OK, you guys on here who know me are aware that I'm a little bit of a hypochondriac. Especially where my liver is concerned. I read somewhere that distended abdominal veins are a sign of portal hypertension caused by cirrhosis. So I have been examining my abdomen and flanks. If I look closely enough I can see the veins running from my ribs down to my waist line on each flank, more on the right. Its not easy to see, you have to look hard, but they are there. I also just found what looks like a crease when I twist a certain way, a twist in the flesh over the side of my ribs makes a crease. The crease is actually a vein. Im not sure if this is what they mean by "distended" veins. There are shades of blue here and there on my abdomen, I assume thats veins under causing the shades. I am doing a Paleo diet for the last 3 weeks an dI notice they are getting worse on this diet. Im a little freaking out that I may have a liver problem. Liver enzymes are all normal. Ultrasound one year ago showed mild fatty liver. The veins are also worse after I work out or after shot shower. I am going to post some pics, but don't laugh at my flabby body please Notice my gyno in one breast? I had that since I was 10 years old Do any of you have visible veins on the flanks and abdomen?