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Can vaginal varicose veins itch?

Can vaginal varicose veins itch?

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

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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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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?

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

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What does a vaginal varicose vein look like? One that you can see at the opening of the vagjna

What does a vaginal varicose vein look like? One that you can see at the opening of the vagjna

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

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Had varicose veins stripped in Nov. Now a swollen bruised hard area has appeared. Any concerns?

Had varicose veins stripped in Nov. Now a swollen bruised hard area has appeared. Any concerns?

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

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I have some light varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle (small area). Which specialist (s) could treat this problem? How?

I have some light varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle (small area). Which specialist (s) could treat this problem? How?

Surgeon, vein special: Venous reflux treated by several office procedures. I prefer Venefit, which is destruction of bad veins. Very well tolerated. ...Read more

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Will varicose veins in my genital area go away after birth?

Will varicose veins in my genital area go away after birth?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

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

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How can I avoid varicose veins?

How can I avoid varicose veins?

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

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How can you treat varicose veins?

How can you treat varicose veins?

Ablation procedure: You can initially use compression stockings for conservative therapy. For more definitive treatment, typically need to get an ablation procedure performed (using laser or radiofrequency). May also need a combination with microphlebectomy. ...Read more

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How can I treat my varicose veins?

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

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Is it normal to get varicose veins?

No: No, varicose veins are never normal. They are very common and become increasingly common with age but varicose veins are a manifestation of part of a body system that is failing, or has failed. So varicose veins are never normal. ...Read more

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What can be making varicose veins worse?

What can be making varicose veins worse?

Prolonged standing: Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat (hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle...Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins. ...Read more

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What causes most people's varicose veins?

What causes most people's varicose veins?

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

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What is Varicose veins a risk factor for?

What is Varicose veins a risk factor for?

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

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How to know if I am getting varicose veins?

How to know if I am getting varicose veins?

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

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Possible for me to lose these varicose veins?

Possible for me to lose these varicose veins?

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

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What medicine should I buy for varicose veins?

What medicine should I buy for varicose veins?

Medicine: There are no "real" oral medication based treatments that you can buy for this condition. There are medicines that your doctor may use to inject directly into the vein but none that can be taken by mouth.
Compression stockings are also used as a non-surgical option ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Varicose veins?

What are some of the tests for Varicose veins?

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

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What are good home remediesfor varicose veins:?

What are good home remediesfor varicose veins:?

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

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How couldi make my varicose veins less visible?

How couldi make my varicose veins less visible?

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

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What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

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

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What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

What is an efficient way to treat varicose veins?

Varicose Veins: 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

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How can varicose veins be treated in a natural way?

How can varicose veins be treated in a natural way?

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

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What is the definition or description of: varicose veins?

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

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I was wondering what are simple remedies for varicose veins?

I was wondering what are simple remedies for varicose veins?

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

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Varicose veins?

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

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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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How do I prevent varicose veins?

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

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Can having varicose veins kill you?

Can having varicose veins kill you?

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

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Can varicose veins on your lady parts?

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

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Can you fly if you have varicose veins?

Flying: Yes but would recommend use of support or compression hose as airplane travel can cause venous thrombosis in a small percentage of people ...Read more

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Is bach flower good for varicose veins?

Is bach flower good for varicose veins?

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

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Is there a quick fix for varicose veins?

No: Depending on their size they can be injected with a sclerosing agent or lasered, but there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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In what way can I prevent varicose veins?

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

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How is sclerotherapy used to treat varicose veins?

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

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How effective is sclerotherapy for varicose veins?

How effective is sclerotherapy for varicose veins?

Depends on vein size: Smaller vein respond much better to sclerotherapy than large ones. In the long term, larger veins probably only go away alittle better than 80% of the time. Smaller ones do better than that. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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