Varicose veins and alcohol

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Avatar_f_tn I have a varicose vein on my leg (on back of my quad), I'm only 21 years old and it is slowly spreading slightly onto my calf muscle now. It is also beginning to ache.Would I be priority in having it removed or will doctors just leave it as it is?
6529153_tn?1415281938 I have had a small varicose vein on my shin for years. Suddenly, it worsened and a few more popped up, then a rather large, painful one appeared on my inner thigh almost over night. I saw a vein surgeon, who did an ultrasound and determined the vein down my leg is in complete valve failure. My insurance will not pay for ELT until I do a trial period of compression stockings for 8-12 weeks. I am in so much pain, even with the stockings!!! The lower leg feels better.
Avatar_f_tn Lower position of legs as maintained while driving/prolonged standing or sitting in one position is usually the cause of varicose veins/spider veins (the blue bulging veins). This happens due to stagnation of blood in the lower part of the leg or due to faulty valves in the deep veins which prevent upward squeezing of the blood. Also, if you sit in a particular portion for long, the leg muscles stop their contraction and relaxation and this prevents upward motion of the blood.
Avatar_m_tn I'm noticing 2 new varicose veins and small purple looking veins throughout my penis. I also noticed minor discomfort and aching on the right side of my penis. The aches and discomfort have gone away but the veins are still there and prominent. I'm wondering if this is inflammation? I have a always had 1 varicose vein on my left side of my penis but the 2 other ones seem new and coily which I have never noticed before.
771853_tn?1235330555 Jhelsley asked if there was a safe amount of vicodin and alcohol and his response was accurate and to the point. It's not about dying of something else other than liver disease it's about what the combo of alcohol and vicodon will do to you. No one with hepc should ask what combo of alcohol and vicodin is safe? Jhensley is young and can probably run from the grim reaper for a long time even though he's doing alcohol and vicodin.
Avatar_n_tn fresnoborn -- me too on the veins. I don't ever remember seeing all these small thin veins on my thighs and hips. I think my skin thinned during tx. It became really prevelant during the last month or two of tx. I will have to research this pasoperson --- Carolyn -- how are you? How is tx doing. Can't remember now, you were increasing dose or switching to infergen after your 12 week. Where are you now?
Avatar_m_tn Hi, maybe you can help with this, I'm 44 yrs and have had a enlarged vein which runs across on top of my penis just behind the head near the foreskin. It seemed to have appeared after vigorous intercourse. I've had It for a week now, it is hard especially with an erection, but still noticeable without also. I don't have discomfort associated with it in a flaccid state but some what when my penis is erect. Can you offer some advise?
Avatar_f_tn Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates , Abusing laxatives,diuretics, drugs, sodium retention, varicose veins, allergic reactions and neuromuscular disorders. Since you are having bruises also, liver function tests need to be done to assess your liver functioning. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar_m_tn This could be due to compression of tibial nerve as it passes through the tarsal tunnel in the foot. This can happen if you have varicose veins or swollen, corrugated veins due to damage venous valves. Clinical examination and nerve conduction study may be required. There are certain systemic causes, which can affect both the feet like vitamin deficiencies like B6, B12, B1 and niacin need to be assessed as per history of malnutrition and serum levels.
Avatar_f_tn The cause could be prolonged standing, faulty valves, family history, blood pressure and cholesterol problems, sedentary life style, congenital malformation of veins, and obesity. If any of the causes which can be controlled are detected then taking care of those causes can reduce the progression of varicose veins. Compression bandages are available which can be worn. Avoid things like alcohol, caffeine etc which increase the blood flow and tissue perfusion.
Avatar_n_tn Ascites (fluid build-up in the abdomen) caused by portal hypertension and low albumin 2. Varices (internal varicose veins usually in the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, or intestine) caused by portal hypertension 3.
Avatar_n_tn The cause has to be found, it may be an ulcer or varicose veins in esophagus. How old are you? Drinking alcohol? If you are bloated, and think that diarrhea is related to milk products, than have a lactose-free diet trial for 2 days. If you are lactose intolerant, symptoms should lessen in this time. You may also try with low-fructose diet in case you're fructose intolerant. For more, check the journal under my username.
Avatar_n_tn One week later after taking some pills, the pain, and now tingling, was in my hands and fingers. Doc agreed it was not varicous veins then. More pills..(this is a bit like starting a difficult engine by hitting it with a hammer!!) These didn't do anything, and now I have numbing in both legs which comes and goes with severity depending what I am doing, and hands which at times are numb, and then tingling, especially the finger tips. Sometime just two small fingers on the right hand.
534785_tn?1329595808 From reading my GP's diagnoses notes from my appointments with her, I discovered that she thinks I have globular hystericus, or that I'm imaging the lump in my throat that's been making it difficult for me to swallow and breathe over the past 5 months. She also attributed the edema in my legs to varicose veins...I only have two small varicose veins on my right leg that I've had for a long time now from crossing my legs a where else, so I have no idea where she's coming up with this.
Avatar_m_tn This started happening most pronounced on the right side of my scrotum and penis. My scrotum skin is red and mottled and tender to the touch and it feels like the blood just won't leave that area except when laying flat. Getting an erection is now painful and achy near the right base of my penis. I haven't had any sexual activity in about a year, so not an STD and I was confirmed clean before then.
Avatar_f_tn My mother was diagnosed in her 80's with a vascular disease and she always had varicose veins. However, she had 14 children. I've only had once child. I also have breast augmentation (saline). So I have wondered if that could be part of the issue. I have had regular mammograms and they are normal. I've always been healthy prior to the last four years.
Avatar_f_tn At this stage, there is fibrostic bridging between portal areas and between portal areas and center veins. At S4, in addition to S3's changes, there are pseudo-lobules formed and this stage is the final stage, cirrhosis. Hope this helps clarify things. I was told @ Stage 5 not to expect very little, if any meaningful amount of tissue regeneration unless new therapies are developed. I was also told that if any spontaneous regeneration did occur it would take many years to develop.
Avatar_n_tn It can be due to several causes like muscle fatigue, muscle cramps, injuries, inflammation, varicose veins, neurological causes like peripheral neuropathy / sciatica, dehydration, atherosclerosis, arthritis, gout, depletion of minerals like potassium or sodium, medications such as diuretics / statins, bone tumours and several other conditions. You should consult a doctor for a complete evaluation. Various investigations can be blood workup, arteriogram, bone scan, X-ray / MRI / ultrasound.
Avatar_m_tn Hemorroids and varicose veins are related conditions. I suffered the latter. At their worst I had a sac of purple stagnant blood on each ankle, The skin was paper thin and on the verge of ulcerating. It was a horrible sight. It was quite by accident that I found a cure. At some point I added liquid trace minerals to my drinking water because I didn't want to be bothered with pills. I also added BioSil (a bioavailable for of silicon).
Avatar_m_tn It seems to be in line with one of my veins, and she mentioned it may be varicose. She submitted my request for a referral, which I will find out in 2 days if it is authorized (I'm in the Army and you have to jump through hoops to get referrals). She also authorized an ultrasound, but they couldn't fit me in for a month... so it's a waiting game. I'm just tired of this feeling. Could it be herpes, especially if there was a false negative on the test?
2189980_tn?1452583984 Other useful measures are stretching, alternate hot and cold packs or baths, massage and applying vibrators on the feet and legs before bedtime. Relaxation and meditation can also help. Bone structure like long fingers, thin bones may not be due to BTM but maybe there due to vit D deficiency. Varicose veins are not due to BTM. The cause is usually faulty valves, or plaque deposits or prolonged standing. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar_n_tn In extreme cases blood can actually flow backwards from portal circulation to systemic circulation, leading to varicose veins in stomach (gastric varices), esophagus (esophageal varices), and rectum (hemorrhoids). Ruptured varices bleed massively and are often fatal. Bilirubin levels may build up in the blood, causing jaundice and bright yellow to dark brown urine. Cirrhosis can also cause insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus.
Avatar_f_tn This can happen if you have varicose veins or swollen, corrugated veins due to damage venous valves. Clinical examination and nerve conduction study may be required. There are certain systemic causes, which can affect both the feet like vitamin deficiencies like B6, B12, B1 and niacin need to be assessed as per history of malnutrition and serum levels. This could also indicate thyroid disorders, liver and kidney dysfunction.
Avatar_f_tn Hello, Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. Varicose veins are common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides cosmetic problems, varicose veins are often painful, especially when standing or walking.They are often diagnosed based simply on the appearance of the veins.Confirmatory tests are Doppler ultrasound and angiogram.You can get it confirmed from a vascular surgeon and after getting these tests done.
Avatar_m_tn this can also sometimes occur in severe cases of acute hepatitis and liver damage), blood can flow backwards from the portal circulation to the systemic circulation where they are connected. This can lead to varicose veins in the stomach and esophagus (gastric and esophageal varices) and rectum hemorrhoids or rectal varicies). Gastric and esophageal varices can rupture, bleed massively and even cause death.
Avatar_f_tn Is the research you mention that of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and the work of Dr Franz Schelling and professor Zamboni et al? They are working on unusually swollen / varicose veins close to the spinal cord, and jugular vein in relation to how it affects the circulation and induces sporadic lethargy and later neurological complications.
Avatar_n_tn My GP noticed it and shook her head and said, well, must be varicose veins. Where? I have maybe 2 small spider veins.. how can varicose veins thta are invisible cause non painful edema equal in both legs? I wonder if this is related to my other problems. 1. I also wonder if a very small pulse pressure at times ( bp was 96/73 a little while ago, standing) is dangerous or indicative of something wrong with my heart? 2.
Avatar_m_tn Certain steps to be taken are rest, leg elevation, ice application for about 15 minutes for 4 times a day, stretch and massage cramping muscles. over the counter pain medications, leg elevation and elastic bandages for varicose veins, nerve disorders or claudication, control diabetes, eliminate alcohol etc. You need to show yourself to a neurologist and who would do the needful examination and clinical investigations. Take care.
Avatar_f_tn over the counter pain medications, leg elevation and elastic bandages for varicose veins, nerve disorders or claudication, control diabetes, eliminate alcohol etc. you need to show yourself to a neurologist and who would do the needful examination and clinical investigations. Take care.
Avatar_m_tn Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp, an injury, atherosclerosis that blocks blood flow in the arteries, blood clot from prolonged bed rest, infection of the bone, inflammation of the leg joints by arthritis or gout, varicose veins, or nerve damage due to diabetes, smoking or alcohol drinking. Try to rest as much as possible and elevate your leg. Apply ice for up to 15 minutes and gently stretch and massage cramping muscles. Pain relievers can also relieve the pain.