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prominent superficial veins

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pain: Superficial thrombophlebitis is still possible. There are more possibilities not all vascular. Keep working with your doc to find the cause.
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Dr. Robert Daher
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica?: Unlikely to be vascular given symptoms. Seems like you're describing a radicular pain pattern ie sciatica. Could be a pinched nerve in the spine. I ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Possibilities: If you have a superficial venous thrombosis you can certainly have significant pain, but it is usually associated with redness, swelling, and warmth o ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: One tiny superficial vein bursting should clear up like a bruise would clear up.
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Can happen: Spider veins (telangiectasia) in the lower leg can spontaneously burst/bleed. Often happens when standing in the shower or in hot weather when veins ... Read More
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
36 years experience Cardiology
Perhaps: You need to show this to a physician. Occasionally some individuals have capilar fragility that might represent lack of vitamins. Could be just trauma ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Veins like a tree.: Think of your veins like a tree with a central trunk and branches. The trunk in the superficial system of veins is called the saphenous vein and the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Could be.: Veins are normally compressible. If incompressible then this means that the vein is clotted. Superficial veins that are clotted can usually be felt ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Difference?: Unilateral vein swelling would be dilated veins in one area compared no non dilated veins in the opposite area (i.e. R leg and L leg). Collateral vei ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends: done for infection on occasion. Usually will shrink up or atrophy. On occasion will recanalize. In the clinical situation of varicose veins and some c ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: The only reason for perfroming surgery on superficial veins is for cosmetic reasons. Surgical removal of a clotted vein to remove the clot only lead ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Arteritis?: Usually you find the temporal arteries (running over your temples) with these symptoms. It's an inflammation of the artery walls which can be diagnos ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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RSD??: Ouch, you need to get another opinion. If you already have then what doc miss a lot are complex regional pain or rsd and thoracic outlet syndrome. The ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hard to know: The correct answer would depend upon your Wells score or some other method of predicitng the pre test probability of DVT. If one were to assume that ... Read More
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