A 55-year-old female asked:
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I have varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle.What are various ways to relieve, eliminate, and prevent it to get worse?

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Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Stockings: medical grade compression stockings (15-20 mm Hg or higher) will help with symptoms but to eliminate the veins you need to see a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. you need a venous ultrasound to see if you have saphenous vein insufficiency and if so get it treated with a procedure called ELAS. Google it but it is very straight forward
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
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