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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.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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