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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more


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Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Abdominal Veins/Mass: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves (reflux) of the saphenous system of veins. It would be most unlikely for an abdominal mass to cause varicose veins unless the mass is large enough to cause blockage of the deep system of veins on the same side as the varicose veins. An abdominal mass may cause deep vein system problems but not varicose veins. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I need some help about my penis because behind the head of my penis there is a varicose veins? Is it normal?

Hello doctors, I need some help about my penis because behind the head of my penis there is a varicose veins? Is it normal?

Size matters: Veins on the penile shaft are normal. If they seem excessive or become irritated, a consultation with a urologist for exam is warranted. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?

Are there treatments for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?

Yes: Skin ulcerations due to vein disease are known as venous stasis ulcerations. Venous pressure due to venous reflux causes fluid leak from distended veins. This stagnation of fluid results in swelling, discoration of the skin, hemosiderin deposits, inflammation.....Skin ulcers. Vein ablation or closure along with compression are the main stay of therapy. See surgeon, american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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Varicose veins starting in feet up legs hip and on both sides of my stomach what is this?

Varicose veins starting in feet up legs hip and on both sides of my stomach what is this?

Varicose veins: Describes central venous occlusion. In pelvic veins or inferior vena cava. May be cenous reflux. Can get checked with ct scan it ultrasound. Any history of catheterization of ivc filter? Shoukd get evaluated by vascular specialist. ...Read more

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I have a varicose vein in my leg, now ive discovered a pea sized lump (not movable) under my skin where the varicose vein is. Tumor?? so scared

I have a varicose vein in my leg, now ive discovered a pea sized lump (not movable) under my skin where the varicose vein is. Tumor?? so scared

Keep an eye on it: I would not worry about it right now. But do check it once weekly and monitor its size. Unless it grows bigger over the next 1-2 months, it is unlikely to be a serious matter. I suspect it is a small clot of blood which should subside in a month or two. If it does not get smaller or if it grows bigger, get it checked by your doctor.. ...Read more

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I have very pale skin, and my greater saphenous vein has always been prominent. After my second baby, it now bulges a bit. Is this a varicose vein?

I have very pale skin, and my greater saphenous vein has always been prominent. After my second baby, it now bulges a bit. Is this a varicose vein?

See vein specialist.: There is a high association of varicose veins with pregnancies. If your vein is bulging it most likely is a varicose vein due to saphenous vein reflux. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous reflux ultrasound. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I just noticed that I am see all the veins in my arms, chest and stomach? I have 6 varicose veins in my legs as I have been t

Should I be concerned if I just noticed that I am see all the veins in my arms, chest and stomach? I have 6 varicose veins in my legs as I have been t

This is unlikely to: Be anything serious but without actually examining you and seeing what you are seeing it is impossible to suggest an accurate diagnosis. Make an appointment with your health care provider. ...Read more

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I have some light varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle (small area). Which specialist (s) could treat this problem? How?

I have some light varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle (small area). Which specialist (s) could treat this problem? How?

Surgeon, vein special: Venous reflux treated by several office procedures. I prefer Venefit, which is destruction of bad veins. Very well tolerated. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle. What are various ways to relieve, eliminate, and prevent it to get worse?

I have varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle. What are various ways to relieve, eliminate, and prevent it to get worse?

Stockings: Medical grade compression stockings (15-20 mm Hg or higher) will help with symptoms but to eliminate the veins you need to see a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. You need a venous ultrasound to see if you have saphenous vein insufficiency and if so get it treated with a procedure called ELAS. Google it but it is very straight forward ...Read more

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I hav varicose vein behind knee, in this place under the skin I can feel pea size lump, not protruding. Vein not painful. Is the lump sth serious?

I hav varicose vein behind knee, in this place under the skin I can feel pea size lump, not protruding. Vein not painful. Is the lump sth serious?

Maybe: While the veins themselves can be benign clot forming inside them can be problematic. You should be checked to make sure not involving deep veins. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretch marks on the legs and belly. This is not like varicose veins cuz its not like spider webs, what to do?

How to get rid of stretch marks on the legs and belly. This is not like varicose veins cuz its not like spider webs, what to do?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are damage to the skin by tensile forces which damage collagen fibers. They may respond to laser therapy or intense pulsed light depending on whether they are vascular (with tiny veins) or older and less red appearing. They can be reduced in appearance but will not disappear entirely. ...Read more

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I think I've got depressed and have burning in my feet and legs and sometimes in the side of my head. The here a lot of varicose veins in my feet.

I think I've got depressed and have burning in my feet and legs and sometimes in the side of my head. The here a lot of varicose veins in my feet.

Don't know your: Age or your medical history. I would recommend comprehensive medical assessment if you have not already had one. The findings will determine the approach for your varicosities, burning of legs and head. At the same time - your primary care provider can do a basic screen for depression. Depending on results - you might be referred to a behavioral health provider. Take care. ...Read more

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I hav varicose vein behind knee, in this place under the skin I can feel pea size lump, not protruding. Vein not painful. Tumor or blood clot?

I hav varicose vein behind knee, in this place under the skin I can feel pea size lump, not protruding. Vein not painful. Tumor or blood clot?

Experienced hands: If something can be felt but not seen then often a clinician can determine the most likely diagnosis by palpating the area in physical exam. Superficial blood clots or varicosities are easily palpated, but more serious deep venous thrombosis usually are not. Cysts, lymph nodes, and a variety of skin nodules can be found behind the knee too. ...Read more

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The veins on penis have become darker, do I have varicose veins?

The veins on penis have become darker, do I have varicose veins?

Check your legs: Varicose veins are seen in your legs, and they appear as ropy bluish veins bulging when standing, and becoming less obvious with elevation of the legs above heart level. It is common to find prominent veins in the penis, which become engorged with arousal. This is not a sign of varicose vein onset. ...Read more

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How to treat varicose veins and dark patches on my legs?

How to treat varicose veins and dark patches on my legs?

Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I have a large bruise on my lower leg that gets darker and more painful when I stand but decreases when the leg is elevated. I do have varicose vein issues. The bruise is now 2 weeks old and getting g worse not better?

I have a large bruise on my lower leg that gets darker and more painful when I stand but decreases when the leg is elevated. I do have varicose vein issues. The bruise is now 2 weeks old and getting g worse not better?

Venous return.: It would seem that your condition and symptoms are related to venous pressure. Standing slows the return, therefore the color intensifies. Elevation assists the return, therefore, the color fades. You need to see a vein specialist to see if there is an associated vessel problem or is the problem due to trauma. ...Read more

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Varicose vein, young age. Medical advice on what to do?

Varicose vein, young age. Medical advice on what to do?

Depends on symptoms: Varicose veins themselves are not dangerous. If they are causing discomfort, there are multiple treatments available. Treatments depend on the size of veins, and which veins are involved. If you have leg swelling in addition to varicose veins, you should be seen by a vascular surgeon or physician who treats venous disease. The simplest treatment in compression socks. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine available in the market to cure the varicose vein disease?

Is there any medicine available in the market to cure the varicose vein disease?

No.: Only a vein specialist can treat your veins durably. Compression stockings slow progression. In office treatments are now available. Phlebology. Org or miamibeachvein. Com to learn more. ...Read more

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I would like to know if anyone has had good experiences with those varicose vein procedures?

I would like to know if anyone has had good experiences with those varicose vein procedures?

Yes: I have been treating varicose veins with laser ablation, phlebectomy, and injection sclerotherapy for over 10 years. The overwhelming majority of patients experience great to complete symptom relief after completing the plan of therapy. Complications are rare, and usually minor. ...Read more

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What causes and cures are there for varicose vein's? How can I help not to get them? Best procedure?

What causes and cures are there for varicose vein's? How can I help not to get them? Best procedure?

Lots of? S: Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged valves they are made worse by xs weight, prolonged standing and age whule support atckings will help symptoms they will nit get rid of the problem Depending on extent they can be effectively treated by vein ablation, sclerotherapy or vein excision a venous duplex will tell the best approach ...Read more

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What are simple home remedies for varicose veins?

What are simple home remedies for varicose veins?

Vein home remedies: Exercise, leg elevation and compression stockings may help some of the symptoms but will not get them to go away completely.
It's probably best to meet with a surgeon that is a vein specialist to discuss all of the medical and surgical options that are available today like RFA, EVLA, MOCA and foam sclerotherapy, or even just compression stockings to aid in management of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What bad diseases are associated with varicose veins?

What bad diseases are associated with varicose veins?

Varicose vein: Venous stasis ulcers, venous stasis dermatitis, pitting edema to name a few of the long term sequelae.

Skin disoloration, and ulcers being the worst. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about trmt for spider/varicose veins?

Can you tell me about trmt for spider/varicose veins?

Many options: Spider veins usually treated with sclerotherapy injections or thermal energy such as laser or Ohmic thermolysis. Varicose veins can be treated with endovenous mechanical, chemical, or thermal ablation. This includes EVLT, radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, Clarivein, phlebectomy, or vein ligations. Best option is to see a vascular surgeon who specializes in veins and get an expert consult. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Varicose veins?

What can lead to, or is associated with Varicose veins?

Leaking valves: Varicose veins are a very common problem and they are due to leaking valves (called reflux) usually in the saphenous veins. Think of your veins like a tree with the trunk being the saphenous vein and the branches being the varicose veins. A venous reflux ultrasound will make the diagnosis. Common causes of this are hereditary, aging and pregnancies in women. They are treatable with a laser. ...Read more

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What can cause varicose veins, and are they a health risk?

What can cause varicose veins, and are they a health risk?

Varicose veins: There are many causes include heredity, obesity, multiple pregnancies, jobs that require prolonged standing, local trauma, previous clots, etc.
Treatment is either medical, compression stockings, or surgical, minimally invasive procedures and can include phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, EVLA, RFA.
Meet with a surgeon experienced in treatment of this problem to discuss options after having an ultrasound ...Read more

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What's the youngest age people start getting varicose veins?

Can be from birth: Sometimes abnormal veins that appear to be varicose veins can develop before birth. These veins can sometimes be apparent in the legs when a child is only a few months old and might need to be treated by the time of starting school. This is unusual. Typically, the earliest that varicose veins will be seen and require treatment will be when a child is in high school. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

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