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    My boyfriend has very bad legs with prominent veins and gradually the whole skin around his legs has become dark. I see videos on this website which make me think that this is a pigmentation problem. This is probably why the doctor told him it was nothing. However he does not explain and his varicose legs sometimes are very itchy and there was a burst of 1 vein once and another one seem to burst soon. I have seen his legs deteriorating over the 5 years of our relationship. I just wonder how can someone help so that he feels less heavy on his legs, now in Winter or Summer he suffers on both legs. Doctors do not explain just say this is varicose veins and NHS treatment is only foam treatment which is not suitable for his veins. If you have suggestions on how to help him suffering less, on assessing if this is really pigmentation or not on his skin and how to prevent the itch and the pain when he is at work(he is forklift driver day time and caretaker at a sportscenter evenings and weekends), that would be useful. Kind regards Catherine





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    My forearm/s and hand feels restricted and tight, a bit like when doing a blood pressure test, but without any restrictive clothing etc. The veins are more prominent in the left arm than the right when it occurs (lasted 2days now). Any ideas what this could be, my GP is booked for up for the next 2days do i need to get an emergency appointment with him? Any help appreciated.





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    i am 40 yrs old and i have recently noticed the veins on my breasts are very prominent and dark blue i have also noticed the nipple on my right breast is turning slightly to the outside of my breast and the right breast is getting sore





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    Can protruding veins on forehead be treatable? My problem is when i smile, i have two bulging veins that sticks out from my forehead, looks horrible and its really getting me down. ALways need to cover with a fringe, can never pin it all back due to the veins as people will notice and stare. I would say these are close to varicose veins and desperately want to get them treated as ive lived with this for a number of years. Never noticed them when i was young, and now im 32 its probably due to exercising over the years that caused it to rise to the surface of my skin. Really need some advice, so please help if you can. Thank you.





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    Hi I've always had broken veins all over my legs and also I have very veiny boobs and arms :( is there not anything you can do about this? I know there are treatments for broken veins but what about these deep blue veins on my boobs and top of my arms! I'm so self conscious about it.





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    Lauren, have a chat to specialists in this field.. Start with a Doctor see why it is the way it is and not a condition elsewhere.. Blood flow ect.... Then ask him about specialist that deal with this cosmetically once you know medically you are ok...Also, try using Pharmacies for advice for cover ups creams.. I use a non greasy bronzer on my legs as I have spiders all over one leg..and that works a treat for me, so much so I am contented with that level pro activeness..

    I'm 16 and I am a 32DD, but recently my boobs have got purple/red veins on them. Are they still growing? Or are they spider veins? If so, how can I get rid of them??





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    Georgina, are you wearing a quality bra that offering good support and not overly tight?? You may be constricting your body and breaking capillaries.. Have it check out. Take care..

    I dont have varicocele veins but i heave a few blood blisters along the veins in the right side of my ball sack. Is this in any way linked or could someone tell me what this is ? They have been there a while and do not seem to clear up.





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    i have thread veins/spider veins mostly everywhere tbh, but the most embarassing is on my face (especially around my eyelids!) and on the top of my back. ive had these all my life i think. because these are where im mostly ashamed of &try to hide them, what can be done to get rid of them -or at least reduce them!?





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    I have tiny veins on my cheeks which I really have had enough with. They aren't varicouse - I think they are thread or spider veins. I'm 25 years old and must have had them since I was about 20. I have spent a fortune on make up to try and cover them up but wondered if I went to the doctors would they just tell me to get on with it? Is there any treatment?





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    I have thread veins on my face, i've had one treatment of V. Beauty all over my face. I had some success mainly with the purple veins but a lot of my red veins remained. 3 years on im thinking of repeating this treatment to see if it would be a success, before considering laser treatment which is more abrasive. What do you think is the best course of action V.Beauty or laser? As i don't have money to waste. Any feedback is appreciated. Tina





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    I think a prominent Adam's Apple is very hot. A man with a sharp angular jaw, a prominent Adam's Apple and veins sticking out on his arms and hands is just about perfect through my eyes.





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    I have all of these features and am actually embarrassed of my adams apple

    I had my first varicose vein around ten, i had it removed when i was 19. Since then the came back with vengence in both legs and i had an operation to strip both legs last june [I am 33]. The doctor forgot one of the veins, I had 3 infections and even now my scars are still dark pink and prominent. I have new veins coming up, and even after all that I went through I would still have it done again as I just want to be able to wear skirts or dresses like a lad should [I have never been able to due to embarassment]. I have broken veins all over my legs, and more just keep appearing all the time. I have the legs of an old lady. I also constantly get restless legs [dont know if this is anything to do with this or not].





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    I'm 49 and I have spider veins on my legs. Also on the back of my left leg the veins are very dark and appear to be almost at the surface of the skin. Are these varicose veins? They are not thick nor hurt. Can something been done for these veins and also for the spider veins?





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    I'm 14 and I'm a size 34B. Lately I've been finding little marks on my boobs, and i dont know what they are. My mom says that they could be stretch marks. If they are, do I need to treat them in any way or leave them alone? Also, i have a bit of prominent light blue veins on my boobs. Its doesnt hurt but they make me a bit self concious, even if nobody can see them. Please help :(





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    You will be fine I have light blue veins on my breasts too I just turned 18 for the stretch marks make sure you put lotion on your breasts. It is perfectly normal for a growing girl at your age to have these things :)

    i have bad lumpy and prominent veins on both my legs. my doc said it was cosmetic for me and was not interested.they really ache and itch and are unsightly it makes me depressed as i can not wear skirts,shorts etc and cannot take my kids swimming! i cannot even wear 3quarter length trousers as it is on my ankle also i am only 42 and this has been going on for many years! its really depressing can you help?





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    for a while now iv noticed a large sumthin on my left testicle im 19 and it feels like some veins but its no wer near as prominent on my right testicle, also my girlfreind tells me i have quite big testicles in general i was wondering what it could be, im too worried to go to my GP because my mother works at the surgery and both my grandparents died of cancer so i dont want her to find out.





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    Hi, I am 24. In the last few years, the skin surrounding my penis is getting lighter, veins are becoming increasingly more visible and prominent and sometimes there is imflamation of the skin at the head of the penis as the skin has become so light. Do you have any advice???





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    This is the only field that I can find with the meansion of veins. I don't have varicose veins, just really blue noticable veins that run across my breasts. It's quite emarassing sometime because you can see them from quite far away and in the dark too! My boyfriend doesnt mind but I do, and as I'm going abroad with him I want to be able to wear a bikini and feel good about my breasts as apart from the veins they're great!! I hope there is something that can be done, or some really amazing long lasting waterproof concealer!! Thanks





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    Hi, just reading your entry & couldn't believe how similar my story was. I had my veins stripped when I was 20, my surgeon said I had prominent veins, but they looked varicose, the backs of my legs looked like a road map! After the surgery I had 4-5 1cm scars, 1 had a blood blister underneath 1 scar which took months to heal. When I mentioned it during a follow up appointment with a GP, he told me the procedure wasn't a cure & to go get a suntan... Very helpful!! 16 yrs on I'm still unhappy with the way my legs look. I long to read of a non evasive procedure which might help make my legs look better. Although I wear shorts/skirts I always apply makeup & am always concious about my legs. I appreciate compared to some people with disfigurements, it's pretty insignificant but it has been a significant factor in my life which has effected me both mentally & physically. Any advice greatly received! JS

    Hello. I was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis in my lower right leg back in 2006, injections in my tummy, course of warfarin and the specialist discharged me. My problem is my right lower leg is still swollen, sometimes really warm to the touch, has a number of prominent veins, it is very unsightly, so much so will not wear shorts. Upon attending my local GP for a different ailment he claimed it was the after effect of the DVT, is there anything i can do on the NHS? THANKYOU.





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    This sounds like post thrombotic syndrome, there are different ways doctors can help the symptoms of this on the NHS but unfortunately there is no miracle cure. If the pain is bothering you I would suggest a referral to a vascular surgeon to see what is available, it may be that compression stockings help you? I have suffered with this for the past 10 years after a major blood clot in my left leg!

    I am 33yrs old and after having my first child I have had spider veins and v.veins appear from my both my feet right up to my thighs. I have watched the video with April having laser surgery, it does look very appealing. Please could you let me know how if your thread veins are still as visable as before your treatment.Many Thanks

    hi im 38 and suffer from both spider veins and varicose veins on both legs . i had loads of varicose veins remove in my early twentys. i would love to be able to wear a skirt but not able to with the amount i have also my legs swell up alot as the day go on.where would i be able to get the spider veins removed please.





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    I keep seeing all these posts where the writer has had their veins stripped or treated in some way. I go swimming every week and suffer huge embarrassment every time. I have never seen anybody at the pool with veins that bulge, let alone with veins as bad as my own. I went to the doctor and showed her the veins where they go all the way up my legs and ACROSS my thigh, under my buttock and over - they all bulge, they are all twisted and they are all very obvious - my doctor said I would not get them treated by the NHS because they are not bad enough! How do other people get them treated???? Please help.





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    I am 26 and unfortunately suffer quite badly with spider veins on my legs, they are also particularly prominent on my feet. I have been to see about getting them treated privately but was told there is nothing that can be done to remove them permanently? Then last night (10/02/2010) I seen an older woman getting an operation to have them removed but missed the ending to see what the results were. I need some advise to see if this could be something that would work for me and if it is something that would be supplied on the NHS or would I have to go private? Like all the other women that have posted comments, this is really having a great impact on my life. I hate wearing skirts or swim wear! : (





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    Hi I watched the programme last night re the thread veins, I couldnt believe it when I saw that consultant make the ladies veins disappear. I feel the same way about my legs. I hate them all I can see is veins on my ankles, knees and thighs. I look like I am 70 not 40. Did anyone get the name of the consultant as I would like to see him to see what he can do for me.





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    hi, i have had varicose veins removed ova 16yrs ago but since thn had problems with thm and thread veins, spider veins! i have recently had tattoo on my thigh as wanted go on holiday and was so embarrassed had it tattooed! altho stil very embarassed as cant afford more tattoo at present!!!:(

    I'm 33 years old and i have varicose veins i also got a foot ulcer due to my veins i have had loads of tests done and on the scan they said they can't give me an operation because all of my valves are not working even in the deep veins so they say they can't do nothing for me apart from wearing stockings for the rest of my life and i will always suffer from ulcers.is there anything else that can be done as in like operation wise





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    Hi I got vein injections 3 years ago but legs now covered in small blue veins and leg eczema that wont clear. GP gives me cream but they keep coming back and very itchy. NHS wont treat my veins and they are very painful at times. Private is expensive. some of veins really starting to show.





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    UM the only thing I can thing is that doctors didnt cut those veins very well, or is just pshicologycal bcs when I have it I thought oh I have on the right one too,but I didnt have on the right one so it was on my mind only. also my veins never grow again on my left so is hard to think how this is happenning to you.if I were you I would take a lot of time at least a couple years to make sure those veins are really growing is that is happening then you should see a urologist.

    I'm 65 and have suffered varicous veins for about 10 years+ in my legs, they now apprear to have moved further upwards and feel like they have reached my vagina, I have noticed swollen veins in the lips of my vagina and they are very painful, I also feel like my whole organs are going to drop from me.could these veins be varicous?





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