A common side effect of varicose veins is phlebitis, a small bump that grows from the protruding vein. But don’t worry — it’s not a serious medical condition. Along with pain, cramping, and swelling, patients with varicose veins may experience a hard lump popping up on a vein. Although this abnormal growth can certainly be alarming, there’s no need to worry. Though painful, the bulge on your leg isn’t a serious medical condition. In all likelihood, the lump is phlebitis, or a blood clot that forms in a superficial leg vein. Blood clots in the leg develop within either the superficial veins or the d
Thinking about getting your varicose veins treated? Don’t wait until the temperatures heat up — do it while the air is cold. The best time of year to treat your varicose veins is the time of year that works best for your schedule and goals, but we at Tri-City Vein Center are always advocates for wintertime treatment if possible. That’s largely because the symptoms of varicose veins are more noticeable during the winter months. You’re less active in the winter, so your legs feel achy and heavy due to lack of exercise. As the pain and swelling increases, you may realize it’s time to deal with your varic
Should you treat your varicose veins with a laser or foam substance? Here’s what you need to know about each procedure. Not so long ago, the only option for relief from painful varicose veins was an invasive vein “stripping” surgery that required a hospital stay. Today, that operation has been replaced with less invasive procedures that rely on either a foam-like substance or the heat of a laser to eliminate varicose veins. Both procedures take place in a doctor’s office, and you’ll be given a topical anesthesia or no numbing age
Varicose veins are a common side effect of pregnancy. Learn what causes them and what you can do to mitigate discomfort. Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy — including, for 10-20% of pregnant women, the sudden appearance of varicose veins. Luckily, these veins are harmless and will typically go away within three to four months after you give birth. However, they can be uncomfortable until that happens, so it’s important to understand why they appear and what you can do to mitigate any discomfort you might experience. What Causes Varicose Veins During Pregnancy There are a few factors that contribute to women developing varicose veins while pregn
Varicose veins is the medical term used to refer to large, twisted veins. These diseased veins typically develop in the legs; however, during pregnancy, some women develop them in the lower pelvic area and in their buttocks. These twisted veins may be red, blue or flesh-colored. Sometimes, larger veins take on a rope-like appearance and bulge out. Spider veins are a milder form of this disease and are visible just beneath the skin. These tiny red veins branch off in various directions and resemble a spider’s web (hence the name). Spider veins usually develop in the legs and the face.
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