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Vascular Surgery

Blood flow in legs

08/03/2009

Question:

For a few years now I have the constant sensation of the blood flowing through my veins in my left leg near the inner ankle. I mainly notice when I`m sitting, but it happens all the time every 10 seconds or so. I`m 51 female with no known health problems, but 40 lbs overweight. Could I have a leg aneurysm causing partial blockage? Thanks for you reply.

Answer:

Hello. This sounds like it could be venous reflux or insufficiency, which is very common and what leads to varicose veins. Ask your doctor for evaluation and consider seeing a vascular surgeon for this. Good Luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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