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Dr. Ted King
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Venous Insufficiency (Overview)

Venous insufficiency is a symptom in which the veins in a part of the body (usually the legs) are not able to easily carry blood back towards the heart. Some blood and extra fluid tends to stay in the lower legs, leading to swelling and discomfort.


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What does venous insufficiency mean anyways and what outlook for me?

What does venous insufficiency mean anyways and what outlook for me?

Vein pooling: Veins return blood to the heart. Cvi occurs when there is reduced flow or pooling in leg veins, causing leg swelling, inflammation, & ulceration. The most common cause is when the one-way valves don't work well, leading to venous reflux, or back flow, with blood pooling in the veins. This can result from genetic predisposition, pregnancy, injuries or blood clots. See a vein specialist for help. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
474 doctors shared insights

Venous Insufficiency (Overview)

Venous insufficiency is a symptom in which the veins in a part of the body (usually the legs) are not able to easily carry blood back towards the heart. Some blood and extra fluid tends to stay in the lower legs, leading to swelling and discomfort.


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What are the common symptoms of venous insufficiency?

What are the common symptoms of venous insufficiency?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins, swelling and possibly brownish discoloration of the legs. Pain and discomfort may also be associated. If you have any of these symptoms you should see your doctor and ask for vascular surgical opinion. ...Read more

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Have diagnosis of pcos, hypothyroid, venous insufficiency. 2 blood test in 6mths show elevated WBC and calcium and ck serum of 20. What could cause?

Have diagnosis of pcos, hypothyroid,  venous insufficiency. 2 blood test in 6mths show elevated WBC and calcium and ck serum of 20.  What could cause?

Talk to your doctor.: A combination of knowing your health history, performing a physical exam, and performing/reviewing lab results would be best in helping you in this situation. The best thing to do is see your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with venous insufficiency. What kind of doctor could advise on types of excersize to do or avoid? Using compression stockings and nsaids.

Diagnosed with venous insufficiency. What kind of doctor could advise on types of excersize to do or avoid? Using compression stockings and nsaids.

Venous insufficiency: Generally speaking a vascular surgeon as well as a rehabilitation doctor can help with this. The exercises for most people include movements that activate the calf muscles (e.g. Slow ankle pumps) to improve the venous return to the heart. Increasing the amount of time with the legs elevated as close to or above the level of your heart will also help passive drainage. ...Read more

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What are the tests for venous insufficiency?

Ultrasound: A duplex ultrasound that looks for the presence of reflux in the superficial and deep system of veins is the most useful test for venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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How could you have venous insufficiency in both legs/thighs when there is no discoloration no swelling no varicose veins no ulcers only spider veins ?

How could you have venous insufficiency in both legs/thighs when there is no discoloration no swelling no varicose veins no ulcers only spider veins ?

Terminology: It's unclear why you may have been told you have venous insufficiency. True "chronic venous insufficiency" implies some of the following: leg swelling, discoloration, eczema to hardening of the skin of the lower leg , and/or a leg ulcer, all because of veins with poor valve function leading to increased pressure in your veins. One can have spider veins without "chronic venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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Can autonomic peripheral cause venous insufficiency? I have pain and tingling in right leg but US was normal. Previous removal of right saphenous.

Can autonomic peripheral cause venous insufficiency? I have pain and tingling in right leg but US was normal. Previous removal of right saphenous.

Neuropathic pain: Autonomic peripheral dysfunction usually causes an involuntary dilation of arterioles with flushing, sometimes pain. a sympathectomy or injection is useful to control. Venous insufficiency results from damage to vein valves, allowing gravity to pull blood downwards. Saphenous vein removal can result in nerve damage and pain, but not usually autonomic. Also, too tight stockings can cause pain. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency. What should I do to treat it?

See an expert: This is not a simple problem to answer here- some might say wear stockings, or get some treatment. This needs a diagnosis and then treatment. A surgeon who specializes in vein therapy is best to guide that therapy and answer. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for venous insufficiency?

What is the best treatment for venous insufficiency?

See vein specialist: Your best choice is to see a vein specialist and be evaluated. Then you can get a recommendation that is specifically tailored to your needs. You will need a venous ultrasound evaluation to see if you have any underlying vein trouble that isn't visible at the surface. If you do and you have symptoms, treatment should be considered. Otherwise, compression stockings might be considered. ...Read more

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I have rheumatic heart disease and some venous insufficiency; are there single drugs that treat both?

I have rheumatic heart disease and some venous insufficiency; are there single drugs that treat both?

2:1 Drug Rx: These are two different disease processes. Venous insufficiency is treated most often without medication but with compression. With your ra, you may feel uncomfortable with the compression that may require some compromise (a palliative approach) between yourself and your clinician. ...Read more