I am a 58 yr. old female and discontinued use of the hormone patch a year ago. The veins in my fingers have been breaking for many years but recently I get large areas in my feet, calves, tops of hands and arms where veins break, leaving a large bruise. I do not lift weights, am not overweight, and walk for an hour every day. I, too spoke with several doctors about this condition and was told not to worry about it. I take one "baby aspirin" a day as a preventive measure and my blood was tested to see if the dose was too large. I was told my blood is just fine. Does anyone have any solutions to this problem, I worry about a vein breaking in my head and the large bruises look like someone has beat me up.