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Old 05-31-2007, 09:14 PM   #1
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Veins showing in my leg - blood clot?!

Recently I've had a lot of health problems and I've been on about 12 different prescriptions. About 10 days ago I had a bad reaction to the meds, blacked out a few times, and hit the floor. At the ER they told me I sprained both knees and both ankles.

Anyway, today I noticed what looks like a vein popping out on my right shin. It's thin and purple - like somebody scribbled on me with a bic pen. There is also a definate bump there. I've also been getting some really bad muscle cramps in that leg, but they go away quickly.

I know this sounds like a varicose vein, but I'm only 21. I'm kind of worried because my Dad and several uncles have had blood clots in their legs which lead to heart attacks. Should I be worried about this? Do I need to have it checked ASAP? I'll be going back to the doc soon but probably not for another 10 days or so.

 
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Re: Veins showing in my leg - blood clot?!

Yes, get it checked out. It sounds like it may be a superficial clot, not too serious, but you may need to go on medications if you are getting these. Esp. as it runs in the family. Cheers, Sera

 
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Re: Veins showing in my leg - blood clot?!

Do you think it's urgent though? I'll definately have it checked...but I hate to make another appointment just for this. I've already been to the doctor like 12 times this month. I tend to be kind of a hypochondriac, I feel so silly when I end up there over nothing...

 
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Re: Veins showing in my leg - blood clot?!

If it is in a surface vein, it can't really go anywhere. Take baby aspirin each morning as an anticoagulant. It may go away.

 
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