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Removing Abnormal Veins
If abnormal valves function of the great saphenous vein, will removal of it prevent or cure varicose veins?
Usually: I would discourage removal and instead recommend laser ablation. It is safer, less complicated and can be done through a single needle stick. Usually visible varicose veins are due to underlying vein dysfunction such as the great saphenous. Ablation of the great saphenous can lessen the visible veins but some may remain and can be removed through tiny punctures in the skin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Supposing you have abnormal valves function of the great saphenous vein, will the removal of it solve the varicose veins?
Varicose Veins: No, the same veins are not re-appearing, as once a vein is removed it is gone forever. What is occurring is that new varicose veins are growing off of a deeper underlying vein that was never treated. Vein growth is similar to a tree. If you only remove a branch, but leave the roots & trunk, more vein branches will grow back. Seek a vascular surgeon to get an ultrasound & treat the underlying cause ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you have abnormal valves function of the great saphenous vein, will the removal of it solve the varicose veins?
Nevi laser ablation & subsequent biopsy of nevi if not removed completely cause pathology incorrectly appear atypical due to ablation.Is this logical?
Forgive my frankness: For some reason, you are doubting the diagnosis of an atypical nevus because it had been lasered previously. As a pathologist, I would never make that mistake -- t would be a howler. Previous lasering won't produce the distinctive atypical nevus changes. Get two other pathologists to sign the nevus out with your full history -- two opinions are good on any questionable pigmented lesion. ...Read more
Partially: Varicose vein disease is inherited and made worse with prolonged sitting, standing, hormones, heat, etc. The valves are affected in the saphenous veins in the leg. We treat each diseased vein as it occurs. If the great saphenous vein is ablated with endovenous heat, usually there are smaller tributaries in the calf or small saphenous veins that need treatment too as time passes and surface veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis
No: Absolutely not. Varicose vein are not a sign of ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer it typically diagnosed late after it has spread. When the lymph nodes in the pelvis are involved, this can cause leg swelling. Leg swelling from other causes, however, is much more common. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Blood: not something I am familiar with. How did they diagnose that? ...Read more
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Can big& painful superficial veins in penis skin be removed? Will new veins grow? Wil surrounding veins cope? Have seen specialists- they all disagree
Here are some ...: Experience has taught us to leave "big & painful" superficial penile veins alone, which usually result from veinous thrombosis so to allow natural healing process to take place, and will not affect venous circulation at all. A need for surgical removal is extremely rarely needed. Hence, please be calm and patient. Of note, before doing something, always consider medical necessity & possibility ...Read more