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I have swelling and varicose veins behind my knee, have recently had pain too. Is the swelling from the veins? It also looks bruised. Is that normal?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say

It's hard to say with certainty without examining your knee.
Could be varicose veins, could be a bakers cyst. It may be a deep vein thrombosis which is a serious condition. You should see a doctor to have this evaluated.

In brief: Hard to say

It's hard to say with certainty without examining your knee.
Could be varicose veins, could be a bakers cyst. It may be a deep vein thrombosis which is a serious condition. You should see a doctor to have this evaluated.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, normal

Varicose veins are veins under high pressure.
This causes inflammation / pain, especially at the end of the day if you have been active on your feet. The "bruising" is most likely the network of capillaries veins under the skin that are dilated. A simple ultrasound can help diagnose this. Compressions socks will help keep your symptoms at bay.

In brief: Yes, normal

Varicose veins are veins under high pressure.
This causes inflammation / pain, especially at the end of the day if you have been active on your feet. The "bruising" is most likely the network of capillaries veins under the skin that are dilated. A simple ultrasound can help diagnose this. Compressions socks will help keep your symptoms at bay.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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In brief: Yes

Please have venous doppler ultrasound scan; vein disease is genetic; get veins treated; www.
Phlebolgy.Org.

In brief: Yes

Please have venous doppler ultrasound scan; vein disease is genetic; get veins treated; www.
Phlebolgy.Org.
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