How varicose veins bleed?
Today I’m going to be talking about bleeding varicose veins, which is a complication that you can get when you have varicose veins. Before I lose you, let me just tell you how this happens. When you get bulging varicose veins coming out of your skin, they’re actually quite superficial and they’re very close to the surface. All you need is a little bit of trauma or an injury, whether you knock a chair or knock the side of a door for it to actually come out of the skin and bleed. When it does bleed, it actually can squirt all over the place. It can shoot up into the air as some of my patients have told me, and it often looks like a horror movie.
Tips to help stop the varicose veins bleeding
Now, before you panic and get really scared if this happens, I’m going to give you some tips on what you can do when it does. The first thing you can do is get some cotton wool and put it at that point where it’s bleeding. Hold it down with your finger for at least 15 minutes. Now, it’s important to keep it down for 15 minutes without actually touching it and even peeking. I know that can seem like a long time considering you have blood all over the place while you’re holding this down. However, doing this could be a lifesaver for you, considering it bleeds quite a lot.
Now, once it stops bleeding, you can put a bandaid on it and just ensure you keep it safe and avoid hitting it again. Now if you’re on blood thinners, whether it be Aspirin, Clopidogrel, Warfarin, or even some of the newer drugs like Apixaban or Rivaroxaban, it’s important that you may need to go to a hospital because the bleeding may not stop in 15 minutes.
Preventing varicose veins from bleeding in the future
Now, the best thing you can do to treat this bleeding varicose veins is to actually get them treated. That’s the only thing that’s going to help cure them or get rid of them altogether. Now, if you need any more information about varicose veins, visit our website doctorvein.com.au and have a look at the block section where I have lots of videos and even articles about varicose veins. I hope this helps you today.