VARICOSE VEIN BLEEDING

VARICOSE VEIN BLEEDING

Consistent high pressure in the veins may lead to bleeding in some patients. These sites of bleeding are small and in most cases, they are no larger than a pinhole. However, this problem may be alarming at times. Bleeding is a signal of underlying high pressure in either the deep or superficial venous systems.
These hemorrhages usually occur around the ankle, but spontaneous bleeds can also occur where high venous pressure is being forced through small veins.

If bleeding occurs, the patient should immediately elevate their leg. This will release pressure and help to stop the bleeding. Constant pressure should be applied to the site of bleeding and medical attention sought as soon as possible.

If you seek assistance at an emergency room, they may treat the bleed by closing the opening with a sterile dressing and tight compression.

Further diagnostic testing may be done to determine the cause of the bleed and for further treatment.

BLEEDING HORMAGE