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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

Dr. Ted King
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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. ...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?

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 veins can hurt and cause fatigue. The condition is easily treated. 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?

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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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. ...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?

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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

Could be normal: Occasional swelling after vein stripping is not uncommon and generally goes away with time. Unfortunately, stockings can sometimes be a problem with comfort. I would recommend that, at the very least, you put in a call to the doctor who did the surgery and let him or her know that you have some concerns. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins, only a few and I'm only 20. Some tend to bulge some when standing but when I relax my leg there is no bulging. Is this normal?

Normal for varices: Varicose veins are not "normal, " but if you have varicose veins, they tend to behave this way - bulging after standing and going back down when not standing. ...Read more

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Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Not really: Running/walking activates the calf muscle pump which propels the blood return from the legs. The exercise activity dilates the vv and makes them more prominent and may result in increased sensitivity and the use of compression hose will lessen the discomfort. Running will not worsen the vv, but standing, sitting long periods will do so. ...Read more

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Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Yes they can.: One of the more common symptoms of venous insufficiency and varicose veins is itching legs. Some also describe a heaviness of the legs and even restless legs at night. ...Read more

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Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on legs?

Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on legs?

More prominent: As dr. Mountcastle said, there may be a posssibility that running can slowly worsen varicose veins on your legs. Often runners have slender legs with very little subcutaneous tissue. As a result, the veins on runners' legs can be more visible and sometimes look like they are varicose but, in actuality, they are completely normal. ...Read more

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Why are the lower legs vulnerable to varicose veins?

Why are the lower legs vulnerable to varicose veins?

Leg Veins: Varicose veins occur most commonly in the lower legs because when we are standing the pressure will increase in the veins of the legs if the valves in these veins are not functioning properly (reflux). The result is that the blood will back up and the veins will enlarge to cause varicose veins. This does not happen in the arms. ...Read more

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Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on your legs?

Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on your legs?

No: The speed of running does not make a difference. Any exercise will help the venous circulation of the legs regardless of the speed. ...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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How to treat varicose veins and dark patches on my legs?

How to treat varicose veins and dark patches on my legs?

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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What is the best cream to put in my legs to reduce my varicose veins?

What is the best cream to put in my legs to reduce my varicose veins?

Creams aren't a cure: Special antioxidents called bioflavonoids, like diosmin, hesperidin and troxerutin are often recommended for treating abnormal surface veins. They may help, but will not cure your varicose veins. Joan rivers sponsors a cover-up cream called the right to bare legs. Vein specialists called phlebologists can diagnose the extent of your vein problems & treat (look a doc up on www. Veindirectory. Org). ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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