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Visible vein in leg, stomach and feet with shaking. Are they related?

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I have noticed that veins are showing up in my legs, stomach and feet. Huge veins. I have been walking for exercise and I eat healthy. This just happened over the last few months. Also, I've noticed that my head nods up and down without my consent. It shakes and it is starting to worry me. I'm only 26. Are the two correlated?

Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably not

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
The enlarged veins and the head nodding may not be related to each other.
The engorged veins of the legs feet and lower stomach are called varicose veins. these occur due to increased standing and occur in people who have weak venous valves.
However one possibility is a mass compressing the inferior vena cava and this needs to be confirmed by doing a USG abdomen.
Regarding the nodding of the head, it can be a simple habit. Or else it can be a sign of anxiety. Difficult to predict without examining.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
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Wish you good health,
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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