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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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