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Varicose veins

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

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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.
Dr. Diego Hernandez
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Unfortunately no way: Varicose veins develop as a result of faulty valves within the veins (mostly) on your legs; it might be associated with a genetic predisposition, but ... Read More
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 30 years experience
Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and s... Read More
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
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Lifestyle can help: Anything that reduces stress on the vein valves will keep them from wearing out. Exercise is great - walk all the time and take the stairs. Avoid sitt... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Risk factors: Can be improved. See varicose veins at womenshealth.Gov for good info.
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Newton's thick skin: An apple hit newton on the head. If newton had sat under apple trees too often, he would need thick skin! and he had better have strong veins too! lu... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Varicose veins can lead to:: Blood clot in lung, Superficial thrombophlebitis, Embolus, Phlebitis, Deep venous thrombosis.

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