What bad diseases are associated with varicose veins?

Varicose vein . Venous stasis ulcers, venous stasis dermatitis, pitting edema to name a few of the long term sequelae. Skin disoloration, and ulcers being the worst.
In addition ... . To the things that dr. Mountcastle mentioned, having varicose veins also increases you risk of getting phlebitis and thrombophlebitis. Thrombophlebitis is associated with a higher risk of developing a deep venous thrombosis which can increase your risk of having a blood clot in your lungs.

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In evlt, laser on the varicose veins, can any bad things happen?

Certainly possible, But very unlikely. The things that do happen after evlt is that you will have minor discomfort that Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) takes care of. You will get a little normal bruising that goes away in 2 weeks or less. A tight, pulling or stretching feeling over the treated vein is common. Blood clots are very rare, as are infections, skin burns, skin discoloration, and numbness from nerve damage. Read more...
Complications possib. Evlt is a minimally-invasive alternative to stripping used to treat certain kinds of varicose veins. While it has an excellent safety regard, and is highly effective, complications are possible. The most common complications are temporary and not worrisome, such as bruising, pain, and temporarily localized numbness. More serious complications are rare, and include blood clots and infection. Read more...
Unfortunately yes. Small risk of blood clots in deep veins called DVT which requires blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin) for treatment. Very small risk of infection. Rare risk of skin burn from laser. Procedure is very safe and works well. Read more...
Rarely in Good Hands. If you are being treated by a board-certified vascular surgeon who has extensive training & experience in using EVLT laser, the risks of complications are very low. The most common risks including blood clots, phlebitis, thermal nerve injury, skin discoloration, skin burns, or damage to deeper veins. All of these risks can be kept very low by using proper and careful technique. Read more...

Does having varicose veins means that you have bad circulation in your blood?

Not exactly. Varicose veins are a condition related to weak valves or prior injury to veins, most often in the legs. Blood circulation would be normal, but blood return through the veins could be seen as enlarged or tortuous veins. Bad venous disease can result in leg swelling, leg edema, skin discoloration, or even venous ulcers of the lower leg. Read more...
Probably not. As dr. Hoepfner said, having varicose veins really doesn't equate with having bad circulation. When we talk about circulation, we are almost always referring to arterial flow and not venous. Fortunately, even abnormal venous flow rarely has any meaningful effect on your overall circulation and your shouldn't have to worry about it, as long as you don't have arterial disease too. Read more...
Varicose veins. It indicates reflux of vein blood flow It is a circulation issue easily treatable and once treated problem resolved. Read more...

I have Behcet's and my legs swell very badly with large painful varicose veins as soon the weather is hot. Help! What can I do?

Compression stocking. for varicose veins try compression stockings. Start with low pressure then increase over time. Place the stockings while you're in bed. Before you put your feet on the floor. Wear all day. Over time increase the gradient. This can really help. Read more...

Restrictive cardiomyopathy - my brother has this disease and has severe varicose veins on legs. He is on medication. Is there any known cure for this.?

Restricitve cm. There are some treatments for this but there is no cure. There is usually signs of impaired filling of the heart and thus there is venous engorgement which could be causing the varicosities. Read more...
Maybe, not always. Cardiomyopathy is a diseased heart muscle. If heart medication does not help reverse the symptoms the only other treatment is replace the heart with a heart transplant. The varicose veins are not a part of this. If the veins cause leg pain, wear elastic support. Surgery for varicose veins in the presence of cardiomyopathy is unwise. Read more...

Do varicose veins imply poor circulation and possible increase in risk of heart disease?

No. Varicose veins are due to incompetent valves in the veins of the legs. It does not reflect on your heart. When you stand for long periods of time, gravity assists in pooling of the blood in the lower extremities. The same happens when sitting for long periods of time since blood flow back to the heart is impeded by the pressure on the back of your legs. Read more...
No. No. Varicose veins have nothing to do with the health of your heart or increase risk of heart disease. They are a sign of vein disease, usually weak valves in one the large superfical veins or the deep veins. They are not related to the arteries, or blockage of the arteries, which does have an increased risk of heart disease. Read more...
Fortunately, no. Heart disease is related to poor arterial circulation. Varicose veins don't influence blood flow through arteries so it is possible to have varicose veins and have perfectly healthy arteries. It is possible to have arterial and venous trouble at the same time, but few people are that unlucky. Fortunately, there is no connection at all between varicose veins and a person's risk of heart disease. Read more...
Varicose veins. Varicose veins do affect circulation of the leg or legs in question as the veins do not drain properly, but don't cause disease of the arteries which is called pad. Pad is a marker for heart disease and vascular disease of the neck vessels which can lead to stroke. Check out heart.Org. Read more...
No. Varicose veins do not imply anything about poor circulation nor about heart disease risk. They are different diseases. Read more...
Varicose veins. The presence of varicose veins do no increase your risk of heart disease. Varicose veins tend to be isolated to the legs and do not increase the risk of developing artery disease or heart disease. There is a slight increase risk of blood clots in patients with varicose veins. Leg veins tend to worsen with time & cause some serious health issues in the legs so seek vascular surgeon opinion. Read more...

On my left leg where my varicose veins are, my leg has been aching & hurting so bad. I don't know what to do, rush to the doctor or what?

Varicose veins. If the symptoms are just aching and not swelling and posterior calf pain- i suspect but could not diagnose without seeing you that the problem is not deep vein thrombosis which is the worrisome phlebitis or blood clot. Sometimes the superficial veins or varicose veins become inflammed ie red, tender, and warm and are easily treated. Certainly the aching and the varicosities may not be related. Read more...
Maybe. Varicose veins are a result of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency can cause leg aches and hurting. They can also cause swelling, itching, burning and restless leg symptoms. If you have significant swelling and pain in your calf when you walk, this could be a sign of a deep vein thrombosis (clot) and this does require immediate attention (er - now). If not, see a phlebologist (vein doc). Read more...
Seek care. If any of your veins are hard, lumpy, warm, red, tender, and/or swollen, you could have phlebitis and you should see your doctor right away. Regardless, you should talk to your doctor about your varicose veins and see what can be done about taking care of your varicose veins. It sounds like a visit to a vein specialist would be a good idea. Read more...

I have varicose veins and after I have sex if I stand on my feet for awhile (cleaning or cooking) my leg starts to hurt very bad. Why is this?

Strange! It is not common for 25-year-olds to have varicose veins, nor is it common for them to hurt. If you have had one-sided leg pain and swelling, you could have a blood clot and may need to have it checked out. One quickie answer would be to try advil (ibuprofen) 600mg prior to sex and to wear compression stockings always. Not the most appealing, i know, but you need to stop the progression. Also, find the cause! Read more...
Valvular reflux. Varicose veins worsen when standing and lessen when supine or lying. This is due to the underlying cause of varicose veins which is malfunctioning of the valves in the saphenous system. When you are upright, the venous pressure builds up in the veins, the valves reflux and blood flows backwards resulting in increased venous back pressure. You should see a vein specialist for a venous reflux exam. Read more...
Venous reflux. U need to have a venous "reflux" study as you sound as if the greater saphenous vein (at the junction of the femoral vein) is incompetent or exhibits relfux.. Read more...
High vein pressure. Varicose veins are caused by incompetent valves between part of your superficial leg veins (varicose) to deep veins. Thus, through incompetent connection (valve/valves), blood from deep vein is entering surface vein opposite normal flow direction. Varicose veins accumulate pressure in lower parts of legs & can cause pain & skin changes. Vulvar varicose veins can cause intercourse pain. Treatable. Read more...
Gravity, pressure. Varicose veins swell when you stand on your feet and gravity draws blood into them over time. They swell after sex because vigorous activity may increase the pressure in your chest and abdomen while your blood vessels in your body are dilated due to the various hormones circulating at the time. These are both normal for varicose veins. Have your veins removed by a specialist , a phlebologist. Read more...