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Low Estrogen And Spider Veins
Many factors.: Varicose veins are usually due to leaking(refluxing) vein valves. Spider veins could be due to this as well but hereditary plays a key role. Factors that would increase your risk of developing either type of vein would be pregnancies in females and the greater the number, the greater the risk, hereditary, increasing age, hormones, standing or sitting in place and sometimes localized trauma. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Foot and lower calf swelling w/fluid retention, blue surface and spider veins, red blotch here and there that follow lower veins?
In a phantom pregnancy can spider veins and major blue veins start appearing? Also do nipples darken?
Can sitting for longer periods (especially: cross-legged or with one leg tucked under) lead to increased risk of formation of spider veins and varicose veins?
Probably not: In all of the 13 major studies that have looked at factors associated with the development of varicose veins, none have shown that crossing your legs when sitting plays any role in the formation of varicose veins. As dr. Landi said, varicose veins are due to leaky valves not venous stasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?
Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varicose Vein Laser: Yes. There are multiple types of vein lasers & they tend to be very effective for curing vein diseases. An endovenous laser treatment, known as evlt, is used to treat varicose veins. Other types of surface lasers are used to remove spider veins. Often combined treatment are used, i.e. Laser and sclerotherapy vein injections. Make sure you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) to discuss. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Spider & varicose: Varicose veins are bulging blue veins larger than 3 mm in diameter, almost always found on the legs. Spider veins are red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin, up to 1 mm in diameter. They commonly occur on the legs and face, and may be seen elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varicose veins: this is not normal. This increased warmth and noticeable veins may be due to vein abnormality further up the leg with blood flow regurgitation causing pulling in the foot. Evaluation by a venous Doppler-sonogram would identify if there is a vein reflux problem, and if so it should be treated. If it is firm to touch and red, urgent evaluation to determine if this is a blood clot. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
33, F, PCOS,Can varicose veins cause decreased blood flow to the uterus and cause no sensation while having intercourse or low libido in a female?
Typically no: Varicose veins are not typically linked to decreased blood flow to the uterus, a lack of sensation during intercourse or decreased libido. There are a variety of treatments for varicose veins. Consider seeing a specialist. A gynecologist can address the very complex issue of decreased libido with you as well. ...Read more
Can problematic vericose veins have an effect on blood pressure? Also, can vericose veins causing burning in the legs?
Venous pressure: Venous pressure is supposed to be negative, which helps the thin walled veins return dirty blood, (often against gravity) back to the heart and lungs. When the delicate one way vein valves get damaged, the venous pressure goes up, above negative and sometimes quite high. Venous insufficiency typically DOES NOT affect arterial pressure aka blood pressure. Bad veins cause heavy, aching, burning legs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veins vs. clots: Blue worms that are not painful are most likely to be varicose veins. Pain and swelling, with or without varicose veins, is more liekly to be a blood clot. Regardless, if you have varicose veins that are painful, you should definitely get it checked out by a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many bulging veins on top of feet. Duplex ultrasound showed no reflux or insufficiency & veins are not varicose. Can they be treated to improve look?
Hot weather: Very swollen and hard great saphenous vein along both legs, veins are colorless. Way more in right leg, than left leg. Discomfort and aching, but no swollen legs, no change in color or warmth. 19 y/o male and very low bodyfat.
Vericose veins /spider veins on ankles feet and legs.. seem to have came on quickly . Can this be heart related ?
No it is not: spider vein are relate to varicose vein, which caused by a valve problem in the vein, not heart problem. because vein problem can cause edema in the leg, and some heart problem can cause edema sometime people can confuse the similarity with cause effect issue. spider vein could be treated by injection like sclerotherapy, or laser therapy. same time controlling the varicose vein is important. ...Read more
All of them: Varicose veins have lost their normal function and carry blood the wrong direction. Once veins become abnormal, they are never able to "heal" and fully achieve normal function again. This is true, regardless of the cause--even pregnancy. After delivery, many of these veins shrink, often to the point of being unapparent, but they are never fully normal again. They are just much smaller. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers