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Spider & varicose: Varicose veins are bulging blue veins larger than 3 mm in diameter, almost always found on the legs. Spider veins are red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin, up to 1 mm in diameter. They commonly occur on the legs and face, and may be seen elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gravity IS involved!: You are right! gravity alone will not cause varicose veins unless you also have vein insufficiency or improperly functioning valves of your veins which then allow blood to pool in your veins and increase pressure in your leg veins. This increased pressure causes the veins to get thicker and bulge. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Valves: These see very common and are usually associated with the development of problems with the valves in the veins themselves. When these valves fail to function properly, blood can pool in the leg and cause a dilatation of the superficial veins. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood pooling, both feet - outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand. Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?
Not really: Running/walking activates the calf muscle pump which propels the blood return from the legs. The exercise activity dilates the vv and makes them more prominent and may result in increased sensitivity and the use of compression hose will lessen the discomfort. Running will not worsen the vv, but standing, sitting long periods will do so. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Fluid retention: Usually comes from one of 4 areas: heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The fluid shows up in the feet due to gravity. The black & blue discoloration may or may not be related to the swelling. Sometimes, the swelling can actually break a few tiny blood vessels to cause the black & blue, but it could be unrelated also. You need to see your doctor asap. Sudden onset of swelling can be serious. ...Read more
No good way: Venous incompetence which leads to vv is a result of heredity, pregnancy, lifestyle (prolonged standing/sitting), age, obesity, and there are conservative measures which may help in decreasing the symptoms (leg pain, swelling, fatigue, heaviness, cramping, restless legs): compression hose, exercise, elevation of legs. Trained phlebologist can help advise you. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a tendency to get varicose veins in the first place. These include prolonged standing, age, pregnancy, hormones, and trauma. Surprisingly, obesity has not been shown to be a cause of varicose veins. It does increase the risk of complications though. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely.: I doubt that crossing of the legs will lead to either neuropathy or varicose veins. For neuropathy to occur, it would mean that there was pressure on a nerve to cause the problem. This would be quite difficult to happen with simple leg crossing. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves and crossing of the legs will not damage the valves although it could decrease the venous return. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.
Normal can be ugly: You could have kidney or heart problems but at your age I would suspect that you have the sl. swollen feet ofter seen at rest in women. Some of us have relish colored feet from pooled blood and the veins will swell as the fill from gravity. Calf muscles are the major source of return blood flow in the less , so use them and balance will be restored, Walk! ...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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Vericose veins /spider veins on ankles feet and legs.. seem to have came on quickly . Can this be heart related ?
No it is not: spider vein are relate to varicose vein, which caused by a valve problem in the vein, not heart problem. because vein problem can cause edema in the leg, and some heart problem can cause edema sometime people can confuse the similarity with cause effect issue. spider vein could be treated by injection like sclerotherapy, or laser therapy. same time controlling the varicose vein is important. ...Read more