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Should I see a doctor about varicose veins for treatment?

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2 doctors agree

In brief: Start with a consult

Varicose veins can cause long-term problems that can be severely life-limiting.
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.

In brief: Start with a consult

Varicose veins can cause long-term problems that can be severely life-limiting.
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.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Varicose veins are not life threatening, & may be mostly of cosmetic concern in some.
However, they commonly cause significant symptoms. Studies show patients with varicose veins have a lower quality of life. They can cause more serious problems such as bleeding, leg swelling, phlebitis, & ulceration. They typically get worse over time. See a phlebologist (phlebology.Org) to evaluate.

In brief: Yes

Varicose veins are not life threatening, & may be mostly of cosmetic concern in some.
However, they commonly cause significant symptoms. Studies show patients with varicose veins have a lower quality of life. They can cause more serious problems such as bleeding, leg swelling, phlebitis, & ulceration. They typically get worse over time. See a phlebologist (phlebology.Org) to evaluate.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you have varicose veins that are causing symptoms like pain, swelling, cramping, leg restlessness, burning, itching, tiredness, fatigue, heaviness, throbbing, or aching, then it is worth seeing a vein specialist for an evaluation and a discussion of treatment options.
If you have any of these symptoms and they are keeping from doing normal activity make an appointment sooner than later.

In brief: Yes

If you have varicose veins that are causing symptoms like pain, swelling, cramping, leg restlessness, burning, itching, tiredness, fatigue, heaviness, throbbing, or aching, then it is worth seeing a vein specialist for an evaluation and a discussion of treatment options.
If you have any of these symptoms and they are keeping from doing normal activity make an appointment sooner than later.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Varicose veins

Yes an evaluation would be advised to obtain advice as to the cause and possible treatment options

In brief: Varicose veins

Yes an evaluation would be advised to obtain advice as to the cause and possible treatment options
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