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On my left leg, mid way between my knee and ankle, on the out

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On my left leg, mid way between my knee and ankle, on the out side of my leg, there is a small area about the size of a Dime that bulges out. No pain, just a little tingle from time to time. It looks similar to a very small Hernia that someone would have on there stomoch area. What is this?

Thanks you very much for an answer

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

This can be a popped out vein bulge commonly.

Dr. D.J. :

Varicose vein is the common cause.

Dr. D.J. :

Not a serious condition but can be seen with long standing job.

Dr. D.J. :

You can try a compression stocking to keep the bulge under control.

Customer:

Will it get worse? Or stay much the same that it is now?

Dr. D.J. :

it may stay the same for long time.

Dr. D.J. :

Sometimes it may get worse.

Dr. D.J. :

But, this can be prevented by avoid long standing.

Dr. D.J. :

Also wearing compression stockings will help.

Dr. D.J. :

In worse case scenario, there are surgeries to remove the bulging vein.

Customer:

Thanks for the fast response.

Customer:

Regards,

Customer:

John

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