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Burst Vein in Leg?

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A burst vein in the leg can be caused by a blood clot. These problems may cause thrombophlebitis. Thrombophlebitis usually occurs in the legs and causes physical to growth to the vein because of a blood clot. Superficial thrombophlebitis may be the result of a burst vein near the surface of the skin. Deep vein thromobophlebitis is mostly emerged within a muscle. These conditions may be very painful and cause redness, tenderness and swelling in the affected area. Treatment options your doctor may recommend are blood-thinning medications, clot-dissolving medications, support stockings, varicose vein stripping, and/or clot removal or bypass.
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