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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have a vein slightly sticking out my upper right side flank/breast for 4 months. it occurred at the same time as my costochondritis. it causes mild pain/discomfort. chest ct scan & ultrasound of vein normal. any ideas why my vein is poking out?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
If you have any respiratory symptoms,such as shortness of breath or decreased exercise tolerance, please see a Cardiologist. Malformation of the vessels may also be evaluated by MRI. Watch for signs of chest pain around the vein, syncope and dizziness.
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