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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.

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...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.

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I am about to embark on a long flight oseas, i suffer from varicose veins and have support stockings, are other measures can I take to prevent dvt?

I am about to embark on a long flight oseas, i suffer from varicose veins and have support stockings, are other measures can I take to prevent dvt?

Activity, activity: Venous stasis or vein blood pooling can result in deep vein thrombosis DVT on extended flights. For very high risk patients with endstage venous stasis, we recommend Lovenox (enoxaparin) injections prior to each flight. If you have minor venous stasis, then compression stockings, push fluid hydration, aspirin, calf pumps activities and ambulation during the flight.

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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.

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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.

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Can varicose veins hurt to touch having big panic attack fearing DVT no swelling no redness no risk factors?

Can varicose veins hurt to touch having big panic attack fearing DVT no swelling no redness no risk factors?

Pain: You can get pain in varicose veins, which are superficial to the skin. This is not a marker for deep vein thrombosis. I would recommend a venous Doppler-sonogram to allay your fears.

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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?

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

Most likely not: DVT pain mostly in the calf because that where the deep vein is . if you are having a pain around your varicoses vein it could be your superfical veins not your deep one. to be sure get venous doppler to ruled out the DVT.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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


Dr. Ted King
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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