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Bleeding Varicose Vein in Legs

Bleeding Varicose Vein in Legs

For some people, varicose veins are little more than a cosmetic issue. For others, varicose veins cause a variety of troubling and often uncomfortable symptoms. Please contact us today at the Vein Care Center, serving the residents of Lima, Celina and the surrounding areas of Auglaize County, OH, to discuss your symptoms. We’re here to help!

What Is a Bleeding Varicose Vein in the Legs?

When varicose veins near the skin’s surface become weakened, the pressure caused by pooling blood can cause the vein to rupture. These ruptures can occur suddenly, causing blood to seep into surrounding tissue beneath the skin. If the skin over your varicose vein has thinned, which is common, you may bleed through your skin (Think of what happens when a fluid-filled blister breaks open.). Sometimes there’s just a small amount of blood; other times the bleeding can be significant, even life-threatening.

What Causes Varicose Veins in the Legs To Bleed?

Bleeding in the legs may be caused venous insufficiency, a condition in which the veins are unable to pump the blood back to the heart properly because of weakened or damaged valves. This leads to a buildup of pressure and eventual rupture of the affected vein or veins.

How Is Bleeding in the Legs Treated?

Endovenous Laser Treatment is the most effective method of treating bleeding in the legs when the bleeding is caused by leg ulcers. A laser fiber is guided through the damaged vein by way of a small incision. The heat emitted from the laser will cause the vein to seal shut. The procedure usually takes under an hour to perform.

Knowing the symptoms of vein disease can help you recognize them earlier, which means you can get treatment earlier – and that often means achieving the best results possible. Let the caring and knowledgeable staff at the Vein Care Center help you look and feel your best. What’s your next step? Contact us and we’ll take it from there!

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