Hemorrhaging (bleeding) from a vein can be a frightening and worrisome experience for a patient. This occurs more frequently and more common than you may think. When veins are close to the skin’s surface and under high pressure, even a simple trauma may bring about a bleeding episode. Bleeding leg veins may also occur if patients are anti-coagulated. Stopping the bleeding can be difficult and may result in a trip to the emergency room.
Sclerotherapy (injections of medicine) is often required to close the vein and prevent further bleeding episodes. This may be performed safely in our office.