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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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Should I be concerned if I just noticed that I am see all the veins in my arms, chest and stomach? I have 6 varicose veins in my legs as I have been t

Should I be concerned if I just noticed that I am see all the veins in my arms, chest and stomach? I have 6 varicose veins in my legs as I have been t

This is unlikely to: Be anything serious but without actually examining you and seeing what you are seeing it is impossible to suggest an accurate diagnosis. Make an appointment with your health care provider.

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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.

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Will I still be able to workout my legs if I have varicose veins?

Will I still be able to workout my legs if I have varicose veins?

Varicose veins: There is no reason that you may not workout if you have varicose veins. I would recommend that you seek evaluation to determine the source of these varicose veins and perhaps seek treatment. Use of a compression stockings during daily activities would be of benefit.

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What is the definition or description of: Varicose veins on legs?

What is the definition or description of: Varicose veins on legs?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of the skin - usually on the leg. They are often easy to see, as they look thick and knobbly. They may be less obvious if you are overweight, as they are hidden by fatty tissue under the skin. Http://patient. Info/health/varicose-veins-leaflet

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Varicose veins getting worst. Having black spots on my leg already spreading. Is this serious?

Varicose veins getting worst. Having black spots on my leg already spreading. Is this serious?

Maybe: Skin discoloration can be a sign serious vein problems, usually dark brown, or dark red. These skin lesions can lead to ulceration. You need to have a duplex ultrasound and work up by someone experienced in vein disease. Once treated, many times the skin will become healthy again, and sometimes even become more normal in appearance.

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I have varicose veins in right leg im going to have radio frequency done are there any risk while having it done or after?

I have varicose veins in right leg im going to have radio frequency done are there any risk while having it done or after?

Absolutely: Your physician needs to clearly explain these risks to you. Give him or her another opportunity to inform you and earn your confidence.

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I have varicose veins on my right leg. I'm doing a charity event in july, walking 100km in under 30 hours, will this cause any problems?

Well,: Walk ing is good for the venous circulation but what ur up too is not a simple thing. I would suggest why don't get them fixed, plenty time to july. If not, have with you a pair of surgical support stocking knee level and open toe and if needed put them on if pain or swelling sets in. Have rubber kitchen gloves and baby powder to help putting them on!

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How can you prevent varicose veins in legs?

Not totally possible: The main reason why people get varicose veins is heredity. So, unless you can change your grandparents, there really isn't a lot you can do about your risk of getting varicose veins. You can do things like avoiding standing for long periods of time, wearing graduated compression stockings, and getting regular exercise (which can minimize how bad your veins become) but you can't change heredity.

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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.

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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.

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What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

Varicose veins: There are many minimally invasive surgical options nowadays for treatment of this problem. It is based on the size and the classification for the stage of your venous disease. For this you can see a vein specialist about compression therapy, rfa, evla or non-thermal ablative options as well as sclerotherapy if appropriate.

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What is the exact solution for varicose veins at left leg?

What is the exact solution for varicose veins at left leg?

Depends: You should get a venous reflux ultrasound to determine best treatment options. Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit). Other common treatments include phlebectomy & ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you based on anatomy

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Is there any medicine available for painless varicose veins in the leg? Any yoga?

Not really: Prescription compression stockings, that are stronger than ted hose, can help to control the symptoms caused by varicose veins. They won't make the veins go away but they will probably help to keep them from getting worse. Avoid standing for long periods of time and put your feet up as often as possible. Exercise and keeping a healthy weight never hurts. Bioflavonoids can help swelling.

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