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Suggest treatment for burst vein on the ankles

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Dr. Rishi

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Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 in Veins and Arteries
Question: What would cause the main vein in the ankle to sudden burst?


the vein suddenly burst and blood shot out and did not stop for over half hour.
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Answered by Dr. Rishi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This could be due to Varicose veins in the ankle.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
You could be having Varicose veins.
These veins usually lead to bleeding with minor trauma.
You should see a Surgeon or better yet a Vascular Surgeon who can examine you and advice accordingly.
You might require compression stockings or more depending whether you have varicosities or not.
Take care and feel free to ask any queries that might arise.
Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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