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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Why are my legs and sometimes arms veiny and purple ?

Hello I am an 18 year old female who in general is pretty healthy. My problem is that my legs turn veiny and a light shade of purple. I don t know what it is called or how to fix this. It happens to my arms sometimes too. And when i wake up in the morning they are completely normal until I get out of bed and get ready for my day. I ve had it since I was a little girl but its now beginning to bother me because I want to be able to wear skirts and shorts without having to feel embarassed. I just want to know what it is, Why I have it, and if it s possible to get rid of. (if so, how do you get rid of it?) Anything helps, thanks. :)
Thu, 5 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
it look like varicose vein.
due to defect in valve mechanism,blood come out in vein .
so it look like purple color.
avoid standing or hanging ur leg for long time
try to keep ur leg up or straight .
at night u can use pillow under ur leg to reduce it.
better to consult surgeon.
bandage may help u
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