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Is it common to get varicose veins in your leg?

This question was asked in Farmersburg, Indiana and has 4 answer(s) as of 10/24/2012.
I have varicose veins on my left leg. I am sick and tired of it. I want to be able to finally wear a dress or a bathing suit. Is it a common occurrence to have them on my leg? What are the best options usually for someone like me who has varicose veins on their legs?


Doctors Answers (4)

Varicose veins occur most commonly on the legs as well as rectum (hemorrhoids), esopghagus, and pelvis. Unfortunately, they are visible on the legs. The best treatment method should be determined by a vein doctor (phlebologist) who can accurately map out the problem with an ultrasound exam. The most popular treatments include injections for for smaller surface varicosities and thermal ablation for saphenous vein problems - all simple office procedures.

Incidence of venous disease increases with age, and is more common in women. Over 40% of women in their 50's suffer from some signs or symptoms of venous disease. .Across all ages and genders, 60% of Americans suffer from venous disease and its many problems. As you can see, varicose veins are very common. Your best option is to see a physician who is well trained and qualified in the treatment of venous diseases. They can discuss the best treatment options for you which may include endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy or sclerotherapy.

Yes, varicose veins are common. One in four or five people have some form of vein disorder. There are several treatment options for removing varicose veins. You would need to see a vein doctor and have an ultrasound evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for you. The treatment plan is individualized for your specific anatomy and health history.

Varicose veins are quite common 10 to 15% of people have them. The best treatment is endovenous laser ablation or veimwave therapy or sclerotherapy injection depending on the size of the veins and whether there is malfunction of the valves within the vein (venous valvular reflux).

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