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Elmwood Park, IL
A 25-year-old male asked:

I am male 25 years old. i have small red vein all along my rib cage to my waist. i also have discoloration almost like bruising around both my eyes and some red dots around my ankles . is this a liver problem or a bone morrow problem?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Bruises: If there has been no trauma to these areas you may be dealing with spontaneous bleeding into the skin caused by bone marrow pathology including amyloidosis, liver disease, vitamin K deficiency or kidney disease. I recommend consulting a hematologist so that appropriate testing will be done.
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Multiple new veins: It is difficult to give a diagnosis based on your description. I would recommend seeing either an internist or hematologist for an evaluation and proper blood work. Depending on those results a recommendation can be made.
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Last updated Apr 6, 2020

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