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Varicose Veins On Ovaries
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
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
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. ...Read more
I A's just told that a CT scan showed an enlarged ovary due to varicose veins what does this mean?
To me it sounds-: -strange. I have never heard of this. You should take this up with the provider that ordered the scan. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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/. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
You have higher risk: You definitely have a higher than average risk of developing varicose veins since your mother has them. Varicose veins are a hereditary condition, so if any of your family members have them then you are more likely to develop them (you might get lucky & not inherit them though). If you develop any leg symptoms such as pain or swelling or see abnormal veins, see a vascular surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Many causes include heredity, obesity, multiple pregnancies, job req prolonged standing, trauma, previous clots, etc.
Treatment is either compressive stockings or minimally invasive procedures and includes phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, evla, rfa.
Meet with a surgeon experienced in treatment of this problem to discuss options after having an ultrasound. ...Read more
Very well: Varicose veins on the surface are often related to poorly functioning veins below the skin. These veins are detected by ultrasound. Evlt is an excellent treatment for many of these underlying veins. A small needle is placed into the underlying vein. A laser fiber is placed through the needle into the vein. After local anesthesia, laser energy is delivered to the vein in order to eliminate it. ...Read more
Multi-step process: First, an ultrasound is performed to assess for venous insufficiency which leads to varicose veins. Once such veins are identified, if they are amenable to treatment with endovenous ablation (laser, radiofrequency, ? Pharmacomechanical) such a procedure is performed. Finally, the varicosities are dealt with via phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. Actually, most insurance carriers and medicare cover this. ...Read more
Absolutely Not: In fact, compresssion stockings are often the 1st line of management for treatment of symptomatic varicosites, along with daily elevation of the limbs and an adequate exercise regimen - known as "consevative care". The stockings act to help keep blood flowing through the limb, and diminsh the venous pooling, which leads to venous hypertension, eventually causing the bulging, dilated varicose veins. ...Read more
Probably not: However I do see a lot of athletes with vein disease in their calf. Muscle hypertrophy may have something to do with it and not allowing veins to empty into the deep system. ...Read more
NO: All "bulging veins" are not varicose veins. Some bulgy veins are functioning normally. Common examples of such normal veins include prominent veins on the front of the shin bone or enlarged bulging veins on thin athletes or bodybuilders. In order for a vein to be classified as varicose, it must be not only dilated but also have diseased faulty broken valves within it that is causing blood to pool ...Read more
For symptoms: There are better meds in europe, like daflon 500, not approved in usa, that help symptoms like pain and swelling but don't eliminate vein disease. In us, there are some things that help... Graduated medical compression stockings, exercise, citrus plus bioflavonoid caps, horse chestnut seed extract, rutin, french maritime pine bark pycnogenol caps, reservatrol, but see your doctor first to ask! ...Read more