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Why do varicose veins throb during menopause?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pressure in Veins
The throbbing is most likely from worsening venous insufficiency (leaky valves in veins) and not necessarily related to menopause itself.
Below-knee compression socks are a good way to start controlling the pain.

In brief: Pressure in Veins
The throbbing is most likely from worsening venous insufficiency (leaky valves in veins) and not necessarily related to menopause itself.
Below-knee compression socks are a good way to start controlling the pain.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Throbbing veins
Menopause actually often helps vein related symptoms.
Veins are sensitive to hormone levels. During menopause, hormone levels drop and veins are commonly less painful. As dr. Aalami said, it probably isn't menopause that is making your veins throb, it is probably the fact that you have broken venous valves that are creating the pain. As dr. Leary said, seeing a phlebologist is a good idea.

In brief: Throbbing veins
Menopause actually often helps vein related symptoms.
Veins are sensitive to hormone levels. During menopause, hormone levels drop and veins are commonly less painful. As dr. Aalami said, it probably isn't menopause that is making your veins throb, it is probably the fact that you have broken venous valves that are creating the pain. As dr. Leary said, seeing a phlebologist is a good idea.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Michael Leary
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Venous hypertension
Varicose veins slowly become worse as we age.
Sometimes taking hormone replacement will worsen symptoms. Wearing a good pair of thigh high graded compression hose may help symptoms by lowering the pressure in your legs.This will not make the varicose veins go away. Varicos veins are very easy to treat now and no one needs vein stripping. See a phlebologist or a doctor who treats vein disease.

In brief: Venous hypertension
Varicose veins slowly become worse as we age.
Sometimes taking hormone replacement will worsen symptoms. Wearing a good pair of thigh high graded compression hose may help symptoms by lowering the pressure in your legs.This will not make the varicose veins go away. Varicos veins are very easy to treat now and no one needs vein stripping. See a phlebologist or a doctor who treats vein disease.
Dr. Michael Leary
Dr. Michael Leary
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
In brief: VV and Menopause
Varicose veins throb during menopause because there is increased fluid retention during this time causing the veins to engorge and become more tender and sensitive.
Varicose veins and be treated in the office by a closure procedure. See a vein specialist.

In brief: VV and Menopause
Varicose veins throb during menopause because there is increased fluid retention during this time causing the veins to engorge and become more tender and sensitive.
Varicose veins and be treated in the office by a closure procedure. See a vein specialist.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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