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Can You Get A Bruised Vein?

Every bruise can be seen as a vein bruise, so yes—you can and do get vein bruising throughout your life. Your vein bruises can occur due to injury, due to varicose veins and even from medical care, like Cincinnati vein treatment. Here’s how bruises and veins are related.

Definition of a Bruise

Your veins are part of the system of blood vessels running throughout your body, and every bruise you get involves blood vessels. A bruise is, by definition, a ruptured blood vessel that leaks blood under the skin. The changing color of your bruise, as it heals, comes about as the pooled and trapped blood undergoes chemical changes. This leaked blood, pooled under the skin, is gradually reabsorbed by the body.

Varicose Veins and Vein Bruising

Bulging or discolored varicose veins can quickly become a bruise (a vein bruise) with a small bump into a desk or doorway. Diseased veins, like varicose veins and even spider veins, rupture more easily because they’re over-filled with pooled blood. Those areas are more likely to get bruised. You may not even realize that you’ve bumped into anything until you later see the unexplained bruise or notice its slight swelling or pain.

Vein Treatment and Bruising

When you receive quick and nearly painless sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment at our vein clinic, you may also get a vein bruise. Although they are minimally invasive, our advanced vein treatments cure the abnormal vein by irritating and collapsing it. Whether your procedure involves the laser using heat or a tiny needle with an irritating solution, you may get a bruise in the treated area. By intentionally injuring the vein, we destroy the diseased area.

You could consider vein bruises received this way as minor side effects of treatment, and as you watch your bruise heal, you will also be seeing the incompetent vein carried away. The diseased vein is disposed of by the body and blood flow is re-routed through the area using nearby healthy veins. See the excellent results of our vein procedures in our Before & After photo gallery.

Ready to improve the way your legs look and feel? We help our patients banish varicose veins and related bruises with our nearly painless procedures. It’s time to visit the vascular experts at our vein clinic in Crestview Hills, KY. Contact the Vascular and Interventional Associates at VIA Vein Center today.

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