Difference between varicose veins and blood clot

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Avatar f tn Varicose veins are painful, I would mention it to your doc as they will be able to tell the difference between them and blood clots, I'm nlt sure that blood clots are usually visible, but you are def better to get them checked out. There are treatments for varicose veins in injection form which really hell, but I'm not sure if that could be done while you are pregmant. Your doc will be able to advise best.
Avatar f tn What causes varicose veins ?and what is the difference between spider veins and the bigger ones ?
Avatar f tn I thought I had a clot, and that is a sign. Do you have any pain in the bigger leg, or varicose veins that look different?
1299624 tn?1332803936 Vericose veins just after some time can naturally become very tender. It could just be from lack of movement. I don't think it's a blood clot, personally. You can try wearing a compression sleeve, which may help relieve some of the pain. hope you start feeling better. good luck.
1840402 tn?1355432565 Just to be sure I would call the dr or like you said your midwife. I can be a varicose vein or it could be a blood clot which could cause concern I would get checked out to be sure.
1014822 tn?1338648073 It seems since I found it my leg has been sore, achy and tired, especially when I walk. My sister is a nurse and I had her look at it and she said it looks fine but I am concerned about the pain. Has anyone had this happen? I have a dr's appt tomorrow so I hope he can put my mind at ease. I'm a worry wart....
9062499 tn?1426957962 Hey omg they r so dam painful im 31 weeks and still working full time manager and have had to drop a few of my shifts coz I just cant handle it I wear compression stocking everyday and have for years coz iv had a blood clot( intramuscular vein thrombosis) before and that was dam painful do u elevate ur legs above ur heart level that gives me a huge sense of relief and keeps me goin a lil longer my feet go tingly but its a gd feeling
Avatar m tn Basically Varicose veins are weakened veins caused by genetic weakness, constipation, pregnancy and obesity. Our veins have valves, but in varicosed veins the valves are weak and do not prevent the backflow of blood. Therefore the blood pools in the lower legs. This causes inadequate circulation and nourishment to the tissues of the lower legs. If not corrected, this can lead to breakdown of the skin and varicose ulcers which are difficult to heal.
Avatar n tn If you have such a problem, it is better to be cautious about your diet and exercise. Such veins can cause venous pooling, slowing of blood and clot formation. Veins and their problems need special care. Hence consult a vascular surgeon once. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn I went to see a nurse practitioner and she said the feelings I was having was due to varicose veins. Are there any treatments for varicose veins?
Avatar f tn I have been looking into this a lot myself and found out about spider veins and varicose veins and I think that is what they are. I have just begun a new birth control pill after some problems with my hormone levels and am also on the end of my recent period - could this be causing it? I read that it can if you are on the pill and have imbalanced hormones - such as being pregnant or on your period. Will they fade or disappear when my hormone levels are balanced?
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/Bulging-pulsing-veins-in-leg-and-dizziness/show/2364269">Bulging pulsing veins in leg and dizziness</a> was started.
Avatar f tn I have a blood clot disorder. You can get tested for disorders simple blood test. Second, blood clots hurt bad not just when.you move but..also staying stil. Check with your doctor because clots are.very dangerous. I don't think.
Avatar f tn Have you undergone any recent surgery on the right leg, ankle or the foot? Is there any history of varicose veins or defective valves in the leg veins? I hope you are not taking any hormone like estrogens, perimenopausal? This needs urgent attention by a surgeon. Have you been checked for diabetes? It could be an abscess needing urgent drainage. You must go to the emergency room and an urgent x ray done to check for any ankle fracture.
1255761 tn?1294681089 If the vessel loses the ability to properly function some blood volume and pressures may cause varicose veins. If the blood return to the heart is severely impeded, that can increase the blood voume and increased work for the heart.
551789 tn?1237180929 If however,there is noticeable or significant swelling then causes like infections,arthritis,gout, kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels disorders and varicose veins have to be ruled out after consulting a physician. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted if you have any additional queries.
2020005 tn?1628125976 You can get clots. I thought i had one and they did a ultrasound on my leg. The symptoms of a clot however are hot to touch spot on leg, the leg would be noticeably more swollen than the other, and there would be pain in the leg. However, varicose veins can hurt too. I wouldn't worry just have your Dr. look at it. If your leg gets really swollen or starts to have pain call your Dr.
Avatar m tn I had an extremely serious case of varicose veins. On the inner sie of each ankle was a sack of blackish stagnant blood, a horror to look at. The skin was thinning and close to rupturing. At some point I adding liquid trace minerals to my drinking water, with no purpose in mind other than adding to my general health. I put one tablespoon in each gallon of filtered water. I also added 16 drops of BioSil.
Avatar n tn 2mm), raised, red bulging spot on my glans that looks like it is filled with blood, from a scrape or scratch when I was very young. Last year I had sclerosing of varicose veins in my leg, which worked very well. This is purely a vanity question -- might this glans blood spot, not really a vein I'm sure, be amenable to injection with a sclerosing solution (sclerotherapy) to shrink it, or would the risk outweigh the cosmetic benefit?
237039 tn?1264258057 I think Coumadin is more effective in preventing blood from congealing in veins, and Plavix is more effective in preventing blood from clotting in arteries. The discussion went over my head after that. I'm sorry to learn about the TIA's Chatty. I know you have had some issues with your vision because of small vessel disease. Why can't you take aspirin?
Avatar f tn I work at a vein clinic and varicose veins do dimish but will not completely go away to prevent them you should wear compression hose or socks makes a huge difference
Avatar f tn Other causes of ankle edema are gout,ankle arthritis,impairment of the blood flow to the ankles due to some blood clot,varicose veins etc.Also remember that eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates , abusing laxatives, diuretics, taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills, pregnancy and PMS,kidney or liver pathologies, sodium retention and neuromuscular disorders can also cause such ankle edema.