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Had varicose veins stripped in Nov. Now a swollen bruised hard area has appeared. Any concerns?

Had varicose veins stripped in Nov. Now a swollen bruised hard area has appeared. Any concerns?

Post stripping lump.: Following vein stripping or microphlebectomies blood can be trapped under the skin and over time become hard and feel like a "lump". This is usually a hematoma and responds to wet heat and ibuprofen. Other things can cause this so it would be prudent for you to follow up with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more


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How could I prevent swollen ankles and varicose veins?

How could I prevent swollen ankles and varicose veins?

A few things: Regular exercise, good supportive shoes, avoid excess sodium intake in the diet. If you do a lot of standing, wearing compressive stockings can be of help. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins and it has my leg swollen and in pain to the point that it hurts to walk. What do I take to help the pain?

I have varicose veins and it has my leg swollen and in pain to the point that it hurts to walk. What do I take to help the pain?

Evaluate first: First see a phlebolgist for evaluation of the problem. It is most important to first make sure that there is no deep vein thrombosis. If the problem is due to superficial venous insufficiency there are number of treatments that are possible including ablation of the abnormal veins using a laser, radiofrequency, or sclerotherapy. In the meantime conservative treatment includes leg elevation and compression stockings. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful. However it is very important to have an evaluation to make sure there is no underlying severe abnormality. ...Read more

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I had my varicose veins stripped in November. I am now experiencing a swollen bruise on the leg. Could this be dangerous?

I had my varicose veins stripped in November. I am now experiencing a swollen bruise on the leg. Could this be dangerous?

Sounds like: A common post surgical issue. See your surgeon (I assume he/she is a vascular surgeon) and check it ou. For NOW apply heat gently and a daily Aspirin may help.

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Very hard, swollen veins all over right leg. Not painful, color is normal. Not twisted like varicose veins, but straight. I'm a 16 years old boy.

Very hard, swollen veins all over right leg. Not painful, color is normal. Not twisted like varicose veins, but straight. I'm a 16 years old boy.

Leg Veins: I cannot answer your questions based on your explanation alone. This could be a serious vein condition, particularly due to your your age. You should seek immediate attention from a physician and get an ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure you don't have a blood clot or thrombophlebitis of the leg veins. A vascular specialist, such as a vascular surgeon, may need to examine your leg as well ...Read more

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32wks preg have severe painful varicose veins in labia (and on legs)they r constantly swollen and painful nothing takes the pain away. Any ideas?

32wks preg have severe painful varicose veins in labia (and on legs)they r constantly swollen and painful nothing takes the pain away. Any ideas?

Varicose veins: These are common with pregnancy
Support/compression maternity pantyhose are very helpful
Important to put these on before legs are dependent to get the best outcome
Sometimes a vbrace may also be used if genital area varies are causing discomfort
Discuss with your ob ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old. I'm on birthcontrol and have been on it for years. I have varicose veins. If I had a blood clot, would majority of my leg be swollen or red?

I'm 20 years old. I'm on birthcontrol and have been on it for years. I have varicose veins. If I had a blood clot, would majority of my leg be swollen or red?

Swelling sometimes: You are female, 20 years old and have vericose veins. You are taking birth control pills and are concerned about deep vein thrombosis (dvt). If you have a DVT sometimes the leg gets swollen and/or may become tender. Your doctor can order a noninvasive test to look at the deep veins of the legs for a dvt. Vericose vein are in the superficial veins so are not dvt. ...Read more

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2 hard lumps near right side of clitoris. I initially thought a varicose vein due to the way it looked & felt. But has grown into 2 definitive lumps.?

2 hard lumps near right side of clitoris. I initially thought a varicose vein due to the way it looked & felt. But has grown into 2 definitive lumps.?

Need 2 C Ur GYN-: There could B many things, bartholin cysts (so). Also venereal warts, only an exam will give U an answer. ...Read more

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I was out side and felt as if I got stung by a bee. When I looked at my leg their was a large bump on my varicose vein. Leg was swollen and hot.?

I was out side and felt as if I got stung by a bee. When I looked at my leg their was a large bump on my varicose vein. Leg was swollen and hot.?

Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is not uncommon specially if you have varicose veins, you need to have an ultrasound and if the process does not extend into the upper thigh the treatment is aspirin, antiinflammatories and compression. Once recovered you need to see a phlebologist for therapy of varicose veins to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Have really bad vulvar vericose veins. Very swollen and painful. So wants sex. But even touching to clean is painfull. Advice to make sex less painful?

Vein specialist: There is treatment for this including an injection in the vein to make it shrink. You can also try wearing compression hose. Phlebology. Org for a referral. ...Read more

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I have Behcet's and my legs swell very badly with large painful varicose veins as soon the weather is hot. Help! What can I do?

I have Behcet's and my legs swell very badly with large painful varicose veins as soon the weather is hot. Help! What can I do?

Compression stocking: For varicose veins try compression stockings. Start with low pressure then increase over time. Place the stockings while you're in bed. Before you put your feet on the floor. Wear all day. Over time increase the gradient. This can really help. ...Read more

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Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen. Have vericos veins and looks purpleish down foot. Had cramp on inside of lft thigh. Hands and legs get numb.

Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen. Have vericos veins and looks purpleish down foot. Had cramp on inside of lft thigh. Hands and legs get numb.

Vein problems: You are having vein problems beside your varicoses vein, your deep vein system is not working as good as it supposed to be, that why you are having the swelling and the discoloration.
you need to wear knee high pressure stocking all the time, you can takes them off while you are in bed and while you are keeping your legs elevated.
avoid long standing, and sitting, walk frequently. And keep your legs up. ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins?

What can I do about varicose veins?

Varicose vein: Firstly need to be evaluated to determine the source, venous Doppler sonogram and s the best evaluation, once done a treatment plan can be determined ...Read more

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How do you treat large varicose veins?

See vein specialist: I would recommended seeing a vein specialist will likely recommend an ultrasound of you leg veins to look for the cause of your varicose veins. Often, treatment may involve compression stockings (conservative treatment), laser or radiofrequency closure of the veins with bad valves that are causing the varicose veins, phlebectomy of surgical removal of the varicose veins, or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What can I do about my varicose veins?

What can I do about my varicose veins?

Can be treated: Varicose veins can be an uncomfortable and unsightly problem for many. When veins are particulary uncomfortable there are several different procedures that can be done. Treatements range from stopping the blood flow to the swollen vein with a laser, to surgically removing the entire damaged vein. A vein treatment center or a vascular surgeon can review all the current options for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat varicose veins?

What can I do to treat varicose veins?

See Vascular Surgeon: Consult a board-certified vascular surgeon, who is the "vein specialist" recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties ABMS. Vascular surgeons have typically completed 7 yrs of residency & fellowship in vein disease management. A "phlebologist" may not have any formal university training in vein diseases, as not recognized by ABMS. Therapy includes ablation, phlebectomy, & sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure varicose veins?

What is a good way to cure varicose veins?

See phlebologist: Check www. Phlebology. Org, and find a phlebologist in your zip code area. Evaluation with ultrasound of the veins in your legs will provide insight into your vein problem, and the appropriate treatment performed: endogenous ablation of the great/small saphenous veins, phlebotomy of vv, sclerotherapy of reticular/spider veins. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins feel like bugs crawling?

Not commonly: This sounds more like a symptoms of restless legs rather than varicose veins, but it is a possibility. Not a common symptoms described by varicose vein patients though. More common with varicose veins to have achiness, burning, throbbing, dull pain, itching, heaviness, pressure sensation, or cramping discomfort. These vein symptoms usually worse with standing & relieved with elevation / rest. ...Read more

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Do you know how to improve varicose veins?

Do you know how to improve varicose veins?

Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove my varicose veins?

What can I do to remove my varicose veins?

See a specialist: You should obtain consultation from a vein specialist. This will involve a history and physical exam. Likely a thorough duplex ultrasound will be performed on your legs, to assess you for incompetent veins that can then be treated by endovenous techniques in the office. Fitted, graded compression stockings are an important first treatment. ...Read more

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What are some problems with varicose veins?

What are some problems with varicose veins?

VV Problems.: Varicose veins are for the most part not dangerous but they do have a problematic potential. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and usually cause symptoms of aching, heaviness, tired, cramping or leg swelling. These same veins can worsen and cause clots, bleeding and venous stasis ultimately leading to venous ulcers it is wise to see a vein specialist early. ...Read more

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How do I treat spider/varicose veins on my own?

Won't work.: Measures that can be helpful include compression stockings, regular aerobic activity, maintain a good weight, and avoidance of hot tubs/baths. However these won't clear spider/varicose veins, but may help reduce any related symptoms and slow down worsening. There are a variety of effective minimally-invasive treatment with a good success rate. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more

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Can bicycle riding worse further varicose veins?

Activity is good: Any activity is good, will not allow the pooling of blood in the vericose veins, there by preventing superficial phlebitis (also deep veins prevent DVT). ...Read more

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Should varicose veins ever feel hot to the touch?

Should varicose veins ever feel hot to the touch?

Yes: Varicose veins often feel hot due to "pooling" of warm blood in the abnormal dilated veins. But if there is tenderness or redness, there could be an active phlebitis or clot & your should seek medical attention. Also, varicose veins are usually a progressive medical condition that can worsen with time, so consider a formal consultation with a vascular surgeon to consider treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Clitoris (Definition)

The clitoris is a female sexual organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited ...Read more