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How do I get rid of my varicose veins without surgery?

How do I get rid of my varicose veins without surgery?

Many ways: There are many possible treatments. Large visible varicose veins usually have an underlying source that you can't see. That is why it is so important to have an evaluation with ultrasound to make sure that any underlying vein trouble is identified and treated. These days, underlying vein trouble is treated with laser, rf ablation or foam sclerotherapy. The best doctor to see is a phlebologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous superficial leg veins. Upright position, meager tissular support, heredity, gender (female hormones/pregnancies) and life style may distend the vein triggering valvular incompetence and gravitational down flow (reflux) while the increased venous pressure will assure the progressive ...Read more


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Is there any way to get rid of my varicose vein without surgery?

Is there any way to get rid of my varicose vein without surgery?

Depends on what you: Mean by surgery. There is no way to get rid of varicose veins without doing something that isn't at least minimally invasive. For the most part, this involves being stuck by a needle. If you don't include being stuck by a needle then i would call sclerotherapy and endovenous laser and rf non-surgical. If you include being stuck by a needle as surgery, then there is nothing available. ...Read more

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I have a bulging varicose vein on my leg, how do I get rid of it besides surgery?

I have a bulging varicose vein on my leg, how do I get rid of it besides surgery?

Various treatments: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. These are effective minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery. ...Read more

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In what way can I get rid of my varicose veins?

In what way can I get rid of my varicose veins?

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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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins?

IPL: Probably not, except on the face. Better option is sclerotherapy once issues of possible vein reflux have been evaluated. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

What : What you are describing sound like large telangectasias or spider veins, or may be true varicosities - it is hard to tell without looking at them. These are in a common location and can be due to reflux in the great saphenous vein or reflux from a perforating vein. In any case, you should probably have a full evaluation from a vascular surgeon or licensed phlebologist before having them treated. If they are a symptom of a larger problem (like the afore-mentioned reflux) they are unlikely to go away with pulsed light or even injection until the causitive problem is treated. In general, injection is probably more effective than pulsed light for larger veins. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Probably not: I agree with drs. Hansen and d. Ipl might work for very fine spider veins but if your veins are bulging, you are liekly to be disappointed with the results you get from ipl. I would recommend seeing a vein specialist (phlebologist) who can evaluate your legs to make sure that there is no undersying vein trouble. If there isn't, then smaller veins can probably best be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of varicose veins?

Start with evaluatio: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. Treatment is often quite effective, although new veins may develop. ...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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Could exercise get rid of varicose veins?

Could exercise get rid of varicose veins?

Its the valves: Varicose veins are the result of defective valves. The valves within the veins have failed prematurely, and once the valves are failed, they are always failed. Exercise will not help the valves recover. In order to rid yourself of varicose veins, you will need some form or intervention, either laser, radiofrequency, sclerotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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