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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   i got a serious question....
i got a bruise on my's been there for almost 5 months.....(i don't bruise easy) now some of my veins are turning purple within a 2 in diameter (1 in radius of the bruise) lmk would appreciate it...i work construction, and it could have been a drill, or something drop on it, but you think it would stay there that long?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   give me a min please let me read your query
User :   okay
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   Male.....25 years old
Doctor :   and your work does require long standing hours ?
User :   yes
User :   10+ sometimes
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   not at all
Doctor :   well a long standing non healing bruise esp in the ankle region with your kind of work where you have long standing hours
Doctor :   do looks like varicose veins
User :   there's some liquid near the bruise, and the bruise is dry feeling
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well yes that happens because the vales in your veins dont work as efficiently as they should
Doctor :   leading to pooling
User :   is there anything i can do...?
Doctor :   sure i will tell you everything in detail
User :   wonderful i appreciate this.
Doctor :   Treatments are available for varicose veins. Many of them are simple things you can start right now.
Doctor :   to begin with
Doctor :   1) Elevate your legs as much as possible. If you can take half-hour breaks during the day to rest, do it. It is important to raise your legs up above the level of your heart to get the maximum effect, and to do this for about a half-hour each time.
Doctor :   2) A healthy diet high in fiber and low in fat and salt can help.
User :   okay
User :   okay so lots of apples
Doctor :   3) Avoid alcohol, which can cause the veins in your legs to dilate.
User :   i don't drink
Doctor :   yes fresh fruits will help
Doctor :   how is your health over all ?
User :   wonderful
Doctor :   in good shape ?
User :   yes i'm in decent shape
Doctor :   4) Avoid wearing tight clothing such as girdles or belts
User :   okay
Doctor :   you REALLY have to AVOID standing long hours
Doctor :   thats a MUST
User :   i see
Doctor :   you need to reas and raise your feet up to ease the pressure
User :   how long will it take to heal if i avoid standing long hours?
Doctor :   raise **
User :   *rest*
Doctor :   oh sorry
Doctor :   yes you are right
Doctor :   also
Doctor :   Go for brisk walks or jogs. This strengthens the legs, and the leg veins.
User :   i see
Doctor :   it will take time minimum of 2- 3 weeks
User :   i see
User :   anything else i can do?
User :   to help speed up the time?
Doctor :   i am afraid the body will take its own time
User :   yes i agree
User :   well i truly appreciate your help
Doctor :   as for as the bruise please do get it examined and treated so that it does not get more infected
User :   okay will do thank you
Doctor :   you will be fine
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   lovely :)
Doctor :   take care
User :   you as well
User :   peace and be peace
Doctor :   thank you
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