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The Veins In My Legs Are Sore How Do I Make Them Feel Better
Treat: I feel that if you have symptoms that affect your life then I would recommend to treat as symptoms will worsen over time. Varicose veins are more easily treated early in the process verses waiting for years before you seek out treatment. You can contact a board certified phlebologist or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Leg pain: Leg pain is tough to simply diagnose over a computer. Possibly with the "lots" of walking you have been doing, you are getting an "overuse" syndrome with strains and pains of your leg muscles, etc. Try some over the counter nsaids and get appt for eval to have the legs checked out and the veins looked at too. Best wishes. ...Read more
I can see new veins bulging out and my leg is extremely sore, tender to the touch and swollen. Best course of action?
Leg pain: Some of the symptoms that she will are describing are not consistent with varicose vein issues, specifically the tingling and numbness. These symptoms are more suggestive of a nerve compression and also may be the issue of the pain shooting down the leg. I would recommend that she will seek evaluation by your physician to determine the appropriate specialty that she evaluate this problem. ...Read more
I have protruding veins with knots in my left leg below the knee. It is now coming up back of leg with soreness. What causes this?
Bad Veins: What you are describing are varicose veins with either areas of enlarged varicosities (look like grapes) or areas of superficial phlebitis (clotted veins), either way you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help to determine the treatment plan. ...Read more
Not very long: Sclerotherapy works by causing inflammation. As a result, you will probably have some discomfort afterwards. You can get a sort itchy, stingy feeling for about 20 minutes afterwards and then a tender, bruised feeling for a couple of days. None of this is likely to keep you from doing anything but Ibuprofen helps. Wearing compression stockings afterwards usually helps too. ...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 have a vein on my upper leg which is hard n sore n red all over it I'm on warfarin n had 3 dvts n INR is 1.2 could it b another one?
I was bitten by Mosquitos all over my legs and I have a picking my scab problem now they are infected, my calves are sore and my veins are dark?
I feel like cold water is being splashed on one leg, purple spider veins erupted and my leg feels tight & sore. After a recent flight. Is this typical?
Potential Clot.: No, this is not typical. In fact, you are describing symptoms that could very well be indicative of a clot formation in your leg. You need to be seen as soon as possible to remove all doubt. Untreated blood clots can have catastrophic results if allowed to go untreated. ...Read more
I have redlines/looks like bruising outlinning my inner thigh veins on both legs. Its only on the veins no where else. Feels sore?
Inflammation: Hard to answer without seeing in person, but the veins can be inflamed from standing for a long time, for instance on the job. When you are home, elevate your legs, apply a heating pad on a light to medium setting (but never sleep with it on you, can cause burns), or if you can take ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve), do that. However it would be best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have bad vericous veins in left leg, hit in leg with lotion bottle bad bruises, cont. To be sore and bruised inc. Pin point after 2 weeks hx of PE?
Hematoma: You probably burst a varicose vein causing a lot of blood that is trying to resolve itself but it is taking a while because there was so much of it. You are on several things that should minimize risk of PE but would aggravate something like this. Put warm compresses on it, move around as much as possible but put the leg up when you are not moving around to reduce pressure on the veins. Gd luck ...Read more
19 y/o my legs ache when it is cold and sometimes a my wrist. Sometimes when I get a massage my veins seems to be sore? Especially my caf muscles.
Ultrasound on left leg monday. Small saphenous vein leading to ankle is distended, sore, often feel like pinching. Calf tight. Will ultrasound harm?
No: An ultrasound will not harm. It is used to rule out more serious blood clots. ...Read more
My husband (age69) has what appears to be a broken blood vessel or clot on the middle of the bottom of his foot. Has moderate pain when he stands or walks. He has also had some vein issues on this same leg and a sore knee. Where should we go from here?
69 year old gentleman with ecchymosis on bottom of foot, moderate pain standing or walking, unknown onset, location, and duration of pain. Also c/o pain in knee and possible venous issues of unknown type.
You should visit an orthopaedic surgeon for a medical history and physical exam. The orthopaedic surgeon can perform imaging of your husband's lower extremity and evaluate any problems. Good luck ...Read more
I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?
I have quite a lot of varicose/spider veins in my legs. Should I be co corned about very painful ones at the front of my knee? Tender to touch gently
Types of veins.: Both spider and varicose veins can be treated very successfully and cosmetically very acceptably. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. Varicose veins are usually due to refluxing saphenous vein valves and spider veins have many causes. Painful veins may have clots in them and should be evaluated. ...Read more
Why do my veins in my wrists neck head ankles and feet feel tender and swollen. Lots of blue veins in my legs both baricose and spider. What causes?
Maybe bad valves: One reason is xs fluid or poor heart function. However at your age if you are in good health and active, poorly functioning valaves in the veins of your legs may cause blood to pool there. This would not explain the veins in. Your arms and neck Sometimes normal veins arr prominent in thin people ...Read more
What is this pain in my right leg? Just flew 8000 miles and tender behind knee. Also vein bulging.
See your doctor: It's never normal to have pain, and given all that traveling you need to be checked for blood clots. Get yourself checked out as soon as possible to be sure it's not a problem that could threaten life or limb! ...Read more
I have varicose veins in one leg and today a part of the vein (a small round bump)became inflamed, tender to the touch and is pink. Is this normal?
Vein: This most likely represents a superficial vein thrombosis. This should be evaluated as soon as possible to determine if this is a localized issue, or is there any evidence of a deep vein thrombosis. Also, depending upon the location, if this is in the thigh area it is of more concern, as this is closer to the deep vein at the level of the groin. A venous duplex ultrasound is necessary. ...Read more
Small, non-tender, non-growing bulge above groin, horizontally located halfway between leg crease and center of body. Feels like veins/ligaments, etc.
2 Pea size bump inside leg, had schlerotherapy 4wks there-light vein, tender when pressed. Post ablation ultrasound clear. What is it? Oct. Next Appt
Vein clots: Most likely small vein clots. Call your sclerotherapist and ask them what they r. They r ur own experts and you paid them for this. Get your money's worth from them. ...Read more
On my left leg where my varicose veins are, my leg has been aching & hurting so bad. I don't know what to do, rush to the doctor or what?
Seek care: If any of your veins are hard, lumpy, warm, red, tender, and/or swollen, you could have phlebitis and you should see your doctor right away. Regardless, you should talk to your doctor about your varicose veins and see what can be done about taking care of your varicose veins. It sounds like a visit to a vein specialist would be a good idea. ...Read more
Bruise on top of foot last week happened to other side. Tender and looks like on the veins. Some bruising on legs too. What could cause this?
Need to know more: Without knowing your medical history, meds on, if injured or examining you it is difficult to answer. ...Read more
Heavy aching in arms accompanied by nausea/lightheaded as if I haven't eaten all day. Started happening 2yrsago. Now in legs. Veins also bulge w/pain.
Nausea/light headed: 2 years of unexplained symptoms such as you describe warrents a thorough examination and testing by your doctor. ...Read more
Bothy legs have aching pain in the thigh and calf. No tenderness or swelling is present and no visible veins. It's day two and Otc meds don't help?
NEED MORE INFO: WHEN OR WHY DID IT START, WHAT MAKES IT LESS AND WHAT MAKES IT MORE? (ex does it increase with ambulation)' IF it PERSISTS OR WORSENS OVER NEXT SEVERAL DAYS YOU SHOULD BE SEEN BY A DR ...Read more
Hot weather: Very swollen and hard great saphenous vein along both legs, veins are colorless. Way more in right leg, than left leg. Discomfort and aching, but no swollen legs, no change in color or warmth. 19 y/o male and very low bodyfat.
Recent bulge vein. Outside calf sore to touch. Worse when standing. I'm 57, in bed alot due to back trouble.
Vein bulge: Bulging veins are usually superficial and can be a phelbitis which needs antibiotics, but there is also concern since you are in the bed a lot that there is a deep vein clot (thrombosis) as your calf is tender and you are sedentary. Clots can move to the lung and compromise breathing. You need an ultrasound of your entire leg. Go to ER today. ...Read more
Very fit and train boxing 3 times per week. Noticed earlier today swollen sore vein on inside of right knee, should I be worried?
Needs evaluation: Veins should not hurt. If you have a bulging vein and it is tender, then this is suggestive of superficial phlebitis. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. Warm compresses and Ibuprofen may help but this should be evaluated if no improvement with heat and Ibuprofen after 4 days. ...Read more
I am very fit, train boxing three times a week. Have just noticed swollen sore vein on inside of knee, is this bad? Hurts to walk and pops out.
That is: In the area of the superficial saphenous vien and if tender, prominent and at all reddish then there may be a clot in the vein. Not as important as if in a deep vein but should be evaluated by your doctor or a physician in a competent urgent care center or fast track of an emergency department. In the meantime warm compresses, and Ibuprofen and rest the limb. ...Read more
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