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Do Varicose Veins cause DVTs?

Do Varicose Veins cause DVTs?

DVT's in deep veins: DVT or deep vein thrombosis is confined to the deep veins. Varicose veins are bulging superficial veins. These empty into the deep veins. Occasionally, clots in superficial veins can grow and enter the deep veins. Usually, some condition promoting clotting tendency in blood combined with immobility causes most DVT's. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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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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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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

DVT in pregancy: If i understand your q correctly. Use Lovenox for DVT treatment during pregnancy. Coumadin (warfarin) is contraindicated as it has terotogenic effect. See your local hematologist for special guidance for management of DVT during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis ultrasound shows clot in leg so what are options?

Deep vein thrombosis ultrasound shows clot in leg so what are options?

Depends on symptoms: Will need blood thinner called Coumadin (warfarin) for at least 6 months. If leg really swollen may need tpa lysis as drip or trellis device to dissolve clot. Need tests to see if your blood too thick called hypercoagulable state. ...Read more

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Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Vein specialist: Spider veins look like spider legs and are usually blue or red and very tiny(1-2 mm) and are several mm to cm long. Varicose veins are large bluish colored veins that are grape-like in appearance. Clots can be superficial on the skin , tender and easy to feel or deep below the skin requiring ultrasound to see associated with pain and swelling. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Varicose veins: Both superficial and deep veins are identified on ultrasound examination [venous doppler exam]. Clots or obstruction in either system of veins can be identified. They can also be identified in arteries, which are larger and also the pressure of the blood flow can be identified in both. ...Read more

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As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins, gravity?

What causes varicose veins, gravity?

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 more

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Physiotherapy for varicose veins?

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Physiotherapy for varicose veins?

Not effective.: Physiotherapy is not an effective treatment for varicose veins. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment is a venous ultrasound to look for malfunctioning valves and then treatment of them with a closure procedure and either microphlebectomies or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

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What causes varicose and spider veins?

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 more

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Do varicose veins only surface during menopause?

Absolutely not: The most common age group is 30-60, but I have treated patients from age 17-93. Most common causes of varicose veins are family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, occupations or activities with prolonged standing or sitting, and hormonal influences, which is where menopause would play a role. ...Read more

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Does veins varicose increase blood pressure?

Does veins varicose increase blood pressure?

NO: Varicose veins are a health concern as they can cause progressive deterioration of the leg venous blood flow over time, as the condition tends to be progressive (especially is you have the problem starting at age 20 yo). But there is no correlation with varicose vein disease and systemic hypertension. There is isolated "venous hypertension" in the legs with varicose veins, but this is different. ...Read more

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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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Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Varicose Vein Laser: Yes. There are multiple types of vein lasers & they tend to be very effective for curing vein diseases. An endovenous laser treatment, known as evlt, is used to treat varicose veins. Other types of surface lasers are used to remove spider veins. Often combined treatment are used, i.e. Laser and sclerotherapy vein injections. Make sure you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) to discuss. ...Read more

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I got leg ulcer , blood clots and varicose veine.Is it alright to wear compression stocking?

I got leg ulcer , blood clots and varicose veine.Is it alright to wear compression stocking?

Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. ...Read more

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After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

After doppler scan result  varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

Venous insufficiency: There is not enough information for me to comment. You need to know the size of the vein and the symptoms as well as the duration of reflux to help guide medical versus surgical therapy. ...Read more

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Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

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Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

Varicose vein Rx.: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the saphenous system of veins. Wearing compression hose is a medical management of the veins but it does not treat the underlying valve problem. If compression does not improve your systems or worsens them then you require a closure procedure to seal the leaking valves. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Petrified I have DVT no swelling or heat but varicose veins hurt suffer from health aniexty ?

Petrified I have DVT no swelling or heat but varicose veins hurt suffer from health aniexty ?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Pain in rtLeg, i have varicose veins , a few of them. I'm 22 and I'm on BC. Had ultrasound done few months ago.Normal. Should i get another done? DVT?

Pain in rtLeg, i have varicose veins , a few of them. I'm 22 and I'm on BC. Had ultrasound done few months ago.Normal. Should i get another done? DVT?

DVT unlikely: If you had pain and a prior US was negative - a repeat is not likely to be different. 22 is youg for an unprovoked DVT unless you have a family history of clots or are smoking. No mention of where your pain is located, but more likely to be musculoskeletal. Superficial varicose veins have only weak relation to DVT. ...Read more

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I have DVT and varicose veins and i wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

I have DVT and varicose veins and i wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

Walking : Good if you are on blood thinner. Need to check with your doctor to see if it is safe for more strenuous exercise. Be careful you don't have an embolus to your lungs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have DVT in front of lower leg pain slightly to right varicose veins no swelling just pain?

Leg pain and DVT.: Varicose veins do not cause DVT but you can get DVT and have varicose veins. There are many reasons to cause leg pain and DVT is just one of them. DVT can occur even without leg pain. If you have pain in your legs, varicose veins and are concerned about a DVT then you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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Diagnosed calf DVT in feb, on warfarin, asymptomatic since, new pain and development of apparent varicose veins in right thigh x3 day, is this normal?

Common not normal : Having superficial varicose veins develop after a DVT is common. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't treat them and try to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Guidelines for post-dvt include compression stockings for 2 years to reduce those complication. See miamibeachvein.Com for info or phlebology.Org for a vein specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Pain around back upper thigh area sometimes goes towards the inside of my leg. No redness seen or swelling. I have varicose veins. Could this be DVT?

Pain around back upper thigh area sometimes goes towards the inside of my leg. No redness seen or swelling. I have varicose veins. Could this be DVT?

Not likely: A DVT usually is in the medial portiion of the thigh. The upper back part of the thigh usually is more muscular and may hurt from muscular injury. Are you a runner or athlete of some sort? See your doctor tomorrow to be sure but this would be a very unusual place to occur. if the pain is not continuous toward the inner aspect of the leg. ...Read more

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Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Baker cyst: An ultrasound is definitive and critical to get. Though what you have sounds like a baker's cyst - a benign fluid filled cyst - pain or swelling in this area can always potentially be a DVT and must have an ultrasound to rule that out. Go to an urgent care and call ahead to make sure they have ultrasound if you are looking for the most economical option. A phlebologist can also check you. ...Read more

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How long should pain last if it is muscle pain? Blood test ruled out DVT & told likely muscle pain behind leg with varicose veins? Leg not red or warm

Probably not muscle: If you have a varicose vein there, that may be the cause of the pain and this is more persistent than simple muscle pain. This can be treated with endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy. Talk to a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Can wrapping your legs around each other more than once cause varicose veins / deep vein thrombosis?

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Can wrapping your legs around each other more than once cause varicose veins / deep vein thrombosis?

No: Despite what you might have heard many times before, crossing your legs doesn't cause varicose veins. It also probably isn't possible to cross your legs twice for long enough to give you a deep vein thrombosis, unless you were dehydrated and had an underlying inherited increased tendency to clot too easily in the first place. Your legs would likely fall asleep first. ...Read more

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What can cause cramping in the calve muscle during periods of the night if not related to a varicose vein or DVT issue?

What can cause cramping in the calve muscle during periods of the night if not related to a varicose vein or DVT issue?

Leg cramps: People can get leg cramps especially at night. They are quite distressing and often can be halted quickly by a maneuver where you point your toes in the direction of your nose to stretch and massage your calf muscles. Stretching before going to bed can prevent this altogether. If this doesn't work, you may have circulation issues or get some blood tests to look for chemical irregularities. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed DVT and since developed a varicose vein on my inner calf. Will it be possible to treat these types of veins? (No clotting disorder)

I was diagnosed DVT and since developed a varicose vein on my inner calf. Will it be possible to treat these types of veins? (No clotting disorder)

Reassurance : Yes, definitely. There are many options for treatment varicose veins: surgical, laser. You can find these services through computer and doctors will be happy to help you. ...Read more

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Get excruciating upper calf pain near superficial varicose vein at sitting/office job.No pain jogging.Usdoppler neg 4 dvt.Compression hose help.Cause?

Get excruciating upper calf pain near superficial varicose vein at sitting/office job.No pain jogging.Usdoppler neg 4 dvt.Compression hose help.Cause?

Thrombophlebitis : You likely have a clot in a portion of that superficial vein. This is known as superficial thrombophlebitis. Aside from the discomfort, this is a relatively benign entity. Compression, warm compressed and NSAIDS are all helpful. ...Read more

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Told DVT ruled out from blood test & probably muscle pain is this right? Varicose veins in 1 leg with bruising. Throbbing above bruises under knee.

Told DVT ruled out from blood test & probably muscle pain is this right? Varicose veins in 1 leg with bruising. Throbbing above bruises under knee.

Venous reflux test: Recommend that you look into your vein disease further w/ a venous reflux ultrasound test to assess your varicose veins & to look into venous insufficiency as a possible cause. An ultrasound can also assess for other possibilities such as ruptured Baker's cyst, hematoma, or tumor such as sarcoma. If US negative then consider a MRI of the leg joints / muscle. Could also be nerves or inflammatory. ...Read more

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How can I treat vericose veins?

How can I treat vericose veins?

Physician Review: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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How can you get vericose veins?

How can you get vericose 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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What should I do about vericose veins

What should I do about vericose veins

Varicose veins: Varicose veins is a term that is used by patients and physician to cover a wide variety of vein problems. From spider veins to ropy veins to frank venous aneurysm. Physician examination to include focused ultrasound review of the veins is key. Ultrasound review must include review of venous flow patterns looking for venous reflux or backward venous flow. Treatment is then based on findings. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by enlarged and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different ...Read more