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So how can varices be treated?

So how can varices be treated?

Leg varicose veins?: Treatment of typical leg varicose veins includes several possible modalities, including ablation or closure of veins with insufficient valves using laser or radiofrequency energy, phlebectomy (generally tiny incisions to remove varicose veins), or sclerotherapy (injection of a chemcial to close the varicose vein), or a combination of the above. Compression stockings can give symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Sclerotherapy (Definition)

Sclero means to harden. When veins are treated by sclerotherapy, they become hard. How this happens is by the chemical that is injected into the vein (sclerosant) causing the inner lining of the vein wall to become inflamed, as dr. W-k said. In response to the inflammation, the vein collapses, seals off, and hardens. In turn, the body absorbs the ...Read more


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Why are varices prone to bleeding?

Why are varices prone to bleeding?

Pressure: Varices develop because of varicose vein walls aren't as elastic as normal vein walls and because their is too much pressure in the veins (this is called venous hypertension). The pressure develops because valves in the veins (which normally keep venous blood flosing in the right direction) have broken. Pressure causes the veins to enlarge. As they enlarge, the already weak vein walls stretch and. ...Read more

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Sclerotherapy for varices (Tip)

Depends on size, level, and cause. Stockings, sclerotherapy, or surgery are in the realm of your va. ...See more

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What can result from having esophical varices?

What can result from having esophical varices?

Severe bleeding: Esophageal varices can rupture resulting in severe bleeding into the gastrointestinal tract. These patients present with vomiting of blood, black tarry stools and often low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Ihv varices and bored of scelerotherapy .are there new techniques valid for me i feel like 70 years old madam?

Ihv varices and bored of scelerotherapy .are there new techniques valid for me i feel like 70  years old madam?

See Vein Specialist: There are many treatments for varicose veins including Laser closure, Radiofrequency closure, Clarivein and as of 9-14, Varithena. The basic principle is that the leaking (refluxing) valves need to be closed. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous duplex reflux examination. ...Read more

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What are the potential long term complications or problems that could happen with untreated vulvular varices.

What are the potential long term complications or problems that could happen with untreated vulvular  varices.

Pain or Bleeding: Most vulvar varices are a mild irritation and cosmetic concern. Vulvar varices are most common during pregnancy and tend to go away on their own. Sometimes they are associated with problems in the pelvic veins, so the most important thing is to be sure it is not a sign of a bigger issue with your veins. Problems that arise from untreated vulvar varices can be pain bleeding and skin irritation. ...Read more

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How can someone with varices get rid of it?

How can someone with varices get rid of it?

Varices: need to determine cause, which can be evaluated by venous doppler sonogram.if there is a valve issue then thermal ablation will most likely be indicated, if not the perhaps sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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How serious are esophegeal varices stage 2?

How serious are esophegeal varices stage 2?

Really serious: There is a mortality rate of 30-50% with the first episode of upper GI bleeding from esophageal varices. Two thirds of these patients die within 1 year. Most patients with varices have cirrhosis, 40% dying from associated medical problems. About a quarter to a third of cirrhosis patients bleed at least once from varices. Many therapeutic and preventative options exist--get to a GI doctor asap. ...Read more

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How much risk is surgery to remove testicular varices?

How much risk is surgery to remove testicular varices?

Very safe: I assume you are having an interventional radiology procedure to embolization the veins with a small coil. This is very safe and time tested. ...Read more

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Is portal hypertension the only way a person can get esoph varices?

Fundamentally, yes: Hi. Good question, and there could be rare alternative explanations, but from a basic standpoint, yes, portal HTN is the cause of esophageal varices. ...Read more

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I have varices all over my leg. This problem is heriditary in my family. What's the best solution?

I have varices all over my leg. This problem is heriditary in my family. What's the best solution?

See vein specialist: I would recommend you see a vein specialist/phlebologist. He/she can evaluate your situation and give you recommendations as to how to treat your varicose veins. Fortunately, treatment of varicose veins is quite successful and there are a number of options. ...Read more

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I had an emergency panendoscopy in june to band bleeding varices, and 2 subsequent procedures after that. I'm to have #4 panendoscopy in october. On the average, how long does it take to completely band the varices. Is the first bleed a sign that evalua

I had an emergency panendoscopy in june to band bleeding varices, and 2 subsequent procedures after that.  I'm to have #4 panendoscopy in october. On the average, how long does it take to completely band the varices.  Is the first bleed a sign that evalua

Varices: Varices is a common complication of cirrhosis. Once bleeding occurs varies must be banded. It is usually takes 2-3 session to completely obliterate varices. Also it depends on portal (liver) pressure. One must also be started on medication(nadolol or propranolol) to decrease that pressure and prevent rebleeding. Sometimes one need to be evaluated for tips procedure to decrease portal pressure. ...Read more

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How do you prevent leg varices?

How do you prevent leg varices?

Choose different ...: Grandparents. Unfortunately, your only real way to prevent varices is to change your heredity. At least 80% of the reason why people get varicose veins in because they inherit the tendency. So if your parents have varicose veins, you are pretty well stuck. Wearing compression stockings, avoiding prolonged standing, and exercise helps, but if you have varices, treat them. ...Read more

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What leads to esphogal varices in an alcoholic and does it mean that they have cirrhosis?

What leads to esphogal varices in an alcoholic and does it mean that they have cirrhosis?

Portal hypertension: Alcohol, and other things (hep b/c and other diseases) scar the liver over time to the point where the main blood vessel that supplies the liver (the portal vein) does not have enough pressure to get the blood in, and the blood pressure builds up in this very large vein. This backs blood up into alternative pathways, including varicose veins of esophagus. These can bleed badly;mean cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for esophageal varices?

Is there any treatment for esophageal varices?

Sort of: Medications and banding have been shown to dedrease but not eliminate to risk of varies bleeding. Ultimately that is what really maters. ...Read more

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Can a barium swallow dx varices???

Can a barium swallow dx varices???

Yes, it could: possibly diagnose esophageal varices, but it is not the best way to do so. ...Read more

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I have the right leg varices can be treated without surgery?

I have the right leg varices can be treated without surgery?

Yes: The vast majority of varicose vein treatment is performed in the office. These minor procedures are usually with little or no anesthesia and minimal down time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between normal collateral vessels and varices?

What is the difference between normal collateral vessels and varices?

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. Varicose veins are abnormal veins. Collateral veins are normal veins that are not bulging and are usually straight. They tend to be blue . ...Read more

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How can I treat esophageal varices?

How can I treat esophageal varices?

See a doctor: Esophageal varices is not a trivial lesion. It is usually associated with severe and chronic liver disease. It is not something you can treat yourself for. ...Read more