A 61-year-old member asked:
What causes blood vessels in my leg to break? it stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 72 years experience
BLOOD VESSELS IN LEG: This could be a problem if it has lasted for a long time. I would certainly recommend you see your primary care physician as soon as possible. You may need a full examination including your heart. High blood pressure might be a cause, do not delay!
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