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purple vein on right leg

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Burst vein: It is possible that your varicose vein made some small capillary vein fragile and burst open, and curse the discoloration, that the body eventually ab ... Read More
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Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Bleeding V V: Sounds as if you may have had an area of the vein that may have bled under the skin leading to the formation of a "black and blue" mark which is simil ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
26 years experience Emergency Medicine
Have it checked: If a vein is painful, it may be inflamed - which can be associated with a clot within the vein - known as thrombophlebitis. If it is on the surface of ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are many potential causes, but you should probably be checked. Among the possible causes of venous leg pain is a deep vein thrombosis, which is ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
Asymmetry is normal: Sounds like you may be describing a varicose vein in your popliteal fossa. Varicosities are not going to be symmetric the vast majority of the time. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
See your doctor: A detailed history and physical is needed here. Your pulses need to be examined and your legs checked for varicose veins. It's also possible that it i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Spider or varicose: There are 3 types of veins that can be visible on the legs- spiders look like spider legs and are very thin and several centimeters long, blue or reti ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
14 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Spider veins are cosmetic, and are not necessary to be treated. Many treatment options are available, including saline injection, laser, etc.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
26 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: Hot burning sensation may be infection. Wouldn't be a vein trying to break open but it could be related to veins such as a blood clot in a superficia ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
30 years experience Phlebology
Usually not: Vein disease is an inherited disease but aggravated by prolonged sitting, standing, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, lack of exercise, obesity, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
See your doctor: You should make an appointment with your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation next week. Hope this helps!

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