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What Causes Small Vessel Disease In The Legs
Is revascularisationand an option for small vessel disease, regarding leg amputation? What questions should I ask her doctor?
Some times: If revasculizing leads to a higher flow rate and increased pressure then small blood vessels may open up and deliver more oxygen to the tissues. But if the small vessels are clogged as we see with diabetes (which effect small and large vessels) then it may not help. Hopefully there are only small isolated areas of blockage and the body will compensate with making new collateral vessels. ...Read more
Veins in right leg swell and then other times really small. Had 3 stents in lad. Also have some type of autonomic disfunction. Bp dropping. Causes?
Normal veins: Veins are thin walled, low pressure structures that fill and become engorged or empty and lie flat depending on gravity and position with state of hydration also contributing. When you sit with your legs down, they'll swell. When you sit or lie and elevate them, they'll empty. Arterial disease (as in stenting of your lad) has nothing to do with your venous system. ...Read more
WHat are veins for?: Veins are a part of the circulation that takes "used" blood away from an organ and returns it to the heart to be cleaned and have "food" added. When there is something that increases blood flow to an area such as inflammation that occurs when there is an autoimmune or other problem with symptoms in an area such as the face, veins in that area may increase in size (dilate) to carry the blood away. ...Read more
When patients have a genetic disease called venous insufficiency, they have venous hypertension and a backward flow of blood called reflux... This causes dilatation of veins,
and thins out the overlying skin until the vein gets inflamed or ruptures. The leg eould need a compression wrap or even a suture and compression until the underlying condition can be treated either done in office. ...Read more
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I have blood vessels spontaneously bursting in my legs. Very painful and large. What could cause this?
Pain: Most likely varicose veinGet a more detailed answer ›
What causes blood vessels in my leg to break? It stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.
Does heat cause expansion of right leg blood vessels, (almost feels like bursting, sometimes), suffocation, & chest pain?
Chest: The symptoms you describe could be associated with a significant problem. You should be seen by a doctor soon. ...Read more
I got a bad sunburn on my legs and the blood vessels broke which caused tiny red clusters of dots all over. How long does it take to heal? Treatments?
Usually: A second degree burn which will cause capillary damage and/or bleeding. You can use mild antiseptic ointment or get Rx medication from your physician. Time frame- 2-3 weeks. Consider SPF of 40 or greater. ...Read more
Infection: Infection is a complication of every surgical procedure. ...Read more
Wondering what conditions can cause swelling of the blood vessels almost all over the body, especially eyes, arms, legs?
Swelling: I would need to know if you have any other symptoms but in any case swelling all over warrants a trip to your doctor soon. ...Read more
25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?
Many possibilities: The symptoms you describe suggest a significant problem with your blood's clotting mechanisms. You should get in to see your doctor immediately for and exam and some tests. ...Read more
Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?
Arm numbness: The symptoms that you describe may or may not be linked. The numbness in the arm could be from sleeping in an awkward position. The heaviness (weakness?) in the legs is difficult to assess without an examination. See your medical doctor or a neurologist to evaluate your numbness and heaviness. ...Read more
What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.
Varicose Veins: Although you need an exam to 100% sure, it sounds like you have varicose veins. Varicose veins are defective veins that hold abnormal amounts of blood and bulge out and bleed leading to bruises. These are very easily treated with a short same-day office procedure and it is almost always covered by health insurance. Vascular surgeons and other doctors specializing in phlebology can treat you. ...Read more
Restrictive cardiomyopathy - my brother has this disease and has severe varicose veins on legs. He is on medication. Is there any known cure for this?
Cure?: There really is no cure for restrictive cardiomyopathy. Sorry. Not sure if veins are related to heart. ...Read more
Restrictive cardiomyopathy - my brother has this disease and has severe varicose veins on legs. He is on medication. Is there any known cure for this.?
Restricitve cm: There are some treatments for this but there is no cure. There is usually signs of impaired filling of the heart and thus there is venous engorgement which could be causing the varicosities. ...Read more
Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?
Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect, heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, through blood vessels to brain and limbs?
I have like broken veins on my calf on my left leg. I had it for a while but more developed, its not extremely bad though. What causes this?
The most common reason for these veins are hormonal shifts that women have, during regular menstrual cycles, and pregnancy.
Another possible reason is easy bruisability, where the vein walls are weaker and have a tendency to leak. Increasing flavonoid's in her diet will be of benefit. These are found in the inside peel of citrus fruits. ...Read more
Refluxing veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves (called reflux) most commonly in the saphenous system. To treat these you must first undergo a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. Medical management would be the use of support hose but this is only masking the problem. Laser closure of the leaking valves and micro incisions to remove the vv's is the ideal. ...Read more
When I put weight on my right leg, small lumps appear on a couple veins, and then go away when I'm not standing up. No pain or redness what is this?
Varicose Veins: You seem to be describing varicose veins which typically enlarge and bulge when standing and disappear and decompress when lying. Varicose veins are usually the result of malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and, in someone your age, there may also be a genetic component. You should see a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more
Unproven: There are many reasons for spider vein formation including genetics, pregnancies, aging, trauma and sun exposure. Some have suggested that wearing high heel shoes and crossing the legs will increase the chances of spider vein formation due to the increased pressure on the legs from the shoes or crossing. Although it sounds plausible, there is no real proof that leg crossing worsens veins. ...Read more
No: Generally clots in the veins cause swelling and pain. The leg tends to have a normal or slightly warm. These clots can travel to your lungs with pain and shortness of breath. A clot in the artery diminishes blood flow to the legs and causes them to be cold and without pulses and with severe pain. Be checked out rapidly for either concern. ...Read more
I have many spider veins on my legs. More after firs first delivery. What is the cause? What should I do to cure it?
There is no cure: Unfortunately, the tendency to get spider and varicose veins is something you are born with. The hormones, extra blood volume in your body, and carrying a baby all tend to increase your risk of getting spider veins with pregnancy. Spider veins can be treated very effectively with sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist who can make sure you don't have anyh underlying vein trouble. ...Read more
Valves: These see very common and are usually associated with the development of problems with the valves in the veins themselves. When these valves fail to function properly, blood can pool in the leg and cause a dilatation of the superficial veins. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more
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