breasts of all women are different. Therefore, veins translucent through the skin are not always indicative of the development of the disease. In some cases, their appearance is influenced by safe external and internal factors, such as overstrain, emotional outburst, menstruation or puberty, as well as a sharp weight loss. But if the jutting out vessel does not seem normal, you should be alarmed: it may indicate the development of vascular diseases, varicose veins, thrombosis. In addition, the occurrence of the vascular network is often a sign of diseases of the breast itself. The measures taken in time and the treatment prescribed will make it easy to defeat the illness without serious damage to health.

Why do veins show through?

The reasons may be different. Including completely harmless and not related to health. For example, you have dramatically lost weight. As a result, the loss of kilograms in a short time is the thinning of the fat layer, and the blood vessels become more visible. When the figure returns to the previous parameters, the veins disturbing you will also disappear.

The answer to the question of why veins are strongly visible on the chest may be associated with excessive physical activity. After you have been doing hard work or intense sports, your veins can appear not only on your arms and legs, but also on your breasts. You just need to give the body a rest - and the vessels will return to normal.

The reason may be sharp emotional drops. For example, you have experienced severe stress, or, conversely, a huge influx of joyful emotions. This naturally causes blood to flow to the vessels, which contributes to a more pronounced appearance of the veins on the skin.

Violations in the work of the vessels can cause some hormonal drugs. Many of them have an unpleasant side effect - they contribute to the thickening of the blood, hence the translucent veins.

In adolescent girls during the formation of the breast there is a restructuring of all body systems. The skin does not always have time to adjust to the rapid changes, so it stretches and becomes thinner.

In adult women, the veins may be noticeable shortly before the cycle begins. This may be accompanied by swelling of the mammary glands and some discomfort. Disturb these symptoms should not: from the first days of menstruation, the chest will return to normal.

Finally, many women mark the appearance of veins in the chest during pregnancy. This is considered one of the main symptoms of the "interesting position". The reason is simple: the body automatically begins to prepare for motherhood, and this process begins with the mammary glands. The breast can not only acquire translucent vessels, but also swell, acquire excessive sensitivity, the nipples can change color and even shape.

In addition to these non-hazardous signs, the appearance of visible veins on the chest can also signal health problems. If you have even the slightest doubt, try to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Veins in the second and third trimester of pregnancy

At this time, swelling and an increase in the volume of the veins are normal, because they have to supply blood not only to your own organism, but also to the body of a growing baby. The vessels become visible not only on the chest, but also on the legs. After childbirth in the vast majority of women, they disappear.

Every fifth pregnant woman faces such an unpleasant problem as varicose veins. The vessels swell very strongly and protrude above the surface of the skin. This may become noticeable already at the beginning of pregnancy, and by the end of it it will only get worse - because the uterus begins to compress the veins more strongly, and blood flow to the lower extremities becomes difficult.

And if the veins do not disappear after childbirth?

Veins in the chest in early pregnancy are common, but sometimes they remain even after the birth of a child. Of course, there is little good in this, and the woman has to experience aesthetic, and sometimes physical discomfort. But modern medicine is able to easily cope with this problem. There are two procedures with which you can get rid of the veins in the chest.


This procedure consists in the introduction of a special solution directly into the vein mesh. It leads to irritation of the walls of blood vessels and their “sticking”. After a few weeks, the injection site will heal and eventually become completely invisible. The more pronounced the veins, the more such procedures will be required.

Sclerotherapy - the procedure is relatively safe and usually takes place without consequences. In some cases, bruising and swelling may occur on the mammary glands.

Laser therapy

This measure is considered the most successful method of dealing with venous diseases today. The laser magically destroys all small vessels, without damaging the skin. As a rule, after one session of laser therapy, the result will be visible, in some cases, the procedure is repeated.

Laser therapy is absolutely safe and does not cause any pain. In rare cases, there are complications, for example, burns may occur. But no bruises, no swelling, as from sclerotherapy, will not.

What diseases can tell veins on the chest?

The sudden bleeding of veins in non-pregnant women may indicate the development of venous diseases and disorders in the vascular system. The most common of them, perhaps, is known to everyone - varicose veins. By the way, men suffer from it quite often. Varicose veins are not uncommon during pregnancy, therefore during this period it is especially important to monitor the condition of the blood vessels.

If blue veins on the chest are not yet a reason to sound the alarm, the appearance of so-called asterisks and vascular swelling should cause serious concerns. These are clear signs of varicose veins. If you do not start treatment, the disease will develop steadily, leading to such serious consequences as trophic ulcers or venous thrombosis. A woman, especially a pregnant woman, should immediately seek medical attention at the first suspicion of varicose veins. After all, such serious violations in the work of blood vessels can create a risk of miscarriage. And if the disease was diagnosed before pregnancy, before planning conception, you should consult with your doctor and, if necessary, undergo a prescribed course of treatment.

Symptoms of varicose veins on the chest

The fact that an insidious disease is approaching can be stated even before the appearance of the notorious “grid” and “asterisks” on the chest. As a rule, varicose veins begins with edema in the legs, which make themselves felt in the evening. The first signs - aching dull pain, heaviness, blue streaks - should alert and become a reason for a visit to the doctor. Then the disease will be easier to recognize at an early stage and prevent its further development.

But, unfortunately, not all women go to the doctor in the early stages. This is fraught with complications and more pronounced symptoms. In the chest, in addition to translucent veins, bumps and nodules appear. The mammary glands and nipples swell more than usual. It may even develop mastopathy, accompanied by general malaise and fever. In short, if you have veins on your chest, it is better to be safe and not delay the visit to the clinic.

Other diseases

There are other health problems that can cause bleeding veins in the chest. There are many reasons: the development of cysts or lipomas, as well as other neoplasms in the chest tissues. Sometimes vessels signal about inflammatory processes. The vascular reticulum also appears in cases of hidden cancer. Be that as it may, if you notice that the veins on the chest are visible more than usual, do not panic and tune yourself to the worst diagnosis. Only a competent specialist - mammologist or phlebologist can reassure you and give valuable recommendations.

Flowing veins: what is considered normal?

It is believed that most often the veins in the chest in women provoke the onset of pregnancy. In fact, the cause of this phenomenon is deeper and often associated with hormonal background. The hormone estrogen accumulates in the body - it acts on the blood vessels and leads to the appearance of "reticulums" and "asterisks" on different parts of the body, including the mammary glands.

In pregnant women, this phenomenon usually resolves itself after childbirth. But if the appearance of veins is associated with the presence of a serious disease, treatment may be needed. By the way, appearing veins are not only a women's problem, men may also face it with an increased level of estrogen in the body.

Overview of reasons

All the reasons for which such changes are possible, by origin can be divided into 2 groups: physiological and pathological. Physiological causes are associated with the natural features of the mammary glands and circulatory system.

Most often, the veins on the chest are visible for physiological reasons and do not indicate the presence of any disease. The skin in this area is very delicate and rather thin. In addition, there are many small and large blood vessels that simply shine through the skin.

In addition, veins often respond actively to external and internal factors. For example, with a psycho-emotional outburst - laughing or crying, physical exertion, etc. they may be temporarily visible. Particular attention should be paid to UV rays. They can trigger an increase in pressure, which causes bulging and an increase in veins all over the body.

In general, the following are attributed to physiological reasons:

  • high physical activity
  • sharp weight loss,
  • menopause period
  • hormones, in particular, in the adolescent period, unstable testosterone levels,
  • hormonal changes,
  • period of pregnancy and lactation.

Possible pathologies can occur from the circulatory system, inflammatory diseases of the breast, as well as infections in the body or the appearance of tumors.

Sign of pregnancy

One of the most common causes, due to which veins appeared on the chest, most often becomes the onset of pregnancy. During this period, hormonal alteration of the body occurs, in particular an increase in the production of progesterone, which causes not only fundamental internal changes, but also external ones. The expansion of the milk ducts and other tissues leads to the fact that the structure of the veins changes and they become elevated to the skin, due to which they become clearly visible.

Visible veins on the chest during pregnancy are called “spiders”, because clusters of vessels, from which thin veins diverge in different directions, look like spiders. This "symptom" can help determine the presence of pregnancy even before the test shows 2 bars. Of course, it cannot be called 100% m, but the proportion of confidence is great.

All these changes are common in that they do not cause discomfort and do not cause pain.

Possible pathologies

Most often, pathological processes occurring in the area of ​​the mammary glands, in addition to the revealed veins, are indicated by other symptoms, which indicate the need to consult a doctor:

  1. Disorders of the circulatory system are manifested by varicose veins and thrombophlebitis. Such diseases rarely manifest themselves in the region of the mammary glands, primarily affecting the lower limbs. If these manifestations are found on the chest, then the disease is in an advanced stage. The gestation period aggravates the previously existing problems with the circulatory system, and the first signs of varicose veins appear on average in 40% of women after the first birth. The first warning signs are the appearance of spider veins, their distribution and bluish color. Признаками развития серьезного заболевания являются – выпирание вен и вздутие, их цвет стал синим или зеленым.
  2. Processes of an inflammatory nature, such as mastitis, mastopathy, etc., are additionally manifested by the formation of knots and seals in the mammary gland, an increase in body temperature can be noted.
  3. Infection - it can indicate inflammation of the nearby lymph nodes, where the swelling and swelling of the veins is a consequence.
  4. New growths in the mammary gland are lipoma, adenoma, cyst, and others that manifest as seals, fever, weakness, fainting, and other symptoms. They must be carefully examined to exclude extremely serious diseases.

Despite possible violations, the main causes of visible veins on the chest in women are: pregnancy and the appearance of tumors of a different nature in the mammary gland.

Possible reasons

The reasons for which begin to bulge veins in the chest are divided into natural and pathological.

The first group includes changes in the body, triggered by endogenous and exogenous factors that do not pose a threat to overall health.

Pathological causes are considered dangerous, therefore, they do not tolerate delay and require mandatory medical intervention.

Common physiological causes of appearing vessels on the breast include:

  • a sharp increase in physical activity,
  • professional sports,
  • rapid weight loss
  • menopause,
  • hormonal changes,
  • lactation,
  • pregnancy.

Vessels in the chest area still manifest, this may signal such conditions:

  • inflammation,
  • the formation of malignant tumors,
  • benign tumors
  • vascular diseases
  • blood pathology,
  • infection.

Causes of pathological protrusion

The causes of the appearance of veins on the chest, which are not related to the anatomical features of the body:

  • venous congestion,
  • pregnancy, preparation for lactation,
  • unstable testosterone levels in adolescence,
  • circulatory dysfunction,
  • the appearance of tumors
  • multiple inflammatory processes in the body,
  • active sports,
  • changes in the mammary glands before the onset of menstruation,
  • microscopic abnormalities after abortion,
  • abrupt cessation of breastfeeding,
  • the onset of menopause,
  • drastic weight loss
  • infection of the body.

There are many reasons why there are many veins on the chest, they are not always dangerous. For example, if a person has drastically lost weight, blue veins are visible on the chest and throughout the body.

It is necessary to gain weight a little, and they will not be noticeable. Here there is just an ugly aesthetic appearance and we are not talking about diseases.

The same applies to athletes who are actively involved in bodybuilding. The prominent bumpy veins on the chest, arms, legs are common to them.

The danger is the development of phlebological diseases, the appearance of chronic venous thrombosis, in which the development of venous insufficiency occurs (a very common syndrome).

Causes of venous thrombosis:

With a severe form of venous insufficiency, not only pathological veins, but also trophic ulcers appear on the chest and other parts of the body, and a lot of time is spent on healing and healing. Therefore, it is important to timely diagnosis and detection of pathology to prevent such serious complications.

Pregnancy is not only happiness, but also problems

Common causes of veins on the chest are pregnancy. In fact, this is the first sign that the female body is preparing for breast lactation.

Changes in the milk duct begins approximately from the 10th week of pregnancy. This increases the nipples on the breasts, the chest becomes painful. When choosing the right bra, special exercises after the completion of lactation, the blue ugly veins disappear, the chest takes on its original natural shape.

Pregnancy is characterized by the appearance of spider veins, their increase, their color is bluish - these are the first signs of the disease.

The expansion of the veins on the chest, their swelling and bulging, color from blue to green - the second sign of the development of varicose veins, which can have dangerous consequences.

The danger of the second sign is that the development of thrombophlebitis, the appearance of trophic ulcers is possible. A strong expansion of the main veins and blood vessels, which causes the development of varicose veins, can lead to bleeding, and this is a threat of miscarriage and further complications for the state of health of the pregnant woman.

The first symptoms or how it all starts?

The initial form of varicose veins in men and women is manifested by swelling of the legs in the evening, weight in the legs, venous deformity on the chest and throughout the body.

In the future, there are cramps in the muscles, the veins bulge, become bluish or purple. A severe form is accompanied by a substantial pathology of the veins with protrusion of the skin over the border, the formation of nodes, the appearance of sharp pain along the veins, later with bleeding. Treatment should be started as early as possible. A phlebologist can cure the disease.

Concomitant symptoms, which almost always coexist with pathologically protruding veins in the chest:

  • fever,
  • deterioration of general well-being, up to fainting,
  • swelling and increase in nipples in adolescents,
  • the appearance of cones, nodes on the chest or in the mammary glands:
  • development of mastopathy.

An increase in temperature may indicate the presence of inflammation in the body, neglect of the state, and the development of cancer.

With the appearance of veins on the chest in adolescents and an increase in nipples due to hormonal adjustment, the development of mastopathy is possible. This applies to girls and boys, especially often observed in children with increased body mass.

In this case, a high testosterone content is produced, which increases adipose tissue. Such manifestations are not always dangerous, as they are a consequence of the restructuring of the body and disappear with time. However, consultation with a phlebologist and breast specialist is desirable for correcting the health status of a teenager.

Also, such phenomena can be a consequence of the use of hormonal drugs by men and women, some of them increase the level of hormones, others reduce. Some hormonal drugs contribute to the development of tumors in the breast, while increasing the growth of the mammary glands, the swelling of the veins. These same hormones affect male erection and milk production in nursing mothers.

The appearance of pathological veins in the chest, along with cones and nodes, is a negative sign of the development of serious complications. Requires immediate diagnosis of specialists.

Establishing diagnosis

Primary diagnosis is carried out by visual inspection of the breast and palpation. If cones and knots are felt on the chest, then the patient is a phlebologist.

For diagnosis, ductography, ultrasound of the venous system, sonography, and tumors and areas around them are examined.

Only after an extensive comprehensive examination can we talk about the appointment of treatment.

Comprehensive Medical Assistance

What to do to get rid of the problem can only be solved by a specialist. If neoplasms are diagnosed, then surgical intervention is prescribed, and, if necessary, chemotherapy.

If varicose veins of the initial stage are detected, conservative treatment is prescribed, which includes special medications, application of therapeutic gels and ointments to the area of ​​the pathological veins. Therapy is conducted to prevent the progression of the disease. Important therapeutic diet, exercise therapy.

During pregnancy, it is not worth treating the appeared veins on the chest, as this is a natural process. The same goes for teenagers. In case of serious pathologies, only a phlebologist, gynecologist, and mammologist are entitled to prescribe treatment.

Treatments for venous pathologies also include:

Take care of your health in advance!

Preventive measures to prevent vein disease:

  • for pregnant women it is important to maintain hygiene, wearing a comfortable bra, minimizing the slightest injuries of the chest, performing special exercises,
  • for adolescents is important nutrition and exercise,
  • those who have "sedentary" work, you need to engage in active sports exercises more often, so that the blood functions well in the veins and vessels, there are no stagnant phenomena leading to pathological changes in the vascular system,
  • giving up all bad habits
  • optimization of normal weight,
  • wearing comfortable clothes, giving up high heels,
  • timely treatment of circulatory disorders, inflammation, intoxication of the body,
  • the diet should be enriched with fresh vegetables and fruits, foods rich in fiber, with such nutrition the intestines will function well, constipation will disappear, which also contribute to the development of varicose veins,
  • eliminate heavy physical exertion affecting the vascular system and veins,
  • getting rid of nervous stress and chronic fatigue, which adversely affects the blood flow through the venous system.

Useful activities will be taking coniferous baths (not pregnant), medical therapy, autotraining, strengthening the immune system.

Specialists phlebologists developed special exercises that increase the strength of blood flow through the veins and vessels, preventing the formation of blood clots and blood clots.

It is better to perform the exercises in the evening after the working day to recuperate and relax the muscles of the body. In this case, the person lies on his back, raises his legs up and keeps them stretched out for 1-2 minutes. Then the exercise “bicycle” is carried out, in which a person imitates with his feet circular motions of cycling for 2-3 minutes.

The third exercise for the normal operation of the vascular system and the strengthening of the venous walls are the usual squats.

The duration of the exercises and the number are selected individually, based on age and health. At the end it is important to take a contrast shower.

Preventive measures are a guarantee of well-being and normal functioning of the vascular system. When painful veins on the chest and the appearance of tumors should immediately consult a doctor.

Vascular Diseases

Blue veins and purple stars in the area of ​​the breast can be a sign of varicose veins.

The disease in the initial stages proceeds in a latent form and does not cause discomfort. However, the manifestation of the mesh on the chest becomes a sign of neglected pathology.

At the same time, the woman is worried about swelling in her legs and blue lower limbs. Often, varicose veins accompanied by hemorrhoids.

Vascular diseases are included in the list of pathologies that threaten life. Enlarged veins and thickening of the blood lead to the formation of blood clots and the occurrence of the inflammatory process.

Relationship with breast augmentation

Under the influence of the menstrual cycle, a woman can have changes with vessels in the area of ​​the breast.

Before menstruation, as during pregnancy, progesterone is produced. The hormone causes an increase in the glands and dilated veins.

In adolescent girls, body shapes are transformed. Changes in hormonal levels in the pubertal period are accompanied by rapid growth of the mammary gland.

A maturing girl may notice that veins are visible through thin skin.

Adult women also note blue and purple streaks on their breasts when they gain weight quickly. They are called stria.

The formation of stretch marks is due to the fact that the epidermis is not able to stretch at the same rate as an increase in subcutaneous fat.

Such veins have nothing to do with the veins and brighten on their own within a few months.

How to fight

If the manifestation of the vascular network has become a sign of pregnancy, then no action should be taken.

It is recommended to be attentive to the state of the mammary glands, to select comfortable underwear and to care for the skin. Brightness of the veins will decrease on their own after childbirth and completion of breastfeeding.

In case of hormonal disorders, the patient is prescribed medications that correct the endocrine system. If the protrusion of the veins is accompanied by an increase in body weight, it is recommended to wear compression underwear.

Varicose veins and other vascular pathologies are treated with medication. Patients are recommended to use systemic and local agents that increase the capillary tone and thin the blood.

In addition to conservative treatment, lifestyle and dietary correction is necessarily performed.

The lack of result is an indication for the application of minimally invasive methods:

  • hardening - removal of the vascular networks and dilated veins with the help of a medicinal product gluing the pathological vessel,
  • laser correction - removal of veins without cuts and injury to the epidermis.

If the diagnostic results showed the presence of a neoplasm in the gland, then the question of the use of radical treatment methods is resolved.

Much depends on the ownership of the tumor, which can be ascertained using a biopsy.