How do I treat a gigantic varicose vein?
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Varicose veins after trauma
It is important to get an ultrasound of the legs to make sure the deep system of veins are clear of 'clot' especially after trauma, possible immobilization and long course of treatment and physical therapy. It is not recommended in fact harmful to treat varicose veins in the presence of a deep venous thrombosis (clot in the deep system of veins). If the deep system is clear of clot, non-surgical options are available and quite safe.
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You may have venous insufficiency, which is quite common after trauma. I would get an ultrasound of the legs followed by vein therapy.
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Large varicose veins
Anytime someone comes in with large varicose veins, we recommend a venous ultrasound to see if the patient has venous insufficiency. This gives a map of what is causing the problem. The vein can then be treated by one or a variety of treatment options which your physician can discuss in detail with the results of the ultrasounds. These treatments include EVLA, Radiofrequency ablation, Clarivien, Phlebotomies, Glue, Foam, Sclerotherapy etc.
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Most likely you developed the varicose vein due to the trauma to that leg. You need to have a venous ultrasound to evaluate the extent of the diseased vein. Your physician can then discuss with you the various procedures to correct the problem. Typically it can be taken care of with a procedure done in the office to close down the vein with heat or to remove the vein entirely.
Treatment varicose veins.
Varicose veins can be a result of trauma and are due to leaking (refluxing) of the vein valves. This can be treated by an in office procedure usually consisting of sealing the leaking valves with a laser or RF catheter followed by treating the varicose veins by either sclerotherapy or removal through tiny incisions. See a vein specialist.
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