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I have a burst vein in my ankle, the bleeding now stopped,

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I have a burst vein in my ankle, the bleeding now stopped, please advise?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David

I'm glad the bleeding has stopped.

ice the area with a bag of ice wrapped in a towel and elevate the foot and legs up above the heart to help decrease swelling.

you should talk to your doctor about compression stockings and leggings which can help compress the veins and decrease swelling.

on bad areas of varicose veins , you might be able to find doctors or surgeons who can do saline sclerosing of those veins to cause them to shrink up and decrease in size.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long would you advise before walking as the bleeding has now stopped?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you can walk after 15-30 minutes after it has stopped bleeding.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am scheduled to do a gorge walk (about 3 Hrs) in about 5 Hours from now, which will take about 3 Hrs; I am an experienced walker using the correct footwear, wouls you advise I cancel or continue with care!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
if you go on the hike you have a high chance of bleeding or bursting another vein.

if you are ok with that, then you can go on the hike.

if you don't want to burst any more veins, then best to reschedule.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks for your advice, I do not require any further information, I think I pressed the wrong key. I have also sent a reply email. Regards Pam
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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