I have varicose veins on both legs. The unceasing pain in my leg often keeps me from sleeping. Is it time to see a doctor?

I have varicose veins in both legs. One leg is more painful than the other. The left leg gives me constant pain. During my period the veins swell and are very painful. My right leg is worse with the protruding varicose veins and hurt more when I'm on my cycle.

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More About Doctor Advanced Vein Center

Published on Dec 05, 2018

Anytime you have severe pain that keeps you from enjoying life's activities, it's time to see a doctor. There is no reason to suffer unnecessarily when often something can be done to help alleviate your pain. Also, this keeps small problems from becoming more serious ones!

Answered by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Anytime you have severe pain that keeps you from enjoying life's activities, it's time to see a doctor. There is no reason to suffer unnecessarily when often something can be done to help alleviate your pain. Also, this keeps small problems from becoming more serious ones!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Jun 19, 2015

You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with venous reflux examination.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with venous reflux examination.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor St. Louis Vein Center

Published on Jun 18, 2015

Yes , please see vein specialist to get treatment. Treatment of varicose veins has never been easier.

Answered by St. Louis Vein Center (View Profile)

Yes , please see vein specialist to get treatment. Treatment of varicose veins has never been easier.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


San Pedro Veins - Estea Laser & Cosmetic Center

Published on Jun 17, 2015

Once veins start hurting, they are no longer considered cosmetic, and therefore should be evaluated by your doctor or a vascular surgeon, who will probably offer ultrasound to figure out the cause of the pain and, more importantly, the course of therapy.

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Answered by San Pedro Veins - Estea Laser & Cosmetic Center

Once veins start hurting, they are no longer considered cosmetic, and therefore should be evaluated by your doctor or a vascular surgeon, who will probably offer ultrasound to figure out the cause of the pain and, more importantly, the course of therapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Jun 17, 2015

Yes it is time to be evaluated by an board certified surgeon who specializes in treating vein disease. This will include an ultrasound exam to establish if there is an underlying venous cause for you problem. You should also be measured and fitted for a comfortable compression stocking which will help keep you more comfortable until you can be treated. This may also be a requirement by your insurance carrier. Pain is often worse during periods due to dilation of the veins.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Yes it is time to be evaluated by an board certified surgeon who specializes in treating vein disease. This will include an ultrasound exam to establish if there is an underlying venous cause for you problem. You should also be measured and fitted for a comfortable compression stocking which will help keep you more comfortable until you can be treated. This may also be a requirement by your insurance carrier. Pain is often worse during periods due to dilation of the veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Jun 17, 2015

Vein disease is not really a cosmetic issue. It is really a circulatory defect. This is why you are having discomfort. Cosmetic things do not hurt. You have a medical condition at this time that is causing you to hurt. This is the time that you go see a vein doctor to have your venous circulation fixed. That is when the pain will go away.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

Vein disease is not really a cosmetic issue. It is really a circulatory defect. This is why you are having discomfort. Cosmetic things do not hurt. You have a medical condition at this time that is causing you to hurt. This is the time that you go see a vein doctor to have your venous circulation fixed. That is when the pain will go away.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Georgia Vascular Institute

Published on Jun 17, 2015

Yes. You likely have venous insufficiency. I would seek out a vein or vascular specialist. They will likely evaluate you with an ultrasound.
Treatments for this include compression therapy and endovenous ablation.

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Answered by Georgia Vascular Institute

Yes. You likely have venous insufficiency. I would seek out a vein or vascular specialist. They will likely evaluate you with an ultrasound.
Treatments for this include compression therapy and endovenous ablation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Vein Center for Women PC

Published on Jun 17, 2015

All these symptoms lead me to believe that yes - it is in fact time to see a doctor. You should not have to deal with any pain unnecessarily. Call up your vascular specialist and arrange for a consultation. In addition to this consult- you should also have a venous doppler done to evaluate the extent of your venous insufficiency. It is very common for the complaints of swelling and pain to increase in hot weather as well as during your menstrual cycle. So set up an appointment and meet with him/her. They may discuss with you and advise you on the usage of medical grade compression hose as well- which can help in alleviating the leg symptoms.
Good Luck.

Answered by Vein Center for Women PC (View Profile)

All these symptoms lead me to believe that yes - it is in fact time to see a doctor. You should not have to deal with any pain unnecessarily. Call up your vascular specialist and arrange for a consultation. In addition to this consult- you should also have a venous doppler done to evaluate the extent of your venous insufficiency. It is very common for the complaints of swelling and pain to increase in hot weather as well as during your menstrual cycle. So set up an appointment and meet with him/her. They may discuss with you and advise you on the usage of medical grade compression hose as well- which can help in alleviating the leg symptoms.
Good Luck.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Clinic

Published on Jun 17, 2015

Yes- I strongly suggest you see and vascular specialist soon.

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Answered by The Vein Clinic

Yes- I strongly suggest you see and vascular specialist soon.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Published on Jun 17, 2015

Yes

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Answered by Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Yes

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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