Bleeding from Legs in Jersey City, NJ
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski is a renowned general surgeon and phlebologist who founded the Vein and Skin Studio to serve residents of Bayonne and the surrounding communities in New Jersey who require treatment for conditions such as bleeding from the legs.
What is Bleeding from the Legs?
Vein disease causes a buildup of blood pressure inside your veins over time. When the veins have been under pressure for a long time, bleeding may occur from the legs. The blood will normally come from a very small opening in the skin, no larger than a pinhole. Leg bleeding normally occurs at the ankles, but can occur at any part of the legs.
What is the Cause of Bleeding from the Legs?
The condition may be due to something known as “venous insufficiency”, which occurs when blood in the legs fails to return properly to the heart. The buildup of vein pressure inside the legs then leads to bleeding from them. Tiny veins near the skin’s surface gradually weaken until they tear, also leading to the skin outside the veins opening.
What is Venous Insufficiency?
Your arteries are responsible for carrying blood out of your heart to other parts of your body. The veins send blood back to the heart. When your veins are unable to send blood back to your heart from your limbs, you have venous insufficiency. The conditions result in the pooling of blood in the legs.
What are the Symptoms of Bleeding from the Legs?
The origin of bleeding from the legs may be a ruptured vein or leg ulcer. Besides bleeding, a small wound may also be noticed in the area of bleeding. This wound may heal very slowly, only to return following healing.
How is Bleeding from the Legs diagnosed?
When venous insufficiency causes bleeding from the legs, it is normally determined when a complete medical exam of the legs is performed. Additional tests may be ordered by your doctor, including an ultrasound. The ultrasound will help your doctor learn how effectively blood is flowing through your veins.
What Should I do if I Experience Bleeding from my Legs?
If you experience bleeding from your legs, you should first elevate your feet to lower pressure inside the veins. Put pressure on the opening and get medical attention right away.
The surrounding veins may need to be supported by administering a special solution for this purpose. When the bleeding has been brought under control, contact us to set up an appointment. Bleeding from the legs may indicate other problems with your circulatory system as well.
How can Vein and Skin Studio Treat Bleeding from the Legs?
When the bleeding is caused by leg ulcers, it can be halted using VenaCure™ EVLT. This procedure starts with the placement of a laser fiber inside the affected vein through a small incision. The fiber is guided into a particular location using ultrasound waves. The laser will heat the vein, which will close. This procedure uses conscious sedation and last about 40 minutes. The total time expected at the office is one to two hours.
What is the Cost of Treatment for Bleeding from Legs?
A number of factors will determine your cost, including the severity of your disorder and whether any underlying health issues are present. As such, your exact cost cannot be determined until after a complete examination has been performed. Only then are we able to come up with a treatment plan that will suit your needs. To make paying for treatment as easy as possible, we accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Vein and Skin Studio provides bleeding from the legs treatment for people living in Bayonne and the neighboring town in New Jersey. If you require help in treating bleeding from the legs, please contact board-certified general surgeon and phlebologist Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski today to schedule an appointment.