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Can varacose veins lead to a dvt?

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Dr. Stephen Hofkin
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: May be result of DVT

Varicose veins can potentially be the result of prior thrombosis in a deep vein or superficial vein.

In brief: May be result of DVT

Varicose veins can potentially be the result of prior thrombosis in a deep vein or superficial vein.
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Varicose veins are considered one of the risk factors for developing DVT on the caprini scale.
To see other risks, click here: http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/clinical/images/vte-risk-assessment.Pdf.

In brief: Yes

Varicose veins are considered one of the risk factors for developing DVT on the caprini scale.
To see other risks, click here: http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/clinical/images/vte-risk-assessment.Pdf.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

Reflux stasis ulcers and infection can lead to superficial, clotting which may then involve the perforating veins to the deep, system. Also varicose veins may follow DVT and valvular damage and thus be secondary, and the original cause still is in play:obesity, trauma, coagulopathy, sedentary lifestyle- immobility!

In brief: Somewhat

Reflux stasis ulcers and infection can lead to superficial, clotting which may then involve the perforating veins to the deep, system. Also varicose veins may follow DVT and valvular damage and thus be secondary, and the original cause still is in play:obesity, trauma, coagulopathy, sedentary lifestyle- immobility!
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology
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In brief: Technically possible

Though you can develop superficial thrombophlebitis in a varicose vein, the chances of this extending to a DVT or pulmonary embolism are extraordinarily low.
So low it's not worth discussing. If you have varicose veins, just get them fixed. There's no reason not to. Phlebology.Org for a referral.

In brief: Technically possible

Though you can develop superficial thrombophlebitis in a varicose vein, the chances of this extending to a DVT or pulmonary embolism are extraordinarily low.
So low it's not worth discussing. If you have varicose veins, just get them fixed. There's no reason not to. Phlebology.Org for a referral.
Dr. Albert Malvehy
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