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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 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
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?
Ultra sound of leg: With ultra sound of the leg to r/o dvt, then the rest have to be treated sympyomatically. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Many options: Spider veins usually treated with sclerotherapy injections or thermal energy such as laser or Ohmic thermolysis. Varicose veins can be treated with endovenous mechanical, chemical, or thermal ablation. This includes EVLT, radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, Clarivein, phlebectomy, or vein ligations. Best option is to see a vascular surgeon who specializes in veins and get an expert consult. ...Read more
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
There are many causes include heredity, obesity, multiple pregnancies, jobs that require prolonged standing, local trauma, previous clots, etc.
Treatment is either medical, compression stockings, or surgical, minimally invasive procedures and can include phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, EVLA, RFA.
Meet with a surgeon experienced in treatment of this problem to discuss options after having an ultrasound ...Read more
Can be from birth: Sometimes abnormal veins that appear to be varicose veins can develop before birth. These veins can sometimes be apparent in the legs when a child is only a few months old and might need to be treated by the time of starting school. This is unusual. Typically, the earliest that varicose veins will be seen and require treatment will be when a child is in high school. ...Read more
See a specialist.: Veins can be treated with endovenous ablation, phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. A proper vein specialist (phlebologist) will have you do an ultrasound while standing to determine your best options. Treatments are in-office and usually less than an hour under local anesthetic. ...Read more
Varicose veins: The symptoms of varicose veins can include leg aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, throbbing, restlessness, and cramping. Typically the symptoms get worse the longer you are on your feet during the day. Occasionally, people probably are aware of when a small vein "blows out." they will have a pain and get a bruise where they didn't have an injury. ...Read more
Spray Tan: Spray tans can help. Also, wearing some sore of compression stocking on the leg will flatten them and make them bulge out less. Best option is to get the veins treated so that you are not trying to hide them. There are many good options available for treatment. Vein disease tends to worsen with time, so delaying treatment is not a great idea. . . it can lead to medical problems in your legs. ...Read more
See Vascular Surgeon: I would suggest seeing a vascular surgeon to get sound advice. These veins do often form at a young age as the problem is typically genetic. Compression therapy can help slow the development, but there can often be curative therapies depending on your specific condition. An ultrasound should be done to assess for saphenous vein reflux which can often be cured & prevent new varicose veins ...Read more
No evidence: There is no evidence from medical research that butchers broom is truly helpful for treatment of varicose veins. If you have varicose veins, they are typically a progressive disease that can cause medical problems if left untreated. Recommend that you consult with a vascular surgeon, as they are considered the most qualified vein specialists to deal with your concerns. ...Read more
None that works.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies such as horse chestnut, diosmin, escin and certain kinds of berries but none of these work. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a f/u venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more
Humans are not...: Humans are not made of straight lines, perfect circles, or right angles. We are a collection of all sorts of shapes and lines. Veins lead from one place to another, sometimes directly, sometimes curving here and there, before getting back to the heart. ...Read more
Depends of Anatomy: Whether there will be an effective method to "cure" your varicose veins will depend upon your underlying anatomy, which is genetically determined. The most common "curative" procedure is available for people with "saphenous vein reflux". This is typically treated with endovenous ablation therapy with great long-term results. Other patients do not have this pattern & may have higher recurrence. ...Read more
Start with a consult:
There are a variety of treatments available. The exact treatment plan will depend on the pattern of disease present.
Start with a consultation with a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease. Evaluation will include a history and physical examination and an ultrasound examination, which should be done with the patient standing. ...Read more
You probably can't: While treatment techniques used today generally offer excellent results for most patients, it is likely that new veins will develop over time. With periodic maintenance treatment it is often possible to keep one's legs in good shape. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. For more info, see http://www. Phlebology. Org/. ...Read more
Very well: Varicose veins on the surface are often related to poorly functioning veins below the skin. These veins are detected by ultrasound. Evlt is an excellent treatment for many of these underlying veins. A small needle is placed into the underlying vein. A laser fiber is placed through the needle into the vein. After local anesthesia, laser energy is delivered to the vein in order to eliminate it. ...Read more
Vein doctor: Please look up a vein specialist: american college of phlebology: www. Phlebology. Org and put in your zip code. Some dermatologists are phlebologists who specialize in vein care. ...Read more
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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