Varicose veins

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  1. kimmyj

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    Does anyone else have varicose veins??

    all the women on my mums side of the family have had them from a young age whether they were overweight or not.

    unfortunatly i have them too :cry: but just wondered if anyone that has them is seeing a difference with weight loss??
     
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    suplizi I see the light!

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    Heya

    I have got them, mine are heriditary too! I have lost 4 stone and feel mine are worse, because I exercise more. They ache and look bad (that could be the warmer weather tho) I am due to go to the doctor this friday to ask about having them sorted! I know I once asked about them a few months ago and was told to come back when my weight was a bit lower (I was already loosing with SW) So I shall read this thread with interest.

    Helen x
     
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    hey suplizi

    Well done with your fab loss!!!

    keep us updated on what your dr says - they are always quick to blame everything on being overweight!! i know the weight adds pressure to the veins etc but thin people get em too!!

    will be interesting to hear off other people
     
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    I've got unsightly spider veins on my thighs and varicose veins on my shins, they don't ache but I they're tender to touch and I bruise really easily on them. They weren't that visable when I was heavier but with more weight loss they've become more and more obvious. I know I should be grateful that they're not worse but I'm not sure I'll be able to wear anything that shows them as I'd be so embarrassed :(
    My doctor says that treatment for them can be painful and expensive if I went private and there's no guarantee that they'd never come back.
     
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    fillymum synful soul

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    I have one small one, the beginning of one I think. It only appeared when I put on weight and as I am now losing weight I hope it will stay as it is and go no further.

    xx
     
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    I have one, on my right arm! very odd!
     
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    I just had a look - I thought I had a funny shaped vein. On closer inspection it might be a tattoo:eek:
     
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