Vein Treatments Questions
Can Spironolactone (steroid) treatment make veins more visible?
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I've been on a high dose of Spironolactone for adult acne for the past 2.5 years. Spironolactone affects the levels of aldosterone in the body and I also read it's a steroid. Now that some veins have become more visible on my legs/abdomen, I wonder if this medication had be contributed to this? Would taking a smaller dose sort out the problem?
Is closure an option for me?
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I am 40 yrs old and have varicose and spider veins. I also have discoloring and hardening around my ankle. After years, my eighth knee surgery was a replacement but the leg still swells, is painful, and cramps at night. I know my valves are bad from previous clots as I have a hyper coag state. No one seems to understand. All this said, is closure an option for me?
Are visible veins throughout thighs normal?
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I'm 26 and have translucent skin on my thighs - you can see deep blue veins running throughout (not varicose, just very visible). Is that normal? I am also starting to get spider veins.
How will superficial valve insufficiency affect me long-term? What is the best procedure to address this?
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My legs have been achy and heavy. I had an ultrasound at a vascular doctor's office by a tech. She told me that my right leg has severe superficial valve insufficiency. As for the left leg, the superficial valve has moderate insufficiency. I have 3 children; she said that could have contributed to this. Anyway, I'm 29 and really scared now. How will this affect me long term? And I feel to young for this! Is this common? What is the best procedure?
Is there a procedure that can remove all of my remaining varicose veins?
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I had varicose veins when I was pregnant with my two children. My legs hurt and my veins would protrude. As soon as I had my son, I had the same problem; they hurt a lot when I was standing. I sought treatment from a doctor two years later and he injected my veins. Six months after that my legs hurt but the veins were no longer protruding. I still have more varicose veins because he didn't remove all of them. Is there a procedure that would remove all of my varicose veins?
How do I speed up pain and healing of a blood clot in the arm?
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I have a nonocclusive thrombus within the left subclavian, axillary and basilic vein from a picc line. I'm now running a fever, having chills, arm pain radiating into my chest and headaches. I'm on blood thinners and antibiotics, but what more can I do from home to alleviate the pain and discomfort, and promote quicker healing?
Can nerve damage in a newborn be repaired?
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While giving birth, the doctors used exceeding force to pull my baby out. As a result, the nerves in his hands were damaged and he cannot lift them. Can the damage be repaired, or will he heal over time? If treatment is necessary, what options do we have?