Varicose veins and knee swelling

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Avatar f tn What other symptoms are present? Varicose veins are swollen and painful veins that have filled with an abnormal collection of blood. This is often associated with pregnancy as well as standing for a long time and having increased pressure in the abdomen. Diagnosis is made based on the appearance of the leg veins when you are standing or sitting with your legs dangling. Diagnostic tests such as duplex ultrasound exam of the extremity may also be done.
Avatar n tn Deep vein thrombosis usually present with pain and swelling, warmth over the affected area, and changes in the skin color, such as turning pale, red or blue. While symptoms of varicose veins include fullness, heaviness, aching, and sometimes pain in the legs; visible, enlarged veins; mild swelling of ankles; brown discoloration and even skin ulcers near the ankle. With diabetes, monitoring of blood glucose to ensure normal levels is highly recommended.
Avatar n tn We can all experience that, but it sounds like this happens often and any swelling that goes up to the knee should be examined by a physician. I don't want to scare you, but the treatment of oedema is to treat the cause, which I urge you to find. What you can do as "self-treatment" is to eat foods that are less salty. Salt increases the water in the blood (cellular fluid) which makes the heart work more.
Avatar f tn I also had a MRI on my left calf, no clot, no fluid, no growth and the muscle looks normal. Now i have a hard knot on my knee cap and my foot seams larger also. I sometimes have pain in my right hip, but am told it's not connected to the swelling. Also one of the veins on the inside of my right foot is popped out all the time now. Both my doctor and the Ortho don't know what's causing it.I have had no trauma to the area.
Avatar n tn I had no visible varicose veins but I had the reflux which causes and leads to varicose veins. You need to get another doctor and have a ultra sound. Look in the phone book for someone who does vnus closure. That is the procedure to close the veins that are refluxing. If they offer that then they will know more about veins and will ultra sound you. You need to tell them all your symtoms.
Avatar n tn I was doing fine for awhile...until August 2009 crept up and the swelling started staying. And then there wasn't just swelling in my ankles, it continued to the tops of my feet, my legs, my fingers, my neck and my middle. So I went back to the doctor and she sent me to the cardiologist. Healthy. Then I went to my gyno. Healthy. Then I went to a Vascualar surgeon. Healthy. And then an Endocrinologist. Healthy. And then I was referred to an Allergist. Healthy. Finally at a nephrologist...
Avatar n tn During recovery, the large vessels below my right knee doubled in size compared to those in my left. Blotchy bruising starts mid-shin and becomes more uniform around my ankle. Varicose veins run from my ankle along my foot. My right calf and ankle are noticeably larger than my left, though how much of this can be attributed to muscle growth or edema I'm not sure.
Avatar n tn These stockings are made with lycra to tighten around the veins and keep them from swelling too much. As you get older, the veins will probably swell more and itch or hurt. There are also ointments on the market as well as lotions that can shrink the veins - even Preparation H will work on them. Wishing you the best.
Avatar f tn I have a torn meniscus in my left knee and also arthritis which has been seen and treated with injections by my orthopedist. The problems is now I am having severe calf pain on the same leg, but I don't know if is related to my knee or is something else entirely.
Avatar f tn What is your age? Usually, varicose veins and telangiectasia (spider veins) are normal veins that have dilated under the influence of increased venous pressure. They are the visible surface manifestation of an underlying syndrome of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency syndromes allow venous blood to escape from its normal flow path and flow in a retrograde direction down into an already congested leg.
1451338 tn?1413478623 as I required surgery on my knee and ankle after the fall and my knee surgeon sent me to a rheumatoid Dr and he was ruling lymes, MS and lupus out when they found Chiari....
469720 tn?1388149949 Also, there are specific medical conditions that may increase your risk of developing a DVT via these three mechanisms, such as congestive heart failure, severe obesity, chronic respiratory failure, a history of smoking, varicose veins, pregnancy and estrogen treatment. If you are concerned that you may be at risk due to any of these conditions, please consult with your physician.
Avatar m tn grade/ severity), fibromyalgia, some heart condition (? diagnosis), varicose veins and suffers from back/ knee/ shoulder/ elbow pain. None of the conditions described except the possible heart condition could be life threatening. There could be a few other cause of the symptoms described such as postural issues, neuro-muscular causes such as muscle sprain, nerve impingement, injuries to muscles/ ligaments etc.
2150728 tn?1336535201 Stasis ulcers are seen in areas where there is sluggish blood supply and decreased venous return .They are usually seen below the knee ,mostly found on the inner part of the leg, just above the ankle. Venous ulcers are usually irregularly shaped, red in color covered with yellow fibrous tissue. If the ulcer is infected there may be green or yellow discharge.
Avatar f tn The most common causes of edema only in one foot are varicose veins and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the veins) of the deep veins of the legs. These conditions can cause improper pumping of the blood by the veins and venous stasis. Hence when you walk the circulation is more and hence more pooling. This can be diagnosed by color dopplar or an angiogram. Do consult a vascular surgeon for this. Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn not sure, but sometimes repeated movement like waitressing can cause issues like varicose veins, could be a pinched nerve, I'd reccomend rest, ice, stretches, ankle rotations, massage the painful spot, if it's not better or you think it is serious see a doctor.
Avatar m tn I am severely overweight and have HUGE varicose veins, another family trait. My primary care doc has taken xrays of my left knee(artho surgery on MCL 2 yrs ago) and says he can't see anything. It is becoming unbearable. He started me on voltaren. It doesn't seem to help. What should I be telling or asking him?? Thanks....
2020005 tn?1476662562 If that is your concern also, there are signs that could indicate you have a clot somewhere along the vein (typically clots will be behind the knee in leg veins). If you notice your affected leg is red, swollen and tender then I would definitely call the doctor. I have an appointment tomorrow and plan on mentioning my vein issue, but I am pretty sure its just what it looks like, a wonderful varicose vein. I never got them with my other pregnancies so this is new territory for me.
487070 tn?1313669552 Hey Carolyn! Pin behind the knee is unlikely to be due to varicose veins and is more likely to be due to knee related issues. Without a physical examination and probably a few tests, it would be difficult to pint out the cause in your case. Possibilities include infections/ inflammations, nerve impingement/ pressure, tendon/ ligamental tears, meniscal injuries, fractures, patellar dislocation, bursitis, tendonitis etc.
Avatar f tn They are a god send and they also reduce the swelling to come and the varicose/spider veins that everyone hates! I'm a nurse on my feet all day and without them I wouldn't be able to work!
229857 tn?1319033507 What about varicose veins? Varicose veins are not dangerous, and they are NOT thrombophlebitis. Varicose veins are a problem with gravity and the weight of the baby on the drainage of superficial veins back up toward the heart. Varicose veins are mere engorgements of these structures and have nothing to do with clots in the deep veins of the legs. Although they can hurt, they don't present as the danger that deep blood clots are.
Avatar f tn My doctor doesn't seem to know how to diagnose it. I have difficulty standing long in the last month or so due to this and ALSO my veins behind the knee are enlarged at the times the lump is larger causing a lot of pain on the whole back of leg. I don't know who to see= a orthopedist or a venous specialist or both?
1740512 tn?1310933523 Usually conditions of heart, kidney, liver or low protein or severe anemia, which cause ankle and feet swelling, cause both ankles and feet to swell. Hence you will need to get heart function assessed by ECHO and EKG, get kidney and liver function tests done and get a complete blood picture for anemia. Low sodium in blood, hypothyroidism and malabsorption syndromes causing low protein in blood have to be looked into. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.
Avatar n tn The causes for foot swelling are blood clot, leg infection, venous insufficiency, varicose veins; burns include sunburn, insect bite or sting, starvation or malnutrition, surgery to leg or foot, blockade of lymph nodes in the legs or lymphatic obstruction. certain medications like hormones viz, estrogens, and testosterone, blood pressure medicines called calcium channel blockers etc.
1070610 tn?1279278010 There are two types of veins, one causes spider veins these are little, the other causes varicous veins and these are the big veins, often the causes of lower leg ache, swelling and colour change. You get relief from walking around, which suggests that being verticle restores the venous flow to the limb, aching and tight calf due to the blood flowing again. I just happened to be reading a very good article last night, i'll go find it for you.
Avatar m tn I eat a bananas every day and drink 2 glass of milk per day to try to keep my calcium and potassium up. I have noticed if I sleep with my legs spread apart as far apart as I can get them it keeps my legs from hurting when I sleep. I recently had a physical exam my cholesterol is 131, HDL 47, LDL 73, Triglycerides 94, VLDL 19, blood pressure 69 over 120. When I was young I road my bicycle 30+ mile every day.
Avatar n tn The archillies tendon joins the heel and the large muscle in the back of the lower leg. It is sounds like the tendon is retracting, which would give you the pain you have. Try icing it. Wrap a bag of veggies (you will not use them again)in a damp cloth. Rest your ankle on the bag. It will mold itself around the ankle and cool the tendon. The icy package should not touch the skin. Ice this way for about 15 minutes. Rest the ankle for 30 minutes while the veggie re-freeze.
Avatar n tn i have severe back pains, and hernia pains, joint and knee and swolen finger joints, the list just goes on and on and now in the past few months have started getting sharp shooting itching pains everywhere! In the tips of my fingers in my cheeks in my calves thighs, arms forehead, hands it is just driving me nuts, but Doctors just keep telling me "i'm fine" well i'm not fine, whatever the heck this is is not fine.
Avatar n tn I swear he knew before the placed a hand on me. I had been mentioning the swelling just below my jaw and behind my ear for what seems like forever and it was just ignored. I read that it may take up to 2 years on steroids to completely clear. All I know is this sucks, sorry but it does. I know you guys understand.