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I'm 30. Recently become aware of more prominent vein running

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I'm 30. Recently become aware of more prominent vein running through my right ripple. Sometimes I can feel through the surface. Been doing breast exams everyday to the point that my breast is sore. No lump found. Everything I read say that a new vein is either a sign of pregnancy (I'm not), a blocked vessel, or a sign of cancer. I'm terrified.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
right nipple. No family history of breast cancer.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Hello Elyse,

Let me at the outset tell you that prominent vein is not a sign of breast cancer.

Veins are affected by the body hormones and they may get off and on prominent on various parts of our body.

This sign alone is never clinically important unless there are associated symptoms and signs.

So if you have not missed your period it is not pregnancy.

If you do not have a breast lump; this is not a breast cancer.

With no family history; breast cancer is extremely rare in your age group.

Please do not worry at all.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Even though it's new and prominent? I didn't know nipples could have visible changes with veins past puberty. My stress is out of control with it. I have a obgyn appointment scheduled for decemeber, but I'm going crazy.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


Search engines can cause problems on psyche.

If it was cancer, or dangerous sign, I would have asked you to get it evaluated early / immediately.

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