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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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What are the symptoms of varicose veins in the scrotum? What type of pain or swelling is associated?

What are the symptoms of varicose veins in the scrotum? What type of pain or swelling is associated?

Here are some. ..: While varicocele happens to some 10-15% of men, usually on left side, most of them are asymptomatic even in its large size - like a bag of worms. If symptomatic, the affected men may feel pressure, fullness, or ache in the affected hemiscrotum after standing for a long duration so they more feel it in the afternoon and relieves in supine position. ...Read more

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How does risperdal consta cause varicose veins in the scrotal sac?

How does risperdal consta cause varicose veins in the scrotal sac?

? limited relation: Risperdal is used in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and adhd. Common side effects of Risperdal include diabetes, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, agitation, drowsiness.On nov, 26, 2012: 40, 253 people reported to have side effects when taking risperdal. Among them, 18 people (0.04%) reported varicose veins. Only 1 reported varicose veins, varicocle of the scrotum. Limited data. ...Read more

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I have varicocel or varicose veins in my scrotum, can surgery help, my doc said its nothing to worry about. Please help here am depressed?

I have varicocel or varicose veins in my scrotum, can surgery help, my doc said its nothing to worry about. Please help here am depressed?

Risk versus benefit: Your doc is letting you know the health risk of varicocele is low. However, okay to ask for surgery referral to learn about benefit in your case. Take a friend or family with you to appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there non-surgical ways to fix a varicose vein on my scrotum and preserve my fertility?

Are there non-surgical ways to fix a varicose vein on my scrotum and preserve my fertility?

Maybe: If you are referring to varicose veins, not on the skin, but of the spermatic cord (varicocele), then maybe. Most men with varicoceles are fertile, however many men with low sperm counts have varicoceles. Though controversial, treatment (either surgery or embolization) of the varicocele may improve sperm counts, if they are low. But no guarantee of this or pregnancy. ...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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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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How to fight varicose veins?

How to fight varicose veins?

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

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Are all varicose veins unhealthy?

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

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What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

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

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How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

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

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What are ways to treat varicose veins?

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

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I have varicose veins. What should I do?

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

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What are the symptoms of Varicose veins?

What are the symptoms of Varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Most people with varicose veins don't have symptoms, Large varicose veins can cause people to experience ache, feeling heavy or itching, .
http://patient. Info/health/varicose-veins-leaflet ...Read more

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Is it possible to inherit varicose veins?

Is it possible to inherit varicose veins?

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

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Could using an eliptical cause varicose veins?

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

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How are varicose veins diagnosed? Just by looking?

Varicose vein: The key diagnostic test is a venous Doppler-sonogram to determine if this vein valve reflux. If so, then thermal ablation could be done to treat the issue. If no reflux is established then sclerotherapy would be a reasonable treatment option. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is varicose veins?

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

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Is zumba good for varicose veins?

Is zumba good for varicose veins?

YES: Exercise is good for varicose veins because the muscle contractions of the calf increases the venous return to the heart and reduces the venous back pressure. This is essentially what compression hose does. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins, gravity?

What causes varicose veins, gravity?

Gravity IS involved!: You are right! Gravity alone will not cause varicose veins unless you also have vein insufficiency or improperly functioning valves of your veins which then allow blood to pool in your veins and increase pressure in your leg veins. This increased pressure causes the veins to get thicker and bulge. ...Read more

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Varicose veins: how to prevent them?

Probably can't: Whether or not you develop varicose veins is largely genetically determined. However, they can be minimized with regular exercise and consistent use of support/compression hose. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent varicose veins?

What are ways to prevent varicose veins?

Slow the disease: Environment increases our inherited disorder as well as hormones and pregnancy, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, heat, heavy weight lifting, age, sedimentary job, etc. Wear prescription strength graduated compression stockings, elevate your legs when you can, walk 30 minutes a day, calf muscle exercises, get your veins repaired by a vein specialist: www. Phlebology. Org. ...Read more

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Why do I have varicose veins on my thighs?

Why do I have varicose veins on my thighs?

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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Is there any way to prevent the occurrance of varicose veins?

Prevention: It is difficult to prevent varicose veins from occurring. But there are a few things you can do to reduce the risk. These are regular exercise, watch your weight. Avoid standing for long periods of time if possible. Change your sitting position regularly. Elevate your legs when possible. Avoid shoes with higher heels. Use compression stockings daily. ...Read more

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Physiotherapy for varicose veins?

Not effective.: Physiotherapy is not an effective treatment for varicose veins. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment is a venous ultrasound to look for malfunctioning valves and then treatment of them with a closure procedure and either microphlebectomies or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Can tight hamstrings cause varicose veins?

Nope: Tight hamstrings can lead to leg or back pain, and increase the risk for sports injuries but they have no effect on varicose veins.
Varicose veins are related to incompetent valves allowing blood to reflux and not empty in the veins. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins a sign of ovarian cancer?

Are varicose veins a sign of ovarian cancer?

No: Absolutely not. Varicose vein are not a sign of ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer it typically diagnosed late after it has spread. When the lymph nodes in the pelvis are involved, this can cause leg swelling. Leg swelling from other causes, however, is much more common. ...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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