A 47-year-old female asked:
i have varicose veins and it has my leg swollen and in pain to the point that it hurts to walk. what do i take to help the pain?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mary Engrav answered
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
You : You need to be seen and have an ultrasound (vascular study) on your leg to be sure you don't have a blood clot, which can be fatal. If you don't have a blood clot, you can use compression stockings and medications such as advil (ibuprofen) for the discomfort. There are procedures that can fix varicose veins. However, please be sure immediately that you don't have a clot in your leg.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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