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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
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
43 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
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
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
38 years experience Phlebology
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
20 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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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
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Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
30 years experience Phlebology
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 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
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
50 years experience Phlebology
Consultation: Evaluation by a vein specialist to include history, physical exam, and duplex ultrasound evaluation.
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Dr. Ted King
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See a specialist: As dr. Hertzman said, you should have an evaluation from a vein specialist. In the mean time though, there are simple things you can do which will h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
43 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
21 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
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22 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Stripping or removing the vein.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
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

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