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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?
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
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
Varicose veins: Are caused by incompetent valves in superficial veins. Forehead veins do not have valves. So, the answer is "No." But you can still get engorged veins in the forehead, just not "varicose" veins. ...Read more
Do varicose veins temporarily become larger/protrude through the skin more when a muscle is contracted?
Varicose veins: When a muscle contracts it forces increased blood into the veins and the varicosities enlarge. ...Read more
I have some light varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle (small area). Which specialist (s) could treat this problem? How?
See Vein Specialist.: A vein specialist is someone certified to treat veins by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. This person should be able to treat veins in all areas of the body. There are many alternatives for facial veins including laser, sclerotherapy and fine needle radio frequency. Leg veins can be treated by either sclerotherapy or laser. For the legs a venous ultrasound may be necessary. ...Read more
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
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
I have dry rough skin, extremely sensitive to sunlight, varicose veins under eyes, premature wrinkles, telogen effluvium, dry eyes. What could b wrong?
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. Is it a normal finding?
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
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?
A new mole developed on my hand and 2 years later at 1cm away, a varicose vein (blue, bumpy, painful if pressed) developed. Are they related?
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
I have a varicose vein on the outside of my eye socket that extends up to the side of my forehead and down to the top of my cheek. Microphlebectomy?
Yes: Microphlebectomy is a good way to remove this vein, under local anesthesia, and performed in the office setting. Some would perform sclerotherapy, but concern is that the agent may enter the cerebral circulation. Sclerotherapy may leave one with pigmentation. Choose accomplished phlebologist by checking with www. Phlebology. Org. ...Read more
Will an american phlebologist to a microphlebectomy on a varicose vein outise the eye socket? And, can this be done by any other type of doctor?
Around eye veins: Around eye veins can be treated by many different types of physicians including vein specialists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons and dermatologists. Not all physicians will do microphlebectomies. If you are contemplating having microphlebectoies around your eyes then see someone with experience in this area. ...Read more
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
I'm 38wks and I have really big vericose veins in my vagina that are practically protruding into a 3rd lip, will these affect my delivery?
Limited effects: Small varicose veins of the vaginal region with pregnancy are common. Larger varicose veins like you describe are uncommon. The veins have limited effect on a vaginal delivery. Early ambulation post delivery is important. Vaginal varicose veins maybe associated with large varicose veins in the pelvis, internal. This could result in increased bleeding with the need for a c-section delivery. ...Read more
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
Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and standing, heavy weight lifting, and others... Phlebology is a specialty for treating veins: www. Phlebolgy. Org minimally invasive diagnostic and treatments to get rid of each type of problem before it progresses and exercise and medical compression. ...Read more
Not really: A varicose vein is one which has dilated due to increased "back pressure" in the vein. Several reasons, but commonly the one way valves have become incompetent, so gravity pulls the blood back down causing pressure. To many, these may be unsightly, but don't cause symptoms such as burning, itching, and a heavy, achy feeling. If yours do bother you, talk to your doc. ...Read more
Bad valves: Varicose veins are caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, (varicose), leak fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation. ...Read more
No cure: There are many very effective treatments for existing varicose veins, as dr. Nielsen said. Unfortunately, there is no cure. No treatment will guarantee that you will never get another varicose vein as long as you live. When it comes to treating varicose veins, control is the name of the game. Periodic check ups and maintenance treatment when necessary, will give you the best long term results. ...Read more
Surgery v no surgery: Start with support hose & observation. The gold standard is to have a venous reflux exam and laser closure of the leaking valves of saphenous followed by microphlebectomies or sclerothrapy of the vv. Vein stripping is still done but newer treatment have faster recovery. See a vein specialist. To discuss for eval and discuss options. ...Read more
See a vein doctor.: Varicose veins are usually due to malfunctioning valves is the saphenous veins. This can be diagnosed by a venous reflux ultrasound. You should see a vascular surgeon or a vein specialist. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment is to seal the leaking valves with a laser or radio frequency catheter. ...Read more
Varicose vein causes: There are many causes of varicose veins including genetics, pregnancies, aging, trauma and poor leg muscle tone. Of all the causes, hereditary factors are the most significant and, in my experience, vein issues are passed on from both mother and father and the veins in the offspring are usually worse when the dad had bad veins. ...Read more
NO: Exercise is actually healthy for your circulation & there is no evidence that cardiovascular exercise (including use of eliptical) will cause or increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins. These veins are a genetic problem with valves within the leg veins & they will develop over time regardless of activity level or exercise. Pregnancy, obesity, and trauma can make them come on sooner. ...Read more
Varicose veins: varicose veins are enlarged areas of vein which are located just under skin. It is thought that the wall of the vein becomes weak in some sections. These sections then widen and become more prominent. If this occurs near a valve then the valve may become leaky and blood may flow backwards which causes extra pressure on the vein. This can cause more widening and vein stands out. ...Read more