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    Varicose Veins

    Twisted, lumpy, dark blue veins that form under the skin on the legs. More common with age, they're harmless, but can be unsightly and embarrassing. Read more →

  • Vascular Birthmark

    Vascular Birthmarks are generally present from birth and are caused by a problem with blood vessels in or under the skin that subsequently means they can be flat or raised. Read more →

    I have what looks like swollen veins under my penis in my sack it goes up to the area where my pubic hairs are near my groin and that area is swollen its not painfull it is really gettin me stressed have you any idea what could be causing this please





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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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    I am 62 and have swollen veins on my hands, especially when it is hot. They are very unsighlty and embarassing. Although I have bad circulation and my fingers go "dead" in cold weather, I keep good health otherwise. I am a non smoker.





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    when I lift my tongue up the veins on the under side are very very blue raised and thick the under side seems swollen too nothing wrong with the top of it





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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 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 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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    My tongue is really really dry, like sand paper and I don't have a lot of saliva. Under my tongue it is quite swollen and the veins look huge especially on the right. I don't have any sores but my tongue feels like it is on fire and I can't taste anything, the taste buds are big and red/ purply... Any ideas?





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    I have the same issue.

    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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    hi i am 15, and my right testical hangs lower than my left and it is bigger than my left. it looks like a swollen testicle. i am worried but dont want to tell my parents and to embarrased to go to my doc. i think it has something to do with swollen veins because when i feel it i can feel veins that are larger than my left testical. i appreciate any advise. thanks.





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    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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    I'm suffering from bad varicose veins when I wake up they are swollen and sting,I cannot bend down to pick anything up that is on the floor as they feel like they are bursting.I have gone to my GP and I was referred to see the consultant but I was told that the NHS does not do varicose veins any more please can you help as I cannot afford private treatment.I was given stockings from my GP bit it does not work.





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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 have veins in my legs but the other day I trpped in the street now my legs are all bruised they look awfull even the veins in my right leg are bruised what can I do with them, they are not sore just swollen.





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    hi i had a baby 4 yrs ago and instead of having varicose veins on my legs i had them on my vagina. i get swollen done there whenever i have sex and everytime i sit on the toilet,i had a shower today and relised im quite swollen just inside my vagina and it looks like i have a lump inside im abit worried could u possiably give me any advice as the doctors say theres nothing they can do.





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    hi I've had 6 pregnacies and since my 4th my legs and ankles have swollen so bad its un bearable to walk or even stand my veins in my legs are blue and my doctor has said I've varicose veins and they just said have blood test and nothings come up and I've also been told ive got to get use to the fact I'm fat and I've big legs please please I need so help I can't walk for long or run so exercise is out of question apart from swimming which is good but I've got a busy schedule with school runs and house work I need help or 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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    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

    Anusol works to shrink the swollen veins. You can get it from most chemists and though awkward to apply it does the trick

    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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    Hi I give birth to my daughter 7 weeks ago and had varacose veins in the Virginia it's still very swollen and red and just wanted to knw how long until it goes and if there's anything I can buy thanks Samantha





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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'm 24 and for a year now I've had this dull pain in my left testicle , and this side seems more swollen then the right and I also have what feel like a pee like lump , however it could be veins that have crossed paths , it is effecting my sex drive as iam only 24 and cannot substain an erection which is really embarassing , I'm currently undergoing phisyo on a swollen left leg behind my knee which I was told was bakers cyst , could this have any connection to my testicle pain , Iam looking at going seeing my doctor very soon but just wanted a second opinion , thanks for taking the time to read my aching problem.





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    On the under side of balls noticed a section of one of the veins to be swollen an protruding out more the the rest, kinda like a small worm swallowed a BB, could it be a clot?





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    i have the same, do you know what it is?

    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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    I am a young girl with no children, i do not have an active job but get enough excerise, recently i have notice more and more small purple veins all over my thighs (The are not swollen, just deep under the skin, they are not stretch marks) Is there anything i can do to make them go away?





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