Bleeding From Leg Veins

When varicose or spider veins are present for many years, they can sometimes erode (push) through the overlying skin, to the point where even the smallest of bumps or other trauma can open them and cause a significant amount of bleeding.  This can be frightening, and should be avoided by treating veins which are prone to this condition, long before the bleeding ever happens.  Sclerotherapy and other treatments available at the Vein Institute are effective in preventing bleeding or re-bleeding.