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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

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 ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 do you treat large varicose veins?

How do you treat large varicose veins?

See vein specialist: I would recommended seeing a vein specialist will likely recommend an ultrasound of you leg veins to look for the cause of your varicose veins. Often, treatment may involve compression stockings (conservative treatment), laser or radiofrequency closure of the veins with bad valves that are causing the varicose veins, phlebectomy of surgical removal of the varicose veins, or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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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 are the symptoms of varicose veins? Can you feel them blowing out?

Varicose veins: The symptoms of varicose veins can include leg aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, throbbing, restlessness, and cramping. Typically the symptoms get worse the longer you are on your feet during the day. Occasionally, people probably are aware of when a small vein "blows out." they will have a pain and get a bruise where they didn't have an injury. ...Read more

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What are the signs you have varicose veins?

What are the signs you have varicose veins?

Bulging veins: Varicose veins are bulging wormy-appearing veins, generally of the legs. They will typically get larger when you stand and then shrink up when you elevate your legs and drain the blood from the legs. You can sometimes have associated swelling, an itchy rash, hyperpigmentation of the skin, or even an ulcer or open wound with severe cases. If you aren't sure, i would recommend you see your doc. ...Read more

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What procedures are done to remove varicose veins? And how long does a person need to take off work after having varicose veins removed?

Endovenous Ablation: These days, a vein doctor, rarely resorts to surgery or uses a scalpel for removing varicose veins, because there are minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options that are usually performed in a doctor’s office. According to clinical studies, vein removal with these procedures is safer, does not need hospitalization and general anesthesia, and results are more permanent than surgical techn. ...Read more

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Ovary (Definition)

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


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Veins (Definition)

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