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Abdominal Varicose Veins Symptoms
Abdominal Veins/Mass: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves (reflux) of the saphenous system of veins. It would be most unlikely for an abdominal mass to cause varicose veins unless the mass is large enough to cause blockage of the deep system of veins on the same side as the varicose veins. An abdominal mass may cause deep vein system problems but not varicose veins. ...Read more
A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more
I have noticed a couple of what look like varicose veins underneath my tongue. Feel well. No others symptoms. Should I be worried? Thanks.
Perfectly normal: The tissue is thin there and the veins are close to the surface. Don't worry about this. ...Read more
Signs: The signs of venous incompetence: small blue or red snakelike veins close to the skin surface; ropy, slightly blue bulging varicose veins; prominent tortuous bluish veins beneath the skin called reticular veins; brownish skin discoloration about the ankle area; ulceration especially about the inside of the ankle. The symptoms have been nicely outlined by dr. King. ...Read more
What are varicose veins? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? And how could I protect myself?
The leg superficial vein system can have ineffective valves (venous reflux) and some of the veins will dilate and bulge.
They become visible, occasionally tender, and get bigger over time.
Support stockings, ablation, and occasionally surgery can eliminate or improve existing varicose vein complexes. ...Read more
Symptoms of veins: Varicose Veins & neuropathy can both lead to symptoms in the legs & feet. There are some similarities in the symptoms of both. Both can cause leg discomfort & numbness / tingling. Pain more likely throughout legs & feet w/ neuropathy & more likely lower legs w/ veins. Veins can have swelling & skin discoloration & neuropathy usually doesn't. See vascular surgeon to assess veins. Neurologist-nerves ...Read more
Varicose veins: The symptoms of varicose veins can include leg aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, throbbing, restlessness, and cramping. Typically the symptoms get worse the longer you are on your feet during the day. Occasionally, people probably are aware of when a small vein "blows out." they will have a pain and get a bruise where they didn't have an injury. ...Read more
Veins vs. Clots: Blue worms that are not painful are most likely to be varicose veins. Pain and swelling, with or without varicose veins, is more liekly to be a blood clot. Regardless, if you have varicose veins that are painful, you should definitely get it checked out by a vein specialist. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of varicose veins in the scrotum? What type of pain or swelling is associated?
Here are some. ..: While varicocele happens to some 10-15% of men, usually on left side, most of them are asymptomatic even in its large size - like a bag of worms. If symptomatic, the affected men may feel pressure, fullness, or ache in the affected hemiscrotum after standing for a long duration so they more feel it in the afternoon and relieves in supine position. ...Read more
What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & I'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins. Walk 6 days a week
See your doc: If you have concerns about a blood clot of your leg, you should see your physician. Blood clots of the legs can cause pain and swelling, and discoloration. The concern with leg blood clots is that they potentially pass to your lung which can be dangerous. Your doctor may order an ultrasound of your leg veins to rule out a blood clot as the cause of your pain. Your pain may be due to varicosities. ...Read more
See a specialist: As dr. Hertzman said, you should have an evaluation from a vein specialist. In the mean time though, there are simple things you can do which will help temporarily. These include using properly fitting compression stockings with adequate compression. Elevating your legs when you can gives relief, as does taking anti-inflammatory medicine. Regular exercise and no prolonged standing also helps. ...Read more
Lifestyle can help: Anything that reduces stress on the vein valves will keep them from wearing out. Exercise is great - walk all the time and take the stairs. Avoid sitting with feet down for long periods of time or standing. If you have a job that requires sitting or standing (like me), invest in 20-30 mm medical grade compression stockings and wear them! You can't change genetics, but you can choose your lifestyle. ...Read more
Get checked first: See a vein specialist and get an ultrasound to see the cause of your problems. Compression hose, exercise and leg elevation will be suggested. If conservative treatment fails you may need ablation, injection or removal of your abnormal veins. See sirweb. Org under varicose veins for info. Use doctor finder same site for interventional radiologist in your area. ...Read more
Newton's thick skin: An apple hit newton on the head. If newton had sat under apple trees too often, he would need thick skin! And he had better have strong veins too! Lucky people inherit genes for strong veins, but 15% of people don't. Gravity pressurizes vein walls and the weaker veins can't take the stress- they give out and dilate! One can't change genetics, but fight back with lifestyle and compression socks! ...Read more
Could be.: Varicose veins are for the most part not dangerous but they do have a problematic potential. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and usually cause symptoms of aching, heaviness, tired, cramping or leg swelling. These same veins can worsen and cause clots, bleeding and venous stasis ultimately leading to venous ulcers it is wise to see a vein specialist early. ...Read more
See Vein Specialist: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more
Yes there's hope!: I would see a phlebologist (vein specialist) who will examine your legs and likely perform an ultrasound to determine the extent of your vein insufficiency and then be able to recommend treatment options to you. ...Read more
Varicose veins: Varicose veins are diagnosed based on examination. You can also have a type of ultrasound scan called a Doppler or a duplex scan. This helps to show how the blood is flowing in the veins. It can show whether any of the valves are damaged - which is useful to know when planning treatment. Occasionally, other tests are needed if the veins are complex. ...Read more
Bioflavonoids &herbs: I don't know of any medicines that will reverse varicose veins but a variety of bioflavonoids & herbs can strengthen veins & prevent them from worsening. Avoiding prolonged sitting & standing helps & any yoga where your raise your legs will help. See http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/varicose_veins. Htm and http://www. Thorne. Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/9/3/308.Pdf & my comment:. ...Read more
Physician Review: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more
See a vein dr: There is no simple answer. If you consult with a vein specialist they could do an ultrasound to diagnose he source of he problem. The most common problem is wih the GSV. Typically if here is reflux in the Gsv then ablating it (burning) with either laser or radiofrequency (which most Drs prefer) will treat the problem. ...Read more
There are both medical and surgical treatments.
Generally the treatment is aimed and geared to help alleviate the patients specific symptoms and is based on the cause. I.e pain, swelling, thrombosis, valvular insuff, or cosmetic related issues. Best to meet with a surgeon who is experienced at treating these conditons to review all of the new options like RFA, laser, MOCA or foam sclerotherapy ...Read more
Some benefit: There are some "conservative' measures that can be helpful, including compression stockings, aerobic activity, maintenance of a good weight, and avoidance of hot baths. These would help reduce symptoms and slow down worsening of veins, which almost always occurs with time. Some supplements may help reduce symptoms but won't clear the varicose veins. ...Read more
Varicose Veins: Are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous superficial leg veins. Upright position, meager tissular support, heredity, gender (female hormones/pregnancies) and life style may distend the vein triggering valvular incompetence and gravitational down flow (reflux) while the increased venous pressure will assure the progressive nature of the condition. ...Read more
See Vascular Surgeon: There are not always simple remedies. Treatment really depends on the extent & severity of the disease. For mild cases, compression stockings or sclerotherapy may suffice. In evere cases, sometime phlebectomy surgery is needed. Majority of patients with moderate disease respond well to endovenous thermal ablation, foam sclerotherapy, or VenaSeal. Always see a vein expert, ie vascular surgeon. ...Read more