Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease

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Vein dictionary

Bleeding varicose veins

Acute complication of varicose veins. The vein walls of varicose veins are particularly thin and they often lie very close to the surface. Therefore, the risk of bleeding is very high. Even minor injuries can lead to severe bleeding, because the pressure in the varicose veins is elevated. First aid is to elevate the affected leg, apply a sterile dressing and get the person to the nearest doctor for treatment.