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What is the minimum age for varicose vein removal?

This question was asked in Jamaica, New York and has 3 answer(s) as of 03/21/2016.
Do I have to be a certain age to get my veins removed? I am under 18 and want to get rid of them already. At what age do most people get their varicose veins removed?


Doctors Answers (3)

There is no specific minimum age for varicose vein removal, but they are uncommon in late teens and typically not seen at all in adolescence or childhood. At 18 you are an adult and can have an ultrasound evaluation to determine the cause of your varicose veins followed by treatment. If the veins are a minor issue you may also wear compression hose until a time you want to have the veins treated.

There is no minimum age.

There is no age limit on varicose vein removal. Varicose veins are the bulging blue/green veins. We have treated young adults 17 and 18 years old. In some women with a family history of varicose veins, these can appear in young women after they start menstruation. We have also treated young men at 17-18 years of age. If you have symptoms (pain, aching, throbbing, heaviness, restlessness or cramping, etc.) you should be eligible for insurance coverage. Spider veins (finer blue, red veins on the surface) are typically considered cosmetic and can be treated at any age. However, it is important that you have a thorough evaluation by a Board Certified Surgeon who specializes in treating varicose veins. This should include an ultrasound examination to evaluate any underlying issues.

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