Protruding veins on legs

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?Can anyone advise on causes other than varicose for major protruding veins in legs?  I've had them checked as I assumed they were varicose however, that has been ruled out.

?I have to meet with the consultant shortly and would appreciate any advice so I have an idea what they are if not varicose?


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    Usually improper valves in the veins cause the bulging itchy ness and leg discomfort. They should be able to do an ultrasound on you and see if you have veinous insufficiency.

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    I have the same problem, I’m assuming mines are varicose veins. If they have ruled you out for varicose veins, what did they say was the problem? 🤔

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      They didn't give me any cause.  I had the ultrasound and my veins showed that they were working fine so they told me they weren't varicose more cosmetic.  I then went to a cosmetic place to see if they could sort them and they told me they were blue and therefore they were varicose and there was nothing they could do.  I'm waiting to see another vascular consultant but I'm at a loss. Not sure even what to be asking as I asked everything when I had the scan and am none the wise but they look dreadful

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    Mines are blue and very protruding. Yours do sound like varicose veins, and yes, they are shocking looking, my legs are are a mess with them, I’ve got them all over the front of my knees as well. 😱.

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