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Can a leg massage reduce the chance of clots forming in my leg veins?

Can a leg massage reduce the chance of clots forming in my leg veins?

Massage feels good: Leg massage certainly feels great and i encourage you to do it. It does help keep the circulation going. Scientifically speaking I do not know of any evidence saying that it truly lowers risk of clot formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. ...Read more

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What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

Pain, tenderness.: Pain and/or tenderness in the leg along the path of the involved vein that can be accompanied by redness, and edema (swelling). ...Read more

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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more

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To take to make the varicose leg veins less prominent?

To take to make the varicose leg veins less prominent?

It's doubtful: anything will have a significant impact on the size of varicose veins. Pycnogenol has some weak evidence that it may increase the strength and elasticity of varicose veins and it, along with other herbs/supplements may slightly improve symptoms. But, no supplement has ever been convincingly demonstrated to make varicose veins shrink. See a vein specialist if you want to eliminate them. ...Read more

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Can superficial veins with clots in them be safely stripped from the leg?

Can superficial veins with clots in them be safely stripped from the leg?

Yes: If the clot is only in the superficial vein/s it is safe to remove the vein surgically with either a phlebectomy or stripping. ...Read more

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Can any complications occur If a clot in one of the saphenous veins goes undiagnosed and the vein is stripped from the leg?

Can any complications occur If a clot in one of the saphenous veins goes undiagnosed and the vein is stripped from the leg?

Saphanous vein. : Saphanous vein is a superficial vein. Normally we don't anticolate clots in the saphanous vein. Even if the vein was stripped with a clot within it. It can theoretically be pushed forward during the stripping process depending on the technique used. ...Read more

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How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

Very common: The best estimate is that about 25% of the adult population of the United States will develop varicose veins. Of these, varicose veins are nearly twice as likely to occur in women than men (35% vs 18%). They are also more likely to occur as you get older. By the time you are in your 70s, the risk is well over 50% for men and women. At least 80 million american adults have varicose veins. ...Read more

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Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Venous insufficinecy: Visible veins on the legs are usually the result of venous insufficiency. The insufficiency may be in the skin [resulting tiny spider veins], or below the surface of the skin [ causing tiny and varicose veins] or in deep veins. It is best to have this evaluated by a vein specialist, often with aid of an ultrasound to see how best to treat. Weight loss or fat loss also makes veins more visible. ...Read more

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Leg Massage (Definition)

Massage can soothe irritated muscles ...Read more