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Info on varicose vein? Is treatment worth it or wil other veins pop up?

Info on varicose vein? Is treatment worth it or wil other veins pop up?

YES: Chronic venous disease is frequently under diagnosed and traditionally shunned by many mds. If you suffer significant consequence of venous hypertension (dermatitis, swelling, ulceration, chronic pain, etc ) - see your doctor asap and you may need to see a surgeon. Unfortunately, other veins can "pop up" as you age - like wrinkles. ...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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Feeling catching, popping, burning, clicking, and numbness in my right hip for almost 3 years. Varicose veins have appeared. What is wrong?

Feeling catching, popping, burning, clicking,  and numbness in my right hip for almost 3 years. Varicose veins have appeared. What is wrong?

Arthritis: Most likely you have irritated and inflamed your hip joint. Since it has persisted for so many years, would recommend you have a thorough evaluation including X-rays and blood tests for inflammatory markers of other diseases! ...Read more

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After prolonged bedrest and delivery, I could feel like snakes on my calves. Discovered they were varicose veins popping up. Surgeon was mad I called.?

After prolonged bedrest and delivery, I could feel like snakes on my calves. Discovered they were varicose veins popping up. Surgeon was mad I called.?

Pregnancy a risk too: As dr. Bulger said, pregnancy increases a woman's risk for getting varicose veins. In addition to prolonged bedrest being a risk factor for developing a blood clot, so is pregnancy itself. If you have pain, swelling, redness, and/or warmth in any of the veins in your calves, don't wait to seek medical attention. Otherwise, it isn't a bad idea to wait until 6 weeks post partum to see an md. ...Read more

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What are some possible treatments for varicose vein disease?

What are some possible treatments for varicose vein disease?

A combination: Spider veins are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy. If you have vein disease, a combination of things is often used. With varicose veins, it important to have an ultrasound of your veins to see if there is any underlying vein trouble that is causing your visible veins. This is usually treated with endoveneous laser or rf. The rest can be treated with phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, or both. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a varicose vein?

What are treatments for a varicose vein?

Depends on size : Varicose veins can be treated with hoses, injection, surgery, laser. The best way to know is to get evaluated by a vein specialist, usually a surgeon. ...Read more

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Varicose veins: is the venefit targeted endovenous therapy procedure taking the place of vnus closure system or are they two different companies?

Same company: Vnus closure was the first company, using three prong catheter heating up to 85 degrees c. This company was bought out by covidien, and the updated catheter heats up 7 cm tip 120 degrees c. Covidien recently changed procedure name to venefit to suit themselves. The vnus closurefast procedure(old name) is the same as venefit. ...Read more

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Which is least invasive of rf procedures for the patient, re: venefit targeted endovenous therapy vs. Vnus closure system for varicose veins?

They are the same.: They are the same procedure with venefit being the new marketing name after covidien bought the device from vnus medical closure fast. The older closure system is typically not available. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?

Are there treatments for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?

Yes: Skin ulcerations due to vein disease are known as venous stasis ulcerations. Venous pressure due to venous reflux causes fluid leak from distended veins. This stagnation of fluid results in swelling, discoration of the skin, hemosiderin deposits, inflammation.....Skin ulcers. Vein ablation or closure along with compression are the main stay of therapy. See surgeon, american college of phlebology. ...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