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Why Do My Varicose Veins Throb During My Menstrual Cycle
Hormones play a role: Female hormones such as estrogen fluctuate in our menstral cycle and affect the "stretchiness" of our veins. This in turn causes the veins to enlarge which makes them throb. Some women will report similar symptoms on hormone therapy and during pregnancy, when our estrogen levels tend to fluctuate. If you have significant symptoms, consider wearing compression stockings and see a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more
Varicose veins on l leg with vein valve in groin not functioning. Ran into something now bruise on thigh with throbbing pain down whole leg. Worry?
Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?
Baker cyst: An ultrasound is definitive and critical to get. Though what you have sounds like a baker's cyst - a benign fluid filled cyst - pain or swelling in this area can always potentially be a DVT and must have an ultrasound to rule that out. Go to an urgent care and call ahead to make sure they have ultrasound if you are looking for the most economical option. A phlebologist can also check you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varicose vein & saphenous vein valve grossly incompent. Foot tingly/leg heavy now 6hr later top of thigh throbbing. In bed last 4hrs. Worry?
Absolutely not: The most common age group is 30-60, but I have treated patients from age 17-93. Most common causes of varicose veins are family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, occupations or activities with prolonged standing or sitting, and hormonal influences, which is where menopause would play a role. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormonal fluctuation: Drs. White and w-k have given very nice answers and i agree with them entirely. The major issue is hormonal fluctuation just before your period starts. Progesterone causes veins to dilate. This allows them to hold more blood and have higher pressure. Higher pressure in veins causes inflammation and pain. A soon as your period starts, Progesterone levels drop, vein shrink and your pain lessens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have some light varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle (small area). Which specialist(s) could treat this problem?How?
Vein home remedies: Exercise, leg elevation and compression stockings may help some of the symptoms but will not get them to go away completely. It's probably best to meet with a surgeon that is a vein specialist to discuss all of the medical and surgical options that are available today like RFA, EVLA, MOCA and foam sclerotherapy, or even just compression stockings to aid in management of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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