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What are the means to cure bleeding varicose veins?

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Dr. Lawrence Presant
Phlebology 41 years experience
Bleeding varicose: By the time varicose veins are bleeding, substantial venous insufficiency has developed .This places excessive pressure on the veins. The cure is actually control, and the source is identified with ultrasound. The malfunctioning veins are closed down with heat energy, or injected with various substances. A vein specialist can inform you once the diagnostic exams are completed.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
See Vascular Surgeon: The cure may not be the same for everyone, so recommend u see a vascular surgeon for exam & leg ultrasound to answer that. If active bleeding, go to an ER to get a suture placed to stop bleeding, as can sometime be persistent. The bleed occurs because of skin thinning & venous hypertension. Veins are then ablated with sclerotherapy, thermal ablation, or phlebectomy to cure the disease permanently.
Dr. Gary Cunningham
Phlebology 34 years experience
In many cases: it is actually fragile spider veins that are bleeding. Whether varicose or spider veins are the cause, sclerotherapy or localized phlebectomy often provides an immediate cure for bleeding. However, further evaluation is necessary to determine the full extent of the vein problem and assess whether other veins have failed that were contributing to the problem. Find a vein specialist at abvlm.org
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Bleeding vein: It depends on the vein and what is the cause If it's localized then local sclero is s good option If it.s related to veins with reflux neeed to treat that to correct abnormality Even so local measures can temporize
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Bleeding V V's: The initial treatment for bleeding varicose veins is to stop the bleeding. This can be done by a suture or more commonly by sclerotherapy followed by compression. The treatment depends on the size of the vein being treated. Following treating the bleeding then a venous evaluation should be done to see if the underlying cause of the bleeding can be corrected This will require a venous ultrasound.

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How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

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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 treatment. There are some laser treatments, but not sure you'd be a candidate without evaluation. Best bet is to see vascular surgeon.

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