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Old 3rd November 2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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why do i have blue veins on my breasts?

Really NOT happy at the moment.

Just today I noticed these blue veins on both of my breasts... I have never seen them before and am wondering whyTF they are there how I can get rid of them ASAP?? This is so frustrating! I have a gig on the 13th which requires me to be in bikinis and frankly, I cannot have this crap on body. I doubt makeup will cover it up, and I really don't want to have to put makeup on my body anyway.

HELP.

ALSO, is it possible they are permanent??? I looked this up on the internet and apparently blue veins are a sign of pregnancy. I am NOT pregnant. It's not an age thing, I'm 18.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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Is it like a varicose vein, but on your boob?
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Is it like a varicose vein, but on your boob?

yes, EXACTLY!!

I just looked in the mirror and they are less obvious now... Maybe hot water makes them more prominent? I still don't want it there! Do you know what it is SG?
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Also, my period is due tomorrow... could this be a hormonal thing?
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Old 3rd November 2010, 12:47 AM   #5
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Sounds like it's a spider vein (like a varicose vein, but not like sticking out off the skin, just a blue vein under the skin)... and yes, it's permanent. The only treatment I've found that does anything is sclerotherapy, which is an injection into the vein that causes it to shrink and disappear. I have one small one on my upper left thigh that appeared in the past 6 months or so, and it's been bugging me...hence why I know this.
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Also, my period is due tomorrow... could this be a hormonal thing?
If your boobs swell from PMS it's possible it's just more visible because of that. But maybe not.
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Are they in an irregular pattern? Any anomalies on your monthly self-exam? Are you using oral contraceptives?
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Sounds like it's a spider vein (like a varicose vein, but not like sticking out off the skin, just a blue vein under the skin)... and yes, it's permanent. The only treatment I've found that does anything is sclerotherapy, which is an injection into the vein that causes it to shrink and disappear. I have one small one on my upper left thigh that appeared in the past 6 months or so, and it's been bugging me...hence why I know this.

I don't understand why/how they appear so suddenly! If I'm getting these now when I am young and I continue getting these I will be a big giant blue blob of a person by the time I'm 30.
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Are they in an irregular pattern? Any anomalies on your monthly self-exam? Are you using oral contraceptives?
Carhill, I'm not sure what a regular pattern would be! Let alone an irregular one? There are three blue lines/veins across my breasts. Yes, I am on the pill! And no, no anomalies on my monthly.
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IMO, as you sound concerned, this would be something best discussed with your doctor. Oral contraceptives sometimes can cause side effects, not immediately observed, like you describe.

Are the veins distended or merely observable through the skin? You said they seemed worse with hot water. Are they mostly gone now?
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IMO, as you sound concerned, this would be something best discussed with your doctor. Oral contraceptives sometimes can cause side effects, not immediately observed, like you describe.

Are the veins distended or merely observable through the skin? You said they seemed worse with hot water. Are they mostly gone now?
Not distended at all Carhill, just blue lines underneath the skin. They are mostly gone now but still obvious in my eyes atleast. *sigh* Guess I should go to the doctors.

SG- is sclerotheraphy immediately effective? Is there any downtime?

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OP, just so you know, most of the women I've been with, including my ex-wife, had/have discernible vein patterns in their breasts. IME, the larger the breast, the more veins were apparent. With my ex, they varied with her menstrual cycle. She never took contraceptives while we were married.

Go have a talk with your doctor and try to remain calm. You're 18
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SG- is schelotheraphy immediately effective? Is there any downtime?

Thanks guys
What what I know from my own research, as well as a friend who's had it done, there's absolutely no down time. They stick a needle in the vein, push the solution in, and it disappears. Poof.

I imagine in you're really sensitive you might get a little bruise at the injection site or something.

The only thing stopping me from doing it is that it's expensive. I think they charge by the vial, and I literally only have one little one inch long, teeny tiny vein. That's not worth the $500. I'm just waiting for more to pop up. LOL

From WebMD:

How Sclerotherapy Is Done

In most cases of sclerotherapy, the salt solution is injected through a very fine needle directly into the vein. At this point, you may experience mild discomfort and cramping for one to two minutes, especially when larger veins are injected. The procedure itself takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

The number of veins injected in one session varies, and depends on the size and location of the veins, as well as the general medical condition of the patient.

Sclerotherapy is performed in the doctor's office by a dermatologist or a surgeon and requires that you do not do any aerobic activity for a few days after the procedure.

Side Effects of Sclerotherapy

You may experience certain side effects after sclerotherapy. There are milder effects, such as itching, which can last for one or two days after the procedure. Also, you may experience raised, red areas at the injection site. These should disappear within a few days. Bruising may also occur around the injection side and can last several days or weeks.
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Thanks guys.

I have looked up a sclerotherapy treatment place near me and it's expensive, but a rebate is claimable which is good. I will consider it, but not right now.

I think you were right about the contraceptive pill Carhill.

[SIZE=2]A definitive cause is not known, however a strong family history suggests that some people inherit veins that are more likely to deteriorate. In women, oestrogen may play a role as the onset of puberty and pregnancy and taking the oral contraceptive can give rise to vein abnormalities. In pregnancy, the enlarged uterus can restrict blood flow from the legs and promote the development of varicose veins. Spider veins and varicose veins are also associated with obesity. Occupations involving prolonged standing tend to increase the likelihood of veins to develop. Bone fractures and soft tissue trauma can cause localized vein abnormalities. [/SIZE]
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IMO, it's worth discussing with your doctor and s/he can perhaps investigate further and experiment with a different contraceptive, as applicable, or, if you're not currently sexually active, cease it as a control measure. IMO, I would pursue all other avenues before invading the breast in any way. There's got to be a logical reason for this. Find it.
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