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can varacose veins lead to a dvt?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Somewhat: Reflux stasis ulcers and infection can lead to superficial, clotting which may then involve the perforating veins to the deep, system. Also varicose veins may follow DVT and valvular damage and thus be secondary, and the original cause still is in play:obesity, trauma, coagulopathy, sedentary lifestyle- immobility!
Answered on Nov 9, 2014
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Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
Technically possible: Though you can develop superficial thrombophlebitis in a varicose vein, the chances of this extending to a DVT or pulmonary embolism are extraordinarily low. So low it's not worth discussing. If you have varicose veins, just get them fixed. There's no reason not to. Phlebology.Org for a referral.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Varicose veins are considered one of the risk factors for developing DVT on the caprini scale. To see other risks, click here: http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/clinical/images/vte-risk-assessment.Pdf.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
27 years experience Radiology
May be result of DVT: Varicose veins can potentially be the result of prior thrombosis in a deep vein or superficial vein.
Answered on Jul 12, 2015
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