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I have just noticed (wearing shorts) that a largish vein appears

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I have just noticed (wearing shorts) that a largish vein appears to be slightly bulging out on my right inner calf
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
This is likely a varicose vein. Basically this is a superficial vein that has broken down over time.
These are very common and nothing to worry about.
A picture would let me confirm it if you can attach one.
They can be removed surgically if you like. Although generally it is considered a cosmetic procedure and is quite costly.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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