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Is it dangerous to scratch varicose veins?

Is it dangerous to scratch varicose veins?

Scratching Veins: Sometime it could be dangerous to scratch an area of varicose veins. One risk is that is the skin is thin enough, you could actually cause a break in the skin that could cause bleeding. Less significant risk is that you could cause enough trauma to the area to cause a phlebitis or infection of the area. If the veins are causing alot of itching, would recommend being seen by a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape ...Read more


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Is it safe to wax legs with red spider veins?

Is it safe to wax legs with red spider veins?

Yes: Waxing wont effect spider veins because they are beneath the skin. Certainly if your skin surface is broken down and weeping you shouldnt be waxing with or without spider veins. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get varicose veins?

No: No, varicose veins are never normal. They are very common and become increasingly common with age but varicose veins are a manifestation of part of a body system that is failing, or has failed. So varicose veins are never normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to inherit varicose veins?

Is it possible to inherit varicose veins?

Varicose vein causes: There are many causes of varicose veins including genetics, pregnancies, aging, trauma and poor leg muscle tone. Of all the causes, hereditary factors are the most significant and, in my experience, vein issues are passed on from both mother and father and the veins in the offspring are usually worse when the dad had bad veins. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get vericose vein laser surgery?

Is it dangerous to get vericose vein laser surgery?

No: Venous insufficiency treatment is efficiently performed as an office-based procedure, using local anesthesia with low risk. See a phlebologist at www.Phlebology.Org, and the modern day treatments of endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy can be explained to you. Some return to work on the same day, others only after a day or two. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have your spider veins removed?

Is it painful to have your spider veins removed?

Mildly: The best choice in the legs is sclerotherapy which uses a needle and injections. The medication burns some when injected but goes away quickly. ...Read more

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Vascular/Phlebology/Sclerotherapy: Generally, how likely is it that an injection into leg spider veins accidently pierces a close artery? Then what?

Vascular/Phlebology/Sclerotherapy: Generally, how likely is it that an injection into leg spider veins accidently pierces a close artery? Then what?

An actual artery: isn't likely to be injected. And, the solutions used to treat spider veins are weak and might not damage an artery. However, very small arteries - called "arterioles" - commonly communicate with spider veins. Arteriole pressure usually prevents the solution from entering, but if it does, a small wound ("cutaneous necrosis") may occur which heals very slowly. Good technique lowers this risk. ...Read more

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Generally, does sclerotherapy for spider veins need to be repeated? Or, is it mostly a permanent solution to the problem?

Generally, does sclerotherapy for spider veins need to be repeated? Or, is it mostly a permanent solution to the problem?

Nothing is permanent: As dr. Placik said, it is permanent but there will be recurrence. Your tendency to get spider veins is inherited, so you will always run the risk of developing new spider veins with time. The ones that are treated will go away permanently but nothing can guarantee that you won't get other spider veins in the future. It's in your dna. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sclerotherapy have triggered a varicose vein?

Is it possible that sclerotherapy have triggered a varicose vein?

Possible...: When varicose veins are treated with sclerotherapy, it is possible, but not common, that blood flow may be redistributed from the now closed varicosities to nearby vein tributaries which may gradually enlarge and become varicose with time. Sclerotherapy of spider veins will not result in the development of varicose veins, however. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get botox while on blood thinners?

Is it safe to get botox while on blood thinners?

Blood thinners: are typically contraindicated. Although the needle is quite small and thin, there is always a risk of bleeding. Before you consider this option make sure its OK for you to stop your blood thinner for the time required by the doctor that manages your blood thinner. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Common: During pregnancy the lover venous system has more pressure on it than other times. This can create a dilation of these veins. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have varicose veins in your arms?

Is it possible to have varicose veins in your arms?

Yes: You should seek out a vein specialist or vascular surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Vein specialist: Spider veins look like spider legs and are usually blue or red and very tiny(1-2 mm) and are several mm to cm long. Varicose veins are large bluish colored veins that are grape-like in appearance. Clots can be superficial on the skin , tender and easy to feel or deep below the skin requiring ultrasound to see associated with pain and swelling. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

Varicose Veins: There are both medical and surgical treatments. Generally the treatment is aimed and geared to help alleviate the patients specific symptoms and is based on the cause. I.e pain , swelling, thrombosis, valvular insuff,or cosmetic related issues. Best to meet with a surgeon who is experienced at treating these conditons to review all of the new options like RFA, laser, MOCA or foam sclerotherapy ...Read more

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What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

See a vein dr: There is no simple answer. If you consult with a vein specialist they could do an ultrasound to diagnose he source of he problem. The most common problem is wih the GSV. Typically if here is reflux in the Gsv then ablating it (burning) with either laser or radiofrequency (which most Drs prefer) will treat the problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use varinol varicose veins cream to remove hemorrhoidal growths ?!

You can't remove: hemorrhoids with that cream or any other, tucks (witch hazel) pads will alleviate symptoms then see your doctor ...Read more

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If you had to boil it down, what is deep vein thrombosis?

If you had to boil it down, what is deep vein thrombosis?

Blood clot: Dvt is a serious medical problem that occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein, usually occuring in the lower extremities. The clot can break up sending small clots to the large veins and from there travel through the heart and lodge in the lung. This is called a pulmonay embolism. A pulmonay embolism is a medical emergency. Up to 20% people who suffer a blood clot to the lung can die. ...Read more

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How long does it take for deep vein thrombosis to go, is it normal for the swelling to get worse ? Thankyou

How long does it take for deep vein thrombosis to go, is it normal for the swelling to get worse ? Thankyou

Can take a long time: Sometimes clots never disappear. If the clot is not gone in 6 months, it is considered to be permanent. Swelling can get worse, especially if you develop post thrombotic syndrome (pts). A dr. Vichen said, you need to be on anti-coagulation. Also wearing prescription compression stockings for two years is essential in helping to prevent pts from occurring. ...Read more

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How normal is it for a varicose vein to hurt after giving birth?

Not unusual: Pregnancy and childbirth put a tremendous amount of stress on the venous system of the legs. This is due to the increased pressure in the pelvis which limits the vein drainage from the legs. I would recommend an evaluation by a vein specialist ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins = (telangiectasia or venulectasias), very small purple ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

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