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What causes a prominent and painful vein on the leg?

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Posted on Thu, 15 Sep 2016
Question: yes what is it when a leg vein pops out bulges then slowly goes down into a painful bruise
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Answered by Dr. Rishi (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
They are probably Varicose Veins which have ruptured.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to Health Care Magic.
Thank you for your question.
It seems you must be having Varicose Veins in your legs which would have ruptured leading to leaking of some blood under the skin which is the reason for the pain and discoloration.
Do not worry. You should apply compression bandage over the area after applying Thrombophob ointment. keep your limbs elevated above your heart level for whenever you lie down and take Tab Combiflam if the pain is severe. The discoloration will be relieved in a week to two weeks.
Then you should get a Color Doppler of your Venous system done for that limb and see a Vascular Surgeon for definitive treatment so that these episodes dont recur again.
Take care and do let me know if there are any queries on this issue.
Dr Rishi, Vascular Surgeon, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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What causes a prominent and painful vein on the leg?

Brief Answer: They are probably Varicose Veins which have ruptured. Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to Health Care Magic. Thank you for your question. It seems you must be having Varicose Veins in your legs which would have ruptured leading to leaking of some blood under the skin which is the reason for the pain and discoloration. Do not worry. You should apply compression bandage over the area after applying Thrombophob ointment. keep your limbs elevated above your heart level for whenever you lie down and take Tab Combiflam if the pain is severe. The discoloration will be relieved in a week to two weeks. Then you should get a Color Doppler of your Venous system done for that limb and see a Vascular Surgeon for definitive treatment so that these episodes dont recur again. Take care and do let me know if there are any queries on this issue. Dr Rishi, Vascular Surgeon, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX