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My friend suddenly developed pain in varicose veins in her legs and calves. Had them since 3rd pregnancy.?

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Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very Typical

Interestingly, there is a wide variety in the scope and variety of symptoms that varicose vein patients may show.
Some people have extensive, large veins with little or no symptoms, while others have few, very small veins with terrible symptoms, and still others may have have veins for years, and then begin to develop symptoms. In any case, complications can arise and they should be evaluated.

In brief: Very Typical

Interestingly, there is a wide variety in the scope and variety of symptoms that varicose vein patients may show.
Some people have extensive, large veins with little or no symptoms, while others have few, very small veins with terrible symptoms, and still others may have have veins for years, and then begin to develop symptoms. In any case, complications can arise and they should be evaluated.
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Dr. Craig Schwartz
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Seek care

Varicose veins often hurt.
It may be that it is simply the varicose veins causing pain, but it could certainly be something more serious. Anytime there is a sudden change in a chronic condition, it should be checked out. Your friend should see her primary care doctor or a vein specialist (phlebologist).

In brief: Seek care

Varicose veins often hurt.
It may be that it is simply the varicose veins causing pain, but it could certainly be something more serious. Anytime there is a sudden change in a chronic condition, it should be checked out. Your friend should see her primary care doctor or a vein specialist (phlebologist).
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Veins

This indicates a worsening of the reflux Evaluation soon with the thought of treatment Very often this can be performed without invasive surgery

In brief: Veins

This indicates a worsening of the reflux Evaluation soon with the thought of treatment Very often this can be performed without invasive surgery
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation needed

Sudden onset of pain in a varicose vein can indicate phlebitis/thrombophlebitis.
Start by seeing your doctor and, if necessary, a vein specialist. It is likely that an ultrasound is needed to evaluate the veins and make sure that the only trouble your friend has is uncomplicated varicose veins. If that is the case, then a number of treatment possibilities exist.

In brief: Evaluation needed

Sudden onset of pain in a varicose vein can indicate phlebitis/thrombophlebitis.
Start by seeing your doctor and, if necessary, a vein specialist. It is likely that an ultrasound is needed to evaluate the veins and make sure that the only trouble your friend has is uncomplicated varicose veins. If that is the case, then a number of treatment possibilities exist.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Veins are Hereditary

Environment increases heredity; and hormones and pregnancy; wear graduated compression stockings and get your veins repaired.

In brief: Veins are Hereditary

Environment increases heredity; and hormones and pregnancy; wear graduated compression stockings and get your veins repaired.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: She needs

Them treated with vnus closure and possibly micro phlebectomy.

In brief: She needs

Them treated with vnus closure and possibly micro phlebectomy.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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