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Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

Foot numbness + leg pain + new visible vein. What does that indicate?

See MD: Those signs and symptoms by themselves are fairly nonspecific. Even when when they occur together they do not point to a single diagnosis.

If your pmd cannot treat this I would suggest that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Why have my leg veins suddenly become very visible?

Venous insufficinecy: Visible veins on the legs are usually the result of venous insufficiency. The insufficiency may be in the skin [resulting tiny spider veins], or below the surface of the skin [ causing tiny and varicose veins] or in deep veins. It is best to have this evaluated by a vein specialist, often with aid of an ultrasound to see how best to treat. Weight loss or fat loss also makes veins more visible. ...Read more

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What is cure for visible leg veins?

What is cure for visible leg veins?

Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is visible leg veins a side effect of anorexia?

Can anyone tell me is visible leg veins a side effect of anorexia?

Probably.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. In anorexia you loose body fat and because you are so thin, the veins become more prominent and easily seen since they are not covered by fatty tissue. ...Read more

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How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

How common are abnormal and ugly leg veins?

Veins are common.: Both varicose and spider veins are very common and there are reports that 30 to 40 percent of the population may have some form of vein problems. There are varying degrees of vein issues from minor spider veins to extensive varicose veins, venous ulcers and even clots. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more

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To take to make the varicose leg veins less prominent?

To take to make the varicose leg veins less prominent?

It's doubtful: Anything will have a significant impact on the size of varicose veins. Pycnogenol has some weak evidence that it may increase the strength and elasticity of varicose veins and it, along with other herbs/supplements may slightly improve symptoms. But, no supplement has ever been convincingly demonstrated to make varicose veins shrink. See a vein specialist if you want to eliminate them. ...Read more

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Can a leg massage reduce the chance of clots forming in my leg veins?

Can a leg massage reduce the chance of clots forming in my leg veins?

Massage feels good: Leg massage certainly feels great and I encourage you to do it. It does help keep the circulation going. Scientifically speaking I do not know of any evidence saying that it truly lowers risk of clot formation. ...Read more

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What exercises are good for treating/ getting rid of prominent leg veins?

What exercises are good for treating/ getting rid of prominent leg veins?

None: No specific exercise will get rid of varicose veins. Exercise to strengthen the calf muscles may delay progression of venous disease. ...Read more

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Is it okay to fly with pooled blood in the leg veins after sclerotherapy?

Is it okay to fly with pooled blood in the leg veins after sclerotherapy?

Not advised: Would wait at least a few weeks if possible, especially if larger varicose veins were treated. Although the risk of blood clots is low after sclerotherapy, there is still a small risk of this and you don't want to take any chances. When u do fly, make sure to wear your compression stockings, walk in the aisle during the flight, & do some calf raise exercises during longer flights. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's dangerous to take a blood sample from the superficial leg veins?

Can you tell me if it's dangerous to take a blood sample from the superficial leg veins?

Should be safe.: Blood drawing is usually done from hand and arm veins because it is technically easier and more accessible. There are occasions when blood is drawn from both superficial or deep leg veins but these carry a higher risk of potential complications especially phlebitis (superficial or deep). As a precaution, blood is only drawn from the leg veins if no hand veins are available. ...Read more

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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of bulging leg veins?

How can you get rid of bulging leg veins?

Depends on severity: If by bulging veins you mean varicosities you can help with support hose, elevating your legs when sitting and working on weight loss if overweight. ...Read more

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What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

Pain, tenderness.: Pain and/or tenderness in the leg along the path of the involved vein that can be accompanied by redness, and edema (swelling). ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound showing only reflux of the leg veins, both legs. I wear compression with little relief. Is there any hope for my condition?

I had an ultrasound showing only reflux of the leg veins, both legs. I wear compression with little relief. Is there any hope for my condition?

Venous Reflux: Malfunctioning of the valves in the venous system can lead to reflux (blood going backwards). This can lead to increased venous pressure and then symptoms of aching, cramping, swelling and pain as well as varicose veins. If support hose does not help then you may need to consider a venous closure procedure. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation. ...Read more

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My brother has blocked carotid arteries and leg veins. Can physicians operate on both at the same time?

My brother has blocked carotid arteries and leg veins. Can physicians operate on both at the same time?

Not a good idea: Carotid occlusive disease and it's corresponding operation are very serious issues that should not be combined with surgery for varicose veins. Both have a great deal of importance but the more important and serious of the two should be addressed first-carotid endarterectomy. The varicose vein surgery can be done anytime thereafter. ...Read more

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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling

treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more

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What do I do if I suddenly get a pain in leg?

What do I do if I suddenly get a pain in leg?

Depends wear it is: Worst case: pain in calf, a blood clot should always be ruled out. If not a clot, massage, icing can help. Stretching is always good. But, always beware of a clot. This is not meant to scare but rather to educate. ...Read more

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Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged?

Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged?

Pressure neuropathy: Most likely you are putting pressure on a nerve, this is similiar to when you bump your elbow (funny bone) and you feel that strange electrical sensation. If you sit long enough in that position when you go to stand up your foot will be numb and then you will feel pins and needles..... ...Read more

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What is the best perscription for the periformis syndrome disease.? What is something that makes me sure that I have this disease plus pain in leg.?

It depends: Piriformis syndrome is like sciatica. There is pain behind the hip in the buttocks, occasionally radiating into the lower leg. There is usually tenderness in the buttocks area along the piriformis muscle belly where it crosses the sciatic nerve. Treatment includes stretching or local steroid injection. An MRI will show if the piriformis is the source of pain or whether its something else. ...Read more

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Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Possibly: It depends where the sensation is coming from on the leg, where it originates from, where it travels to etc. There are many sources of leg pain. ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain in leg and foot with ice?

Apply it: Usually 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Careful, if it feels too cold, one could themselves frostbite. You can either wrap the ice like in a bag, or wear an article of clothing over the skin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to ease the pain in leg and foot?

Can you tell me how to ease the pain in leg and foot?

Depends: We would first have to figure out the etiology to know the best treatment, see an orthopedist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of
a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest
and nsaids is most important.
If symptoms persist, the use of physical
therapy and sometimes a steroid pack
can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Pain in leg after ejaculation ever since vasectomy - should I be examined?

Pain in leg after ejaculation ever since vasectomy - should I be examined?

Yes: If pain is inside thigh, you may have nerve irritation of a nerve that splits into the scrotum and inner thigh. Also try taking Ibuprofen if it's okay with your primary provider. ...Read more

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What's causing severe pain in leg 6 years post surgery? Pain reaccures every single spring likr clock work.

Scar tissue: Impossible to know for sure without knowing the original problem and the procedure that was done. Could be scar tissue. ...Read more

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Pain in leg from hit nerve how long will it hurt it was from a b complex shot and not my sciatic nerve thanks!

Pain in leg from hit nerve how long will it hurt it was from a b complex shot and not my sciatic nerve thanks!

Hard to say: If not better in a few weeks, I would see a pain/nerve specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Could be serious: This could represent a lack of circulation to your leg at night. There could be other reasons as well but you should see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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