For about a week now I have noticed something pretty disturbing and uncomfortable. It started with a tenderness to the touch on the left side of my chest and down toward the bottom of my stomach. Then I noticed that when I stretched my arms above my head and stretched my stomach and chest area, that it was VERY TIGHT and it felt like I was pulling something that run from the left side of my chest to the bottom of my stomach. I ran my right hand down the area that felt the pull, and I feel a large veinlike structure or something of that nature that covers the entire area that runs from my chest to my stomach. When I do a large stretch, I can actually see it. What is going on? It's not muscular for sure. I'm not sure what to think here. I feel like I can't get a full stretch, and it is very uncomfortable. Any thoughts?
I can't imagine any large blood vessels on the chest that would appear near the surface of the skin across the chest and abdomen that would be visible like that. I'm rather pale and I can see some blood vessels snaking across my chest but they are no different than what I see on my arm. Nothing sinew-like as you described.
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