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What causes dark blue veins on breasts?

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Dr. Aarti Abraham

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Posted on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 in Women's Health
Question: Hi, i am 22 and a week ago i started noticing blue veins on my left breast which are very prominent. Some 20 days ago my left breast started paining and then the pain occurred in right one too. I consulted my doctor and he said that it was due to hormonal changes and there was some swelling too. But at that time no such veins were visible. The veins are freaking me out because some websites call it a sign of breast cancer or even IBC. Please suggest me if it is due to medication or hormonal changes or it is a sign of cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
As below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
What doctor did you consult - was it a simple physician, or a surgeon, or a gynecologist ?
Also, are you having pain right now ?
Can you upload photos of the veins and other changes that you mention ?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham 18 minutes later
I consulted an oncologist. Yes sometimes i feel the pain though not permanent. I feel the pain when i press the lower side of the breast.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry about.

Detailed Answer:
See, sometimes, bluish veins might indicate hormonal changes only.
It CAN be a symptom of cancer, but why think of that at 22 ?
Particularly since you have had an exam by an oncologist properly.
Fatty breasts can have bluish discolouration.
Wearing very tight or very loose brassieres can cause such issues.
Just to stay assured, you can go for a breast ultrasound cum mammogram.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham 3 minutes later
Thankyou so much. I am more concerned because these veins ( start from neck and go into breasts) were not visible 2 weeks ago when i consulted my doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
As below.

Detailed Answer:
See as long as the investigations and check up are normal, you should not worry.
SOmetimes when you lose weight or tone up your muscles, this can happen.
Just have the workup suggested, and if it is okay, dont worry.
You can write in anytime using the following direct link -
http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-aarti-abraham/64623
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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