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Can vaginal varicose veins itch?

Can vaginal varicose veins itch?

Yes: Vaginal varices can itch but often are also associated with labial varices which also can cause irritation and itching. Do not forget, however, that vaginal itching is more commonly associated with vaginal infections or fungal skin infections, sometimes with urinary tract infections. I would recommend you see your doctor before assuming that the cause of itching is from the varices. ...Read more

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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape ...Read more


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Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Varicose Vein Laser: Yes. There are multiple types of vein lasers & they tend to be very effective for curing vein diseases. An endovenous laser treatment, known as evlt, is used to treat varicose veins. Other types of surface lasers are used to remove spider veins. Often combined treatment are used, i.e. Laser and sclerotherapy vein injections. Make sure you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) to discuss. ...Read more

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How are varicose or spider veins treated?

How are varicose or spider veins treated?

2 ways: Laser or injection with a sclerosing agent(chemical which destroys the vein). Often, patients will require multiple treatments. We offer both treatments here at TLC aesthetics in tampa, florida. High concentration saline(saltwater) is no longer the standard of care for treatment of this condition given it being less safe and effective than current technology. ...Read more

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Is sclerotherapy effective for small spider veins?

Is sclerotherapy effective for small spider veins?

Yes Very Effective: Sclerotherapy is the most effective and versatile treatment / procedure to eliminate spider veins. Advances with the medication sclerosant and lights such vein light have made the treatment even better. Multiple spider veins associated with symptoms should have an ultrasound evaluation so it is recommended to seek treatment with a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a tendency to get varicose veins in the first place. These include prolonged standing, age, pregnancy, hormones, and trauma. Surprisingly, obesity has not been shown to be a cause of varicose veins. It does increase the risk of complications though. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs?

Do varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs?

Yes: Spider and varicose veins are extremely common in the legs. Varicose veins are not uncommon in the groin/pelvis, but would be rare elsewhere. Spider veins are commonly found on the face, and can be seen on the trunk as well. ...Read more

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What is worse - spider veins or cellulite?

What is worse - spider veins or cellulite?

Depends: I agree with dr. Fowler. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Both are benign conditions, both are unsightly. Spider veins are easier to treat. ...Read more

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Do they treat varicose or spider veins with evlt or sclerotherapy?

Do they treat varicose or spider veins with evlt or sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy: Spider veins of legs are usually treated with sclerotherapy. Evlt is a minimally-invasive alternative to stripping, used to treat saphenous vein reflux [ found on ultrasound] that leads to varicose vein problems. Surface varicose veins are also treated with sclerotherapy or phlebectomy. ...Read more

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Can varicose and spider veins return after treatment?

Can varicose and spider veins return after treatment?

Yes: Varicose veins can return following recanalization of treated incompetent great saphenous or small saphenous veins. Incompetent perforators can result in recurrent vv. Sclerotherapy of spider veins will clear the existing ones, and new ones can form within a year or two, thus advising maintenance sclerotherapy in all. Neovascularization can be seen after surgical treatment of venous problems. ...Read more

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What does one prevent spider veins or thread veins?

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Unfortunately you...: Really can't prevent spider veins, as drs. Wright and spitz said. Heredity is the biggest factor in causing them and you can't change who you chose for your grandparents. :) hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, birth control pills, estrogen replacement, etc.) play a role and, to some some degree, so does the aging process. If they occur and you don't like them, they can be treated. ...Read more

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How can sclerotherapy work with small spider veins?

Sclerotherapy veins: Sclerotherapy is common therapy used to remove spider or varicose veins of the legs, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons. Small needles are inserted into the vein clusters & a drug is injected into them which closes the veins. FDA approved sclerosant drugs are polidocanol & sotradecol. Non FDA approved drugs used worldwide include glycerine & hypertonic saline. Can work for all size veins ...Read more

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Sclerotherapy for varicose veins good? What about treatment options for spider veins?

Sclerotherapy for varicose veins good? What about treatment options for spider veins?

It works for both: Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment of varicose veins. It is best used on the surface veins after any underlying saphenous vein insufficiency[ reflux] has been treated. Saphenous reflux is best treated with thermal or laser ablation. Sclerotherapy is also an effective and versatile treatment for spider veins. Laser can also be used on the smallest veins. ...Read more

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Can spider veins occur on arms?

Can spider veins occur on arms?

Theoretically yes!: I hope you are talking about thread like veins. I said theoretically as in 30 years of od vein practice I have not seen them on the arms. Legs, face, upper chest yes. Arms not yet. Go see a vein specialist who can treat them too. ...Read more

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Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Yes they can.: One of the more common symptoms of venous insufficiency and varicose veins is itching legs. Some also describe a heaviness of the legs and even restless legs at night. ...Read more

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Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Only the tiniest : The "gold standard" still is sclerotherapy, but lasers are becoming more effective and with less side effects, if performed by an expert in laser therapy, but can be more costly. Sclerotherapy requires skill and precision as well, but has a very low side effect or risk profile, and can work on small to medium spider veins. Larger varicosities will require surgery or endovenous approaches. ...Read more

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My legs are discolouration cause to spider vein ... Recently more spider vein keep pop in up..

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My legs are discolouration cause to spider vein ...  Recently more spider vein keep pop in up..

Spider veins: Like Varicose veins, elevation of legs along with support stockings may help, also good skin hygiene, weight loss, walking, Sclerotherapy, Laser treatment, Surgery. Review your options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could asclera (polidocanol) be more effective than traditional sclerotherapy for treating spider veins on legs?

Could asclera (polidocanol) be more effective than traditional sclerotherapy for treating spider veins on legs?

Possibly: The two most commonly utilized drugs for treating spider veins on the legs in the USA are polidocanol & sotradecol, as these are the only 2 that are FDA approved. Traditionally, sotradecol & hypertonic saline were the most common prior to polidocanol getting FDA approval. Most patients get an fairly equal effective response for all these drugs, but sometimes one drug can do better for individual ...Read more

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How is sclerotherapy for spider veins done?

Tiny needle!: Spider veins are injected with a very tiny needle. The chemical injected will remove the inner wall of the vein and cause it to close. Your body will then gradually absorb the treated spider vein over weeks/months. Sclerotherapy is well-tolerated. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery: How likely is it that spider veins on legs can become varicose veins if not treated with sclerotherapy or laser?

Vascular surgery: How likely is it that spider veins on legs can become varicose veins if not treated with sclerotherapy or laser?

Not Going to Happen: Spider veins & varicose veins are 2 very different conditions. Spider veins are very small dermal veins. They can enlarge & increase in number, but they never become varicose. Spider veins are cosmetic only. Varicose veins also become larger & more numerous with time & are more serious. Varicose veins can increase the tendency to form more severe spider veins, as they increase skin pressure. ...Read more

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Can horse chestnuts help the appearance of varicose veins?

NO!: Horse chestnuts are poisonous! there are some claims that an extract of horse chestnut may be helpful for varicose veins, but the evidence is weak at best. ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins = (telangiectasia or venulectasias), very small purple ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more