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Can varicose veins cause swelling in your legs

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
See vein specialist.: Your symptoms may or may not be related to an underlying vein problem. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a veno... Read More
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Leg Swelling: You should see your Vascular Surgeon right away. You could be suffering from Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). CVI occurs when the valves in the ve... Read More

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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Deep vein thrombosis: Very likely, a clot in your main vein behind the knee. Get a doppler study. Less frequently, a bakers cyst that riptured, same test diagnostic.
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
blood clots: Lots of simple, potential causes of swelling in and around the joints (e.g., arthritis), but the thing that comes to mind for me (since you mentioned ... Read More
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 21 years experience
A few thing: Medication reaction, baker cyst, dvt, superficial venous insufficiency (related to varicose veins), lymphedema, iliac compression/may-thurner syndrome... Read More
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Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
Are : Are you having any swelling in the arms or legs? If so, that might suggest a blockage in the veins. People who exercise vigorously can sometimes d... Read More
Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery 31 years experience
? Effort Thrombosis: Sudden onset of varicose veins of the upper extremity after exercise can be the result of a condition known as effort thrombosis. The major vein drain... Read More
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 21 years experience
See a specialist: If your veins came on suddenly there may be issues with deeper veins. Get checked by a vein specialist or phlebologist. Phlebology.Org for a referral.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Most likely not: DVT pain mostly in the calf because that where the deep vein is . if you are having a pain around your varicoses vein it could be your superfical vein... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Not likely: A DVT usually is in the medial portiion of the thigh. The upper back part of the thigh usually is more muscular and may hurt from muscular injury. Are... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: You need to be seen particularly if the symptoms are new or worsening. If you have a history of varicose veins, you should be evaluated by a vascular... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Symptom: Spider veins are skin varicose veins. These are always present but not seen until the pressure in the veins cause them to dilate or enlarge. The incre... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Hard to say: It's hard to say with certainty without examining your knee. Could be varicose veins, could be a bakers cyst. It may be a deep vein thrombosis which... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
May thurner: many possible reasons. Abi being normal would eliminate arterial disease and usually not swelling. An ultrasound should be used to rule out a deep v... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Go to ER: You are in lot of pain and you have swelling and lot of pain, you should not wait for clinic appointment and go get checked in er. Deep vein thromboph... Read More

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