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Do you know anything about veins that cause pain and bruises?

Asked by Gemini (495points) May 24th, 2010

This is a new one for me….yesterday I was doing some things in my back yard when I felt a pain on the sole of my foot ( I was wearing sandals at the time). I sat down and looked at the bottom of my foot and there was a bulging vein where the pain was. It was quite tender to touch and a little tender to walk on after that. I tried to stay off it as much as possible for a while and kept it elevated when I was sitting. I checked it a few times and about 3 hours later it had become a bruise, no more bulging vein. Where did it come from and where did it go?

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mandybookworm's avatar

All I know is that bruises are formed by broken blood vessels. I hope that helps.

gailcalled's avatar

It could be a ganglion cyst. They are benign lumps that come and go, usually on hands, wrists and bottoms of feet. They can be uncomfortable or painless.

Tobotron's avatar

@gailcalled I doubt its a ganglion cyst, they form at joints often of the hands, wrists etc, totally harmless, you can force them to rupture infact in the medieval times they were often hit with a bible lol but I wouldn’t recommend that although unlikely to cause any damage to your health.

A cyst is fluid within a container at the joint, painless unless irritated and typically goes away by itself (usually) common in all age groups, had it twice in my lower first finger joint.

There’s alot of blood vessels in the feet dependant on your age, male/female had children etc it could be a weakening vein wall, blood blister etc.

Ild not think twice about it unless it happens again soon in which case ild go to see a doctor but it sounds like general wear and tear, the body sorts pretty much everything out itself, unless serious all you will prescribed is “take it easy for a while”.

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