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How to get rid of varicose veins on legs cheaply?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
9 doctors agree

In brief: See Phlebologist

Workup for vv involves proper documentation of symptoms, physical findings, ultrasound findings, photos, and conservative treatment with use of compression hose.
Insurance companies cover the treatment of the malady save for the co-pay and deducible.

In brief: See Phlebologist

Workup for vv involves proper documentation of symptoms, physical findings, ultrasound findings, photos, and conservative treatment with use of compression hose.
Insurance companies cover the treatment of the malady save for the co-pay and deducible.
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
sclero injections
4 doctors agree

In brief: Comprehensive

Thorough diagnosis with a specific venous ultrasound and careful vein mapping can provide a comprehensive approach to treating your lifelong, inherited disorder that has caused your varicose veins.
It is easier now; no vein stripping anymore. Some insurance plans and medicare may help with costs but many insurance plans are " denying coverage" so intervene early with a vein specialist.

In brief: Comprehensive

Thorough diagnosis with a specific venous ultrasound and careful vein mapping can provide a comprehensive approach to treating your lifelong, inherited disorder that has caused your varicose veins.
It is easier now; no vein stripping anymore. Some insurance plans and medicare may help with costs but many insurance plans are " denying coverage" so intervene early with a vein specialist.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Dr. Nicholas Hyde
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vein therapy& safety

I think what you should ask is how can i properly get rid of my varicose veins.
If money precludes appropriate treatment with a duplex ultrasound exam, then i would save your money and invest in a pair of properly fit medical compression graduated compression stockings, keep your weight down, exercise or walk daily, and elevate your legs to provide some partial relief of your symptoms. No med spa.

In brief: Vein therapy& safety

I think what you should ask is how can i properly get rid of my varicose veins.
If money precludes appropriate treatment with a duplex ultrasound exam, then i would save your money and invest in a pair of properly fit medical compression graduated compression stockings, keep your weight down, exercise or walk daily, and elevate your legs to provide some partial relief of your symptoms. No med spa.
Dr. Nicholas Hyde
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Compression stocking

The cheapest treatment is to wear properly fitting graduated compression stockings.
It doesn't get rid of the veins but it does usually make your legs feel better and probably helps to keep the problem from getting worse as quickly. Although stockings don't get rid of the veins, treatment does. See a vein specialist so you can know what treatment entails. It might not cost as much as you fear.

In brief: Compression stocking

The cheapest treatment is to wear properly fitting graduated compression stockings.
It doesn't get rid of the veins but it does usually make your legs feel better and probably helps to keep the problem from getting worse as quickly. Although stockings don't get rid of the veins, treatment does. See a vein specialist so you can know what treatment entails. It might not cost as much as you fear.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Insurance

If you have true varicose veins and not cosmetic spider veins, insurance should cover the procedure.
An ultrasound is needed to check for reflux and venous insufficiency and if noted, procedures can be performed to remove them. If small, cosmetic veins, laser treatments or taking horse chestnut supplements may help.

In brief: Insurance

If you have true varicose veins and not cosmetic spider veins, insurance should cover the procedure.
An ultrasound is needed to check for reflux and venous insufficiency and if noted, procedures can be performed to remove them. If small, cosmetic veins, laser treatments or taking horse chestnut supplements may help.
Dr. William Forsythe
Dr. William Forsythe
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