Q&A — Is it normal for my legs to look splotchy & purple?

Q:  10 days ago my doctor injected glycerin in my thigh veins. At first it was swollen and now it’s a solid pinkish-purple area about 6in wide with the spiders on top – darker and more numerous than before. Is this the healing process or permanent?

A: After only 10 days, assume it is a healing process. Make sure he /she checks you to make sure that no infection or trapped blood is present. Wear your stockings for a while longer during day time hours.


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