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A 33-year-old member asked:

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
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Choices: 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
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Various treatments: 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.
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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
No more surgery: 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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to get rid of my varicose vein without surgery?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 55 years experience
Scleroterapy: Vv can be treated with sclerotherapy, injecting dilute amounts of various solutions known as detergents into the lumen. This method may require several sessions to rid the vv.
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