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A 19-year-old female asked:

i've noticed that from mid chest area blue veins and progresses to my nipples. also i have tender breast & my nipples now hurt, should i be concerned.

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Hormone related: Most likely hormone related. Breast tenderness before a period is very common.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2015

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