I am sorry to hear about your symptoms, and I can understand why they are concerning. In order to determine the specific cause of the changes in your leg, you will need to undergo a detailed review of your medical history as well as thorough physical exam. Therefore, I strongly recommend you schedule an appointment with a primary care physician
. After a thorough, in-person evaluation, the doctor
can make recommendations regarding possible causes as well as potential treatment options.
In someone with an abnormal appearing leg vein as well as calf pain, it is important to ensure you have not suffered a deep vein thrombosis. This occurs when a blood clot occurs in a vein, often in the leg. This is potentially life threatening, because the blood clot can migrate to your lungs, thereby increasing the amount of strain on your heart. Risk factors for a deep vein thrombosis include immobility (such as after a surgery
), inherited disorder increasing risk of blood clot, and tumor. Treatment typically consists of a course of blood thinner. Other possible causes of the pain and bruising is a hematoma, or blood collection, or tendon rupture in the leg. It will not be possible to determine the cause without performing a physical exam, and I encourage you to discuss these possibilities with a primary care doctor.