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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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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 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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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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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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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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Okay a year ago now the lower back stiff & pain and I'm having varicose veins pop out. What can I do, my job requires that I sit?

Okay a year ago now the lower back stiff & pain and I'm having varicose veins pop out. What can I do, my job requires that I sit?

Prob 2 diff issues: Start with your primary care doctor regarding these issues. Varicose veins will probably require an evaluation by a phlebologist or other physician who is committed to caring for vein disease. The back problems may require evaluation by a rheumatologist and/or orthopedic surgeon and/or physical medicine. ...Read more

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Two protruding dots on anterior lower leg. They stick out more when flexing leg. Is this common of varicose veins, aneurism, or myofascial hernia?

Two protruding dots on anterior lower leg. They stick out more when flexing leg. Is this common of varicose veins, aneurism, or myofascial hernia?

All possible: All of what you mentioned is possible, along with skin lesions, or more likely cysts under the skin. Best to have them examined by our primary care provider at their next available visit. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had a protruding artery inside my left leg above the knee for several mths/yrs but now varicose veins to lower down. I keep very fit. Any ideas?

Artery?: I am guess that you probably have a protruding vein. If it has a pulse and protrudes, you definitely want to see a vascular surgeon. On the other hand, it is a vein (as I am guessing) then it is likely connected to your other varicose veins. A visit to a vein specialist (phlebologist) for a venous ultrasound evaluation can sort out the problem. From there treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have DVT in front of lower leg pain slightly to right varicose veins no swelling just pain?

Is it possible to have DVT in front of lower leg pain slightly to right varicose veins no swelling just pain?

Leg pain and DVT.: Varicose veins do not cause DVT but you can get DVT and have varicose veins. There are many reasons to cause leg pain and DVT is just one of them. DVT can occur even without leg pain. If you have pain in your legs, varicose veins and are concerned about a DVT then you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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Will I develop varicose veins in my lower leg from rigorous. I injured both my femoral vein and artery and had graft repair and an end to end?

Not necessarily: If your vein and artery stay open there's no reason for that you can have familial sources for your veins if they develop or if the vein occludes. ...Read more

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After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

Venous insufficiency: There is not enough information for me to comment.
You need to know the size of the vein and the symptoms as well as the duration of reflux to help guide medical versus surgical therapy. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Probably not: I agree with drs. Hansen and d. Ipl might work for very fine spider veins but if your veins are bulging, you are liekly to be disappointed with the results you get from ipl. I would recommend seeing a vein specialist (phlebologist) who can evaluate your legs to make sure that there is no undersying vein trouble. If there isn't, then smaller veins can probably best be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

What : What you are describing sound like large telangectasias or spider veins, or may be true varicosities — it is hard to tell without looking at them. These are in a common location and can be due to reflux in the great saphenous vein or reflux from a perforating vein. In any case, you should probably have a full evaluation from a vascular surgeon or licensed phlebologist before having them treated. If they are a symptom of a larger problem (like the afore-mentioned reflux) they are unlikely to go away with pulsed light or even injection until the causitive problem is treated. In general, injection is probably more effective than pulsed light for larger veins. ...Read more

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I have calf pain, pain shooting down both legs, hip/bottom/lower back pain. Have varicose veins on left leg & pain mostly that side. Sciatic?

I have calf pain, pain shooting down both legs, hip/bottom/lower back pain. Have varicose veins on left leg & pain mostly that side. Sciatic?

>yes: Yes it's the most logical reason. You should consult with your family physician and have an x-ray or MRI to confirm any pathology in the lower back usually L5 S1 ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins?

Varicose vein: Firstly need to be evaluated to determine the source, venous Doppler sonogram and s the best evaluation, once done a treatment plan can be determined ...Read more

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How do you treat large varicose veins?

How do you treat large varicose veins?

See vein specialist: I would recommended seeing a vein specialist will likely recommend an ultrasound of you leg veins to look for the cause of your varicose veins. Often, treatment may involve compression stockings (conservative treatment), laser or radiofrequency closure of the veins with bad valves that are causing the varicose veins, phlebectomy of surgical removal of the varicose veins, or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What can I do about my varicose veins?

What can I do about my varicose veins?

Can be treated: Varicose veins can be an uncomfortable and unsightly problem for many. When veins are particulary uncomfortable there are several procedures that can be done. Treatements range from stopping the blood flow to the swollen vein with a laser, to surgically removing the entire damaged vein. A vein treatment center or a vascular surgeon can review all the current options for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat varicose veins?

What can I do to treat varicose veins?

See Vascular Surgeon: Consult a board-certified vascular surgeon, who is the "vein specialist" recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties ABMS. Vascular surgeons have typically completed 7 yrs of residency & fellowship in vain disease management. A "phlebologist" may not have any formal university training in vain diseases, as not recognized by ABMS. Therapy includes ablation, phlebectomy, & sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure varicose veins?

What is a good way to cure varicose veins?

See phlebologist: Check www.Phlebology. Org, and find a phlebologist in your zip code area. Evaluation with ultrasound of the veins in your legs will provide insight into your vein problem, and the appropriate treatment performed: endogenous ablation of the great/small saphenous veins, phlebotomy of vv, sclerotherapy of reticular/spider veins. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins feel like bugs crawling?

Not commonly: This sounds more like a symptom of restless legs rather than varicose veins, but it is a possibility. Not a common symptom described by varicose vein patients though. More common with varicose veins to have achiness, burning, throbbing, dull pain, itching, heaviness, pressure sensation, or cramping discomfort. These vein symptoms usually worse with standing & relieved with elevation / rest. ...Read more

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Do you know how to improve varicose veins?

Do you know how to improve varicose veins?

Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking(refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove my varicose veins?

What can I do to remove my varicose veins?

See a specialist: You should obtain consultation from a vein specialist. This will involve a history and physical exam. Likely a thorough duplex ultrasound will be performed on your legs, to assess you for incompetent veins that can then be treated by endovenous techniques in the office. Fitted, graded compression stockings are an important first treatment. ...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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How do I treat spider/varicose veins on my own?

How do I treat spider/varicose veins on my own?

Won't work.: Measures that can be helpful include compression stockings, regular aerobic activity, maintain a good weight, and avoidance of hot tubs/baths. However, these won't clear spider/varicose veins, but may help reduce any related symptoms and slow down worsening. There are a variety of effective minimally-invasive treatment with a good success rate. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more

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Can bicycle riding worse further varicose veins?

Can bicycle riding worse further varicose veins?

Activity is good: Any activity is good, will not allow the pooling of blood in the vericose veins, there by preventing superficial phlebitis (also deep veins prevent DVT). ...Read more

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Should varicose veins ever feel hot to the touch?

Should varicose veins ever feel hot to the touch?

Yes: Varicose veins often feel hot due to "pooling" of warm blood in the abnormal dilated veins. But if there is tenderness or redness, there could be an active phlebitis or clot & you should seek medical attention. Also, varicose veins are usually a progressive medical condition that can worsen with time, so consider a formal consultation with a vascular surgeon to consider treatment. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of varicose veins?

How can I reduce the appearance of varicose veins?

Seek Phlebologist: Modern evaluation of vv include ultrasound study of the leg veins, examination of legs. Treatment is office based, includes endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy of ropy vv, and sclerotherapy. Seek help at www.Phlebology. Org, and put in zip code to find qualified phlebologist in your area. ...Read more

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In what way can I make my varicose veins less visible?

In what way can I make my varicose veins less visible?

Multiple options.: Varicose veins are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous vein system. There is a gold standard of treatment and lesser ways to treat these veins. The gold standard is to have a venous reflux exam and laser closure of the leaking valves followed by microphlebectomies or sclerotherapy of the vv. Lesser treatments would be support hose and exercise. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

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