Varicose Veins

Varicose veins generally occur in the legs and feet, which appear as significant, swollen veins due to ineffective blood flow caused by improper valve function. Treatment is only needed if there is pain and swelling. In severe cases, a varicose ulcer may form due to rupture of the veins, which requires treatment. Surgery, ligation and stripping, sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and endovenous laser treatment are available treatment modalities.

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Due to excessive precum secretion, the foreskin backs up, causing pain while using the washroom. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with an overactive bulbourethral gland causing excessive amounts of precum. Due to this, it can sometimes cause a back up of the foreskin which results in pressure and what I would call the entire descent of the vas deferens into the scrotum. This also causes stomach pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Precum comes from various glands, including the bulbourethral gland. However, the sperm from the testes have a separate tube (vas) that carries sperm to the urethra. This is unlikely to get temporarily clogged by other secretions. Prostatic glands also have separate op...  Read Full »

How to treat the brown pigmentation and redness present near my mother's ankles?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 55 years old. Why does she have brown pigmentation and redness near the ankles? My mother also has varicose veins, which are highly visible on both legs, especially in the picture. Do they pose any health risks? Is there something that can be done? Fifteen years back, my mot...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hello there. Hear your concerns for your mother. I have gone through the images attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me address your questions one after the other. 1. Do varicose veins pose any problems. : Unfortunately, yes. Varicose veins ha...  Read Full »

Can people with varicose veins get the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has planned to take the COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow. Her age is 62 years, and her weight is 39 kg. She has a varicose vein in her legs. I have attached the picture. Can she take the COVID vaccine with varicose vein? Can we take a bath after the COVID-19 vaccine? Can we take steam...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, she can take the vaccine even though she has varicose veins. She can take steam after that. She can bathe as well.No blood test just for the sake of vaccine. Regarding precautions ...  Read Full »

Can the COVID-19 vaccine be administered to people with clotting disorders?

Query: Hi doctor, I have small red dots on my torso, and I have a bruise-like thing on my ankle like purpura. It does not hurt but is looking purple. It has been there for years. I consulted a vein specialist, but they did not say anything. I have a varicose vein on my leg and broken capillaries since my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope everything is fine. Three red dots do not fulfill the definition of purpura there should be plenty. The bruise on the ankle also seems due to contact. Moreover, varicose veins are themselves causative of such small lesions due to blood pooling in extremities. How...  Read Full »

What can cause pain starting from the left side of the hip to the leg?

Query: Hello doctor,This query is about the pain in my mother's veins, which started from her left side of her hip and spread to her whole leg. This pain is unbearable. She is 46-years-old. Her height and weight are 5'4" and 83 kg. She has a problem with her knees too due to overweight.Kindly advise me of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Kumar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you describe the pain a little more and share some pictures of the affected leg if possible. Does the pain occur on moving the leg? Is the pain like a current-like sensation from the hip to the leg? Is there any change of color in the affected leg? Is there...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my painful, inflamed blood vessels in my left leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 77-year-old male. I exercise randomly. I have an inflamed blood vessel in my lower left leg that started hurting last night, about 20 hours ago. Such inflammation never occurred before. I took a picture of it in the mirror since otherwise, I cannot see it well. I can send it to...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmad Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture you have shared seems to be varicose veins (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But as the leg is inflamed and painful and you also have a history of peripheral neuropathy, you need to get a color Doppler of your leg done so that if there...  Read Full »

Do you think my mom has some blood disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned that my mother may have an undiagnosed blood disorder. Can you let me know if her symptoms are anything that can be related any blood disorder? She is 54 years old. Her weight is 65 kg. There is no history of cardiac problem or diabetes. She is relatively healthy and eats a...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: There appears to be no hematologic disorder as tests are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Swelling in the legs could be due to varicose veins, causing fluid accumulation. Central retinal vein occlusion...  Read Full »

How to reduce my mother's leg pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 68 years old. Her weight is 75 kg and height is 165 cm. She has severe right leg pain from behind the knee and around the calf muscle, especially in the nerves. She has varicose veins on her thighs and has had continuous pain for nearly 35 years following her third pregnan...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do understand your concern. It is not possible to make conclusions with limited information, but you can do the following things for her to get pain relief. Ask her to elevate her leg while lying down on bed to at least 9 to 12 inches above like using three to four pillo...  Read Full »

What could cause freckles with spider veins and honeycomb pattern in arms and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, What could cause small light brown lesions that look like freckles but are infact crusts? If pulled bleed a lot despite being very shallow and usually always a dark hair like protrusion from the center. Accompanied with many spider veins, and very shallow blue-green veins. Making a ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached image and read your history (attachment removed to protect patient identity), from that I understand what you may be having Is folliculitis lesions, that is, infection of the hair root follicle, although I could not appreciate any such lesi...  Read Full »

Can I get joint replacement immediately after varicose vein treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has blood sugar, which is under control. He had laser treatment for varicose vein in the last month for one leg. Now, the doctor suggested that he needs to go for joint replacement for both the legs. Some of the doctors saying that there is some complexity as he had treatment for...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Joint replacement surgery increase the chance of thromboembolic events, especially if you are immobilized after the surgery. My recommendation is to avoid the stress of second surgery and wait for a couple of months before going for total knee replacement surgery. For ...  Read Full »

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