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Old 08-25-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Red face varicose Veins

Guys, I'm in distress. I have terrible varicose veins around my ankles and now they are moving up to my thighs! I'm 47, and they are becoming worse by day. I can't afford to wear anything short, not even hot summer days. It HAS to be long pants/jeans or maxis. I've tried quite a few things such as ointments, elevating etc, but nothing seems to help.
Summer is the worst season for me, the heat makes the pain unbearable, and my self esteem is nowhere. Ilm on the treadmill atleast 3x a week for about 30 mins, and like I said, I try and elevate as much as I can. Any advices?

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Old 08-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Re: varicose Veins

If you need treatment your options may include:

Sclerotherapy to close off the vein.
Laser treatment to destroy the vein.
Radiofrequency treatment to close off the vein.
Surgery to tie off or remove the vein.

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Re: varicose Veins

I had vein stripping and radion frequency ablation of upper and lower saphanous veins. My legs look lots better but when my lower saphanous veins were ablated, the nerves in both legs were "knicked" by the ultra violet light and now the pain I have is worse than the veins I had. And nothing can fix this pain. i am on 2 pain meds daily plus celebrex. My quality of life because of this "sucks". It is a roll of the dice and the Dr told me that right from the start. Best of luck!!

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