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Can you die from varicose veins

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
They cannot.: Varicose veins are due to leaking (refluxing) valves of the saphenous system. They can lead to superficial clots and chronic venous insufficiency but... Read More
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
No: May cause symptoms of pain, aching, heaviness, itching, heat, etc. They are not, however, life threatening.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Typically not: There are very rare lethal complications from varicose veins, but typically they are not lethal. If someone develops a severe blood clot (DVT) from va... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes and probably not: Sounds like superficial venous thrombphlebitis, which can spread to become deep venous thrombophlebitis, a condition which can cause pulmonary embolis... Read More
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Phlebitis: What you are describing is superficial phlebitis or a clot in a superficial varicose vein. The treatment is warm compresses to the area and ibuprofen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Can be: If you have longstanding, untreated varicose veins and complications that we call chronic venous insufficiency, you can develop a venous leg ulcer fro... Read More
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
They can be: Varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern, but commonly cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, itching, night cramps, and restless legs. T... Read More
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology 38 years experience
Not usually: Varicose veins may be asymptomatic or symptomatic. While varicose veins/venous insufficiency can sometimes result in superficial thrombophlebitis (bl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Surgery: No medications help. But not all varicoceles need surgery. If you have no pain and no impairment in fertility, you likely don't need therapy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
Difficult to prevent: Preventive measures include staying fit, good aerobic activity and wearing stockings. It may also be wise to avoid hot baths. The main predisposing fa... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Options: Depending on the size of the varicose veins, you could try butchers broom or horse chestnut supplements, or may need to see a vascular surgeon for tre... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Surgery: Stripping or removing the vein.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
See phlebologist: Trained vein doctors (phlebologist) can treat vv in an office setting, as one day procedure. Seek help by going to www.Phlebology.Org, and put in you... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Varicose veins include:: Ankle swelling, Itching, Legs cramping, Restless legs, Ulceration, Red spider veins, Bulging veins.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Varicose veins are enlargement in the veins of the leg usually from pressure on the venous system thru prolonged standing. The veins normally have va... Read More

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