Is this vein above my ankle that enlarges when standing ankle problematic? (photos)
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Segmental reflux of the GSV below knee
What you are showing is a prominent great saphenous vein. You may have segmental reflux of the GSV below the knee. Seek guidance from a vein specialist and take a citrus bioflvonoid formula that promotes vein health (see link).
H Karamanoukian MD FACS
certified vein specialist from ABVLM
Ultrasound to diagnose vein disease in Los Angeles
The bulging vein is the most distal part of your greater saphenous vein and is normal. I would obtain a diagnostic ultrasound to see if you have more proximal reflux.
Bulging vein in foot
I would only be concerned about the vein if it was causing you discomfort or you were suffering with pain, swelling, fatigue or heaviness in that leg, which are all symptoms of venous disease. If not I would simply advise you to follow up annually to see if the reflux is worsening or the vein is becoming more enlarged. If at anytime you become symptomatic, then I would consider treatment.
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