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I have a bulging varicose vein on my leg, how do I get rid of it besides surgery?

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Various treatments

Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist.
A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. These are effective minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery.

In brief: Various treatments

Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist.
A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. These are effective minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No more surgery

As dr. Zimmett said, there are a number of good treatment options for bulging varicose veins that don't require surgery any more.
The first thing to do is to see a vein specialist/phlebologist. You need to have a standing venous ultrasound exam. The results will then determine what treatment options are available to you.

In brief: No more surgery

As dr. Zimmett said, there are a number of good treatment options for bulging varicose veins that don't require surgery any more.
The first thing to do is to see a vein specialist/phlebologist. You need to have a standing venous ultrasound exam. The results will then determine what treatment options are available to you.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Choices

Injections are an option, surgery and laser treatments are other options.
Your choices will depend on the reasons you have these veins. See a vascular surgeon or plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

In brief: Choices

Injections are an option, surgery and laser treatments are other options.
Your choices will depend on the reasons you have these veins. See a vascular surgeon or plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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