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If I get cramps more now that I have varicose veins, is that a sign of complications?

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Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Venous insufficiency can lead to cramping in the lower extremities as well as other symptoms to include, pain, aching swelling, restless legs, heaviness, fatigue and even skin changes such as eczema and pigmentation changes.

In brief: Possible

Venous insufficiency can lead to cramping in the lower extremities as well as other symptoms to include, pain, aching swelling, restless legs, heaviness, fatigue and even skin changes such as eczema and pigmentation changes.
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Dr. Ted King
One of the most common symptoms from varicose veins is leg cramps. If you have varicose veins and cramps, it isn't so much an indication of complications as it is a sign that it is time to looks into treatment. As Dr. Salatarsh, graduated compression stockings (not TED hose) can help in determining if your cramps are from your veins (which they almost always are) or are from something else.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms of V V

Varicose veins can cause a multitude of symptoms including aching, cramping, heaviness, swelling, burning,pressure, tired legs and restless legs.
Symptoms are not necessarily a sign of a complication but rather a result of having varicose veins. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound.

In brief: Symptoms of V V

Varicose veins can cause a multitude of symptoms including aching, cramping, heaviness, swelling, burning,pressure, tired legs and restless legs.
Symptoms are not necessarily a sign of a complication but rather a result of having varicose veins. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound.
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stockings

Try to wear compression stockings for a while you are standing or at work.
If that makes you feel better then you may have venous insufficiency of the superficial venous system and you should see a vascular surgeon for further evaluation.

In brief: Stockings

Try to wear compression stockings for a while you are standing or at work.
If that makes you feel better then you may have venous insufficiency of the superficial venous system and you should see a vascular surgeon for further evaluation.
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could be

One of the most common symptoms from varicose veins is leg cramps.
If you have varicose veins and cramps, it isn't so much an indication of complications as it is a sign that it is time to looks into treatment. As dr. Salatarsh, graduated compression stockings (not ted hose) can help in determining if your cramps are from your veins (which they almost always are) or are from something else.

In brief: Could be

One of the most common symptoms from varicose veins is leg cramps.
If you have varicose veins and cramps, it isn't so much an indication of complications as it is a sign that it is time to looks into treatment. As dr. Salatarsh, graduated compression stockings (not ted hose) can help in determining if your cramps are from your veins (which they almost always are) or are from something else.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Cramps can come from venous insufficiency but get checked to make sure no underlying pad.

In brief: Maybe

Cramps can come from venous insufficiency but get checked to make sure no underlying pad.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

You don't say where the cramps are.
If they are in your legs, this could be aggravated by venous congestion in your legs from incompetent, dilated veins. However, cramps can have other causes and if it is bothering you, you should see your doctor.

In brief: Perhaps

You don't say where the cramps are.
If they are in your legs, this could be aggravated by venous congestion in your legs from incompetent, dilated veins. However, cramps can have other causes and if it is bothering you, you should see your doctor.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Cramps

These could be secondary to the varicose veins with pooling of blood flow in the muscle group Use compression hose Evaluation by venous Doppler sonogram to identify the underlying vein reflux

In brief: Cramps

These could be secondary to the varicose veins with pooling of blood flow in the muscle group Use compression hose Evaluation by venous Doppler sonogram to identify the underlying vein reflux
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Loss of cell energy

Leg cramps is usually a sign of poor cellular energy increase orally carnitine, co-q 10 supplements add deltanol -delta tocopherol to improve thrombophlebitis inflammation of veins.

In brief: Loss of cell energy

Leg cramps is usually a sign of poor cellular energy increase orally carnitine, co-q 10 supplements add deltanol -delta tocopherol to improve thrombophlebitis inflammation of veins.
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Dr. Alan Koslow
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Describe cramps

Where are they what brings them on. Most likely not related to vv.

In brief: Describe cramps

Where are they what brings them on. Most likely not related to vv.
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