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Pregnant Swollen Clitoris Varicose Veins
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
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
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
I had my varicose veins stripped in November. I am now experiencing a swollen bruise on the leg. Could this be dangerous?
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.
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
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?
I have varicose veins in my left leg. Tonight is realized one is more swollen and looks bruised. Should I contact my doctor or just keep my leg up?
I fell 3wks ago. Injuring ankle shin &top leg where I hav varicose veins. Has been better bt now veins feel hard ankle &foot swollen. Shld I b concerned?
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
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
I had a large varicose vein on the front of my thigh. Today I noticed the area is swollen and extremely tender, should I worry?
I woke up this morning with my varicose vein red, swollen around the area and tender to touch. No severe pain though. What can this be?
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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