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The deep, blue veins in my shoulders, arms, chest, and legs are very visible. Should I be concerned?
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I don't think this is a new symptom, as I have never really paid attention to it before. I have always had remarks of "Oh I love this type of vein" when getting blood drawn, but recently I have noticed how visi... Read more
Are women necessarily more affected by varicose veins than men?
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I got a varicose vein at 18. I worry my daughter will have much stronger varicose veins because of hormones, less muscle, pregnancy, etc. However, I have just read that men are equally affected but are less lik... Read more
Would knee injections (Euflexxa) cause problems if I also have varicose veins?
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I have varicose veins and knee arthritis in my left leg. I ruled out having a knee replacement, as I am 86 and refuse to opt for possible blood clots. I had the endovenous ablation on both legs a year ago and g... Read more
Should I be worried that my 8-year-old daughter has visible, prominent green veins throughout her body?
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My 8-year-old daughter has visible, prominent green veins in her hands, legs, upper chest, and sides of stomach. She is healthy and has no associated problems. The pediatrician said they look normal when he saw... Read more
Why do I have a dull, heavy, aching feeling when I wear compression socks? How can this be fixed?
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I have worn 20-30 mmHg compression socks. My left leg has a dull, heavy, aching feeling when I wear the socks. My right leg is fine. I recently went down to 15-20 mmHg but the same thing is happening. Why is th... Read more
I'm an IV user. After injecting in my hand, pain began to travel up my vein. Why is this? Should I be concerned?
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I'm an IV user. After injecting in my hand, pain began to travel up my vein. Why is this? Should I be concerned? Read more
Can severely painful knees, hips, and lower back be related to chronic venous insufficiency?
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I suffer from severely painful knees, hips, and lower back. Recently my family doctor diagnosed me with chronic venous insufficiency. Can my symptoms be related to CVI? Read more
I developed really visible veins on both my forefeet. When I walk they disappear but when I stand they are huge and bulking. Where is the problem?
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Vein doctor said there was no reflux and there was nothing to operate. Rheumatologist said I had no rheumatic problem. Plus, when I stand, the skin on my feet turns red and is itching and burning to the point I... Read more
Are large blue/green veins on breasts and forearms normal?
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Are large blue/green veins on breasts and forearms normal? Read more
Can lack of excercise alone cause CVI?
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I was diagnosed with CVI a year ago. I’m 52, had 5 pregnancies, varicose veins on feet/ankles, sitting job for 13 years and am in menopause just now. I’ve exercised off and on. My grandma and aunt had DVTs.... Read more
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Why do the veins of my arms appear like small bumps?
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The veins of left arm appears to be normal but recently on my right arm when I lower my hand the vein pops out abnormally. The veins look weird, like pimples, but bigger. I don't feel any pain but they are frea... Read more
Who treats a pseudoaneurysm of the groin?
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I have a pseudoaneurysm in my groin. I'm trying to figure out which medical professional I should see for treatment. Who do you suggest? Read more
I have extreme tightness and pain in both feet. On the top of right foot it feels like the muscle tightens up and it's painful when I stand. Why?
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I have extreme tightness and pain in both feet. On the top of right foot it feels like the muscle tightens up and it's painful when I try to stand. It feels like a Charlie horse. It takes a few minutes for the ... Read more
I have pain in multiple veins. One day it could be in my hand the next in my leg. What should I do?
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I have pain in several of my veins. One day it could be in my hand and the next in my leg. This has been going on for a long time. I take pain killers to reduce the pain, but am seeking a better solution. What ... Read more
Should I take aspirin or blood thinner for a 15 hour flight?
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I have a 15-hour flight in Nov - in a first class seat, luckily. I have CVI with superficial and slight deep vein reflux. I wear 30-40 thigh compression stocking daily. I've never had a procedure done, never h... Read more
Over the past year, Why have the veins in my upper inner arms become very visible over the past year?
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I'm only 30. I'm average weight (BMI 23) and am not on any medication. What can I do about this? Read more
I have a varicose vein on my left leg. Is it OK to continue moderate running and weight training which I currently enjoy on a daily basis?
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I had a varicose vein removed (sclerotherapy) from my right leg 9 years ago, and would like this new vein to be treated as well. I am concerned that new varicose veins will keep developing over the years and wh... Read more
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