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Veins (Overview)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart.


Dr. John Landi
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How do you know if a vein is damaged ?

How do you know if a vein is damaged ?

Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves. ...Read more

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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart.


Dr. Traci Buxton
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If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

Varicocoele: An enlarged blood vessel or varicose vein in the scrotum is called a varicocoele and is usually harmless unless it becomes inflamed and painful, at which time you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Malvehy
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So I can stand for hours on end as long as I move around and don't stand still. And I won't have vein problems like cvi?

So I can stand for hours on end as long as I move around and don't stand still. And I won't have vein problems like cvi?

Not so: While prolonged standing makes vein problems worse there is no guarantee that walking around will 100% avoid them. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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How longdoes ittake for a broken vein to heal?

Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

No harm: Water ice will not cause any harm, even if placed overtop and obvious vein. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Malvehy
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Is yerba mate good for vein problems?

Is yerba mate good for vein problems?

No.: Horse chestnut is the only herb that *might* help very mild vein problems. Otherwise, elevate your legs, walk regularly, wear compression stocking and maintain a normal weight. And see a vein specialist (phlebologist). ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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How do I help heal a cut vein?

Pressure and time: All venous bleeding will stop with pressure, elevation, and time. That said, active bleeding should be evaluated, and while you are holding pressure you should seek help. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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What could an inflamed vein mean?

What could an inflamed vein mean?

Phlebitis: An inflamed vein is another name for superficial phlebitis. This can occur for many reasons but is commonly due to IV insertions, medications and even sclerotherapy. The vein becomes tender and hard. Initial treatment is with warm compresses, and anti-inflammlatories. If this doesn't resolve it, then evacuation or even local excision of the vein can be done but usually at a later time. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
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I have a very dark vein after a vein closure done about 2 months ago. Why?

I have a very dark vein after a  vein closure done about 2 months ago. Why?

Hemosiderin: Most likely the vein treated was close to the skin. In these cases the treatment can cause hemosiderin (iron) staining of the skin. This can also happen after evlt and sclerotherapy. While not uncommon, the pigmentation typically resolves over several months. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright
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What would cause a vein to appear where the pain is?

What would cause a vein to appear where the pain is?

Paired a couple ways: Varicose and spider veins occur because of venous insufficiency, which also can cause pains like cramping, aching and tenderness. It is common to the them occur together. Also, the trauma that leads to bruises can also lead to spider veins. ...Read more

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