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Varicose Veins In Vaginal Area
Yes: Vaginal varices can itch but often are also associated with labial varices which also can cause irritation and itching. Do not forget, however, that vaginal itching is more commonly associated with vaginal infections or fungal skin infections, sometimes with urinary tract infections. I would recommend you see your doctor before assuming that the cause of itching is from the varices. ...Read more
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'm 30 wks prego & I'm having vaginal pain. I have varicose veins down there but now I have a tender spot on my vagina. Should I be worried?
VV and pregnancy: Varicose veins in the legs and vaginal varicose veins are very common during pregnancy. These veins enlarge due to the pressure of the uterus on the intra abdominal veins causing the leg veins to enlarge. Local care for vaginal veins with wet warm compresses may help. If these is a clotted painful vein, it can be drained under local anesthesia. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
Vaginal veins.: Vaginal veins are varicose vein on the vulva or inside of the vagina. They tend to occur after multiple pregnancies although one can do it. They are also associated with pelvic congestion syndrome. These veins are bluish in color and can enlarge during menstrual periods. They are treatable. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
Post stripping lump.: Following vein stripping or microphlebectomies blood can be trapped under the skin and over time become hard and feel like a "lump". This is usually a hematoma and responds to wet heat and ibuprofen. Other things can cause this so it would be prudent for you to follow up with your treating physician. ...Read more
Had vein ablation 11/2016. Inside leg vein showing on area treated. Is it normal to have varicose veins in same area and more on same leg? Suggestion?
I have some light varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle (small area). Which specialist (s) could treat this problem? How?
Varicose veins: Likely relates to enlarged uterus compressing on pelvic veins. When baby is born uterus should return to normal and veins will decompress. Of they do not see a vascular specialist. ...Read more
What does it mean to have varicose veins in your uterus/uterus area and how do they develop? I had quite a few in my ultrasound last week.
Ovarian vein reflux: When patients are told that they have "varicose veins in or around the uterus" they are usually diagnosed with ovarian vein reflux causing pelvic congestion syndrome. This is the most common reason that patients develop enlarged varicosities in the pelvis. It is caused by backward venous flow with elevated vein pressure in the pelvis. Consider therapy if symptoms bother. Consult vascular doctor. ...Read more
Pain around back upper thigh area sometimes goes towards the inside of my leg. No redness seen or swelling. I have varicose veins. Could this be DVT?
Not likely: A DVT usually is in the medial portiion of the thigh. The upper back part of the thigh usually is more muscular and may hurt from muscular injury. Are you a runner or athlete of some sort? See your doctor tomorrow to be sure but this would be a very unusual place to occur. If the pain is not continuous toward the inner aspect of the leg. ...Read more
I have had a painful mass in my right ankle for the past few months. I saw a GP last year, and he sent me for a sonar, the results were vascular structures in area? Varicose veins or AV malformation. I have no idea what this means?
Painful mass ankle: I would recommend that you seek evaluation by a vascular surgeon to help in differentiating these 2 different issues. Management would depend upon the underlying issue, oftentimes AV malformations can be sealed by using interventional radiology techniques. ...Read more
Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?
Baker cyst: An ultrasound is definitive and critical to get. Though what you have sounds like a baker's cyst - a benign fluid filled cyst - pain or swelling in this area can always potentially be a DVT and must have an ultrasound to rule that out. Go to an urgent care and call ahead to make sure they have ultrasound if you are looking for the most economical option. A phlebologist can also check you. ...Read more
See a specialist: As dr. Hertzman said, you should have an evaluation from a vein specialist. In the mean time though, there are simple things you can do which will help temporarily. These include using properly fitting compression stockings with adequate compression. Elevating your legs when you can gives relief, as does taking anti-inflammatory medicine. Regular exercise and no prolonged standing also helps. ...Read more
Lifestyle can help: Anything that reduces stress on the vein valves will keep them from wearing out. Exercise is great - walk all the time and take the stairs. Avoid sitting with feet down for long periods of time or standing. If you have a job that requires sitting or standing (like me), invest in 20-30 mm medical grade compression stockings and wear them! You can't change genetics, but you can choose your lifestyle. ...Read more
Get checked first: See a vein specialist and get an ultrasound to see the cause of your problems. Compression hose, exercise and leg elevation will be suggested. If conservative treatment fails you may need ablation, injection or removal of your abnormal veins. See sirweb. Org under varicose veins for info. Use doctor finder same site for interventional radiologist in your area. ...Read more
Newton's thick skin: An apple hit newton on the head. If newton had sat under apple trees too often, he would need thick skin! And he had better have strong veins too! Lucky people inherit genes for strong veins, but 15% of people don't. Gravity pressurizes vein walls and the weaker veins can't take the stress- they give out and dilate! One can't change genetics, but fight back with lifestyle and compression socks! ...Read more
Could be.: 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
See Vein Specialist: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more
Yes there's hope!: I would see a phlebologist (vein specialist) who will examine your legs and likely perform an ultrasound to determine the extent of your vein insufficiency and then be able to recommend treatment options to you. ...Read more
Varicose veins: Varicose veins are diagnosed based on examination. You can also have a type of ultrasound scan called a Doppler or a duplex scan. This helps to show how the blood is flowing in the veins. It can show whether any of the valves are damaged - which is useful to know when planning treatment. Occasionally, other tests are needed if the veins are complex. ...Read more
Bioflavonoids &herbs: I don't know of any medicines that will reverse varicose veins but a variety of bioflavonoids & herbs can strengthen veins & prevent them from worsening. Avoiding prolonged sitting & standing helps & any yoga where your raise your legs will help. See http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/varicose_veins. Htm and http://www. Thorne. Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/9/3/308.Pdf & my comment:. ...Read more
Physician Review: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more
See a vein dr: There is no simple answer. If you consult with a vein specialist they could do an ultrasound to diagnose he source of he problem. The most common problem is wih the GSV. Typically if here is reflux in the Gsv then ablating it (burning) with either laser or radiofrequency (which most Drs prefer) will treat the problem. ...Read more
There are both medical and surgical treatments.
Generally the treatment is aimed and geared to help alleviate the patients specific symptoms and is based on the cause. I.e pain, swelling, thrombosis, valvular insuff, or cosmetic related issues. Best to meet with a surgeon who is experienced at treating these conditons to review all of the new options like RFA, laser, MOCA or foam sclerotherapy ...Read more
Some benefit: There are some "conservative' measures that can be helpful, including compression stockings, aerobic activity, maintenance of a good weight, and avoidance of hot baths. These would help reduce symptoms and slow down worsening of veins, which almost always occurs with time. Some supplements may help reduce symptoms but won't clear the varicose veins. ...Read more
Varicose Veins: 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 nature of the condition. ...Read more
See Vascular Surgeon: There are not always simple remedies. Treatment really depends on the extent & severity of the disease. For mild cases, compression stockings or sclerotherapy may suffice. In evere cases, sometime phlebectomy surgery is needed. Majority of patients with moderate disease respond well to endovenous thermal ablation, foam sclerotherapy, or VenaSeal. Always see a vein expert, ie vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Risk Factors Veins: Risks factors for varicose veins include genetics (they are hereditary), gender (females more commonly), being overweight, occupations with prolonged standing (gravity is your "enemy"), pregnancy (they worsen significantly during pregnancies), multiple pregnancies, being overweight, being sedentary. Other causes include trauma which damages veins and blood clots which also damage veins. ...Read more
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
Hard to do: There are several things that can probably help to prevent varicose veins. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right (use prescription compression stockings, don't stand too long, don't gain weight, get exercise, put your feet up as much as you can, etc.) varicose veins can develop anyway. If you inherit the tendency to get varicose veins, you will still get them, but maybe less. ...Read more
Dangers of V V: 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
Yes on Vulvar Veins: Varicose veins do rather commonly form in the vulvar and labial region and are more common in women who are pregnant or have had prior pregnancies. They tend to form when some of the pelvic veins develop diseased vein valves. It is a treatable condition, most commonly treated through sclerotherapy or sometimes ovarian vein embolization procedures when pelvic congestion syndrome is present. ...Read more
Not that I know of:
There are many causes for this that include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and trauma.
There are many safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for this condition. Best to meet with a surgeon that specializes in this area to discuss compression therapy, rfa, evla, MOCA and other like treatments ...Read more
You probably can't: Varicose vein disease is largely genetic. You may be able to minimize the disease and/or slow progression by staying active, avoiding high heels, and staying slim. ...Read more
Foam sclerotherapy: Varicose veins have been treated by sclerotherapy for years. Sclerotherapy involves injecting the varicosites with a chemical that basically removes the inner lining of the vein causing it to spasm and clot off. Your body then gradually absorbs the treated vein. Often, ultrasound is used to guide the injection of the chemcial into the varicose veins. ...Read more