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im 19 n female. im a lil over weight and hav2 spider veins on side of leg, they are sore and a lil painful, also lumpy. should i wry?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Varicose veins: These aren't dangerous but can become painful if the thrombose (develop clots inside). Weight loss could potentially help. If aestheticly unpleasing or painful, you can see a plastic or vascular surgeon.
Dr. Ted King
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Probably not: Veins of any size can become inflamed and be sore and a little lumpy. Anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen can make veins like this feel better, as can ice or moist heat. Any time a vein gets sore it is worth getting it checked out by a vein specialist (phlebologist) but it doesn't sound like the kind of thing you need to rush to the er to assess on an emergent basis.

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