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What can cause a swollen vein on the back of the leg?

I recently had an area on the inside of my lower calf on left leg that was red and hard under the skin and warm to the touch. I had an ultrasound to rule out possible blood clot. Negative. Cellulitis. This afternoon suddenly I have a vein that is slightly swollen on back of my left leg just below bend of my leg. Realized it was there because a slightly noticeable throb there.
Tue, 4 Sep 2018
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Hi,

It can be a small varicose vein.

You can consult a general surgeon and get evaluated.

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