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How can I prevent from getting a other varicose vein in my legs ?

How can I prevent from getting a other varicose vein in my legs ?

Stockings: The only treatment that will prevent you from getting more varicose veins is to wear compression stockings. This will prevent you from developing further enlargement and thus pain in current varicose veins. You may need treatment at some point but the stockings will help you most in the long run. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins (Definition)

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


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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

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How do I distinguish pain from my sciatica in both legs from a blood clot?I get scared because the pains I Get from hip to foot.Pain similar 2 dvt?

How do I distinguish pain from my sciatica in both legs from a blood clot?I get scared because the pains I Get from hip to foot.Pain similar 2 dvt?

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards. ...Read more

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I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg. How do I prevent it for the future?

I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg.  How do I prevent it for the future?

Treat varicose veins: Prevention of recurrent superficial thrombophlebitis of varicose veins centers around the treatment of the varicose veins themselves. There are a variety of treatment options available and i would recommend that you see a vein specialist/phlebologist. In the meatime, compression stockings may aid in preventing recurence. Your physician may want to check you for clotting abnormalites as well. ...Read more

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In what way can I get rid of my ulcer from my varicose veins?

In what way can I get rid of my ulcer from my varicose veins?

Complete Treatment: Complete treatment of ulcer from varicose veins / venous insufficiency starts with compression and wound care. Then treatment of the underlying venous reflux in saphenous and tributary veins. I would recommend you see a vein specialist or phlebologist who is experienced with treating ulcers. Good luck. With expert care you can expect good results. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of varicosities in my calf (not in superficial vein)?

How can I get rid of varicosities in my calf (not in superficial vein)?

See vein specialist.: The ideal treatment for varicose veins is a venous reflux exam to look for leaking valves which are the source of the varicose veins. Correcting the varicose veins with a laser closure procedure would be the treatment of choice. You should see vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and to see why your veins are hurting you. ...Read more

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What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

Rid of clots: Your body gets rid of blood clots with antithrombotic factors in your blood. While the clots are being broken down, you must take medication to prevent clots from growing. Warfarin alternatives are apixaban and riveroxaban. Their drawback is they are not as easily reversed if a bleeding problem occurs. ...Read more

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How does a thigh lift affect varicose veins? I have a lot of varicose veins. Will a thigh lift get rid of them or make them worse? .

How does a thigh lift affect varicose veins? I have a lot of varicose veins. Will a thigh lift get rid of them or make them worse?

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The : The varicosities will certainly not be addressed with the tighlift procedure. There will be swelling post operatively that can make the veins appear worse temporarily, but should not affect the appearance long term. The surgeon does need to be careful not to violate the superficial venous system or the lymphatic system, this can lead to more permanent lower extemity swelling. ...Read more

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What are the chances i can have children with a varicose vein in testicles?

What are the chances i can have children with a varicose vein in testicles?

Very good chances: Varicose veins on the cord of testis is called varicocele , people with it most of the time will have normal sperm count , will have children. In a fertility problem if they have is attributed , and these veins are removed other wise are harm less, don't worry you will have children speak to your doctor , if worried get a sperm count. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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What can I do to remove and prevent future varicose veins on my legs?

What can I do to remove and prevent future varicose veins on my legs?

Varicose Vein Legs: I recommend that you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) for appropriate workup and treatment. The recommendations would depend on a test called a venous reflux ultrasound which will determine the extent and cause of your problem. Treatment recommendation can vary from use of compression stockings to interventional procedures such as laser, vein injections, or surgery. See a vein expert. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have inner varicose veins in my legs?

How can I tell if I have inner varicose veins in my legs?

Ultrasound: Significant failures of veins inside legs usually have some kind of evidence on the surface, such as visible varicose veins, skin changes, swelling, etc. And symptoms such as aching, throbbing when standing or sitting for a long period. An experienced phlebologist can usually determine this by history and exam. If necessary, an ultrasound can be performed to examine the inside veins. ...Read more

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In what way can I prevent varicose veins?

In what way can I prevent varicose veins?

You probably can't: Varicose vein disease is largely genetic. You may be able to minimize the disease and/or slow progression by staying active, avoiding high heels, and staying slim. ...Read more

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I get pins and needles in the balls of my feet worse when I lay down with a tight chest. What can cause this? I do have varicose veins also.

I get pins and needles in the balls of my feet worse when I lay down with a tight chest. What can cause this? I do have varicose veins also.

Not due to veins.: Your symptoms of pins and needles and tight chest have nothing to do with your varicose veins. You should first have the tight chest symptoms evaluated by a cardiologist to rule out any cardiac disease. A neurologist can evaluate your nerve symptoms and a vein specialist an evaluate your varicose veins. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these varicose veins over my limbs?

How can I get rid of these varicose veins over my limbs?

Close leaking valves: 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

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How can I prevent from getting a other varicose vein in my legs ?

Stockings: The only treatment that will prevent you from getting more varicose veins is to wear compression stockings. This will prevent you from developing further enlargement and thus pain in current varicose veins. You may need treatment at some point but the stockings will help you most in the long run. ...Read more

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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?

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 ...Read more

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Prevention of varicose veins on legs?

Prevention of varicose veins on legs?

No good way: Venous incompetence which leads to vv is a result of heredity, pregnancy, lifestyle (prolonged standing/sitting), age, obesity, and there are conservative measures which may help in decreasing the symptoms (leg pain, swelling, fatigue, heaviness, cramping, restless legs): compression hose, exercise, elevation of legs. Trained phlebologist can help advise you. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove and prevent future varicose veins on my legs?

Varicose Vein Legs: I recommend that you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) for appropriate workup and treatment. The recommendations would depend on a test called a venous reflux ultrasound which will determine the extent and cause of your problem. Treatment recommendation can vary from use of compression stockings to interventional procedures such as laser, vein injections, or surgery. See a vein expert. ...Read more

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Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs advice needed?

Exercise, hose,etc.: There is no specific preventive measure. Care with use of 20-30 mm compression hose, exercise (walking is great), elevation of legs in the am and pm for 15 min help diminish the symptoms of incompetent veins. Avoiding obesity will help. Best to see a phlebologist who can fix your legs and give you good advise. ...Read more

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I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg. How do I prevent it for the future?

Treat varicose veins: Prevention of recurrent superficial thrombophlebitis of varicose veins centers around the treatment of the varicose veins themselves. There are a variety of treatment options available and i would recommend that you see a vein specialist/phlebologist. In the meatime, compression stockings may aid in preventing recurence. Your physician may want to check you for clotting abnormalites as well. ...Read more

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I started seeing some varicose veins on my legs,what is the cause of varicose veins?how to prevent it from becoming worse like my father was operated?

Leaky valves: Are cause of varicose veins. You need vein Duplex ultrasound to look for leaky valves. You should use compression stockings to prevent veins from getting big ...Read more

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I'm only 28 and I'm suddenly getting lots of varicose veins on my thighs. My legs frequently ache and feel bruised now. What causes these, prevention?

I'm only 28 and I'm suddenly getting lots of varicose veins on my thighs. My legs frequently ache and feel bruised now. What causes these, prevention?

New Varicose Veins: New onset of varicose and spider veins and symptoms related to them would indicate that you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a thorough history, physical exam and venous duplex sonogram. This combination will help to determine the diagnosis and formulate a plan of treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent varicose veins in the calf?

Is there a good way to prevent varicose veins in the calf?

Inherited !: We can't change inherited disease but can slow down vein formation with prescription strength graduated medical support stockings for prolonged sitting and standing, exercise, leg elevation when at rest, calf muscle pumps( dorsiflexion), natural bioflavonoids, treat veins as they occur: see a vein doc: www.Phlebology.Org. ...Read more

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Do support or compression knee highs or socks work equally as well a support hose at preventing varicose veins? Should i wear them even at home?

Hose do not work: Data suggests that over 90% of patients who wear hose for varicose veins are either not made better or are made worse. Knee high hose are tolerated better than thigh high so i recommend those for people with chronic swelling or prior dvt. Hose will not prevent varicose veins. ...Read more

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I have leg varicose veins.. What shall I do to get rid of them..?

I have leg varicose veins.. What shall I do to get rid of them..?

Leg Varicose Veins: See a vein specialist (vascular surgeon). You truly need to be adequately evaluated by a vein expert to give you the correct answer. The first step is usually a venous reflux ultrasound of your leg veins (to create a MAP of your veins & identify the underlying cause). After this is done, the physian can offer a treatment plan which often involves thermal ablation (evlt or venefit) or phlebectomy. ...Read more

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Varicose vein burst, squirted stop bleeding after 24 hours should I get this followed up? What does this mean in the leg

Venous hypertension: As dr. Alves said, the reason for the bleeding is too much pressure in your veins or venous hypertension. Yes, you should follow up with a vein specialist, as dr. Landi said, because if the problem isn't corrected, you will bleed again. ...Read more

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I have a leg varicose veins but not yet bulging how could I get rid of them?

I have a  leg varicose veins but not yet bulging how could I get rid of them?

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

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I have a bulging varicose vein on my leg, how do I get rid of it besides surgery?

Various treatments: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. These are effective minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery. ...Read more

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How to get rid of varicose veins on your legs?

Ultrasound first: There are a number of good treatment options for getting rid of varicose veins. Major surgery isn't required any more. The first thing to do is to see a vein specialist/phlebologist. You need to have a standing venous ultrasound exam. The results will then determine what treatment options are available to you, as outlined by drs. Zimmett and nielsen. ...Read more

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How to get rid of varicose veins on legs cheaply?

How to get rid of varicose veins on legs cheaply?

See Phlebologist: Workup for vv involves proper documentation of symptoms, physical findings, ultrasound findings, photos, and conservative treatment with use of compression hose. Insurance companies cover the treatment of the malady save for the co-pay and deducible. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of varicose veins on your legs?

A process: First, you need a venous ultrasound to help determine the source of your trouble and the best treatment course. If your underlying veins are amenable to treatment with endovenous thermal ablation (laser or rf), that is done first. Then your visible varicose veins are treated by phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins on legs?

What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins on legs?

Thermal energy: The best way to get rid of varicose veins is to first treat the diseased vein causing the varicosities with thermal energy- either laser or radio frequency. The varicose veins can then be removed through small incisions( microphlebectomy) or sclerotherapy( injections). Best to see a vein specialist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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