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05 Sep 2007

'Broken' Blood Vessel / Clot in Foot?
Hi - when I woke up this morning and happened to rub my one foot against the other, I felt a sore area UNDER my right foot - sort of in the middle of the foot next to the 'pad' which is further down from my big toe. There seems to be a sort of lump or knot there which is quite painful when I touch it and think it could be one of the small blood vessels that has either 'burst' or hopefully, is not a clot. I went to Paris for two weeks and arrived back two weeks ago. About a week ago, I also had a 'burst' blood vessel right on the bone area of the same foot where people usually get bunions. I felt the area was sore and burning a bit, and when I looked, noticed that the area was blue and had obviously been bleeding under the skin leaving a sort of bruise. I can't remember kicking either of the areas or hurting them at all. The same thing has happened to me twice before (in the past year or so, before I went overseas) on the blood vessels on the underneath part of my fingers. I'm a bit more concerned with this one though as it definitely feels like a sort of knot or lump. As advised by my GP (and the MWeb GP) previously when going overseas, I also took ½ Disprin before flying to Paris this time as well as before flying back - although when I forgot to start three days before flying back, I then took a whole tablet instead of the 1/2 the next day. I did the same when I arrived back and forgot on the actual day but basically took 1/2 a tablet for the six days - three days before flying and three days after getting back. I am a 52 year-old woman on one measured ‘dose’ of Femigel daily and one Vagifem pessary twice a week. My cholesterol level is +- 5.24. My late Mom had two varicose vein operations – although I don’t have varicose veins, only a few ‘broken’ capillaries in my legs. Your advise would be appreciated. Thank-you.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Col
It is unlikely to be a clot - could be a muscle spasm or inflammation of the soft tissue of the foot - rather let your GP have a look.
Dr Bets
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