Varicose veins can be a lot more troublesome than they look. In addition to their troubling appearance, varicose veins can cause pain, discomfort and a variety of unpleasant symptoms. If you’re experiencing a bleeding varicose vein, visit the board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists. Located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio, we’re here to help.
Why Do I Have A Bleeding Varicose Vein?
Varicose veins can become weakened, particularly when they are very close to the skin’s surface. When this happens, the weakened varicose vein can experience blood pooling into the vein when pressure is applied (even from standing or crossing one’s legs). When the pooling and pressure becomes too severe, a rupture can appear. This leg bleeding can occur underneath the skin, or it can bleed through the skin, which is common because the skin over varicose veins thins over time. If you have a bleeding varicose vein, it can be a troublesome and stressful experience.
I Have Leg Bleeding, What Do I Do?
A bleeding vein frequently occurs while taking a shower or bath or just after taking a shower or bath. The skin is sometimes fragile over varicose veins after bathing. First, lay down and apply pressure to the bleeding area. The bleeding will stop with pressure and leg elevation. As with all major blood loss or uncontrollable bleeding, it is important that you seek out medical help. You need to assess whether or not the bleeding appears to be coming from a varicose vein. If it is, you can seek vein treatment at Vein and Body Specialists to treat and prevent this condition.
What Is The Treatment For Varicose Veins Bleeding In Legs?
The bleeding in your legs was likely caused by venous insufficiency, where the veins cannot pump blood back to the heart effectively due to valves not working properly. The best method of treating bleeding varicose or spider veins can be decided by the specialists at Vein and Body Specialists.
If you have bleeding varicose or spider veins, Vein and Body Specialists can help treat and prevent the varicose and spider veins rupture through successful treatment. Patients in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio can trust our board-certified radiologists to help you achieve the best results possible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!