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How do I know if a protruding vein is a sign of a varicose vein?

I am 40 years-old and recently had an atypical mole removed from my leg. After putting a bandage over the incision a 3-inch vein began protruding from my leg. How can I treat this and could this be a sign of varicose veins?

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Doctors Answers (2)

Treatment recommendations require a clinic visit. However, any protruding vein strongly suggests underlying venous disease/varicose vein problems.

A protruding vein usually is a varicose vein. See a vein specialist for an evaluation to identify the problem and to determine your needs.

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