A member asked:

I have a vein in lower right thigh just above my knee that is visible for about 6" and is tender. no redness or swelling that i can tell.

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Dr. John Landi answered

Specializes in Phlebology

What you describe sounds like superficial thrombophlebitis. You should see a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. In the meantime, try wet compresses to the area and ibuprofen.

Answered Jan 14, 2015



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Dr. Norman Chideckel answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

This is due to a reflux point and pooling at the area in question Evaluation by a venous Doppler sonogram would be the first test,which would identify the problem and help with establishing a treatment plan

Answered Apr 14, 2017



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