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I have a bulging varicose vein on my leg, how do i get rid of it besides surgery?

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Dr. Frederick Coville answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Injections are an option, surgery and laser treatments are other options. Your choices will depend on the reasons you have these veins. See a vascular surgeon or plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

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Dr. Steven Zimmet answered

Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine

Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. These are effective minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery.

Answered Jun 20, 2014

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Dr. Ted King answered

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As dr. Zimmett said, there are a number of good treatment options for bulging varicose veins that don't require surgery any more. The first thing to do is to see a vein specialist/phlebologist. You need to have a standing venous ultrasound exam. The results will then determine what treatment options are available to you.

Answered Oct 3, 2012

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