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Absolutely: Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins can and do cause symptoms including swelling and pain. Treatment options have changed in the past decade, and there are minimally invasive treatments offered in the office. Contact a vascular vein specialist for your evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Yes: I have been treating varicose veins with laser ablation, phlebectomy, and injection sclerotherapy for over 10 years. The overwhelming majority of patients experience great to complete symptom relief after completing the plan of therapy. Complications are rare, and usually minor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers