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What is spider veins sclerotherapy?

What is spider veins sclerotherapy?

Injections: Sclerotherapy is the injection of a medication into the spider vein to destroy it. Most vein doctors will use either polidocanol or sodium tetradecyl sulfate. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by enlarged and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different ...Read more


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Varicose vein treatment, is evlt procedure okay?

Varicose vein treatment, is evlt procedure okay?

EVLT Speak to: Your surgeon whom you consulted risk and benefits . Endo venous laser therapy ( e v l t ) is one of many accepted treatments for varicose veins. ...Read more

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What are varicose veins?

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Vein with weak walls: Dr. Nielsen has given a very nice answer. The other part of the problem is that varicose veins also have weak walls. This allows the high pressure in the veins to stretch the veins, make them bigger and longer, and that causes the large, bulging, squiggley appearance of the veins. ...Read more

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How is superficial phlebitis distinguished from varicose veins?

How is superficial phlebitis distinguished from varicose veins?

Clot: Phlebitis is a blood clot in a superficial vein which is firm and tender to touch Varicose vein with no clot will be soft and sometimes can be tender to touch ...Read more

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a tendency to get varicose veins in the first place. These include prolonged standing, age, pregnancy, hormones, and trauma. Surprisingly, obesity has not been shown to be a cause of varicose veins. It does increase the risk of complications though. ...Read more

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Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Varicose veins: Both superficial and deep veins are identified on ultrasound examination [venous doppler exam]. Clots or obstruction in either system of veins can be identified. They can also be identified in arteries, which are larger and also the pressure of the blood flow can be identified in both. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins?

What causes varicose veins?

Genes and behavior: There are many factors that contribute to varicose veins. Some of these are genetics, standing for lengthy periods, gravity or hormones. Today's technology allows surgeons to perform treatment for varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques. This allows for faster healing and return to work in just a few days. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins?

What causes varicose veins?

Leaking valves: Varicose veins are a very common problem and they are due to leaking valves (called reflux) usually in the saphenous veins. Think of your veins like a tree with the trunk being the saphenous vein and the branches being the varicose veins. A venous reflux ultrasound will make the diagnosis. Common causes of this are hereditary, aging and pregnancies in women. They are treatable with a laser. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins deadly?

Are varicose veins deadly?

No: In and of themselves, varicose veins are not fatal or deadly. However, left untreated, the underlying venous insufficiency that causes varicose veins, can lead to long term complications, some of which can be quite severe, including chronic limb swelling, skin thickening/discoloration/ulceration, infections, clots, or even bleeds. Early treatment can easily avoid these end-stage complications. ...Read more

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Is sclerotherapy effective for small spider veins?

Is sclerotherapy effective for small spider veins?

Yes Very Effective: Sclerotherapy is the most effective and versatile treatment / procedure to eliminate spider veins. Advances with the medication sclerosant and lights such vein light have made the treatment even better. Multiple spider veins associated with symptoms should have an ultrasound evaluation so it is recommended to seek treatment with a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Sclerotherapy for varicose veins good? What about treatment options for spider veins?

Sclerotherapy for varicose veins good? What about treatment options for spider veins?

It works for both: Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment of varicose veins. It is best used on the surface veins after any underlying saphenous vein insufficiency[ reflux] has been treated. Saphenous reflux is best treated with thermal or laser ablation. Sclerotherapy is also an effective and versatile treatment for spider veins. Laser can also be used on the smallest veins. ...Read more

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What's a refluxing saphenous vein?

What's a refluxing saphenous vein?

Reversal of flow: Blood flows in the veins from the arms and legs back to the heart. In order to do this, since veins are a low pressure system, many veins, especially the lower leg veins have one way valves. If these valves malfunction, then the blood can flow in reverse and this is called reflux. Reflux is the most common cause of varicose veins and can also cause spider veins. A venous sono can diagnose it. ...Read more

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What are varicose veins and spider veins like?

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 more

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How effective is sclerotherapy for varicose veins?

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Depends on vein size: Smaller vein respond much better to sclerotherapy than large ones. In the long term, larger veins probably only go away alittle better than 80% of the time. Smaller ones do better than that. ...Read more

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Physiotherapy for varicose veins?

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Not effective.: Physiotherapy is not an effective treatment for varicose veins. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment is a venous ultrasound to look for malfunctioning valves and then treatment of them with a closure procedure and either microphlebectomies or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Describe retinal vein occlusion?

Describe retinal vein occlusion?

Eye vessel problem: Retinal vein which drains the blood out of the eye gets occluded. This causes blurryness of vision, sometimes loss of vision. It can come suddendly. Elevated blood pressure and patients with diabetes are some of the risk factors. New treatments are available to control some of the problems due to closure of blood vessels in the eye. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins, gravity?

What causes varicose veins, gravity?

Gravity IS involved!: You are right! gravity alone will not cause varicose veins unless you also have vein insufficiency or improperly functioning valves of your veins which then allow blood to pool in your veins and increase pressure in your leg veins. This increased pressure causes the veins to get thicker and bulge. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery bypass surgery compatible with varicose veins?

Yes and No: Coronary artery bypass requires some form of conduit for bypass. Superficial veins from the lower limbs have been used for bypass. Smaller arteries from the underside of the chest wall have been used in favor of veins for the left side of the heart. Early enlarged varicose veins can still be used for bypass; however more advanced wall bulges and wall aneurysms Prohibit use of the varicosed veins. ...Read more

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How is sclerotherapy for spider veins done?

How is sclerotherapy for spider veins done?

Tiny needle!: Spider veins are injected with a very tiny needle. The chemical injected will remove the inner wall of the vein and cause it to close. Your body will then gradually absorb the treated spider vein over weeks/months. Sclerotherapy is well-tolerated. ...Read more

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Visible blue snakes. Are these symptoms of varicose veins?

Signs: The signs of venous incompetence: small blue or red snakelike veins close to the skin surface; ropy, slightly blue bulging varicose veins; prominent tortuous bluish veins beneath the skin called reticular veins; brownish skin discoloration about the ankle area; ulceration especially about the inside of the ankle. The symptoms have been nicely outlined by dr. King. ...Read more

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