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What Do Vaginal Varicose Veins Look Like
Yes: Vaginal varices can itch but often are also associated with labial varices which also can cause irritation and itching. Do not forget, however, that vaginal itching is more commonly associated with vaginal infections or fungal skin infections, sometimes with urinary tract infections. I would recommend you see your doctor before assuming that the cause of itching is from the varices. ...Read more
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
I'm 30 wks prego & I'm having vaginal pain. I have varicose veins down there but now I have a tender spot on my vagina. Should I be worried?
VV and pregnancy: Varicose veins in the legs and vaginal varicose veins are very common during pregnancy. These veins enlarge due to the pressure of the uterus on the intra abdominal veins causing the leg veins to enlarge. Local care for vaginal veins with wet warm compresses may help. If these is a clotted painful vein, it can be drained under local anesthesia. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
Vaginal veins.: Vaginal veins are varicose vein on the vulva or inside of the vagina. They tend to occur after multiple pregnancies although one can do it. They are also associated with pelvic congestion syndrome. These veins are bluish in color and can enlarge during menstrual periods. They are treatable. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
I have noticed a couple of what look like varicose veins underneath my tongue. Feel well. No others symptoms. Should I be worried? Thanks.
Perfectly normal: The tissue is thin there and the veins are close to the surface. Don't worry about this. ...Read more
Not commonly: This sounds more like a symptoms of restless legs rather than varicose veins, but it is a possibility. Not a common symptoms described by varicose vein patients though. More common with varicose veins to have achiness, burning, throbbing, dull pain, itching, heaviness, pressure sensation, or cramping discomfort. These vein symptoms usually worse with standing & relieved with elevation / rest. ...Read more
My daughter is 40 years old but I noticed some varicose veins on her like her dad had, is this normal?
Private clinic vein: Varicose vein disease is most often performed in a private clinic, but for more severe cases may be done in a surgery center under general anesthesia. Most private clinic experiences are very pleasant. You will be made comfortable by having the leg numbed with some injections of Xylocaine. Often valium or Xanax (alprazolam) is given to relieve anxiety related to the procedure. Most people are very comfortable. ...Read more
I noticed what looks like varicose veins on either side of my tailbone. No injury, never been there before. I'm a 31 yr old female. Cause for concern?
Not typical location: Although possible for veins to become dilated or prominent in that area however it is not a typical location for verifies veins, would advise to get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
How to cure varicose veins? From last 5 years suffering but now starting more problem a little spot like pimple start to appear what to do?
Varicose veins: U should see a avascular surgeon 4 definitive answer on what can b done. Some varicose veins r treatable if superficial. U should have venous studies4determining the extent ; what veins r affected. If u r over weight u need 2 lose weight. Some pelvic tumors can press on ur veins; cause varicose veins. Also, u should not do heavy lifting; that increases ur intrabd. Pressure, bulging ur veins more. ...Read more
See vein specialist: I would recommended seeing a vein specialist will likely recommend an ultrasound of you leg veins to look for the cause of your varicose veins. Often, treatment may involve compression stockings (conservative treatment), laser or radiofrequency closure of the veins with bad valves that are causing the varicose veins, phlebectomy of surgical removal of the varicose veins, or sclerotherapy. ...Read more
Can be treated: Varicose veins can be an uncomfortable and unsightly problem for many. When veins are particulary uncomfortable there are several different procedures that can be done. Treatements range from stopping the blood flow to the swollen vein with a laser, to surgically removing the entire damaged vein. A vein treatment center or a vascular surgeon can review all the current options for treatment. ...Read more
See Vascular Surgeon: Consult a board-certified vascular surgeon, who is the "vein specialist" recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties ABMS. Vascular surgeons have typically completed 7 yrs of residency & fellowship in vein disease management. A "phlebologist" may not have any formal university training in vein diseases, as not recognized by ABMS. Therapy includes ablation, phlebectomy, & sclerotherapy. ...Read more
See phlebologist: Check www. Phlebology. Org, and find a phlebologist in your zip code area. Evaluation with ultrasound of the veins in your legs will provide insight into your vein problem, and the appropriate treatment performed: endogenous ablation of the great/small saphenous veins, phlebotomy of vv, sclerotherapy of reticular/spider veins. ...Read more
Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more
See a specialist: You should obtain consultation from a vein specialist. This will involve a history and physical exam. Likely a thorough duplex ultrasound will be performed on your legs, to assess you for incompetent veins that can then be treated by endovenous techniques in the office. Fitted, graded compression stockings are an important first treatment. ...Read more
VV Problems.: Varicose veins are for the most part not dangerous but they do have a problematic potential. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and usually cause symptoms of aching, heaviness, tired, cramping or leg swelling. These same veins can worsen and cause clots, bleeding and venous stasis ultimately leading to venous ulcers it is wise to see a vein specialist early. ...Read more
Won't work.: Measures that can be helpful include compression stockings, regular aerobic activity, maintain a good weight, and avoidance of hot tubs/baths. However these won't clear spider/varicose veins, but may help reduce any related symptoms and slow down worsening. There are a variety of effective minimally-invasive treatment with a good success rate. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more
Yes: Varicose veins often feel hot due to "pooling" of warm blood in the abnormal dilated veins. But if there is tenderness or redness, there could be an active phlebitis or clot & your should seek medical attention. Also, varicose veins are usually a progressive medical condition that can worsen with time, so consider a formal consultation with a vascular surgeon to consider treatment. ...Read more
Seek Phlebologist: Modern evaluation of vv include ultrasound study of the leg veins, examination of legs. Treatment is office based, includes endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy of ropy vv, and sclerotherapy. Seek help at www. Phlebology. Org, and put in zip code to find qualified phlebologist in your area. ...Read more
Multiple options.: Varicose veins are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous vein system. There is a gold standard of treatment and lesser ways to treat these veins. The gold standard is to have a venous reflux exam and laser closure of the leaking valves followed by microphlebectomies or sclerotherapy of the vv. Lesser treatments would be support hose and exercise. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
Signs: The signs of venous incompetence: small blue or red snakelike veins close to the skin surface; ropy, slightly blue bulging varicose veins; prominent tortuous bluish veins beneath the skin called reticular veins; brownish skin discoloration about the ankle area; ulceration especially about the inside of the ankle. The symptoms have been nicely outlined by dr. King. ...Read more
Varicose Veins: No, the same veins are not re-appearing, as once a vein is removed it is gone forever. What is occurring is that new varicose veins are growing off of a deeper underlying vein that was never treated. Vein growth is similar to a tree. If you only remove a branch, but leave the roots & trunk, more vein branches will grow back. Seek a vascular surgeon to get an ultrasound & treat the underlying cause ...Read more
Varicose Veins RX: There are many possible treatment options for your veins, most of which are minimally invasive & can be done in a doctors office. First step is to seen a vein specialist for their opinion. Typically a vein ultrasound is done to determine the cause. You may be offered possible treatment, including compression stockings, laser evlt therapy, radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherpy, or phlebectomy. ...Read more
Depends on Insurance: How expensive you vein treatments will be depends on many factors, including the severity of your vein condition & whether you have health insurance. Although insurance does not always cover vein therapies, it often does. Vein specialists will often offer a free consultation to discuss your options & to offer estimates on cost. The most inexpensive treatment in my vein clinic is sclerotherapy. ...Read more
What are varicose veins? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? And how could I protect myself?
The leg superficial vein system can have ineffective valves (venous reflux) and some of the veins will dilate and bulge.
They become visible, occasionally tender, and get bigger over time.
Support stockings, ablation, and occasionally surgery can eliminate or improve existing varicose vein complexes. ...Read more
Scratching Veins: Sometime it could be dangerous to scratch an area of varicose veins. One risk is that is the skin is thin enough, you could actually cause a break in the skin that could cause bleeding. Less significant risk is that you could cause enough trauma to the area to cause a phlebitis or infection of the area. If the veins are causing alot of itching, would recommend being seen by a vein specialist. ...Read more
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