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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Phlebology (Overview)

The medical specialty related to the study, evaluation, and treatment of veins.


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What is the definition or description of: phlebology?

What is the definition or description of: phlebology?

Study of veins: The medical specialty related to the study, evaluation, and treatment of veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
197 doctors shared insights

Phlebology (Overview)

The medical specialty related to the study, evaluation, and treatment of veins.


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Erectile dysfunction, and the skin is getting dark. After phlebology the symptoms improve, what to do?

Erectile dysfunction, and the skin is getting dark. After phlebology the symptoms improve, what to do?

Clarification: Erectile dysfunction is a condition that could be addressed by a specialist such as a urologist or a medical doctor with an interest in sexual health and therapies related to it. Many primary care doctors also deal with this on a regular basis. I am not sure what your are referring to with "after phlebology" as phlebology is not a treatment. Sin darkness is likely unrelated to your ED. ...Read more

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Vascular/Phlebology/Sclerotherapy: Generally, how likely is it that an injection into leg spider veins accidently pierces a close artery? Then what?

Vascular/Phlebology/Sclerotherapy: Generally, how likely is it that an injection into leg spider veins accidently pierces a close artery? Then what?

An actual artery: isn't likely to be injected. And, the solutions used to treat spider veins are weak and might not damage an artery. However, very small arteries - called "arterioles" - commonly communicate with spider veins. Arteriole pressure usually prevents the solution from entering, but if it does, a small wound ("cutaneous necrosis") may occur which heals very slowly. Good technique lowers this risk. ...Read more

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Varithena foam is now FDA approved for varicose veins. Is it too new on the market if it was presented to you as your treatment by a phlebologist?

Varithena foam is now FDA approved for varicose veins. Is it too new on the market if it was presented to you as your treatment by a phlebologist?

Not new: Varithena is the brand name for Polidocanol in a foam presentation approved by the FDA on November 2013 for the treatment of varicose veins. Polidocanol has being used as a sclerosant in the US for years, however it was only approved until recently in a liquid presentation for the treatment of varicose veins. ...Read more

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Will an american phlebologist to a microphlebectomy on a varicose vein outise the eye socket? And, can this be done by any other type of doctor?

Will an american phlebologist to a microphlebectomy on a varicose vein outise the eye socket? And, can this be done by any other type of doctor?

Around eye veins: Around eye veins can be treated by many different types of physicians including vein specialists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons and dermatologists. Not all physicians will do microphlebectomies. If you are contemplating having microphlebectoies around your eyes then see someone with experience in this area. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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