Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any medical concerns we suggest you consult your GP.

Legs looking like I've stuffed my tights with grapes

(3 Posts)
originalmavis Tue 13-Sep-16 19:08:37

Ok so you get the picture - horrible veins, lumps and bruising. I used to be quite veiny (very pale) but over the last few months it's got worse.

Doctor just basically shrugged and said it's varicose veins, but last time I was in about something else and mentioned that I had a Dvt yonks ago he sent me off for blood tests but there was nothing amiss.

I'm not overweight, relatively healthy, very active but drew the short straw genetically as mum had the same.

What can I do? This is the first summer I have lived in trousers. I used to have half decent legs too and I feel so crappy about it. Legs are achey too and the lumps are tender and a bit sore.

FreddyFireflyCanFeckOff Tue 13-Sep-16 19:15:29

If you aren't happy with the first GP you spoke to, see another one. Request someone else when you make your appointment. Make sure you aren't rushed in your appointment.

Take care. x

originalmavis Tue 13-Sep-16 19:17:39

I'd pegged it as 'shit stuff that happens'. Good - hope I can get it sorted!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now