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Vascular Surgery

Burst veins in leg

09/29/2008

Question:

I am 24 and have a number of large visible veins in my legs. Recently I went bike riding and the next day my calf was stinging. I looked at my leg and I had 2 bruises right where 2 veins are. They were quite tender to touch and I could feel them while walking. Have I burst my veins - is there anything I should do? I`m a little concerned about blood clots.

Answer:

Hello. Bruising on the surface does generally not lead to blood clots. Leaky valves can lead to this appearance. Would try some support stockings if you are having pain and swelling and see a vascular surgeon for an ultrasound if you are still having issues. Good luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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