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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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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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Can you tell me how do I get rid of varicose veins on my legs?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of varicose veins on my legs?

See a specialist: You should obtain consultation from a vein specialist. This will involve a history and physical exam. Likely a thorough duplex ultrasound will be performed on your legs, to assess you for incompetent veins that can then be treated by endovenous techniques in the office. Fitted, graded compression stockings are an important first treatment. ...Read more

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Can an X-ray taken of the leg show that there was a venous closure procedure (varicose veins) done 5 years ago? Is it important to tell a doctor this?

Can an X-ray taken of the leg show that there was a venous closure procedure (varicose veins) done 5 years ago? Is it important to tell a doctor this?

Usually not: Unless it was surgical procedure with metal clips used there will be nothing on x-ray to show venous ablation. The laser fibers and rfa technology used today do not leave anything radio plaque behind. You should give your doctor your full medical history as possible. ...Read more

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Will varicose veins in my legs go away at all if I lose weight?

No: The symptoms that you are experiencing may improve but the veins will not go away until they been treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old. My height is 168 cm. Can i still get taller? I have varicose veins in my legs too. Does it give negative effects? Thank you

I am 19 years old. My height is 168 cm. Can i still get taller? I have varicose veins in my legs too. Does it give negative effects? Thank you

A little bit: Varicose veins can have a negative effect on your circulation health, especially if you are developing them at such a young age. Varicose veins increase your risk for blood clots and sores on your legs[ ulcers] that can impact your health. also the vein hurt and cause fatigue. The condition can often be cured. I recommend you see a vein specialist for evaluation with a leg vein ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr said I have varicose veins in my legs that's why I have some sewlling in feet but i can't see them at all i've had 4 kids and have throbing pain?

Venous insufficiency: You likely have a combination of venous insufficiency - where te saphenous veins aren't working - and varicose veins which are below the surface of your skin. These are veins which don't circulate blood properly. They are still varicose even if you can't see them at the skin surface. Check miamibeachvein.Com or phlebology.Org to learn more. ...Read more

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If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

Minimal: Varicose veins in the legs are due to an underlying vein flow problem in the leg itself, and although associated varicosities can spread proximally, this is very rare. Vulvar or labial varicosities generally arise from a pelvic source, and are most commonly seen in pregnancy, where they can become highly symptomatic, but can be treated very simply, to resolve pain, by serial injection treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins on my legs and face?

What can I do about varicose veins on my legs and face?

See Vein Specialist.: A vein specialist is someone certified to treat veins by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. This person should be able to treat veins in all areas of the body. There are many alternatives for facial veins including laser, sclerotherapy and fine needle radio frequency. Leg veins can be treated by either sclerotherapy or laser. For the legs a venous ultrasound may be necessary. ...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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Will i still be able to workout my legs if I have varicose veins?

Varicose Veins Legs: Yes, it is still healthy for you to workout your legs, even with varicose veins. Maintaining a normal weight and exercising can actually slow the progression of the vein disease. I would still recommend wearing compression stockings on your legs when possible and also being evaluated by a vein specialist (vascular surgeon), as the veins typically get worse over time without proper treatment. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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