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what can be done about prominent veins in legs?

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Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
See phlebologist: www.phlebology.org will provide you information of a phlebologist in your area. Ultrasound of the veins in your legs will give valuable information and one of the consideration is venous incompetence in the axial veins: great saphenous, and small saphenous veins which can be treated nicely in an office setting as a one day procedure, with good results.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Phillip Hertzman
49 years experience Phlebology
Evaluate and treat: First an evaluation by a vein specialist including a duplex ultrasound study to define the source of the veins. Treatment may involve laser ablation or sclerotherapy. Regardless, keep leg muscles strong with daily lower body exercise, wear compression stockings, and elevate legs when at rest.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
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Dr. Ted King
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A number of things: There are a number of minimally invasive treatments that are now available for prominent leg veins. What should be done in your case depends on your situation and your veins. The place to start is by seeing a vein specialist who can do a thorough evaluation of your veins, including an ultrasound, and then make a treatment recommendation for you based on your needs.
Answered on Mar 23, 2013
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Veins: if these are just prominent and are not varicose there is very little he can do to change that. Certain skin types-Transparent skin will allow veins to be more noticeable. You can try using coverup to hide these veins. If these of varicose then evaluation by venous Doppler-sonogram we'll determine if a surgical remedy is possible.
Answered on May 13, 2017

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