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I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg. Should I get this looked at?

I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg. Should I get this looked at?

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 more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Are vericous veins related to my sciatica pain?

Are vericous veins related to my sciatica pain?

Not really: 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

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Why do I have vericous veins really bad in the left leg and nothing in the other?

Why do I have vericous veins really bad in the left leg and nothing in the other?

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

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Why did my vericous veins in my lower leg become somewhat hard and rope-like and extremely painful?

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

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I have very big legs with vericous veins and fat in my ankles what can I do to help my conditions?

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

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I have a saphenous vein in my left leg which is not working anymore. What is the most recommended surgical procedure for vericous veins?

I have a saphenous vein in my left leg which is not working anymore. What is the most recommended surgical procedure for vericous veins?

Family practice: Vein stripping is still the most common surgical procedure. There are laser treatments and injections that are used but insurance usually won't cover them. ...Read more

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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

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

No separate things: Vv in left leg arises from incompetent great saphenous vein or incompetent perforator vein. Brains aneurysms are on the arterial side of circulation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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How can I deal with varicose vein?

How can I deal with varicose vein?

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

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How can you treat a varicose vein?

How can you treat a varicose vein?

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

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What are the signs, symptoms of varicose vein?

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

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How can you prevent varicose/spider vein pains?

How can you prevent varicose/spider vein pains?

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

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What can I do to treat or eliminate my varicose vein?

What can I do to treat or eliminate my varicose vein?

Veins: Depends on the cause
Larger bulging veins usually treated with thermal ablation
Smaller spider veins sclerotherapy
Firstly need a venous Doppler evaluation to determine source of problem ...Read more

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Varicose vein, young age. Medical advice on what to do?

Varicose vein, young age. Medical advice on what to do?

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

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Is there any way to prevent prominent vein from bulging out as varicose one?

Is there any way to prevent prominent vein from bulging out as varicose one?

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

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What is the best option to get a large varicose vein removed for a 25 yr old?

What is the best option to get a large varicose vein removed for a 25 yr old?

Young veins: 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

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Is there any medicine available in the market to cure the varicose vein disease?

Is there any medicine available in the market to cure the varicose vein disease?

No.: Only a vein specialist can treat your veins durably. Compression stockings slow progression. In office treatments are now available. Phlebology. Org or miamibeachvein. Com to learn more. ...Read more

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I would like to know if anyone has had good experiences with those varicose vein procedures?

I would like to know if anyone has had good experiences with those varicose vein procedures?

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 more

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