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Painful Vein In Ankle
My 16 yr daughter has a painful vein up side of ankle gp checked it + said its ok but now it's gone further up her leg? Gp gave her some cream
Check the nerve: Make sure the pain is actually coming from the vein. It more than likely is coming from the nerve on the side of the ankle which is a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome. The symtoms can radiate up the leg and down into the foot. Often a cortisone injection will be helpful to alleviate symptoms but you should see your foot/ankle specialist to get better evaluated. ...Read more
Superficial venous clots in ankle. Worried about bad clots because of this. My veins are more visible & painful. Signs of deep clots & when to worry?
Calf ankles and feet swollen for 3 days and painful, new blue veins on top of foot this am, should I be worried? I am 33 years old and female...
Right foot inter side (instep) near ankle very painful even to touch looks like my vein enlarge making it painful to walk causing the heel to hurt also little swollen?
I would rule out: Posterior tibial tendonitis.....Get a more detailed answer ›
Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?
Complicated: A little unusual to say that you feet/ankles are painful with swelling...swelling is common but often painless. Most serious causes of swelling would be heart failure (unusual at your age), kidney, liver disease. Could be problems with veins (poor valves causing sluggish return of blood to heart). Reviewed your meds...see no reason to suspect them. Need good evaluation...start with primary care ...Read more
How can a patient be treated that has painful nerve damage as a reult of varicose vein laser ablation from knee to ankle?
Nerve damage: Nerve damage is a difficulty problem, no matter how it occurred. EVLT of the saphenous vein does have a small risk of "heating" a adjacent nerve & leading to nerve damage which can cause chronic pain. If often improves with time & can also leave some numbness of the adjacent skin. Recommend exercise to stimutate blood flow & neuropathy med such as neurontin (gabapentin) if the pain is severe. ...Read more
No: Never heard of it. But would love to see responses. ...Read more
I had a burst of a vein yesterday on one leg now today 3 in the other. Today's is very painful, Hard and warm. Standing is painful in the area. Should I be concerned?
Why did my vericous veins in my lower leg become somewhat hard and rope-like and extremely painful?
Need more info: Questions like are you over weight, do you stand a lot in one place, are you diabetic. Your symptoms are very concerning. Please make an appointment with your family physician very soon. ...Read more
I have a cluster of spider veins on the back of my leg, above my knee, that is painful at times. Is this normal?
Abnormal thigh veins: Spider veins that are painful on the back of the thigh above the knee are abnormal. They may be caused by an incompetent Small Saphenous vein branch. A superficial venous ultrasound while standing is needed to verify and rule this out before treatment. A board certified vein specialist can help determine appropriate management. ...Read more
Dropped glass on my foot & a piece of it made a small puncture. Swollen vein & painful. Ice & elevated but goes back when I stand up. What do I do?
Will certainly occur with an injury. Ice early, elevation then warmth later.
The problem is that this presupposes that the injury Stopped occurring. If there is continuing injury, it's going to stay inflamed.
Infection OR a retained shard of glass will keep the area inflamed until it is treated.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
Very hard, swollen (straight, not twisting) veins all over right leg. Dissapear when lifting leg. Not painful, color is normal. I'm a 16 years old boy?
See Your Doctor: ! 6 yr old "hard, swollen veins rt leg". In your age group, these symptoms point to an anomaly of the blood vessels to the right leg which could interfere with normal circulation. These can be present from birth and go undiagnosed until some time later. The main anomoly may lie deep while causing the superficial findings that you can see. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?
Itchy rash: It will be hard to give you an answer without looking at the rash, you need to see your doctor about it for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a vein on my foot that is particular painful when pressed upon but is not visibly bruised on the skin and I don't know why this is?
Varicose vein?: Support stocking may help. See your doctor to make sure that is what it is. ...Read more
A doctor tried to get a IV in my foot thought she seen a vein when in moved it around alil bit no return and took it out been swelling and painful.?
See your doctor: The symptoms you mention could mean an inflamed vein or possibly an infection. You should get it checked. ...Read more
I have had a vein in my foot be itchy but when scratched it is very painful and then a bruise appears. This happened twice on different areas. Advice.?
Have it evaluated.: You may benefit with vascular support stockings. ...Read more
For a few nights now I have laid down to sleep, but I am interrupted by what feels like a vein pulsing on the outside of my right foot. Not painful.
Pulsing: It wouldn't be a vein that pulsates and it's doubtful that a prominent arterial pulse would be felt in that area. Perhaps you are feeling the twitching of an irritable muscle in that part of the foot. This appears to be more of a nuisance than anything serious. Consult a physician as needed. ...Read more
I'm 19 n female. I'm a lil over weight and hav2 spider veins on side of leg, they are sore and a lil painful, also lumpy. Should I wry?
Varicose veins: These aren't dangerous but can become painful if the thrombose (develop clots inside). Weight loss could potentially help. If aestheticly unpleasing or painful, you can see a plastic or vascular surgeon. ...Read more
I'm on my feet a lot and I'm 22, and when I stand couple veins bulge out of my right leg around my knee, sometimes painful. Should I be worried?
Get some stockings:
Support hose will help. At your age intermittant vein swelling is nothing to worry about. However, if you are on your feet a lot support hose may be very useful. There are many brands of these. Ask your Primary Care Provider for a suggestion!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a large bruise on my lower leg that gets darker and more painful when I stand but decreases when the leg is elevated. I do have varicose vein issues. The bruise is now 2 weeks old and getting g worse not better?
Venous return.: It would seem that your condition and symptoms are related to venous pressure. Standing slows the return, therefore the color intensifies. Elevation assists the return, therefore, the color fades. You need to see a vein specialist to see if there is an associated vessel problem or is the problem due to trauma. ...Read more
Very hard, swollen veins all over right leg. Not painful, color is normal. Not twisted like varicose veins, but straight. I'm a 16 years old boy.
Leg Veins: I cannot answer your questions based on your explanation alone. This could be a serious vein condition, particularly due to your your age. You should seek immediate attention from a physician and get an ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure you don't have a blood clot or thrombophlebitis of the leg veins. A vascular specialist, such as a vascular surgeon, may need to examine your leg as well ...Read more
Straight vein bulging on achilles. Painful at times with or without walking. Normal color. Can varicose vein be straight? Veins on other leg fine.
Straight veins.: Varicose veins are grape-like and bulging. Veins can be enlarged and not be varicose veins. Straight large veins are not considered varicose veins and can be enlarged for many reasons including genetics, staining, levels of hydration and loss of elasticity in the skin with aging. If this vein hurts you it can be treated by sclerotherapy or removal via tiny incisions. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?
Phlebitis: What you are describing is superficial phlebitis or a clot in a superficial varicose vein. The treatment is warm compresses to the area and ibuprofen. You should also see a veins specialist for a full venous evaluation. Including a venous ultrasound. Superficial phlebitis usually does not travel but a vein specialist can determine the extent of the phlebitis ...Read more
50y.O. Female. Both leg varicose vein stripped 10 yrs ago. Leg edematous and painful after standing (walking).Leg angio CT n/s. What do I do?!
The tendon or vein on my foot is constricted so bad that my toes cannot move. Extremly painful if I move. What is this? Not muscle cramp fyi.
Injury vs. Disease: You may have injured one of the tendons that helps move the toes up or down or one of the small muscles that stabilizes the toes from side to side. Also, it is possible there is a space occupying tumor or cyst that is preventing the tendon from moving properly. Could also be scar tissue from old injury causing issue. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & I'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins. Walk 6 days a week
See your doc: If you have concerns about a blood clot of your leg, you should see your physician. Blood clots of the legs can cause pain and swelling, and discoloration. The concern with leg blood clots is that they potentially pass to your lung which can be dangerous. Your doctor may order an ultrasound of your leg veins to rule out a blood clot as the cause of your pain. Your pain may be due to varicosities. ...Read more
Mom had a (painful) lump on her leg & now a lump on her arm. Urgent care says varicose veins (in 2 sites?) should she get 2nd opinion? Possibilities?
Varicose veins: This should be very easy to sort out with a physical exam & a vein ultrasound. If the MD at the urgent care suspects abnormal veins, then see a vascular surgeon for opinion (they are experts in varicose veins). The arm lump would be unlikely to be an abnormal vein (varicose veins don't form on the arm), but a quick exam & ultrasound should sort that out as well Good luck! ...Read more