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What does varicose vein pain feel like in the legs?

What does varicose vein pain feel like in the legs?

Varies In People: It can be aching, throbbing, burning, dull pain, cramping discomfort, itching, heaviness, a pressure sensation, or a combination of these symptoms. Many patients have no symptoms at all. Others may have some ankle swelling when standing but no discomfort. I would recommend that you see a board -certified vascular surgeon who is considered an expert in evaluation & treatment of varicose veins. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins (Definition)

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


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I have varicose vein pain in my leg. What is the best pain reliever? I do wear the support stockings and am getting ablation in 1 week.

I have varicose vein pain in my leg. What is the best pain reliever? I do wear the support stockings and am getting ablation in 1 week.

Varicose veins: Consider standard anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. Another option is horse chestnut extract or Venastat, which is often very effective. The fact that you are utilizing compression stockings is also very good, as they tend to help alot. Make sure that you use prescription grade compression stockings. Also, seek your vein ablation procedure from a board-certified vascular surgeon expert. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins feel like bugs crawling?

Do varicose veins feel like bugs crawling?

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

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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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What will my leg look like after varicose vein removal?

What will my leg look like after varicose vein removal?

Phlebectomy?: If by "vein remova"l you are referring to surgical removal or micro-phlebectomy, you will likely see 2mm tiny incsions, often without incisions, and some minor bruising and swelling. ...Read more

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What does a vaginal varicose vein look like? One that you can see at the opening of the vagjna

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

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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?

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

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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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What are varicose veins?

What are varicose veins?

Vein with weak walls: Dr. Nielsen has given a very nice answer. The other part of the problem is that varicose veins also have weak walls. This allows the high pressure in the veins to stretch the veins, make them bigger and longer, and that causes the large, bulging, squiggley appearance of the veins. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins?

Genes and behavior: There are many factors that contribute to varicose veins. Some of these are genetics, standing for lengthy periods, gravity or hormones. Today's technology allows surgeons to perform treatment for varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques. This allows for faster healing and return to work in just a few days. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins?

What causes varicose veins?

Leaking valves: Varicose veins are a very common problem and they are due to leaking valves (called reflux) usually in the saphenous veins. Think of your veins like a tree with the trunk being the saphenous vein and the branches being the varicose veins. A venous reflux ultrasound will make the diagnosis. Common causes of this are hereditary, aging and pregnancies in women. They are treatable with a laser. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins dangerous?

Are varicose veins dangerous?

They can be: Varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern, but commonly cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, itching, night cramps, and restless legs. They can also lead to leg swelling, eczema, skin inflammation, and leg ulceration. Phlebitis can occur in a varicose vein, which could lead to a blood clot. Consult a phlebologist (http://www. Phlebology. Org/) to discuss your particular condition. ...Read more

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How to fight varicose veins?

Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and standing, heavy weight lifting, and others... Phlebology is a specialty for treating veins: www. Phlebolgy. Org minimally invasive diagnostic and treatments to get rid of each type of problem before it progresses and exercise and medical compression. ...Read more

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

See a specialist: As dr. Hertzman said, you should have an evaluation from a vein specialist. In the mean time though, there are simple things you can do which will help temporarily. These include using properly fitting compression stockings with adequate compression. Elevating your legs when you can gives relief, as does taking anti-inflammatory medicine. Regular exercise and no prolonged standing also helps. ...Read more

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How can I avoid varicose veins?

How can I avoid varicose veins?

Lifestyle can help: Anything that reduces stress on the vein valves will keep them from wearing out. Exercise is great - walk all the time and take the stairs. Avoid sitting with feet down for long periods of time or standing. If you have a job that requires sitting or standing (like me), invest in 20-30 mm medical grade compression stockings and wear them! You can't change genetics, but you can choose your lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is varicose vein surgery painful?

Is varicose vein surgery painful?

It depends: Although every procedure has some discomfort associated with it. How much you feel depends on what you are having done. If you have surgery or an endovenous thermal procedure, you will get an anesthetic during the procedure so that you won't feel anything. The amount of pain you will have afterwards will be worse with surgery but your doctor can prescribe medicine for you to keep you comfortable. ...Read more

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Are all varicose veins unhealthy?

Not really: A varicose vein is one which has dilated due to increased "back pressure" in the vein. Several reasons, but commonly the one way valves have become incompetent, so gravity pulls the blood back down causing pressure. To many, these may be unsightly, but don't cause symptoms such as burning, itching, and a heavy, achy feeling. If yours do bother you, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How can you treat varicose veins?

Ablation procedure: You can initially use compression stockings for conservative therapy. For more definitive treatment, typically need to get an ablation procedure performed (using laser or radiofrequency). May also need a combination with microphlebectomy. ...Read more

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How can I treat my varicose veins?

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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Is it normal to get varicose veins?

No: No, varicose veins are never normal. They are very common and become increasingly common with age but varicose veins are a manifestation of part of a body system that is failing, or has failed. So varicose veins are never normal. ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins?

Varicose vein: Firstly need to be evaluated to determine the source, venous Doppler sonogram and s the best evaluation, once done a treatment plan can be determined ...Read more

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What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

Bad valves: Varicose veins are caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, (varicose), leak fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation. ...Read more

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How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

No cure: There are many very effective treatments for existing varicose veins, as dr. Nielsen said. Unfortunately, there is no cure. No treatment will guarantee that you will never get another varicose vein as long as you live. When it comes to treating varicose veins, control is the name of the game. Periodic check ups and maintenance treatment when necessary, will give you the best long term results. ...Read more

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How do you treat large varicose veins?

How do you treat large varicose veins?

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

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What can I do about my varicose veins?

What can I do about my varicose veins?

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

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What are ways to treat varicose veins?

Surgery v no surgery: Start with support hose & observation. The gold standard is to have a venous reflux exam and laser closure of the leaking valves of saphenous followed by microphlebectomies or sclerothrapy of the vv. Vein stripping is still done but newer treatment have faster recovery. See a vein specialist. To discuss for eval and discuss options. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat varicose veins?

What can I do to treat varicose veins?

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

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What can be making varicose veins worse?

Prolonged standing: Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat (hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle...Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins. What should I do?

See a vein doctor.: Varicose veins are usually due to malfunctioning valves is the saphenous veins. This can be diagnosed by a venous reflux ultrasound. You should see a vascular surgeon or a vein specialist. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment is to seal the leaking valves with a laser or radio frequency catheter. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Most people with varicose veins don't have symptoms, Large varicose veins can cause people to experience ache, feeling heavy or itching, .
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