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Do varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs?

Do varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs?

Yes: Spider and varicose veins are extremely common in the legs. Varicose veins are not uncommon in the groin/pelvis, but would be rare elsewhere. Spider veins are commonly found on the face, and can be seen on the trunk as well. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by enlarged and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different ...Read more


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Prominent veins in back of calf. What are they--reticular or varicose?

Prominent veins in back of calf. What are they--reticular or varicose?

Size matters: It really depends on the size and superficiality. Reticular veins are typically less prominent and are 3mm or smaller. When they become larger than 3 mm for the most part they are considered varicose, though it is a spectrum. ...Read more

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Veins in arms and legs feel warm?

Veins in arms and legs feel warm?

Unless red, hot or: swollen I would check your temperature to rule out a skin infection. All blood vessels feel warm since blood temperature inside your vessels is at least 98.6 ...Read more

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What are varicose veins and spider veins like?

What are varicose veins and spider veins like?

Spider & varicose: Varicose veins are bulging blue veins larger than 3 mm in diameter, almost always found on the legs. Spider veins are red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin, up to 1 mm in diameter. They commonly occur on the legs and face, and may be seen elsewhere. ...Read more

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Why are the lower legs vulnerable to varicose veins?

Why are the lower legs vulnerable to varicose veins?

Leg Veins: Varicose veins occur most commonly in the lower legs because when we are standing the pressure will increase in the veins of the legs if the valves in these veins are not functioning properly (reflux). The result is that the blood will back up and the veins will enlarge to cause varicose veins. This does not happen in the arms. ...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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As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read more

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Can spider veins occur on arms?

Can spider veins occur on arms?

Theoretically yes!: I hope you are talking about thread like veins. I said theoretically as in 30 years of od vein practice I have not seen them on the arms. Legs, face, upper chest yes. Arms not yet. Go see a vein specialist who can treat them too. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause spider veins and visible blue veins in the breasts?

Can high blood pressure cause spider veins and visible blue veins in the breasts?

No relationship: There is no causal relationship between spider vein formation and blue vein formation and high blood pressure. These two types of veins are commonly due to genetic factors, aging, weight, sun exposure hormonal changes and pregnancies. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Varicose Vein Laser: Yes. There are multiple types of vein lasers & they tend to be very effective for curing vein diseases. An endovenous laser treatment, known as evlt, is used to treat varicose veins. Other types of surface lasers are used to remove spider veins. Often combined treatment are used, i.e. Laser and sclerotherapy vein injections. Make sure you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) to discuss. ...Read more

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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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My legs are discolouration cause to spider vein ... Recently more spider vein keep pop in up..

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My legs are discolouration cause to spider vein ...  Recently more spider vein keep pop in up..

Spider veins: Like Varicose veins, elevation of legs along with support stockings may help, also good skin hygiene, weight loss, walking, Sclerotherapy, Laser treatment, Surgery. Review your options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?

Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?

Not thrombophlebitis: It is normal for veins to expand and contract in relation to their relative position to the height of the heart. Throbophlebitis is a clot in the vein and such a vein would not change with the height of the arm ...Read more

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a tendency to get varicose veins in the first place. These include prolonged standing, age, pregnancy, hormones, and trauma. Surprisingly, obesity has not been shown to be a cause of varicose veins. It does increase the risk of complications though. ...Read more

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Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Not really: Running/walking activates the calf muscle pump which propels the blood return from the legs. The exercise activity dilates the vv and makes them more prominent and may result in increased sensitivity and the use of compression hose will lessen the discomfort. Running will not worsen the vv, but standing, sitting long periods will do so. ...Read more

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Venous insufficiency of lower limbs make veins worse?

Venous insufficiency of lower limbs make veins worse?

Valves malfunction.: Bad veins lead to venous stasis and insufficiency which is a result of the valves in the venous system malfunctioning . This can be due to the valves in the deep system, superficial system or connecting system. Deep system valve malfunction could be due to prior clots, superficial problems could lead to varicose veins and perforator malfunction could lead to venous ulcers.See a vein specialist. ...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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Pain in ball of foot connected to varicose veins?

Pain in ball of foot connected to varicose veins?

Pain in foot: The pain in the ball of the foot is unlikely due to varicose veins, even though he may have varicose veins. More likely reason for the pain may be due to a localized foot issue, and as such I would recommend evaluation by podiatrist. Also trauma to the area may be the source of this pain, again podiatrist would be able to determine that. ...Read more

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Vericose veins /spider veins on ankles feet and legs.. seem to have came on quickly . Can this be heart related ?

Vericose veins /spider veins on ankles feet and legs.. seem to have came on quickly . Can this be heart related ?

No it is not: spider vein are relate to varicose vein, which caused by a valve problem in the vein, not heart problem. because vein problem can cause edema in the leg, and some heart problem can cause edema sometime people can confuse the similarity with cause effect issue. spider vein could be treated by injection like sclerotherapy, or laser therapy. same time controlling the varicose vein is important. ...Read more

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Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

No: Blood clots in your leg veins either dissolve away with time or scar down and obliterate the vein. The larger the vein the more likely the clot is to dissolve naturally. This may take several months and will happen from the inside out so that the vein may feel hard and thick until the process is complete. ...Read more

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