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The varicose vein on my leg is warm when standing but not when sitting. What should I do?

The varicose vein on my leg is warm when standing but not when sitting. What should I do?

See a doctor: It is quite common for varicose veins to become warm when someone stands for any length of time. Because varicose veins don't work properly, they fill with more blood and have higher pressure when you stand. This results in venous inflammation and warmth. The pressure returns to more normal levels when you sit, lie down, and/or put your feet up so the warmth goes away. Time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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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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How long should pain last if it is muscle pain? Blood test ruled out DVT & told likely muscle pain behind leg with varicose veins? Leg not red or warm

How long should pain last if it is muscle pain? Blood test ruled out DVT & told likely muscle pain behind leg with varicose veins? Leg not red or warm

Probably not muscle: If you have a varicose vein there, that may be the cause of the pain and this is more persistent than simple muscle pain. This can be treated with endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy. Talk to a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

Could be normal: Occasional swelling after vein stripping is not uncommon and generally goes away with time. Unfortunately, stockings can sometimes be a problem with comfort. I would recommend that, at the very least, you put in a call to the doctor who did the surgery and let him or her know that you have some concerns. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins and it has my leg swollen and in pain to the point that it hurts to walk. What do I take to help the pain?

I have  varicose veins and it has my leg swollen and in pain to the point that it hurts to walk. What do I take to help the pain?

Evaluate first: First see a phlebolgist for evaluation of the problem. It is most important to first make sure that there is no deep vein thrombosis. If the problem is due to superficial venous insufficiency there are number of treatments that are possible including ablation of the abnormal veins using a laser, radiofrequency, or sclerotherapy. In the meantime conservative treatment includes leg elevation and compression stockings. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful. However it is very important to have an evaluation to make sure there is no underlying severe abnormality. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins on the side of my left leg near my knee, they hurt sometimes and they are gradually but slightly growing. Is this dangerous?

A little bit: Varicose Veins do increase your risk for blood clots and sores {ulcers} on your legs. Over time varicose veins will tend to get bigger, more numerous, & more painful. The longer you have them the more difficult it will be to fix them. You likely have venous insufficiency. It is best to get this checked by a vein specialist also called phlebologist. ...Read more

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Is an ice pack or heat pack better to relief varicose vein leg pain?

Is an ice pack or heat pack better to relief varicose vein leg pain?

Heat but it depends: Before advising either you need a specific diagnosis. Why is it vein pain? Could be some other reason pain is the vein swollen red and hot? Other important things can cause pain in the leg like blood clots, muscle inflammation, and other and you need to have your physician check it ...Read more

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I have varicose veins and after I have sex if i stand on my feet for awhile( cleaning or cooking) my leg starts to hurt very bad. Why is this?

I have varicose veins and after I have sex if i stand on my feet for awhile( cleaning or cooking) my leg starts to hurt very bad. Why is this?

Venous reflux: U need to have a venous "reflux" study as you sound as if the greater saphenous vein (at the junction of the femoral vein) is incompetent or exhibits relfux.. ...Read more

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I was just wondering, could varicose veins make your legs hurt so bad that you have trouble walking sometimes?

Yes: Though veins can be symptomatic with walking, light exercise often will improve symptoms.. Suggest md evaluation as pain may also relate to arterial disease. At your age, pad less likely though there are some unusual arterial problems that can cause trouble. Suggest seeing a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does my leg/hip hurt more with rest. Esp if elevated takes 10 mins to weight bare each time? I do have quite bad varicose veins on both legs.

Fluid and blood pool: Varicose veins can cause pain when we are still due to pooling of fluid in veins and tissue. Elevation helps but takes time. It does not prevent occurrence of symptoms long term. Compression stockings can be real helpful on day to day basis to prevent pooling. Eventually may need vein ablation after a proper evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Baker cyst: An ultrasound is definitive and critical to get. Though what you have sounds like a baker's cyst - a benign fluid filled cyst - pain or swelling in this area can always potentially be a DVT and must have an ultrasound to rule that out. Go to an urgent care and call ahead to make sure they have ultrasound if you are looking for the most economical option. A phlebologist can also check you. ...Read more

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What should I do my right knee hurts and I also have varicose veins on my right foot?

What should I do my right knee hurts and I also have varicose veins on my right foot?

Visit an Orthopedist: Pain is an obvious sign something is wrong. Why wait for it to get worse? The more you wait the more damage you can be doing. I would recommend icing the knee until you can get to a doctor. You can also try one of the various knee braces available at a sporting goods store. I don't believe the varicose veins on your right foot are related to your right knee pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a leg to swell after varicose vein surgery?

Is it normal for a leg to swell after varicose vein surgery?

Depends: A little temporary swelling after any significant varicose vein procedure, whether it be sclerotherapy, laser ablation, rf, or surgery, can be normal. Normal swelling should be minimal though and it usually goes away in 2-3 weeks. If you have a lot of swelling, if it suddenly appears, if it lasts more than 3 weeks, and/or if there is redness and/or pain, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do when a varicose vein in the leg ruptures consecutively 4 times?

See a vein specialis: Recurrent hemorrhage from varicose veins should be addressed. Bleeding from varicose veins is caused by high pressure within the varicose vein caused by malfunction of valves within the veins. This condition can be readily treated by a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do when a varicose vein in the leg ruptures consecutively 4 times?

What do you think I should do when a varicose vein in the leg ruptures consecutively 4 times?

Time for treatment: See dr finder at sirweb.Org. Also at same site click on patient tab. Select varicose veins from left side menu. ...Read more

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What does varicose vein pain feel like in the legs?

What does varicose vein pain feel like in the legs?

Varies In People: It can be aching, throbbing, burning, dull pain, cramping discomfort, itching, heaviness, a pressure sensation, or a combination of these symptoms. Many patients have no symptoms at all. Others may have some ankle swelling when standing but no discomfort. I would recommend that you see a board -certified vascular surgeon who is considered an expert in evaluation & treatment of varicose veins. ...Read more

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Prevention of varicose veins on legs?

Prevention of varicose veins on legs?

No good way: Venous incompetence which leads to vv is a result of heredity, pregnancy, lifestyle (prolonged standing/sitting), age, obesity, and there are conservative measures which may help in decreasing the symptoms (leg pain, swelling, fatigue, heaviness, cramping, restless legs): compression hose, exercise, elevation of legs. Trained phlebologist can help advise you. ...Read more

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What will my leg look like after varicose vein removal?

What will my leg look like after varicose vein removal?

Phlebectomy?: If by "vein remova"l you are referring to surgical removal or micro-phlebectomy, you will likely see 2mm tiny incsions, often without incisions, and some minor bruising and swelling. ...Read more

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Slightly visible blue vein on my leg. Is this a varicose vein?

Maybe: A vein like this can be a varicose vein or it may just be a prominent vein that is close to the skin. ...Read more

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Varicose vein in leg.Already had total stripping 10 yrs ago but pain continues when standing more than an hour. What other options can be considered?

Newer options: Depending on the location, options for varicose vein treatment include minimally invasive and office type procedures such as laser or radiotherapy, as opposed to traditional stripping. Smaller veins can be treated with scleral basis which involves injection of the sclerosing material. I would see a vascular surgeon who deals with veins for a consultation. ...Read more

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What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

Varicose veins: There are many minimally invasive surgical options nowadays for treatment of this problem. It is based on the size and the classification for the stage of your venous disease. For this you can see a vein specialist about compression therapy, rfa, evla or non-thermal ablative options as well as sclerotherapy if appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the exact solution for varicose veins at left leg?

What is the exact solution for varicose veins at left leg?

Depends: You should get a venous reflux ultrasound to determine best treatment options. Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit). Other common treatments include phlebectomy & ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you based on anatomy ...Read more

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Problems with my legs? One has varicose vein that keeps getting firm

Problems with my legs? One has varicose vein that keeps getting firm

See Phlebologist: You have venous insufficiency, and probably have leg discomfort and perhaps swelling. The vv may get firm when legs are in dependent position, and collapse with legs elevated above the heart level. Seek help of a phlebologist by going on www.Phlebology.Org and place your zip code to find one in your area who can evaluate and treat your problem and relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine available for painless varicose veins in the leg? Any yoga ?

Is there any medicine available for painless varicose veins in the leg? Any yoga ?

Not really: Prescription compression stockings, that are stronger than ted hose, can help to control the symptoms caused by varicose veins. They won't make the veins go away but they will probably help to keep them from getting worse. Avoid standing for long periods of time and put your feet up as often as possible. Exercise and keeping a healthy weight never hurts. Bioflavonoids can help swelling. ...Read more

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Varicose vein burst, squirted stop bleeding after 24 hours should I get this followed up? What does this mean in the leg

Venous hypertension: As dr. Alves said, the reason for the bleeding is too much pressure in your veins or venous hypertension. Yes, you should follow up with a vein specialist, as dr. Landi said, because if the problem isn't corrected, you will bleed again. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins, only a few and i'm only 20. Some tend to bulge some when standing but when i relax my leg there is no bulging. Is this normal?

Normal for varices: Varicose veins are not "normal, " but if you have varicose veins, they tend to behave this way - bulging after standing and going back down when not standing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Varicose veins on legs?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of the skin - usually on the leg. They are often easy to see, as they look thick and knobbly. They may be less obvious if you are overweight, as they are hidden by fatty tissue under the skin.
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