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Dr. Ted King
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Venous Insufficiency (Definition)

Venous insufficiency is a symptom in which the veins in a part of the body (usually the legs) are not able to easily carry blood back towards the heart. Some blood and extra fluid tends to stay in the lower legs, leading ...Read more


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What does venous insufficiency mean anyways and what outlook for me?

What does venous insufficiency mean anyways and what outlook for me?

Vein pooling: Veins return blood to the heart. Cvi occurs when there is reduced flow or pooling in leg veins, causing leg swelling, inflammation, & ulceration. The most common cause is when the one-way valves don't work well, leading to venous reflux, or back flow, with blood pooling in the veins. This can result from genetic predisposition, pregnancy, injuries or blood clots. See a vein specialist for help. ...Read more

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What does grade 3 venous insufficiency mean?

Not sure: It is interesting that you receive that information. I am not aware of grade 3 venous insufficiency classification. Ther is a ceap classification. C3 corresponds to patients that have edema as a consequence of venous insufficiency, however gets a bit more complex when add the other components. Would be better for the general publc to refers as mild/moderate/severe. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do docs mean by grade 3 venous insufficiency?

Edema : This generally means you have edema on the ceap scale meet with yor surgeon to disucss medical and surgical options for treatment. ...Read more

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What does a sharp pain/ice cold sensation on a leg with chronic venous insufficiency mean, that also gets worse upon touching?

What does a sharp pain/ice cold sensation on a leg with chronic venous insufficiency mean, that also gets worse upon touching?

Depends: Venous disease causes many diffeent symptoms. If you have painful vv with palpation, this likely indicates ongoing inflammation related to too much pressure from valvular incompetence. ...Read more

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If you have venous insufficiency does that mean you are more likely to get blood clots ? Like a DVT ?

If you have venous insufficiency does that mean you are more likely to get blood clots ? Like a DVT ?

Yes: venous insufficiency means the blood does not keep moving in your veins towards the heart (veins have valves that prevent the blood from going backward). Clotting inside our blood vessels happens under 3 circumstances: 1) slow blood movement or velocity 2) abnormal blood composition like abnormal cell, toxins etc 3) roughened inner surface (called: intima) of the blood vessel like in people with a ...Read more

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What are the tests for venous insufficiency?

Ultrasound: A duplex ultrasound that looks for the presence of reflux in the superficial and deep system of veins is the most useful test for venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of venous insufficiency?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins, swelling and possibly brownish discoloration of the legs. Pain and discomfort may also be associated. If you have any of these symptoms you should see your doctor and ask for vascular surgical opinion. ...Read more

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Is the discolouration from venous insufficiency reversible?

Is the discolouration from venous insufficiency reversible?

No : If you have discoloration, your venous insufficiency is serious and you are at risk of developing a leg ulcer, even if your legs feel fine. Elevate your legs. Wear compression stockings daily. See a phlebologist or vein specialist. Phlebology.Org for a referral. Treatment is office based and under and hour. Covered by almost all insurance. ...Read more

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