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can you die from varicose veins

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
See vascular surgeon: Go see a vascular surgeon to be evaluated. There are many treatment options available and most don't entail surgery. Make sure to find a board certif ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
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. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
For good info: Go to sirweb.Org. Click on patient tab at top of page. Then click on varicose veins at the left side of the page. There is a doctor finder also at thi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Get checked first: See a vein specialist and get an ultrasound to see the cause of your problems. Compression hose, exercise and leg elevation will be suggested. If cons ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux u ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
20 years experience Family Medicine
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
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