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what does varicose vein pain feel like

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varicose Veins: Varicose veins have several common symptoms. Some of them are leg pain, leg swelling, leg heaviness, leg cramping, leg restlessness and itching. Be su ... Read More
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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Multiple symptoms: Varicose veins can cause many symptoms including pain, aching, swelling, cramping , heaviness, tired legs or even restless legs. When these is pain i ... Read More
Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
Lots of things: Heaviness, swelling, leg cramps, restless legs, pain, itching or tiredness. Improved with walking or leg elevation. Worse with prolonged standing or s ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
Not much more: Ablation is the best treatment. Keep off your feet as much as possible until then. Advil (ibuprofen) may help.
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varicose veins: Consider standard anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. Another option is horse chestnut extract or Venastat, which is often very effective. The fact ... Read More
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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Pain from veins.: Any anti inflammatory agent usually is sufficient for pain related to varicose veins. Ibuprofen, advil, motrin or naprosyn all work well.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Bugs Crawling: Varicose veins can be painful and can include swelling, leg heaviness and leg fatigue. Patients often complain of odd sensations including leg cramps ... Read More
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Multiple symptoms: Varicose veins can cause many symptoms including pain, aching, swelling, cramping , heaviness, tired legs or even restless legs. I have not heard the ... Read More
Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
Itching is common: A lot of patients complain of itching with venous insufficiency or varicose veins. See a phlebologist or vein specialist. Phlebology.Org for a referra ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Nielsen
37 years experience Phlebology
Good results likely: I would recommend seeing a vein specialist/phlebologist who can speak with you, examine your legs, likely perform an ultrasound of the veins of your l ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Small incisions: The veins are removed through a small incisions less than half an inch long. Depending on whether it the varicose veins themselves are removed, or the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Purplish: Since the varicosity is filled with venous blood, it usually has a purplish color and unless it's clotted, it is painless and nontender. The shape may ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Walter
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Veins: Varicose veins represent faulty valves and pooling of blood. If they are persisting I would recommend an exam by your physician to be certain that you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Varicose Veins: Bulging veins, swelling purplish or brown discoloration, aches in legs.
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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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A 21-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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