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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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I was advised endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus; since I have varicose veins, I am scared of sedation.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with varicose veins in my left leg. I also have multiple heart problems which are right bundle branch block, bicuspid aortic valve, high blood pressure, and patent foramen ovale. I also have Barrett's esophagus and this week, I am going in for an endosco...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. I can see that your leg has developed varicose veins (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This happens due to back flow of blood into the superficial venous system of the legs. We...  Read Full »

The veins in arms and legs are bulging with pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 19 years old and I am currently experiencing an issue with the veins in my arms and legs, primarily on the left side of my body. It started about a month ago when I noticed a vein on the top of my left foot that started bulging up out of nowhere. It was concerning but not painful unti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem looks like varicose vein. Veins will bulge when you are standing or moving around when unlike down it regressed and blood flows back into the deeper veins and empty back into the heart. Varicosity is due to incompetence or weakness in the valves within vei...  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 veins in the last month for one leg. Now, the doctor suggested that he needs to go for joint replacement for both legs. Some of the doctors said that there is some complexity as he had treatment for varic...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Will removing varicose veins from penis interrupt with erection?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past few months, I acquired spider veins and varicose veins on both sides of my penis. The veins are thick, dark blue and engorged with blood even when the penis is flaccid. Varicose veins run in my family but never thought I could have them there. They also are accompanied with...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Varicose veins are a very rare entity if they are present on your penile skin. Most of the time they need no intervention unless they are causing so much pain which is interfering with your daily activity or for cosmetic reasons. As they are superficial, removing them doe...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My health problems include diabetes, varicose veins, and weight loss. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from diabetes, varicose veins, and weight loss problems. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. First of all, do not assume you have diabetes. Confirm it by carrying out fasting blood glucose levels from a clinical laboratory. Now coming to your problem, Varicose veins are a condition where the valves or perforators of the leg ar...  Read Full »

My aunt cannot walk or stand for a long time. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 50 years old. She has a condition of bluish black nerves on the back of her legs under the knees. I have attached the photo of her legs. This issue started a while back, and it has got worse now. She cannot stand for long even if she needs to. While walking, she can feel like s...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a case of varicose veins, which is more common in individuals engaged in occupations that involve prolonged standing, such as teachers and conductors. There also seems to be a superimposed infection in this case. It's worth noting that varicose veins can...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for intermittent calf and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I am 5'7" and weigh approximately 280 lbs. I am overweight. My question is that I have had this calf pain intermittently ever since I went bowling over a month ago. It comes and goes and the pain is honestly very random when it appears. It does not hurt worse wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing your info, I think there are a couple of things I can tell you. I am assuming you have a B/ L (bilateral) pain and aching discomfort and not a sharp localized pain. Some of the causes for your pain are: Most likely you have dehydration. My second different...  Read Full »

My diabetic grandmother has twisted nerves in her right leg. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother has had diabetes since she was 45 years old. She is now 70 years old. Now on her right leg, her nerves are seen to be twisted. My friend said it is varicose veins. Will it cause any problems? She is not having issues with it. I am worried that it will affect her.  Read Full »


Dr. Hateem Hassan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to clarify your concern. Veins and nerves are two different entities. Nerves do not get visible to the naked eye. So if you can see some thread-like structure visible, that most likely will be a varicose vein. And it can rarely be dangerous, but most of ...  Read Full »

I have painful and prominent veins in my leg. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, 5 feet tall, and weigh 119 pounds. I have been married for three years and not pregnant yet. I used to gain weight but was not overweight. I never took birth control pills and I am currently taking vitamin D (50000 IU) pills once a week for two months. I have flat fe...  Read Full »


Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have mild varicose veins. If the pain is mild, then no need to do anything. If the pain is more, then you need to opt for sclerotherapy. However, you need to keep your legs elevated and use pressure stockings to prevent the condition f...  Read Full »

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