Thank you for letting me know. Yes, this does help calm any fear I have greatly! I know I have been checked 'down there' many times before, so I would be very surprised if something new has surfaced since. For a woman, though, you always worry, you know?
I do believe it could just be exactly like what you described, related to a varicose vein tendency. I wonder if these 'cherry marks', or whatever they are called, that I already have on my neck, are also related to the weaker veins. It definitely runs in my family! My mom and grandma have always had them pretty bad, on their legs mainly (we are very light skinned too) and I have had some since I was 12. My sister even has them, (she's 18) and she has never had any weight issues, unlike myself. So I know it's mainly our genetics+eating habits and tendency to be constipated!
I am SOOO looking forward to resolving all these issues!