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A 39-year-old member asked:

hot water can cure hands swelling veins?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Unlikely.: Heat tends to make veins dilate and cold constricts. If you have enlarged hand veins and they are cosmetically unacceptable to you, there are options for treatment of these including sclerotherapy and laser ablation. You should see a vein specialist who has experience treating veins in this area. Placing them in hot water will not help and could burn you.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni commented
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
However first should R/O that there is not any proximal obstruction
Sep 6, 2013

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Swelling of pelvic area in male 91 no pain?

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See your Dr.: Hard to give a specific answer as the pelvic area is actually fairly large with a number of possibilities that may cause swelling. I would recommend seeing your dr. And having a good exam. Impossible to give you a good answer in this kind of forum. Good luck.
A 51-year-old female asked:

My husband is diabetic and has numb toes on one foot and today has bulging veins on that shin and numbness and puffiness. Will this wait till monday to see doctor or is this an ER situation?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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Have it looked at: If it is only on one foot then there is a chance he could have a blood clot in that leg and should be looked at today. Swelling in one foot and numbness that came on all of a sudden shouldnt wait. Good luck.

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