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leg problems

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  • Posted By: capasbin
  • July 18, 2007
  • 06:56 AM

For like the past 2 years I have been developing leg vein problems. I have a few varicose veins, but others are veins that are near the surface of the skin. they dont look like varicose veins ( which are a dark blue) but look more like the veins on the back of your hand, only larger as they are on the legs. they are near the surface and can be felt just by pushing lightly on the skin. I went to a doctor and they said it was likely phlebitis, not deep vein thrombosis or anything, and told me to take aspirin 1x a day for it, however this hasnt done anything and its been about a month. I know if i go back theyre gonna tell me to take a higher dose of aspirin or something. Aside from the way my legs look, is there something i should be worried about with these veins? Im only 24, however i am overweight and have attributed these veins to being obese, and aging. The veins seem to be getting worse as of late, and I havent found anything that helps them go away. they are mostly near my knee and lower, primarily on the front and back of my calfs. I have looked on the internet and havent found anything that matches what i have. I am on pamelor ( tricyclic antidepressant) 10mg, and i have had atrial flutter last year however no other heart problems besides the occasional skipped beat or so.

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  • Do they hurt?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • If I am on my feet alot, they do hurt a little, but not terribly. when they hurt, they feel better if i go in the pool.
    capasbin 3 Replies Flag this Response
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