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Can spider veins and reticular veins have the possibility to be isolated and benign?
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I'm 28 F with no preg and not on the pill. I found a couple small reticular veins on the back of my right calf and several spider veins on both of my thighs. I've read these can be signs of venous reflux. Howev... Read more
Is GSV reflux 3.5 second considered to be serious?
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Is GSV reflux 3.5 second considered to be serious? I am very symptomatic with heavy and achy legs. Elevation and walking helps some. Will I benefit from the vein closure procedure? What are the benefits vs risk... Read more
I was diagnosed with PAD, will compression stockings help?
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The results of my Ankle Brachial Index are as follows: left side 0.85; right side 0.87. I am doing a lot of walking. Do compression stockings help with PAD? Read more
My feet are freezing despite wearing compression socks. Is this normal?
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My feet are freezing despite wearing compression socks. Is this normal? I'm waiting to hear back from my specialist, but wanted to seek advice prior to our follow up. My GP thinks it might be lymphedema. Could ... Read more
Can dehydration cause bulging hand veins?
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I have pertruding veins on the top of my hands. I have not been drinking enough water. Can dehydration be the cause of my bulging hand veins? What about caffeine? Read more
Can I continue my hobby of ballroom dancing with heeled dance shoes if I have CVI?
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I am suffering from achy, heavy and tired legs due to CVI diagnosed last year. I have no varicose veins. I am wearing 20-30mmHg thigh-high compression stockings when I am not in bed. Can I continue with my hobb... Read more
At age 78, is it wise to have veins and arteries removed to do a heart bypass for the second time?
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The veins and some arteries have collapsed, and my heart surgeon has suggested another bypass. Will there be more problems if I have veins and arteries removed? Basically, is the procedure worth having? The fir... Read more
Is it safe to be pregnant again after vulvar sclerotherapy?
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I have had two pregnancies and developed vulvar varicosities during the second one. The pain is mild except for a few days during a menstrual cycle. I am concerned that a third pregnancy would be very painful w... Read more
I have reflux above and below my right knee. I have pain and throbbing as a result. Is this pain normal? How do I treat it?
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I am experiencing a lot of pain and throbbing in my right knee. I have no blood clots according to an ultrasound. Is this pain normal? What can I do about it? Read more
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Can I take a 12-hour flight if I have CVI? What should I do to prevent DVT?
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I was diagnosed with CVI last year. I have heavy, achy legs all the time. I am wearing 20-30 mmHg thigh-high compression stockings daily. My parents are overseas. I know I will not take flight unless absolutely... Read more
Should you treat patients with CVI but no varicose vein? I am suffering from CVI diagnosed through ultrasound.
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My symptoms consist of heavy, achy and tired legs. I have reflux of the GSV and some other veins. Morning is better than later afternoon. Elevation helps. Have NO visible sign on the legs. There are some veins... Read more
I have venous insufficiency in both legs, but have with no visible signs. However, my legs get tired, heavy and tight. Would a vein ablation help?
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I have venous insufficiency in both legs. I have NO visible signs--no swelling or varicose veins/spider veins. However, my legs get tired so easily and always feel so heavy and tight. Shopping and cooking are g... Read more
I have pain in my calf and lower back. Could this be due to a venous condition?
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I've had the pain in my calf for five weeks now. It's getting worse and now my lower back has pain as well. Could this be a venous issue? Read more
My foot has been hurting for over a year. What could be wrong?
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My foot has been hurting for over a year. Every time I walk a certain distance I'm OK, but when I rest for a while and then stand up, I limp and my ankle hurts. What could be wrong? Read more
Should I test for May-Thurner syndrome before treating my CVI?
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My mom had May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) at the same time as DVT. She had no vein issue her entire life. I was diagnosed with CVI last year. I have achy, heavy legs. Should I test for MTS before treating my CVI? I... Read more
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