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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What causes and cures are there for varicose vein's? How can I help not to get them ? Best procedure ?
Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking(refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer