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Can you get knee pain with varicose veins yes or no?

Can you get knee pain with varicose veins yes or no?

No: Extremely unlikely. Varicose vein discomfort is usually aching and heaviness along the side of the leg. Knee pain may be arthritis or nerve irritation. ...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 knee pain with weight loss and red varicose veins and mucus in the back of my throat with low grade fever..... What is this?

I have knee pain with weight loss and red varicose veins and mucus in the back of my throat with low grade fever..... What is this?

See a physician: It sounds as if you need a complete history, physical and lab work up to help determine the cause of your symptoms. Unintended weight loss should be full evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a vericose vein on my left leg on the calf muscle can this cause leg & knee pain?

Spuriously, yes: Varicosities in and of themselves do not cause knee pain(s), rather the extremity in question typically aches, feels "full, " and occasionally sharp pains may be sensed along the vein or its tributaries. The lesser saphenous vein starts near the lateral, posterior ankle and extends up to the popliteal fossa (the space behind the knee). Plan: ultrasound to assess for reflux, a baker's cyst or dvt. ...Read more

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I have swelling and varicose veins behind my knee, have recently had pain too. Is the swelling from the veins? It also looks bruised. Is that normal?

I have swelling and varicose veins behind my knee, have recently had pain too. Is the swelling from the veins? It also looks bruised. Is that normal?

Hard to say: It's hard to say with certainty without examining your knee. Could be varicose veins, could be a bakers cyst. It may be a deep vein thrombosis which is a serious condition. You should see a doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Twenty years old with varicose veins behind the knee? Does age matter when getting these?

Twenty years old with varicose veins behind the knee? Does age matter when getting these?

Yes: Varicose veins can be a genetic predisposition . Just because you have some doesn't mean you'll get more. More commen in women but seen in men as well. Surgery is available to remove the dilated veins but don't recommend at your age. ...Read more

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I feel pain only my calfs up to my knees i also feel pain on my fingers and palms i also have green varicose veins but never had a problem ?

I feel pain only my calfs up to my knees  i also feel pain on my fingers and palms  i also have green varicose veins but never had a problem ?

See vein specialist: The symptoms you describe on calves are consistent with varicose veins / venous insufficiency. I am not quite sure to make of the finger and palm pain. I would recommend you start with an evaluation with a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I have some large varicose veins on the back of my left knee. Am I at risk for something more serious? I'm only 18..

I have some large varicose veins on the back of my left knee. Am I at risk for something more serious? I'm only 18..

Not Really: You are not at risk for something serious but get it checked by your doctor or a Vasular Surgeon as it can be successfully treated if indicated for surgery or injections These are twisted enlarged veins and usualy are not a serious problem.These are caused by weak valves and veins in the legs.Valve in the legs keep the blood flowing up in one direction towards heart.When that fails veins get big ...Read more

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How do I choose between knee or thigh high supportive stockings for varicose veins?

Comfort: There is no good study to support any one type of compression hose. Leg swelling is primarily below the knee, and effective control is usually with 20-30 mm hg, below knee. Some use thigh length for post-op care, long travel. 30-40 mm hg is used in ulcer care. Compliance can be a problem, especially in hot areas, in the elderly and those who have limited strength to place stockings. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins on the side of my left leg near my knee, they hurt sometimes and they are gradually but slightly growing. Is this dangerous?

A little bit: Varicose Veins do increase your risk for blood clots and sores {ulcers} on your legs. Over time varicose veins will tend to get bigger, more numerous, & more painful. The longer you have them the more difficult it will be to fix them. You likely have venous insufficiency. It is best to get this checked by a vein specialist also called phlebologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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