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How can I treat the glaring veins in my legs once I have my baby?

How can I treat the glaring veins in my legs once I have my baby?

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 more

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Dr. Ted King
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What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

Improved Circulation: Blood flow with varicose veins is stagnate with venous pools. 90% of venous flow in the lower limbs is completed by the deeper veins. Vv closure by rf or laser forces the blood flow into deeper veins away from the skin surface. Thus decreasing superficial vein pressures. With new micro stripping, laser/radiofrequency ablation--scars are minimal punctures and simple stab incisions-minimally. ...Read more

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How do you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

How do you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

Dvt: Traditional treatment is with anti coagulation therapy for 6 months. Some may advocate losing the clot if it extends to the iliac veins to prevent long term problems but the long term data is not necessarily there yet. ...Read more

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How can you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

Anticoagulation: Traditionally with Heparin followed by Coumadin (warfarin) for six months. Depending on specific site and extent there can be options. See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How best to treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

How best to treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

Blood thinners: It depends, to some extent, on where the clot is. It is possible to have a deep vein thrombosis that is so far down the leg, is so small, and is in such a small vein that we might treat it with anti-inflammatory medicines and compression stockings. If the clot is in a larger vein and is bigger, then we treat those with blood thinners for a minimum of 3 months and use compression stockings too. ...Read more

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Has anyone has red spider veins in the leg treated by ipl laser?

Has anyone has red spider veins in the leg treated by ipl laser?

It has been done: Techically ipl isn't really a laser but it is similar in that both treat veins by applying heat to them. Ipl has certainly been used for treating red spider veins on the legs but there are other methods of treatment that are more common these days, including rf thermocoaulation, laser, and sclerotherapy. Most of the time, when it comes to leg veins, vein experts will tell you that sclero is best. ...Read more

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Hi doctor,, Please I want to ask about small veins are shown like spider lan under my skin in legs,, how can i treat it without laser surgery? Thank

Hi doctor,, Please I want to ask about small veins are shown like spider lan under my skin in legs,, how can i treat it without laser surgery?  
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Spider veins: Spider veins and vericose veins are asociated with the following: Age, obesity, multiple pregnancies, lack of exercise, standing occupations, genetics. Things to do: walk/exercise, do not cross legs, try Natto or Vitamin K2 they help strenghten veins. You may find regular vitamin c helpfull too. ...Read more