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Jupiter Vein Clinic: The Causes of Bleeding Legs


If you notice bleeding from your legs, your first reaction is likely to be panic. What is causing it? What do you need to do about it? Can the condition be treated? The Goldman Vein Institute, your vein clinic in Jupiter, answers your most commonly asked questions below in an effort to provide you with the necessary peace of mind in terms of the best course of action.

  • What Causes Bleeding Legs? 

Unless there has been an obvious injury or abrasion to the leg, the most likely cause of a bleeding leg is that of vein disease, especially if you suffer from varicose veins. Vein disease results in a pressure build-up in the legs that worsens over time. Eventually, this pressure causes the veins to rupture which brings about the bleeding. The veins may rupture on their own, however, rupturing can also occur when the veins have been exposed to heat (like in the shower) or rubbing (when wearing tight clothes or washing).

  • What Do I Do if My Legs Start to Bleed? 

The first course of action is to apply pressure to the site of the bleeding. Try not to panic. Even if you are suffering from vein disease, it is unlikely that the bleeding will be severe. If you are concerned, seek medical attention as quickly as possible. If you manage to stop the bleeding quickly a visit to the hospital is unnecessary. However, it is advised that you seek assistance from a vein clinic in Jupiter so that vein disease experts can help to treat the problem.

  • Who Is Most Likely to Suffer from Vein Disease? 

Vein disease is common in older people. However, age is not the only factor that can heighten one’s risk of developing the affliction. Vein disease may also occur in the following instances:

  • During pregnancy, and/or
  • In those who spend long periods of time on their feet.

Vein disease is also generally more common in women than in men. The sad reality is that millions of people suffer from venous disease, but only a few seek treatment early enough in order to get it under control. The longer it remains untreated, the higher the chance that severe leg bleeding will take place.

For more information about the treatment of vein disease and bleeding legs Jupiter, do not hesitate to get in touch with the professionals at the Goldman Vein Institute.

What Causes Bulging Veins?

A common cause of bulging veins in legs is varicose or spider veins that appear below the surface of the skin and cause bulgy patches visible. These bulging veins are usually dark purple or blue and may also cause those who suffer from them pain or discomfort. Spider veins are simply the milder version of varicose veins.

Within each vein is a sequence of valves that stop blood from flowing backward, but if the valves aren’t functioning properly, blood can pool inside the vein. When the vein walls weaken, bulging veins can appear. Aging can contribute to this weakening and so can pressure on the veins due to pregnancy.

Another cause of bulging veins in legs is a condition called thrombophlebitis, which occurs when a blood clot forms within a vein. This is a potentially serious condition that can carry fatal risks if the clot moves to the lungs and blocks an artery.

How can bulging veins be treated?

A specialist vein doctor can perform an examination to determine the cause and suggest the appropriate bulging veins in legs treatment. Two highly effective, modern techniques include:

  • Endovenous Laser Thermal Ablation – After a local anesthesia is administered, the varicose vein specialist doctor introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
  • Sclerotherapy – During this procedure, the vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

Vein treatments at Goldman Vein Institute 

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, leg ulcers, restless legs, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbor, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.  

If you would like more information about treating bulging veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236, or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

Endovenous Laser Ablation: The Low-risk, High Reward Treatment for Varicose Veins

Swelling, burning, cramping, throbbing, and aching are some of the symptoms those who have varicose veins may endure. However, the demand for a safe and effective, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins has resulted in the development of a modern treatment known as endovenous laser ablation.

Simply defined, endovenous laser ablation is an FDA-approved procedure, which produces immediate results in most patients and requires little to no recuperation time. Through the help of ultrasound-guided laser technology, a small laser fiber is introduced, which delivers gentle laser energy, in turn irritating the vein, causing it to close. This procedure is done in the convenience of the office with local anesthesia only.

The best vein treatment technology

This treatment offers a remarkable 98% success rate and moreover, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. Beneficially, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.

If you are suffering from varicose vein bleeding or other symptoms of varicose veins, it may be to time to consider one of the most widely used and safest methods for treating diseased or damaged veins.

When you have the desire to improve the health and appearance of your veins, our expert vascular specialists effectively treat varicose veins, spider veins, and other symptoms of venous disease using endovenous laser ablation. For more information regarding varicose vein or spider vein removal, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236,  or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

Treat your varicose veins at the Goldman Vein Institute

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit or contact us at our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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