Bruised Varicose Veins: What Are The Risks?

July 31, 2023
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

Know The Risks of Varicose Vein Bruising

Varicose veins are bulging, twisty veins that have become enlarged and visible beneath the skin. They can often be asymptomatic other than becoming visible under the skin, but for some, they can cause pain and discomfort. 

When veins break, they leak blood, and then bruises have the potential to form. If your varicose veins have led to bruising, here are some things you may want to know. 

What are some of the dangers of a bruised varicose vein? 

  • Internal and external bleeding — Bruised varicose veins can lead to internal and external bleeding. In order for a bruise to develop, a damaged vein has to deposit blood into an area of the limb where it collects, and this can lead to other bleeding issues if left untreated. If you think you may have a bruise as a result of damaged and bulging veins, you should be sure to consult with a vein and vascular specialist who can help. 
  • Skin ulcers — Bruises can be considered the warning signs of skin ulcers for varicose vein sufferers. If your other varicose vein symptoms are more pronounced than usual and you start to notice some skin discoloration consistent with bruising, this could mean you should seek treatment for an ulcer that may soon develop. 

What can you do to prevent a bruised varicose vein? 

Fortunately, there are treatments that varicose vein patients can use to effectively manage their varicose vein symptoms and to simultaneously prevent experiencing a varicose vein bruise. Here are some of the treatments that can be used to prevent bruised veins: 

  • Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). 
  • Microphlebectomy. 
  • Radiofrequency ablation. 
  • Sclerotherapy. 
  • Varithena procedure. 
  • VenaSeal. 

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your varicose vein treatments 

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.  

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:  

  • Reduce your symptoms. 
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.  
  • Increase your overall quality of life.  

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment. 

If you’re concerned about your vein health, schedule a free screening* with a vein specialist to put your mind at ease

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