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mark.stewart

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Burst Veins in leg
« on: 17/10/2005 18:23:09 »
What can cause this?
I was driving to work last week, fine when I got in the car, but could hardly walk when I got out.
I've seen the doctor and she has said that I have burst some veins behind my knee and that is why my calf hurts and has swelled.
I;m 6'3 with 36" inside leg, so it's not my leg against the edge of the seat as it comes nowhere near, any ideas?

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Mark.

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #1 on: 24/10/2005 11:05:23 »
Hi Mark

without seeing you it's difficult to say exactly what's happened, but the account of 'burst veins' sounds rather dubious. Are there outward signs of bruising on the skin ? What about swelling ? Where is the pain most marked ?

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #2 on: 08/11/2005 15:18:08 »
There was small patches of bruising just at the top of the calf, there was also swelling and was really painfull.
and now even though it's been weeks since it happened my left calf still seems weak.

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #3 on: 09/11/2005 11:29:41 »
Hi Mark, its all about posture! to avoid this happening again and to improve your condition quickly place an extra cushion under you when you sit so as to raise your bottom higher than your knees. Bucket type seating is responsible for many health problems, including people falling asleep at the wheel Has anyone fallen asleep at the handlebars of a motorcycle? Not that I am aware of.

The bucket seating position us tall blokes are subject to causes a restriction on the natural pull of gravity acting upon solutes in the circulatory system.

I used to get some problems with walking after driving in the incorrect sitting position. when I remember to use the sushion, I find that I am able to walk normally, irrispective of how long I have driven the car.

I held the main boardroom at Jaguar cars for 2 hours, giving a lecture on where car seating is going wrong. They all agreed with me, but then added due to the style and nature of the jaguar car, we are unable to modify the seating posture at present.

One famous footballer, had a Jaguar car, and ended up unable to play a game due to the poor state of his legs after driving his Jag to the match!

To learn more about why this happens to you, visit this link.

http://carecure.org/forum/showthread.php?t=53673

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #4 on: 11/11/2005 10:28:47 »
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for that, i'll have a look at my car seat when I got to drive home later ,i drive a freelander and I'm sure there is a tilt function I may try tilting the seat forwards to relieve the pressure off the back of my legs.

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Mark.

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #5 on: 21/12/2005 16:38:16 »
Guess what, it has now reoccurred , my leg is swollen to the size of a balloon and killing me and they believe I have DVT (Blood Clot) on the same leg, anyone have an idea of what is going on with my leg?

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #6 on: 21/12/2005 16:54:47 »
Mark, elevate the head end of your bed by six inches so the whole bed slopes from head to toe. This will resolve the edema problem and increase the circulation addressing the suspected dvt at source.

http://carecure.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=43

To understand why this is so effective read the information on the link, follow the links there to more information.

Best wishes

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #7 on: 21/12/2005 17:18:56 »
quote:
Originally posted by mark.stewart

Guess what, it has now reoccurred , my leg is swollen to the size of a balloon and killing me and they believe I have DVT (Blood Clot) on the same leg, anyone have an idea of what is going on with my leg?



Hi Mark,
If you have recurring DVTs then you should ask you doctor about prophylactic anticoagulant treatment:-

http://www.diseases-explained.com/DVT/dvttreatment.html

http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic122.htm
« Last Edit: 22/12/2005 15:15:05 by ROBERT »

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #8 on: 23/12/2005 23:03:17 »
Thanks for the help up to now.

Just had it all confirmed today, have several blood clots throughout my leg, in both my calf and thigh, on injections of dalteparin and wafarin tablets, great just in time for christmas, no alcohol!
What else should I steel clear from apart from vitamin K?

Mark

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Re: Burst Veins in leg
« Reply #9 on: 05/01/2006 15:46:25 »
Avoid smoking and contact sports.

Smoking narrows the blood vessels increasing the probability of blood clots blocking blood flow.
If you are a smoker and require inspiration to give up, view these images of "smoker's leg":-
http://bilddatenbank.medicalpicture.de/servlet/collectioning?password=gast&user=gast&r=3&script=t&c=4&p=1&order=name&po=1&col=11277&button=startsearch&simpleValue=smokers%20leg&oid=0&lng=en

Whilst you are on Warfarin your blood will be at least twice as runny than an in average person, this reduces the risk of recurrence of thrombosis but increases the risk of haemorrhage (bleeding).
This usually rules out participation in contact sports such as boxing, rugby and even soccer, as a blow to your body is more likely to result in internal bleeding because of the anticoagulant treatment.
http://patients.uptodate.com/topic.asp?file=blod_dis/6066

You should carry a card or a "MedicAlert" emblem so that in the event of an accident, emergency services are immediately aware that you are on anticoagulant treatment (Warfarin).
www.medicalert.org.uk
You should also tell your dentist you are on Warfarin.
« Last Edit: 07/01/2006 12:10:47 by ROBERT »

 

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