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Hard, painful lumpy veins 2 weeks after IV steriods. Hurt very badly when they administered the steroid & the had to change IV sites. Is that normal?
Not normal: After removal of an IV catheter, the vein should seal itself. Occasionally it may thrombose or clot, this process can be uncomfortable and is called phlebitis when it occurs in a superficial vein. The concern is for possible infection and progression of clot to a deep vein. Please have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking(refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should ...Read more
No: Sitting in and of itself does not lead to venous insufficiency and subsequent varicose veins. Prolonged immobility may lead to venous stasis and formation of thrombus, which can damage vein valves. Unmoving for long periods such 8 hours without standing or moving the calf muscle, and additional risks such as obesity might be present to truly increase risk. Best to get up and walk around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling, pain: Varicose veins may be painless, depending on their size and chonicity. If they thrombose they are typically painful and swollen. Early on they may itch and burn, and cause the sensation of fatigue and heaviness. Later they may bleed externally and untreated may lead to inflammatory changes that result in color changes and scarring of the skin and ulceration. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Some activities, such as putting up drywall or painting, may be a better outlet for someone with a diy attitude. Medical treatment is best handled by a board certified physician. Facial spider veins are typically easily treated with a specialized laser or ipl see your local phlebologist or dermatologist. Put the needle down and back away slowly. :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blockage in a vein: Clot or "solid blood" occurs when proteins change within the liquid blood. It can occur in the venous and/or the arterial circulation. Arterial clots can cause death by blocking vital arteries in the heart and or brain. Venous clots can cause death when they are large enough and travel to the lungs, as a pulmonary embolus, blocking the blood flow through the lungs. ...Read more
After prolonged bedrest and delivery, I could feel like snakes on my calves. Discovered they were varicose veins popping up. Surgeon was mad I called.?
Common when pregnant: Varicose veins and venous insufficiency can be exacerbated by pregnancy. However, prolonged bedrest is a risk factor for developing a blood clot, which also may be present with varicose veins. It is appropriate to seek medical attention for new symptoms specifically when risk factors are present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluttering in my calf last night. Havent had new varicose veins since pregnant. Am I about to pop out another one?
Yes: Unna boots can cause a slight decrease in circulation due to their constricting nature when placed. When patients are bedridden and wheelchair bound, they may have a decrease in circulation which may be additive to the unna boot constriction and cause ischemia to the lower extremity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAID ancompression : While compression stockings and anti-inflammatory medication is first line therapy in treatment, a complete evaluation for risk factors and an ultrasound duplex should be performed to evaluate for proximity and or involvement of the deep veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible infection: The skin over an old dialysis graft or fistula should be be same temperature as the surrounding tissue. Redness, warmth are all signs of infection which is unfortunately common with av access. However, a recently placed graft may demonstrate inflamatory changes as the skin is reacting to the "foreign body". All of this should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its now 6weeks since I have dvt. At first the pain was unforgiving , but i'm back at work, question how long will it take me to walk with out a limp?
In normal veins, valves in the vein keep blood moving forward toward the heart. With varicose veins, the valves do not function properly, allowing blood to remain in the vein. Pooling of blood in a vein causes it to enlarge. This process usually occurs in the veins of the legs, although it may occur elsewhere. Varicose veins are ...Read more
Spider veins get their name because they have the appearance of tiny spider legs. They tend to be most common on the legs especially around the inner or outer thighs. They can either be red or blue in color depending on their size and location. For more information, you should ...Read more