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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have very big legs with vericous veins and fat in my ankles what can I do to help my conditions?
Visit a vascular: Doctor for the varicose veins. They could evaluate you and give you options. If you are heavy (weight wise) losing weight will help take some pressure off the veins. Compression hosiery if there is any degree of swelling can help. If fat around ankles is an issue it can be surgically removed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How do I get rid of veracose veins and spider veins? I am a runner and veracose veins/spider veins run in my family. I have recently gotten them around my knees and i don't want my legs to look like my mothers. What do I do?
Have a vein eval.: There is a strong hereditary component to varicose veins and the pounding from running in the presence of refluxing valves will most likely worsen the vein problem. You should be seen by a vein specialist and have a reflux venous ultrasound to diagnose the location of the refluxing valves and help to formulate a plan of treatment. Once the valves are sealed you should be able to resume running. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Penile veins normal: Penile veins are normal on the top (dorsal) surface of the penis. Varicose veins are not normal on the penis but normal penile veins are often confused with normal penile veins. Varicoceles are enlarged veins of the epididymis. You should see a urologist for an examination and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe nothing: Often, bulging veins in your calves are completely normal, especially if you are slender and exercise frequently. On the other hand, bulging veins can be a sign that you have underlying vein trouble that you can't see, even if your veins don't hurt. An ultrasound evaluation of your veins will tell you what is going on. I would see a vein specialist for a check up and treatment if indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe not laser: Large varicose veins after pregnancy might be able to be treated with endovenous laser or rf, but often times these veins are too twisted and close to the surface of the skin in order for laser to be used safely. I would see a board certified phlebologist for a complete vein evaluation, including ultrasound vein mapping, in order to know how to best go about treating the vein problem you have. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have cellulite on my arms and legs, and I have spider veins on my hips. How can I get rid of them?
Possibilities: The easy answer is the spider veins. They are usually easily treated with sclerotherapy, as long as there isn't untreated underlying vein disease that is causing them to be there. Cellulite is more difficult. As dr. Westfried said, there are treatments for cellulite. The problem is that it takes several treatments to achieve success and touch-up and maintenance is required. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Multiple options: I don't think that there is a single "best" way but there are mutiple options including sclerotherapy, ipl, laser, veinwave, veingogh and micro needle radio frequency. The size of the veins and the training and experience of the treating physician usually influence what treatment is recommended. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more
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
Ultrasound: The classic symptoms of a blood clot in the legs are pain and swelling. It is possible, though, to have a blood clot and not know it. The best way to know for sure whether you have a blood clot or not is to have any venous ultrasound. If your are worried that you might have a blood clot, you should get it checked out right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot if small thin purple veins, not varicose, around the top of my legs how can I get rid if them and what are they?
Bag of worms: If it feels like a bag of worms, it is probably a varicocele as dr. Rao said. Almost always on the left side, they are usually not a problem unless you have pain or there are infertility concerns. It is worth having your doctor check it out if you have concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello. How can I avoid varicose veins? I have already small varicose on my legs & my thighs, wish to give me advices to how remove it and avoid it.
Varicose veins: Unfortunately, no way to avoid varicose veins. If they are symptomatic suggest seeing a vein specialist. If not symptomatic, may be correctable but would likely not be covered by insurance. Before any treatment would suggest ultrasound to look for cause of the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My legs often ache or throb if I am on them too long. Is this related to my varicose veins? Or do I just have bad blood circulation?
Varicose veins: if you have varicose veins and our experiencing symptoms of aching or throbbing sensation after prolonged standing, it is very likely that the varicose veins are causing this problem. I would recommend use of a compression stocking during daily activities, and recommended evaluation with a venous Doppler-sonogram to determine the source of the venous reflux, and based on that management ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if i just noticed today that I have major spider veins on my hips and thighs where did these come from?
Cramps : Cramps in the feet and legs ("legs" to a doctor means the part of the lower limb below the knee) can be caused by many different things, including some serious conditions such as blockage of arteries in the lower limbs, or pinching of nerves that go to the lower limbs. Medications, other diseases (including diabetes, kidney disease, alcoholism, thyroid disease) can also be causes. Cramps in the feet and legs that occur at rest, and especially at night, are often benign, although they can be annoying. It is a good idea to get cramps checked by a doctor. More information on leg cramps can be found on the internet. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/night-leg-cramps/my00410 http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/muscle-cramp/ds00311. ...Read more
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