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I have varicose veins. What should I do?

See a vein doctor.: Varicose veins are usually due to malfunctioning valves is the saphenous veins. This can be diagnosed by a venous reflux ultrasound. You should see a vascular surgeon or a vein specialist. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment is to seal the leaking valves with a laser or radio frequency catheter. ...Read more

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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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I have varicose veins, at home is it better to apply a cold or hot compress to the vains?

I have varicose veins, at home is it better to apply a cold or hot compress to the vains?

Which is comfortable: Apply that , most feel better with warm compress , most impotent be active , wear elastic stockings , elevate the legs while resting , doppler studies to rule out DVT , then is a different treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have varicose veins on my thighs?

Why do I have varicose veins on my thighs?

Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking(refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Tell me good exercise for reduce thighs without affecting my vericose vein problem. I have varicose veins, i want to reduce my big thighs. Please?

Tell me good exercise for reduce thighs without affecting my vericose vein problem. I have varicose veins, i want to reduce my big thighs. Please?

Exercise ; leg veins: Reducing thighs with varicose veins can be accomplished by choosing exercises that do not increase venous pressure into the leg. Avoid breath holding, squats, running, dead lifts. Walk on an upwards incline and do high rep low weight lifting. Avoid leg exercises that bulk up leg muscles. Diet plays a large part, unfortunately, overall weight loss will be worth the effort. ...Read more

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What to do if I have varicose veins in my penis?

What to do if I have varicose veins in my penis?

Penile veins normal: Penile veins are normal on the top (dorsal) surface of the penis. Varicose veins are not normal on the penis but normal penile veins are often confused with normal penile veins. Varicoceles are enlarged veins of the epididymis. You should see a urologist for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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The veins on penis have become darker, do I have varicose veins?

Check your legs: Varicose veins are seen in your legs, and they appear as ropy bluish veins bulging when standing, and becoming less obvious with elevation of the legs above heart level. It is common to find prominent veins in the penis, which become engorged with arousal. This is not a sign of varicose vein onset. ...Read more

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If I get cramps more now that I have varicose veins, is that a sign of complications?

If I get cramps more now that I have varicose veins, is that a sign of complications?

Possible: Venous insufficiency can lead to cramping in the lower extremities as well as other symptoms to include, pain, aching swelling, restless legs, heaviness, fatigue and even skin changes such as eczema and pigmentation changes. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins in my thighs. What the easiest way for me to get rid of them?

Proper care: The first step is evaluation by a physician whose practice is dedicated to vein disease. This includes a history and physical exam and an ultrasound done with the patient standing. The doctor can then develop a specific treatment plan, which typically will include a treatment for deeper veins by laser or rf ablation (avoid 'stripping'), and more superficial veins by sclerotherapy and/or phlebectom. ...Read more

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What are some signs that I have varicose veins on my hand?

What are some signs that I have varicose veins on my hand?

Hand varicose veins: Varicose veins do not tend to occur in the hands or arms. Rather, your veins become more visible and appear enlarged as you age and the overlying skin & fat thins out overlying them. Hand vein are important for routine blood tests and also very important for IV access if you are ever hospitalized. I would discourage you from having any treatments done to remove these healthy veins. ...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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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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