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What can be done for large varicose veins on legs & even arms?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

Varicose veins can be treated -- in addition to compression socks, minimally invasive techniques exist including laser, sclerotherapy, and micro-phlebectomy.
These are office based procedures. In my practice, i see and evaluate every patient personally and perform an ultrasound on the spot. The options are carefully explained to you and i devise a treatment plan we are both happy with.

In brief: Many options

Varicose veins can be treated -- in addition to compression socks, minimally invasive techniques exist including laser, sclerotherapy, and micro-phlebectomy.
These are office based procedures. In my practice, i see and evaluate every patient personally and perform an ultrasound on the spot. The options are carefully explained to you and i devise a treatment plan we are both happy with.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. John Oren
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Several options...

There are several options available including laser, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.
You should consult with a vein specialist for available options.

In brief: Several options...

There are several options available including laser, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.
You should consult with a vein specialist for available options.
Dr. John Oren
Dr. John Oren
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Startb with eval

Dr. Oren is right, there are several options available that are minimally invasive.
The place to start though, is with an evaluation from a vein specialist. You need a venous ultrasound to find underlying problems that are causing the large visible varicose veins. Once these are identified, a treatment plan can be put together and discussed with you.

In brief: Startb with eval

Dr. Oren is right, there are several options available that are minimally invasive.
The place to start though, is with an evaluation from a vein specialist. You need a venous ultrasound to find underlying problems that are causing the large visible varicose veins. Once these are identified, a treatment plan can be put together and discussed with you.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several options

True varicose veins cannot appear on the arms.
Varicose veins of the legs can be treated by several different therapies, depending on the exact details of the individual's situation. The first step is evaluation by a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease.

In brief: Several options

True varicose veins cannot appear on the arms.
Varicose veins of the legs can be treated by several different therapies, depending on the exact details of the individual's situation. The first step is evaluation by a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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In brief: First,

There are no varicose veins in the arms! protruding vein, bulging vein yes.
Varicose never as in leg vv the flow is reversed from up down. It is always normal in large hand veins. Before treating them: if you are a body builder weight lifter do nothing! second think that one day you may need those veins for an IV access in case of emergency, it may come handy then...

In brief: First,

There are no varicose veins in the arms! protruding vein, bulging vein yes.
Varicose never as in leg vv the flow is reversed from up down. It is always normal in large hand veins. Before treating them: if you are a body builder weight lifter do nothing! second think that one day you may need those veins for an IV access in case of emergency, it may come handy then...
Dr. Gabriel Goren
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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