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Please tell me, are all bulging veins varicose veins?

Please tell me, are all bulging veins varicose veins?

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

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


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I think I have spider veins or varicose veins? What do I do?

I think I have spider veins or varicose veins? What do I do?

Evaluation may help: Spider veins and varicose veins do worsen over time. If you have symptoms such as leg discomfort, swelling, restlessness or cramping, you may want to consider speaking with a vein specialist. Sometimes simple measures such as properly fitted compression stocking use and exercise are sufficient in alleviating symptoms. There are many options for treatment now if you chose to have them treated. ...Read more

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I have a lot if small thin purple veins, not varicose, around the top of my legs how can I get rid if them and what are they?

I have a lot if small thin purple veins, not varicose, around the top of my legs how can I get rid if them and what are they?

Telamgiectasia: = mini varicose veins. If associated with larger vein disease get that treated first o/w they will quickly recur. Trtmnt is with injection of various chemicals &or laser or, best both. Expect about 33% improvent per treatment. ...Read more

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Spider veins with varicose one under it left side below knee. Get quarter second twinge light pain hourly. No other symtoms. Sonogram last yr.: ok.??

Spider veins with varicose one under it left side below knee. Get quarter second twinge light pain hourly. No other symtoms. Sonogram last yr.: ok.??

Evaluate by Vein Dr: Varicose veins could still be the problem. First question is what type of Sonogram did they do. Most common is a check for deep vein thrombosis which does nothing to look for venous insufficieny (problem that leads to varicose veins). Needs a specific ultrasound to look for venous insufficiency or reflux in the superficial veins. Sonogram 1 year ago could be normal and now have insufficiency ...Read more

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My left leg and foot are swelled and have thick veins and varicose veins it looks like maybe fluid in my leg the swelling seems to go down when not on?

My left leg and foot are swelled and have thick veins and varicose veins it looks like maybe fluid in my leg the swelling seems to go down when not on?

See vein specialist.: Your symptoms may or may not be related to an underlying vein problem. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound of both the superficial and deep venous systems. ...Read more

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Can sitting for longer periods (especially: cross-legged or with one leg tucked under) lead to increased risk of formation of spider veins and varicose veins?

Can sitting for longer periods (especially: cross-legged or with one leg tucked under) lead to increased risk of formation of spider veins and varicose veins?

Probably not: In all of the 13 major studies that have looked at factors associated with the development of varicose veins, none have shown that crossing your legs when sitting plays any role in the formation of varicose veins. As dr. Landi said, varicose veins are due to leaky valves not venous stasis. ...Read more

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Hi my friend slapped me in the back of my calf where I usually have a visible blue large vein (possibly varicose vein) and it burst when he slapped me, it swelled to the size of a golf ball- now size of quarter and is hard, tight, painful. Emergency?

Vein: This sounds like a vein rupture from the localized trauma, and should resolve within a few days' time. Use of Arnica gel over the area may aid in the healing process. If you do have varicose veins, I would recommend an evaluation of the venous duplex ultrasound to determine if more aggressive therapy would be warranted. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prominent veins and varicose veins? When I have anal fistula I have restless leg and developed to have prominent veins.

What is the difference between prominent veins and varicose veins? When I have anal fistula I have restless leg and developed to have prominent veins.

Varicose Veins: varicose veins are a result of venous insufficiency secondary to broken venous valves. It usually progresses to pain, swelling, skin darkening of the legs and sometime it may cause restless leg syndrome. It can also lead to superficial thrombophlebitis and subsequently to deep vein thrombosis. This should be treated and I recommend seeing a general surgeon who treats Varicose veins. ...Read more

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What are the signs, symptoms of varicose vein?

Vein signs: Signs range from visible spider veins to larger flat blue veins to bulging varicose veins to swelling to reddish and/or brownish skin discoloration to waxy shile skin scars to ulceration. Bleeding can occur and when there is severe inflammation in the vein, you can have redness, swelling, warmth, and pain and tenerness over the affected vein. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a varicose vein?

Depends on size: Varicose veins can be treated with hoses, injection, surgery, laser. The best way to know is to get evaluated by a vein specialist, usually a surgeon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I feel something squishy on my testicle. Is it a varicose vein?

I feel something squishy on my testicle. Is it a varicose vein?

Maybe: It is hard to know what you are describing, but there can be varicocele veins that can enlarge in that region. You need to have a physical examination with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I deal with varicose vein?

How can I deal with varicose vein?

Close leaking valves: 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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How can you treat a varicose vein?

How can you treat a varicose vein?

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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What can I do to treat or eliminate my varicose vein?

What can I do to treat or eliminate my varicose vein?

Veins: Depends on the cause
Larger bulging veins usually treated with thermal ablation
Smaller spider veins sclerotherapy
Firstly need a venous Doppler evaluation to determine source of problem ...Read more

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Varicose vein, young age. Medical advice on what to do?

Varicose vein, young age. Medical advice on what to do?

Depends on symptoms: Varicose veins themselves are not dangerous. If they are causing discomfort, there are multiple treatments available. Treatments depend on the size of veins, and which veins are involved. If you have leg swelling in addition to varicose veins, you should be seen by a vascular surgeon or physician who treats venous disease. The simplest treatment in compression socks. ...Read more

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What is the best option to get a large varicose vein removed for a 25 yr old?

Young veins: For someone this young, the source and location of the vein is vital. A vein specialist should perform a physical exam and a duplex ultrasound. Large veins on the inner calf are completely different than running down the lateral leg (which could be a malformation like
klippel trenaunay syndrome) and require very different approaches and levels of expertise. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine available in the market to cure the varicose vein disease?

Is there any medicine available in the market to cure the varicose vein disease?

No.: Only a vein specialist can treat your veins durably. Compression stockings slow progression. In office treatments are now available. Phlebology. Org or miamibeachvein. Com to learn more. ...Read more

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I would like to know if anyone has had good experiences with those varicose vein procedures?

Yes: I have been treating varicose veins with laser ablation, phlebectomy, and injection sclerotherapy for over 10 years. The overwhelming majority of patients experience great to complete symptom relief after completing the plan of therapy. Complications are rare, and usually minor. ...Read more

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What causes and cures are there for varicose vein's? How can I help not to get them? Best procedure?

What causes and cures are there for varicose vein's? How can I help not to get them? Best procedure?

Lots of? S: Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged valves they are made worse by xs weight, prolonged standing and age whule support atckings will help symptoms they will nit get rid of the problem Depending on extent they can be effectively treated by vein ablation, sclerotherapy or vein excision a venous duplex will tell the best approach ...Read more

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Can a small visible varicose vein (blue snake) disappear on its own after a while, or is it permanently going to be visible?

Varicosities: Usually if it is a true varicose vein it will remain there until treated. The vein has been stretched out and is now saggy. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins painful?

Possibly: Other symptoms can include restless leg syndrome, skin changes in the lower leg to include darkened pigmentation, eczema and even ulcers. If you are having pain consult a board certified phlebologist, interventional radiologist or a vascular surgeon. ...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 to fight varicose veins?

Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and standing, heavy weight lifting, and others... Phlebology is a specialty for treating veins: www. Phlebolgy. Org minimally invasive diagnostic and treatments to get rid of each type of problem before it progresses and exercise and medical compression. ...Read more

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Is varicose vein surgery painful?

Is varicose vein surgery painful?

It depends: Although every procedure has some discomfort associated with it. How much you feel depends on what you are having done. If you have surgery or an endovenous thermal procedure, you will get an anesthetic during the procedure so that you won't feel anything. The amount of pain you will have afterwards will be worse with surgery but your doctor can prescribe medicine for you to keep you comfortable. ...Read more

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