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Varicose vein burst, squirted stop bleeding after 24 hours should I get this followed up? What does this mean in the leg

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Venous hypertension

As dr. Alves said, the reason for the bleeding is too much pressure in your veins or venous hypertension.
Yes, you should follow up with a vein specialist, as dr. Landi said, because if the problem isn't corrected, you will bleed again.

In brief: Venous hypertension

As dr. Alves said, the reason for the bleeding is too much pressure in your veins or venous hypertension.
Yes, you should follow up with a vein specialist, as dr. Landi said, because if the problem isn't corrected, you will bleed again.
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See vein MD soon.

Superficial veins, whether they be spiders or varicose veins, can cause bleeding.
If this happens then you should elevate your leg, apply direct pressure and compress the bleeding site with an ace bandage. Next you should see a vein specialist soon. If bleeding spider veins then they can be treated by scleotherapy. If bleeding vv then it may require sclerotherapy or ligation and eval of veins.

In brief: See vein MD soon.

Superficial veins, whether they be spiders or varicose veins, can cause bleeding.
If this happens then you should elevate your leg, apply direct pressure and compress the bleeding site with an ace bandage. Next you should see a vein specialist soon. If bleeding spider veins then they can be treated by scleotherapy. If bleeding vv then it may require sclerotherapy or ligation and eval of veins.
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Bleeding

yes I would recommend that she will have this evaluated as quickly as possible.
Oftentimes the bleeding occurs in a small vein in the area of the ankle and can be easily treated with local sclerotherapy. If there are larger veins in the extremity causing the problem then these should be addressed as well.

In brief: Bleeding

yes I would recommend that she will have this evaluated as quickly as possible.
Oftentimes the bleeding occurs in a small vein in the area of the ankle and can be easily treated with local sclerotherapy. If there are larger veins in the extremity causing the problem then these should be addressed as well.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: High pressure

The external veins (that tend to become varicose) lose the effective pressure moderation of the internal valves within the veins.
So, you build a water column (or blood in this case), as tall as you are, hence the good pressure/squirt and difficulty in control once you stand up again. If you have thin skin and/or a lot of varicosities, may wish to see a surgeon (vascular/cosmetic) who can help.

In brief: High pressure

The external veins (that tend to become varicose) lose the effective pressure moderation of the internal valves within the veins.
So, you build a water column (or blood in this case), as tall as you are, hence the good pressure/squirt and difficulty in control once you stand up again. If you have thin skin and/or a lot of varicosities, may wish to see a surgeon (vascular/cosmetic) who can help.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
The immediate treatment is simple: first do not panic, elevate the leg and apply a good local compression. Do not wash the area with a wet cloth as you wash away the clotting elements. Once bleeding stopped you need a definitive treatment.
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