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I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg. How do I prevent it for the future?

I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg.  How do I prevent it for the future?

Treat varicose veins: Prevention of recurrent superficial thrombophlebitis of varicose veins centers around the treatment of the varicose veins themselves. There are a variety of treatment options available and i would recommend that you see a vein specialist/phlebologist. In the meatime, compression stockings may aid in preventing recurence. Your physician may want to check you for clotting abnormalites as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous superficial leg veins. Upright position, meager tissular support, heredity, gender (female hormones/pregnancies) and life style may distend the vein triggering valvular incompetence and gravitational down flow (reflux) while the increased venous pressure will assure the progressive ...Read more


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Superficial thrombophlebitis in 2 varicose veins. Doc gave thrombophob gel, gel doesn't seem to help with pain?Also drink paroven, what does this do?

Superficial thrombophlebitis in 2 varicose veins. Doc gave thrombophob gel, gel doesn't seem to help with pain?Also drink paroven, what does this do?

See Vein Specialist.: Thrombophlebitis is a complication of having varicose veins there is evidence that this can be a recurring problem. A topical gel is just that-topical treatment. Paroven is essentially a homeopathic herb without any proven results. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with duplex ultrasound and possible even a coagulation workup. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins dangerous?

Are varicose veins dangerous?

They can be: Varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern, but commonly cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, itching, night cramps, and restless legs. They can also lead to leg swelling, eczema, skin inflammation, and leg ulceration. Phlebitis can occur in a varicose vein, which could lead to a blood clot. Consult a phlebologist (http://www.Phlebology.Org/) to discuss your particular condition. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins painful?

Are varicose veins painful?

Possibly: Other symptoms can include restless leg syndrome, skin changes in the lower leg to include darkened pigmentation, eczema and even ulcers. If you are having pain consult a board certified phlebologist, interventional radiologist or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some problems with varicose veins?

What are some problems with varicose veins?

VV Problems.: Varicose veins are for the most part not dangerous but they do have a problematic potential. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and usually cause symptoms of aching, heaviness, tired, cramping or leg swelling. These same veins can worsen and cause clots, bleeding and venous stasis ultimately leading to venous ulcers it is wise to see a vein specialist early. ...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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Do I have to treat varicose veins.I heard that sometimes they. Cause serious problems.

No treatment require: Varicose veins are generally a cosmetic issue. If they become symptomatically painful and inflammed they can be treated. But most people just have large swollen veins. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins, at home is it better to apply a cold or hot compress to the vains?

Which is comfortable: Apply that , most feel better with warm compress , most impotent be active , wear elastic stockings , elevate the legs while resting , doppler studies to rule out DVT , then is a different treatment. ...Read more

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Do Varicose Veins cause DVTs?

DVT's in deep veins: DVT or deep vein thrombosis is confined to the deep veins. Varicose veins are bulging superficial veins. These empty into the deep veins. Occasionally, clots in superficial veins can grow and enter the deep veins. Usually, some condition promoting clotting tendency in blood combined with immobility causes most DVT's. ...Read more

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How is superficial phlebitis distinguished from varicose veins?

Extreme tenderness: Varicose veins are tortuous vessels that appear blue in color and are contender. When those veins form clots and the skin over them becomes red and tender, then it is considered thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Thrombophlebitis (Definition)

Thrombophlebitis is a condition where a blood clot, or thrombus, in a vein causes swelling and inflammation ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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