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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

Until VV fixed: Muscle cramping is often a common symptom of venous insufficiency, and when this is corrected, the cramping often lets up within days/weeks. See www.Phlebology.Org, and check out a phlebologist in your area who can help you sort out the cause. ...Read more

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How long should pain last if it is muscle pain? Blood test ruled out DVT & told likely muscle pain behind leg with varicose veins? Leg not red or warm

How long should pain last if it is muscle pain? Blood test ruled out DVT & told likely muscle pain behind leg with varicose veins? Leg not red or warm

Probably not muscle: If you have a varicose vein there, that may be the cause of the pain and this is more persistent than simple muscle pain. This can be treated with endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy. Talk to a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Is sclerotherapy an efficient and long-lasting, problem-free solution for varicose veins?

Yes effective: Yes, sclerotherapy is effective. If your varicose veins are related to reflux then rf ablation of the greater saphenous is a good option. Other options include stab phlebectomy. ...Read more

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Is sclerotherapy an efficient and long lasting - problem-free solution for varicose veins?

Is sclerotherapy an efficient and long lasting - problem-free solution for varicose veins?

Not a miracle cure: Sclerotherapy can be a very good options for varicose veins but is not the "miracle cure" people would like it to be. There can also be some potential "problems" from sclerotherapy ,including risks of skin pigmentation, trapped blood, or allergic reactions. Recurrence of new veins is always a possibility, so not always "long lasting". You will need ultrasound first. Phlebectomy also good option. ...Read more

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Varicose veins with a ulcer how long does the leg take to heal to normal with compression bandages ?

Varicose veins with a ulcer how long does the leg take to heal to normal with compression bandages  ?

Depends: Compression alone may heal many venous ulcers but there is a high rat of reoccurrence because the underlying problem with the venous system is not treated. It is like putting a splint on a broken arm. See a venous specialist who can treat the underlying cause of the ulcer. ...Read more

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I was on vacation last month and I would always be close to the bonfires we made. Does that cause varicose veins on the legs?

I was on vacation last month and I would always be close to the bonfires we made. Does that cause varicose veins on the legs?

Cause of Leg Veins: No. Heat to the legs or bonfires would have no association with the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins are typically the result of a genetically inherited condition referred to as venous reflux disease, in which an individual inherits weakened vein valves of the superficial veins of the legs. Sometimes trauma or blood clots can also lead to the development of varicose veins. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months postpartum and am now developing what seems like varicose veins in the last month or so. What is this from? Prevention?

Aging and genes : varicose veins can form when a vessel in your leg looses the valve ability. Vericose veins seem to run in the family. After pregnancy they appear due to changes. It can be treated by surgery for cosmetics but is not usually harmful in itself. ...Read more

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Varicose veins laser surgery mistakes made last time. What clinic should I visit?

Varicose veins laser surgery mistakes made last time. What clinic should I visit?

Vein Center: Evaluation and treatment by a phlebologist who is a diplomate of the american college of phlebology, or a vascular surgeon who is certified by the acs should be able to take care of you, often in an office based vein center. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins On Legs (Definition)

Visible varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and potentially painful veins that are filled with an abnormal pooling of blood. Common causes include problems with blood flow in veins, ...Read more