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how can i lessen the appearance of thread veins?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, injecting a solution known as a detergent (polidocanol, sotradecol) into the thread veins using a small needle. It would be wise to see a phlebologist in your area by checking www.Phlebology.Org, and you can undergo a proper venous evaluation and treatment for your thread veins.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
Various options: There are a variety of treatment options for thread veins. Injection sclerotherapy probably is the best available treatment.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Sclero or laser.: Spider veins get their name because they look like spider legs. The short answer is that topical laser or sclerotherapy usually works well. The longer answer is that if you have many spider veins and/or combinations of spiders, reticulars and varicose veins then you should first have a venous reflux exam. You should see a vein specialist.

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What are the risks of undergoing a portal vein bypass?

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Incidental note of a circumaortic left renal vein, crosses the midline. Definition please?

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Anatomical variant: Normally, the left renal vein crosses over the aorta and drains into the vena cava. A circum-aortic left renal vein is simply a vein that crosses both above and behind the aorta. It's not a problem in the least and could only cause a vascular surgeon an issue in an open aortic operation if he wasn't aware of it. So no problem! you can still call the hogs! wps!
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Burning sensations in my veins?

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Get treatment : Burning, swelling, itching, and heaviness along a prominent vein may be a sign of varicose veins. See your doctor! this is a treatable condition, with low risk and many benefits!

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