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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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My bf has raised veins on his entire left leg and left foot numbness, he is 30years old and has smoked for 20+ years. What could it be?

My bf has raised veins on his entire left leg and left foot numbness, he is 30years old and has smoked for 20+ years. What could it be?

Tobacco and kids: I get concerned about parental influence when i hear about young kids getting ahold of cigarettes. The body is not built to withstand abuse from smoking at any age, but effects on growing children are even more worrisome. Long-time smokers can develop many leg problems, including vein thrombosis (clot), neuropathy or "poor circulation". It is best to see a physician asap for diagnosis, treatment. ...Read more

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I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot.Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots.I have two medium marks on ankle. ?

I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot.Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots.I have two medium marks on ankle. ?

Veins: Hemosiderin stains secondary to veins and or ankle swelling. Not dangerous but one should watch for itching to start or increased swelling. Venous ulcer could start. Wear good compression hose or socks 20-30 mm Hg is fine. ...Read more

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Can some plz tell me why like a hole bunch of veines on my foot?

Can some plz tell me why like a hole bunch of veines on my foot?

Veins: are you able to send a picture? that will help. perform a virtual consult if need be ...Read more

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Bottle in shower fell on foot and broke the vein, skin. What to do?

Ice and pressure: First step would be to clean the torn skin with alcohol and apply pressure to the vein to stop any bleeding. Second step would be to apply a topical antibacterial agent such as Bacitracin or triple antibiotic. I am not a fan of neosporin. Third step would be to cover the injured area followed by a pressure dressing such as an ace bandage and finally ice to the area. ...Read more

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I've had a hard, raised spot on the top of my foot for 2 years. It was the color of my skin but recently turned white. Should I be concerned?

I've had a hard, raised spot on the top of my foot for 2 years. It was the color of my skin but recently turned white. Should I be concerned?

Lost pigment : this means that you have lost the pigment cells. I'm not certain why and your best bet is to discuss with your physician about seeing a dermatologist. It may not be anything dangerous but at this point I can't tell you what I think it is ...Read more

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