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I am a 25 y/o Caucasian female (5'5, 200 lbs, 42DD breasts). Besides my weight, I am healthy. I have been normal weight (140 lbs, 36D breasts) all my life until I gained 80 lbs between September 2013 and December 2014 due to severe depression. At my heaviest, I weighed 220 lbs. Now I am feeling my old self again and I am 20 lbs into my weight loss journey.
So back to my breasts... I have always had large breasts, but have never had any problems with them.... until last year.
In September 2015 I developed reddish/purple-ish "spider vein" patches on both of my breasts. They are slightly more prominent on the left one. On both of my breasts, these patches are on the lowest parts of my breasts. When I am hot (let's say after a shower) they turn into a faint pinkish/reddish color and when I am cold they turn purple and blotchy. Since these patches first appeared 6 months ago, they have not changed, did not grow bigger, etc.
I am not and have not been pregnant yet, I have no nipple discharge, my nipples are not flattening, my breasts are not swollen, not warm, no orange peel skin, etc. I have no family history of breast cancer. A year ago I went bra-free at home, so my breasts hang alot and they are heavy. Recently I started to wear a bra at home again, because I experience less discomfort wearing one.
What could these reddish/purpleish patches be? I googled telangiectasia (dilated capillaries) and the pictures seem to be very similar to what I have on breasts. Is it possible that these patches have something to do with my weight gain (even though I have already stopped gaining weight by the time they appeared), my breast size, and the fact that my breasts have been hanging alot for months before the appearance of these patches? Has any of you experienced the same symptoms? Is it something to be concerned about?
Thank you for the answers!
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