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I've been diagnosed with varicose veins on my ovaries could this lead to ovarian cancer if it isn't gotten rid of? And how can I get rid of them

I've been diagnosed with varicose veins on my ovaries could this lead to ovarian cancer if it isn't gotten rid of? And how can I get rid of them

Ovarian veins.: Varicose veins of the ovaries are usually a sign of pelvic congestion syndrome but could also be a normal variant. There is no association between ovarian veins and cancer. See you gynecologist for further info.

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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 have varicose veins on my left ovary, will they get worse of I get pregnant again?

I have varicose veins on my left ovary, will they get worse of I get pregnant again?

Probably: The increase in blood volume, and release of hormones during the pregnancy will enlarge the veins in the pelvis, including those mentioned, and this may extend into the upper thigh area. If you are having severe menstrual discomfort, dyspareunia, see a phlebologist @ www.Phlebology.Org, and they will advise you well.

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Vericose veins in ovaries? What does that mean and can it cause problems?

Vericose veins in ovaries? What does that mean and can it cause problems?

Potential Problem: Ovarian varicosities are usually due to increased venous pressure from either stenosis or occlusion of the iliac, hypogastric or pelvic veins. It is often associated with pelvic congestion syndrome. The presence of ovarian varicosities by itself may not be of any concern. However, if there are associated pelvic congestion syndrome symptoms then these varicosities should be evaluated.

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What are varicose veins?

What are varicose veins?

Vein with weak walls: Dr. Nielsen has given a very nice answer. The other part of the problem is that varicose veins also have weak walls. This allows the high pressure in the veins to stretch the veins, make them bigger and longer, and that causes the large, bulging, squiggley appearance of the veins.

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What causes varicose veins?

What causes varicose veins?

Genes and behavior: There are many factors that contribute to varicose veins. Some of these are genetics, standing for lengthy periods, gravity or hormones. Today's technology allows surgeons to perform treatment for varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques. This allows for faster healing and return to work in just a few days.

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What causes varicose veins?

What causes varicose veins?

Leaking valves: Varicose veins are a very common problem and they are due to leaking valves (called reflux) usually in the saphenous veins. Think of your veins like a tree with the trunk being the saphenous vein and the branches being the varicose veins. A venous reflux ultrasound will make the diagnosis. Common causes of this are hereditary, aging and pregnancies in women. They are treatable with a laser.

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Are varicose veins deadly?

Are varicose veins deadly?

No: In and of themselves, varicose veins are not fatal or deadly. However, left untreated, the underlying venous insufficiency that causes varicose veins, can lead to long term complications, some of which can be quite severe, including chronic limb swelling, skin thickening/discoloration/ulceration, infections, clots, or even bleeds. Early treatment can easily avoid these end-stage complications.

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What are ways of preventing varicose veins?

Compression hose: Wearing compression hose or stockings may help, but if you are genetically predisposed to varicose veins, they may only delay the onset. You should get properly fit for compression stockings, and wear the proper length based on your symptoms. If you are having swelling or pain in the legs from venous reflux, you should get it checked out.

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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.

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How do I get rid of varicose veins?

Start with evaluatio: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. Treatment is often quite effective, although new veins may develop.

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How can I get rid of varicose veins?

How can I get rid of varicose veins?

See Vascular Surgeon: Varicose vein disease in a complex condition that needs thorough evaluation by a vascular surgeon prior to considering treatment. The therapy will depend on your particular anatomy, which is evaluated with ultrasound first. Based on your exam, the therapy could range from needing sclerotherapy to phlebectomy surgery to thermal catheter ablation. Vascular surgeons can provide all the treatments.

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Could exercise get rid of varicose veins?

Could exercise get rid of varicose veins?

Its the valves: Varicose veins are the result of defective valves. The valves within the veins have failed prematurely, and once the valves are failed, they are always failed. Exercise will not help the valves recover. In order to rid yourself of varicose veins, you will need some form or intervention, either laser, radiofrequency, sclerotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. See a vein specialist.

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How can I get rid of ugly varicose veins?

Start with a consult: There are a variety of treatments available. The exact treatment plan will depend on the pattern of disease present. Start with a consultation with a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease. Evaluation will include a history and physical examination and an ultrasound examination, which should be done with the patient standing.

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What are ways to get rid of varicose veins?

Multiple Options: Varicose veins are visable veins that are caused by underlying venous insufficiency, you will need to have the veisn treated by evla, vnus, ambulatory phlebectomy and/or sclerotherapy. You will want to see a vein specialist and have a duplex ultrasound to come up with the best plan for you.

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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.

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How can you get rid of varicose veins forever?

How can you get rid of varicose veins forever?

You probably can't: While treatment techniques used today generally offer excellent results for most patients, it is likely that new veins will develop over time. With periodic maintenance treatment it is often possible to keep one's legs in good shape. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. For more info, see http://www.Phlebology.Org/.

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What is a good home remedy for varicose veins?

What is a good home remedy for varicose veins?

Yes it helps: Exercise, leg elevation and compression stockings may help some of the symptoms but will not get them to go away. It's probably best to meet with a surgeon that is a vein specialist to discuss all of the medical and surgical options that are available today like RFA, EVLA, MOCA and foam sclero, or even just compression stockings to aid in management of your symptoms.

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Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Varicose veins: Both superficial and deep veins are identified on ultrasound examination [venous doppler exam]. Clots or obstruction in either system of veins can be identified. They can also be identified in arteries, which are larger and also the pressure of the blood flow can be identified in both.

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Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and ...Read more


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