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Varicose veins are the bulging out of surface veins in your legs. Sciatica is pain felt at the back of your leg - due to the largest nerve of your body the sciatic nerve being irritated. The sensations of burning / pain are felt along the distribution of the sciatic nerve, moving from the buttocks to down the back of your thigh & leg.
Definitely see your primary care doctor for more help. ...Read more
Varicose veins: Hello, varicose veins on one leg and not the other suggests vascular disease. I see that you have had a cardiac catheterization. The same disease within the blood vessels in your heart can occur anywhere else in your body. A vascular surgery evaluation is recommended. This will be the most direct doctor to help resolve your problems. Also your lipids need aggressive treatment. ...Read more
Why did my vericous veins in my lower leg become somewhat hard and rope-like and extremely painful?
Need more info: Questions like are you over weight, do you stand a lot in one place, are you diabetic. Your symptoms are very concerning. Please make an appointment with your family physician very soon. ...Read more
My 10 year old daughter has visible thin purple like veins that look like vericous veins since she was little all over her body in different areas.
Has to be seen: This has to be evaluated, especially if it is increasing and/or painful. Very hard to opine without seeing it. ...Read more
I have very big legs with vericous veins and fat in my ankles what can I do to help my conditions?
Visit a vascular: Doctor for the varicose veins. They could evaluate you and give you options. If you are heavy (weight wise) losing weight will help take some pressure off the veins. Compression hosiery if there is any degree of swelling can help. If fat around ankles is an issue it can be surgically removed. ...Read more
I have a saphenous vein in my left leg which is not working anymore. What is the most recommended surgical procedure for vericous veins?
Does having very pronounced vericous veins in my left but not my right leg give any indication why I have 3 brain aneurysms? I still don't know why
I have bad vericous veins in left leg, hit in leg with lotion bottle bad bruises, cont. To be sore and bruised inc. Pin point after 2 weeks hx of PE?
Hematoma: You probably burst a varicose vein causing a lot of blood that is trying to resolve itself but it is taking a while because there was so much of it. You are on several things that should minimize risk of PE but would aggravate something like this. Put warm compresses on it, move around as much as possible but put the leg up when you are not moving around to reduce pressure on the veins. Gd luck ...Read more
I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?
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 more
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 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 more
Reduction of spiders: Spider veins and varicose veins are a very common problems and there are many causes including hereditary, aging, pregnancies and even sun exposure. Treatments may include compression stockings and horse chestnut but these are temporizing measures. For more definitive treatment, sclerotherapy or laser would be a better choice. You should have a venous reflux exam with a vein specialist. ...Read more
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 more
Not really: Wearing graduated compression stockings, avoiding standing for long periods of time, weight control, regular exercise, putting your feet up when you can, and not getting pregnant are all ways that have been proposed as helping to prevent the progression of vein disease. Unfortunately none of these things will prevent the inevitable, and that is the fact that vein disease progresses over time. ...Read more
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 more
What causes and cures are there for varicose vein's? How can I help not to get them? Best procedure?
Lots of? S: Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged valves they are made worse by xs weight, prolonged standing and age whule support atckings will help symptoms they will nit get rid of the problem Depending on extent they can be effectively treated by vein ablation, sclerotherapy or vein excision a venous duplex will tell the best approach ...Read more
Can a small visible varicose vein (blue snake) disappear on its own after a while, or is it permanently going to be visible?
Varicosities: Usually if it is a true varicose vein it will remain there until treated. The vein has been stretched out and is now saggy. ...Read more
My veins are very prominent, the colours can clearly be seen through my skin. They aren't varicose though. How can I reduce them from showing?
You can't: Normal veins are naturally going to show through the skin and there is nothing you can do to diminsh their appearance outside of tanning the skin or getting a spray tan. If your skin is lighter complexion and the veins naturally more prominent there are going to show themselves. You will have to try to not be self-conscious about them. ...Read more
The vein that appeared after having varicose surgery is like a string it is very hard and goes down the head to reach the left side where surgery done?
Hard string vein: This is very likely a "dead" vein that will gradually absorb over a period of several weeks to a couple of months. Veins that are hard / firm and like a string (and often tender) are consistent with dead or dying veins, such as after a vein laser treatment or radiofrequency vein treatment. The body softens & absorbs these over time. Other possibility is a phlebitis. Recommend vein ultrasound. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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
Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and standing, heavy weight lifting, and others... Phlebology is a specialty for treating veins: www. Phlebolgy. Org minimally invasive diagnostic and treatments to get rid of each type of problem before it progresses and exercise and medical compression. ...Read more
See a specialist: As dr. Hertzman said, you should have an evaluation from a vein specialist. In the mean time though, there are simple things you can do which will help temporarily. These include using properly fitting compression stockings with adequate compression. Elevating your legs when you can gives relief, as does taking anti-inflammatory medicine. Regular exercise and no prolonged standing also helps. ...Read more