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    Just wondered is this a varicose vein on my hamstring area? Is it likely to get worse, i mean is this how they start?

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    Looks like a normal vein, with the small bulge probably being a valve.
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    (Original post by shiggydiggy)
    Looks like a normal vein, with the small bulge probably being a valve.
    So its the start of varicose vein? Or do you mean its a normal valve?
    My grandma got them bad apparantly they can be inherited :/
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    (Original post by civilstudent)
    So its the start of varicose vein? Or do you mean its a normal valve?
    My grandma got them bad apparantly they can be inherited :/
    It's a normal valve.

    Family history can be associated with having them yourself, yes. But you have to remember that it doesn't mean you will get them. It's only one factor out of many, and if your grandma got them when she was 60, it's much less risk than if she got them when she was 20.

    I would honestly try not to worry about it. They look completely normal.
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    (Original post by shiggydiggy)
    It's a normal valve.

    Family history can be associated with having them yourself, yes. But you have to remember that it doesn't mean you will get them. It's only one factor out of many, and if your grandma got them when she was 60, it's much less risk than if she got them when she was 20.

    I would honestly try not to worry about it. They look completely normal.
    I think she got her first one in her 20's when she was pregnant. I do a lot of running and there are mixed opinions on this whether running can trigger/make them worse or not, health organisations probably don't like admitting it in case it stops people from exercising lol but yea I'll just try and forget it for now
 
 
 
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