PROBLEM WITH A VEIN

Patient : I am a female aged 21 years, around a year ago i noticed a enlarged vein on my left hand below my thumb. Every so often the vein pops up and causes my quite a lot of discomfort and pain, The pain can last anything from 10 minutes to a couple of hours and then the vein gets smaller again. i have not been to a doctor yet but its happening more frequent and causing me pain.
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