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What is varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis?

Varicose veins are bulging, twisting veins that are often blue or dark purple in color. They occur when the valves in the vein become defective, causing the blood to move in the wrong direction or pool.

Symptoms of varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis

  • Primarily engaged in work that requires standing

  • Swelling or water retention on one side of the body

  • Skin hardening

  • Dark spots on skin

  • Impression edema

  • Swelling of any body part

  • History of groin hernia

  • History of deep vein thrombosis / blood clot in my leg veins

Questions your doctor may ask to check for varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis

  • Do you stand a lot for work?

  • Do you have skin hardening?

  • Do you have darkened skin?

  • Do you have any swelling in your body?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia?

Treatment for varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis

The most common treatment option for varicose veins is sclerotherapy, a procedure in which medicine is injected into the veins, making them shrink. Some other treatments include laser, vein stripping, and endoscopic vein surgery.

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Reviewed By:

Mo Gerdvisheh, MD

Mo Gerdvisheh, MD (General surgery)

Dr. Gerdvisheh is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive Surgery. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine and completed General Surgery residency at Mercy Health - Jewish Hospital. During his residency, he was awarded the Joel A. Essig Outstanding Resident Award as the most technically gifted and compassionate surgical resident. Dr. Gerdvisheh is also a graduate of the Harvard Medical School Surgical Leadership Program and holds positions on the Utilization Review, Credentialing, and Robotic Steering committee's at The Christ Hospital. He is committed to providing comprehensive care to his patients for a wide variety of surgical problems.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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