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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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I noticed red veins on my breast and am 46 years old. There's no pain, fever/heat, and normal skin texture. I have telangiectasia on cheeks, and it resembles those veins. Is it anything to be concerned about, being on the breast?

I noticed red veins on my breast and am 46 years old. There's no pain, fever/heat, and normal skin texture. I have telangiectasia on cheeks, and it resembles those veins. Is it anything to be concerned about, being on the breast?

No: Red spider veins and telangiectasia are common and usually only of cosmetic significance. Such veins on the breast are unusual but unlikely to be important. They are not signs of any important breast pathology. ...Read more

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I have visable blue veins on my breasts and now my lower stomach. And just also noticed red veins all over my breasts. What could this be? L

I have visable blue veins on my breasts and now my lower stomach. And just also noticed red veins all over my breasts. What could this be? L

Possibly normal: Some people have more visible veins. In rare cases a blockage of the veins inside the abdomen or chest could result in more prominent surface veins, but usually this would also be associated with abdominal swelling, leg swelling, shortness of breath and other symptoms. If you're worried, get a medical exam. But if you're otherwise feeling well, it's unlikely to be a significant problem. ...Read more

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A month ago I noticed redness that mainly spread all over my areola on left breast so I got freaked out about IBC I showed my OB and regular Dr who sent me for mammo and US which were clear. The redness is not there now but blue veins are. Cancer?

A month ago I noticed redness that mainly spread all over my areola on left breast so I got freaked out about IBC I showed my OB and regular Dr who sent me for mammo and US which were clear. The redness is not there now but blue veins are. Cancer?

NO: Unless you have a strong family history of breast cancer, routine imaging with digital mammography and ultrasound should suffice. Blue veins are common, especially in full chested women or nursing women; however, may be a normal variant. Get used to breast self- examination and avoid heavy underwires or push-ups. ...Read more

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I have extremely large breasts 48ee and they are big and have a lot of red veins and little sores on them I want to know what is the cause?

I have extremely large breasts 48ee and they are big and have a lot of red veins and little sores on them I want to know what is the cause?

Accept who you are: Breast size is variable. Some women have very small breasts, others have average breasts- others have large breasts, a few other women have a very large breast. It depends on your genes as well as the level of hormone/estrogen that you have. When the breast is large it may give you some discomfort due to the size. Some veins more noticeable especially if you have fair skin. Discuss further with md. ...Read more

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I had a historectomy at 35, last few weeks my breast are sore and I have dark green veins with little red splatters over and under my breast.

I had a historectomy at 35, last few weeks my breast are sore and I have dark green veins with little red splatters over and under my breast.

Breast exam: Anytime one notices new lesions, skin changes, lumps or masses in the breasts an evaluation is needed. A doctor will need to see the area in question to determine the next steps. ...Read more

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Have a lot of dark blue veins all over breasts. Slight pelvic cramping all day and I am spotting red, but I'm not due for 4 days. What's going on?

Have a lot of dark blue veins all over breasts. Slight pelvic cramping all day and I am spotting red, but I'm not due for 4 days. What's going on?

Not much info here: I'd start with a pregnancy test, and go from there. On the other hand, if you are over 50, it would not be my first choice. Do you have a pcp? ...Read more

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My left breast has gotten bigger and there is a lump on my areola with a bright red vein looking mark going across part of my chest and it is tender?

My left breast has gotten bigger and there is a lump on my areola with a bright red vein looking mark going across part of my chest and it is tender?

Mastitis vs tumor: Your complaints are worrisome and firstly you have to see your fd/gyn asap to rule out infection and treat with antibiotics if not better or resolved within one or two wks then you need biopsy to rule our inflammatory breat tumor although it is rare but do happen in your age group. Good luck and act soono ...Read more

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Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

See a doctor: Breast pain can be due to a number of things: cysts, associated with menstrual cycle, superficial thrombophlebitis of veins (mondor's dz). If the pain is persisting, see a general surgeon, breast surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized red circle on my breast came a week ago. Its not raised, no texture, not itchy, spider veins coming off it. Not ring worm?

I have a quarter sized red circle on my breast came a week ago. Its not raised, no texture, not itchy, spider veins coming off it. Not ring worm?

Irritation?: Dermatitis is a red circular rash. It could be that. You can try Hydrocortisone 1% cream 3 times a day for a week. If that doesn't work then you should be seen to find out what it is. Ringworm is itchy and raised, so that is not likely in your case. ...Read more

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Right breast itches and red veins appear. No skin flaking or rash. Extremely itchy so I itch it raw. Is this normal? Just in one breast.

Right breast itches and red veins appear. No skin flaking or rash. Extremely itchy so I itch it raw. Is this normal? Just in one breast.

Unsure: That sounds like Tinea Corporis. If so it should respond to one of the OTC anti-fungal topical medications. If that does not work, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have swollen breasts with lots of spider veins on them and nipple ddiscoloration with also random red patches with dull cramps?

Breast changes: Could be a sign of pregnancy but without really seeing you, this is pure speculation. You should see your primary doctor to have an evaluation and the red patches looked at. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast tenderness to touch, breast pain (quality: tenderness), obesity and red spider veins.

I am experiencing breast tenderness to touch, breast pain (quality: tenderness), obesity and red spider veins.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Red blood vessels under my breast? All gathered in one small area?

Red blood vessels under my breast? All gathered in one small area?

Needs to be seen: This is one of those questions that we can not say much about online without being able to see the area in question. At age 17 it is not likely to be something serious. A doctor will need to look at the area of concern to know if any further evaluation is needed. Consider a virtual visit today. ...Read more

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My green veins are visible under my eyes and my chest has red smudges. Is this normal? Am 17 years old and am female

My green veins are visible under my eyes and my chest has red smudges. Is this normal? Am 17 years old and am female

PCP: It is difficult to answer. Given what is written, it seems reasonable for this to be evaluated by your primary care physician first rather than an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have what looks like little red dots/ veins on my face and chest. What r these, please?

I have what looks like little red dots/ veins on my face and chest. What r these, please?

Angiomas?: The red dots on your face could be telangiectasias, which are red thread-like veins. They could be angiomas, which are red dilated veins that cluster around a center vein. These are also called cherry angiomas. Wthout actually seeing them, that is the best answer I can give. ...Read more

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I have a small blood red dot on my chest w/ what look like little blood colored veins coming out of it. I've had it for about a year. What can it be?

I have a small blood red dot on my chest w/ what look like little blood colored veins coming out of it. I've had it for about a year. What can it be?

Probably not bad: One would need to examine this to be sure, but from the description this is most likely a small spider angioma. They cause no symptoms and can be treated by injection sclerotherapy. However, having a doctor look would be a good idea to be sure it isn't something else. ...Read more