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I am suffering from varicose veins from the last 2 years and wearing compression stockings for the same. Kindly help.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB (Peripheral Vascular Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS
Vascular Surgeon, Nashik
Hi. Get your venous duplex done. And consult vascular surgeon and if needed undergo surgery or laser for VV.
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Hi Sir, I am having red colour veins visibly like blood clotted over there in mediolateral aspect of thigh, so why is this happened.

Homeopath, Hooghly
Hi Sir, I am having red colour veins visibly like blood clotted over there in mediolateral aspect of thigh, so why is...
This may be haemangioma, you should visit a general surgeon for this purpose to know what the thing is.
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My dad is suffered from varicose vein, Formed also in right leg @ near foot. Can you suggest what should done?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
The treatment of varicose veins is to surgical. The varicose veins are stripped or plugged. Till then he can apply elastocrepe bandage and avoid standing for too long . There are many forms of surgery like sclerotherapy,, stripping etc or laser therapy
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Hello, I have varicocele problem and one day I try to rolling my testis balls. Can it cause be a testicular torsion?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- No it cant but it can surely make you infertile if not treated. Male infertility and Varicocele (also known as Pampiniform plexus) has been a painful factor for men and majority of men undergoes different battles when diagnose with varicocele disorder. Previously varicocele have been causing serious disappointment for men at their ability to enjoy fatherhood, while other men went through terrible disturbing pains, discomfort and unable to enjoy sexual fulfilment. However, the good news is that there is all natural ways to clear varicocele without surgery or risky chemical drugs with the help of safe and effective ayurvedic medicines.
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Superficial vein has been cut in before 8 month ago. The operation is successful .The treatment is going on. I try to find a job in abroad any problems comes in medical check up.

General Physician, Mumbai
Superficial vein has been cut in before 8 month ago. The operation is successful .The treatment is going on. I try to...
In medical checkup they will ask about your past history and where you will have to mention about your problems
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I've varicose veins, I don't want to do operation because can't feel any pain from varicose vein, is it ok to not do operation?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Yes it is ok. And better take homoeopathic treatment to cure it. Don't wait for it to become serious.
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Varicose Veins - The Most Common Symptoms Your Should Know!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgeon, Bangalore
Varicose Veins - The Most Common Symptoms Your Should Know!
Varicose veins are a condition marked by enlarged or gnarled veins. This typically affects the veins in the feet and legs. In most cases, varicose veins are a mere cosmetic concern but in some cases, it can be quite uncomfortable and painful. If left untreated, it can also lead to further complications.

Varicose veins may be caused by a lack of elasticity in the veins causing blood to pool in them and flow back-wards. This blood is deoxygenated and hence the veins appear blue. Women have a higher risk of suffering from varicose veins as compared to men. This risk also increases with age and weight. Pregnancy can also cause varicose veins. The most common symptoms of this condition are:

visible veins just under the surface of the skin
veins that appear blue and gnarled
a dull ache in the legs
throbbing or burning sensation in the calves
pain in the legs that worsens after standing or sitting in the same position for a long time
itching around the veins
bleeding veins
inflammation of the skin or ulcers around the ankles
red or blue spider veins
Varicose veins can be treated with simple home remedies. Keeping the legs raised or wearing compression stockings can relieve the pain associated with varicose veins and prevent the condition from worsening. Exercise can also help improve blood circulation. If these home remedies are not effective, the patient may need to consult a doctor.

Varicose veins cannot be completely prevented. However, an individual can reduce the risk of suffering from this condition. Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to do this as being overweight can increase the pressure on the legs and hence aggravate varicose veins. Women with a family history of varicose veins should also avoid wearing high heels and tight stockings.

Complications caused by varicose veins are rare. However, some people may experience bleeding on the surface of the skin. There are chances that the veins deep inside the muscle may get twisted which may lead to the swelling of the calf muscles. Varicose veins may also cause painful ulcers around the ankles and is a result of the buildup of fluid around the ankles.

All the complication must be reported to the doctor at the earliest to prevent the condition from worsening.
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Varicose Veins - How Best It Can Diagnosed?

MBBS, Diploma in Medical Radio Diagnosis (DMRD), MD
Radiologist, Mohali
Varicose Veins - How Best It Can Diagnosed?
Blood flows through the tubes called as blood vessels. There are two networks of blood vessels the arteries and the veins. The arteries carry pure or oxygenated blood from the heart to the various parts of the body. The veins, on the other hand, collect impure blood from all over the body and reach it to the heart. Blood flow in the veins is controlled via valves, which ensure blood does not flow in the reverse direction (against its desired direction of flow). The veins in the legs, which are farther from the heart, are quite thick and exert extra pressure to pump blood into the heart. They need to transport blood against gravity and so in people who are prone to stand for long hours, they can become thicker, swollen, twisted, and engorged. In severe cases, there could even lead to bleeding.

Some common causes for varicose veins are:

Damaged valves which are not able to control the flow of blood in the required direction.
Veins with a thin wall that are unable to control blood flow.
Risk factors: Though these are the suspected causes, there are specific risk factors which aggravate the condition of varicose veins.

Family history
Occupations which require prolonged standing (construction jobs, painters, etc.)
Age, which reduces the elasticity of the veins
Surgery in the leg, which could have hampered the values or veins
There are quite a few symptoms of varicose veins. These are quite distinct and present as:

Swollen, ropy leg veins which can be blue
Pain, especially with prolonged standing
Tenderness on touching the veins
Itching and heaviness along the veins
Skin changes like scaling and dryness
Night cramps around the area
Susceptibility to bleed from these veins
While varicose veins are easy to diagnose given their distinct clinical presentation, some additional testing can involve the following:

Doppler ultrasound
As said, prevention is better than cure; here are some preventive measures that can be really helpful:

Elevate legs as much as possible. When working, take short breaks to reduce stagnation and promote blood circulation
Quit smoking
Avoiding alcohol, as it causes venous dilation
Weight management
Avoid tight clothing and sitting with cross-legs for prolonged periods as they put a lot of pressure on the veins and valves
Follow a regular exercise regimen to improve blood flow in the legs, like walking or running
Starting from the least invasive to the most, this condition can be treated by:

Compression stocking (Ted hose or Jobst stocking) which improves circulation and reducing pain
Surgical options include sclerotherapy, laser treatment, and stripping off the vein. These are done in very severe cases, but quite rare.

What are reasons for narrow blood vessels? How can it be overcomed if it is from smoking?

General Physician, Mumbai
What are reasons for narrow blood vessels? How can it be overcomed if it is from smoking?
Take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitaminD (60000iu) once a week for six months and I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months
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How long one should take Clopitab Tablet? Is there any risk if stopped taking this tablet?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (Vascular & Endovascular Surgery)
Vascular Surgeon, Delhi
How long one should take Clopitab Tablet? Is there any risk if stopped taking this tablet?
Clopitab is an antiplatelet medicine which is usually taken life long for certain conditions. It is prescribed for diseases of the heart, brain and peripheral arteries. Once started, it cannot be stopped without a specialist's advice.
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