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Vascular Surgery

Burst veins

06/05/2007

Question:

I have veins in my fingers burst occasionally, and once in my foot. The vein swells and then bursts. I feel a stinging/burning sensation when the vein bursts. Am I predisposed to anerysms? Please advise. Thank you!

Answer:

No. Aneurysms typically come from enlargement of the arteries, not the veins.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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