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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Need to be examined: With your history we can not tell you what caused the red spots and it needs to be examined by your doctor so make an appointment and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tts and a vein in my ankle is swollen. The swollen vein is on inner side of ankle. Wht type of compression socks would help? Lower options?

I have tts and a vein in my ankle is swollen. The swollen vein is on inner side of ankle.  Wht type of compression socks would help?  Lower options?

Compression may not : Work. The tarsal tunnel is most likely arising from an enlarged, varicose vein within the tarsal canal. The tarsal canal holds the posterior tibial artery, vein and nerve, as well as 3 tendons on the inside of the ankle. When there is swelling within the canal, often this swelling compresses the nerve causing your symptoms. If 20-30mm compression stockings don't help, you may need surgery. ...Read more

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How could i prevent swollen ankles and varicose veins?

How could i prevent swollen ankles and varicose veins?

A few things: Regular exercise, good supportive shoes, avoid excess sodium intake in the diet. If you do a lot of standing, wearing compressive stockings can be of help. ...Read more

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But for like a 2 months my ankles they start a swollen , I have veins in my rigth foot, what can I do?

But for like a 2 months my ankles they start a swollen , I have veins in my rigth foot, what can I do?

Multiple reasons: Swelling of the the ankles can be as simple as mild inflammation or complex as a biomechanical deformity of the foot/ankle. See a foot/ankle specialist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I inject drugs and missed a vein on top of my foot. It hurts really bad and my whole foot and ankle are swollen. It also blistered. What can I do?

Get Help STAT: You could have any number of problems, but my guess would be either a possibly severe infection or a blood clot. I recommend you go to an emergency center stat as if an infection, this usually requires intravenous antibiotics to fix and if a blood clot in your leg, you really cannot treat that at home either. You have another problem that needs help obviously as well. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic, he has pain and swollen ankles .. He also has broken veins in inner arch of feet and shins. what could this be?

Alcoholic: If you and others are aware that your husband is an alcoholic you must have him taken (or take him yourself) to a doctor who will decide how your husband can be treated. Husband won't be happy but he must be sent to a facility that will help him control his drinking. Tough times but critical. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.

Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.

Normal can be ugly: You could have kidney or heart problems but at your age I would suspect that you have the sl. swollen feet ofter seen at rest in women. Some of us have relish colored feet from pooled blood and the veins will swell as the fill from gravity. Calf muscles are the major source of return blood flow in the less , so use them and balance will be restored, Walk! ...Read more