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Hi. I was wondering if it is normal for a vein to indent or collapse when you elevate your leg. I've been noticing one spot on the inside of my thigh.

Hi. I was wondering if it is normal for a vein to indent or collapse when you elevate your leg. I've been noticing one spot on the inside of my thigh.

Not really normal: When vein are enlarged and varicose they often
engorge with blood that drains when the legs are elevated. This is common but not really normal. I would recommend you get it checked out by a vein specialist. ...Read more

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My veins stick out in my leg what can I do?

My veins stick out in my leg what can I do?

See Vein Specialist: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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If a blood vein in your leg busts, what will happen?

If a blood vein in your leg busts, what will happen?

Black and blue: I a vein should burst then what you will see is the formation after several days of discoloration of the skin around the area of the burst vein. This is what we call a black and blue area (ecchymosis). Over several more days this will slowly fade and disappear. ...Read more

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The vein in my leg popped and there was a lot of blood. What could this be?

The vein in my leg popped and there was a lot of blood. What could this be?

Sounds like you: Ruptured a varicose vein. Please be evaluated for venous insufficiency. You may need to have the vein removed or sealed off. Check out sirweb. Org. See patient tab. Then on the left click on varicose veins under ir treatments. ...Read more

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I have a warm sensation going through my vein in my leg, can you help tell me what it may be?

Could be inflammatio: Your symptoms are vague and not easy to diagnose. A warm sensation would suggest increased heat which could be due to inflammation, allergy or even could be nerve related. If it is related to a vein issue, it would be concerned about inflammation of the vein called phlebitis. If this was the problem then you should also have pain and hardness along the vein. It may be wise to see a vein md. ...Read more

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Had by pass surgery they took vein from leg and left clips in its been 2 1/2 years is this normal I

Had by pass surgery they took vein from leg and left clips in its been 2 1/2 years is this normal I

Yes.: When the saphenous vein is removed for coronary bypass, the side branches of this vein are closed with staple (clips). These are stainless steel and are permanent. They do not dissolve and will always be seen on x-ray or mri. Using stainless steel staples is normal protocol. ...Read more

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Had by pass surgery they took vein from leg and left clips in its been 2 1/2 years is this normal I

Had by pass surgery they took vein from leg and left clips in its been 2 1/2 years is this normal I

Yes.: When the saphenous vein is removed for coronary bypass, the side branches of this vein are closed with staple (clips). These are stainless steel and are permanent. They do not dissolve and will always be seen on x-ray or mri. Using stainless steel staples is normal protocol. ...Read more

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What causes inflamation in the leg's vein. Does it cause pain...? What are the tests needed to examine the disease?

What causes inflamation in the leg's vein. Does it cause pain...? What are the tests needed to examine the disease?

Phlebitis: Yes it can be quite painful even if clots are not being formed. Poor venous circulation, inactivity, having high levels of clotting factors, which may occur naturally, or seondary to drugs taken. A.Venous doppler will decide if you have venous incompetence and clot. It cannot diagnose phlebitis per se, unless used wilth a blood tests called d-dimer. ...Read more

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What caus green vein on the legs

What caus green vein on the legs

Not sure: I am not sure what you are describing. Normal veins can appear blue or greenish in some people. A vein that has thrombosed can also appear a bit green, like an old bruise. ...Read more

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IS it normal to have veins on your legs?

IS it normal to have veins on your legs?

Yes: It is quite normal to have visible veins on your legs especially if you are fair skin and or thin. Varicose veins which are enlarged and twisted veins are not common at 16 years but can occur however they don't look like normal veins. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How come I have purple vein looking lines on my legs?

How come I have purple vein looking lines on my legs?

Spider or varicose: There are 3 types of veins that can be visible on the legs- spiders look like spider legs and are very thin and several centimeters long, blue or reticular veins are longer and slightly larger than spiders and are blue in color. They appear deeper than the spider veins. Varicose veins are the largest of the veins and are grape-like in appearance. See a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

Veins are common.: Both varicose and spider veins are very common and there are reports that 30 to 40 percent of the population may have some form of vein problems. There are varying degrees of vein issues from minor spider veins to extensive varicose veins, venous ulcers and even clots. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Inflammation: When veins throb, it is usually when someone is standing and the veins are inflamed. Typically, lying down at night makes them feel better. If your vein isn't doing that, you should be a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Where do thromboembolus formed in the leg vein go?

Where do thromboembolus formed in the leg vein go?

Thromboembolism: "thrombo"=clot & "embolism"=movement. So thromboebolism referred to the traveling of a clot from one portion of the body to another. When clot begins in a leg vein and "embolizes" to another part of the body, it typically travels into the lungs where it then gets lodged. This is referred to as a pulmonary embolism. It can be lethal. Other times chest pain, trouble breathing, & lung damage occur ...Read more

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Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Venous insufficinecy: Visible veins on the legs are usually the result of venous insufficiency. The insufficiency may be in the skin [resulting tiny spider veins], or below the surface of the skin [ causing tiny and varicose veins] or in deep veins. It is best to have this evaluated by a vein specialist, often with aid of an ultrasound to see how best to treat. Weight loss or fat loss also makes veins more visible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pain in vein top right leg. What is it?

Have it checked: If a vein is painful, it may be inflamed - which can be associated with a clot within the vein - known as thrombophlebitis. If it is on the surface of the skin then it could be a superficial thrombophlebitis - less worrisome than a deep vein clot, but can be associated with deep vein clots. Sometimes veins are inflamed because they are varicose. A vein specialist will help figure out the issue. ...Read more

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Hello I want to have leg vein surgery can you tell me about the procedure?

Hello I want to have leg vein surgery can you tell me about the procedure?

Laser closure.: I do a procedure called endovenous laser ablation or closure of the saphenous veins. The procedure is done under local tumescent anesthesia which is a very dilute local anesthesia which is injected along the course of the saphenous veins prior to layering. Sometimes oral sedation is also used. If there are large varicose veins these are removed through small micro (2mm) incisions. ...Read more

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I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg. Should I get this looked at?

I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg. Should I get this looked at?

Absolutely: Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins can and do cause symptoms including swelling and pain. Treatment options have changed in the past decade, and there are minimally invasive treatments offered in the office. Contact a vascular vein specialist for your evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to have leg vein surgery can you tell me about he procedure I want a honest opinion?

What to do if I want to have leg vein surgery can you tell me about he procedure I want a honest opinion?

See vascular surgeon: Difficult to give you a complete answer without examination of your legs. Vascular surgeon would be the best person to see and treat you. Have an ultrasound first to examine for vein reflux. Most common therapy is vein ablation through an IV in the vein in the doctors office, followed by possible sclerotherapy or phlebectomies. Results usually great and disccomfort minimal. See vein specialist. ...Read more

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Question about veins, my veins are really showing tonight and one spot of my leg hurts and. What could this be?

DVT, varicose, etc: Painful veins could be many things including: varicose veins, blood clot (superficial or deep -- dvt), thrombophlebitis (inflammation/infection of the veins), an underlying muscle injury, underlying cyst, etc. See you md to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have leg pain where in the right leg I feel some one is pulling my vein in particular part so can you please suggest me on this?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes, but you should probably be checked. Among the possible causes of venous leg pain is a deep vein thrombosis, which is potentially life threatening. You may want to be seen. ...Read more

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I have a large vein on my leg that has been there for 5 years. For the past few days it has had some aches and staby pain. What can be done? 26, m

I have a large vein on my leg that has been there for 5 years. For the past few days it has had some aches and staby pain. What can be done? 26, m

Prominent leg vein: If you have a large wein in the leg for 5years and it is uncomfortable now. See a vascular surgeon. They can give you several choices. ...Read more

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Got a blue/purple vein behind my calf the bit where you bend your leg. Its flat just wondering if its normal don't have it on the other leg Istand often?

Got a blue/purple vein behind my calf the bit where you bend your leg. Its flat just wondering if its normal don't have it on the other leg Istand often?

Asymmetry is normal: Sounds like you may be describing a varicose vein in your popliteal fossa. Varicosities are not going to be symmetric the vast majority of the time. Keep an eye on it. If it grows, becomes hard, or becomes painful tell your doc because you may need further evaluation & possible treatment. ...Read more

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Hello I cant stop tensing my left leg and it continually looks smaller than my right. The veins in it are always showing but never are in the right le?

Leg size: It is not uncommon for leg size to differ slightly. Vein prominence in one leg over the other is nonspecific. Your physician, a vascular surgeon or an orthopedic surgeon can evaluate and advise you by examining your legs. ...Read more