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A 23-year-old female asked:

What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery 22 years experience
Varicose Veins: Although you need an exam to 100% sure, it sounds like you have varicose veins. Varicose veins are defective veins that hold abnormal amounts of blood and bulge out and bleed leading to bruises. These are very easily treated with a short same-day office procedure and it is almost always covered by health insurance. Vascular surgeons and other doctors specializing in phlebology can treat you.
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Last updated Jun 28, 2015

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