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Sclerotherapy For Varices
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Portal HTN: Possible liver disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers