What Is A Varicose Vein Doctor Called

Varicose Veins

Where to begin? Depending on the vein clinic that you choose, a host of possible procedures may be available at facilities around the country. The specific treatment that is recommended to you may depend on the venous condition from which you're suffering. If you are experiencing varicose veins, you may be encouraged to explore certain treatments, while those with spider veins may be encouraged to explore other treatments. To determine which are right for you a consultation with a specialist is likely a worthwhile endeavor.

Sclerotherapy is one of the more commonly used treatments at vein clinics around the country. Through sclerotherapy, patients have successfully overcome spider veins and small varicose veins. This treatment involves the injection of a chemical sclerant that irritates the vessel lining, causing the vein to shrink and collapse so that blood may no longer flow through it. This will cause them to fade away so they are no longer noticeable.

Laser and light therapy is another procedure that may be found at facilities specializing in the treatment of venous conditions. Large varicose veins may be treated using endovenous laser ablation in which a laser fiber is inserted into a problem vein and is used to deliver laser energy to the vein to close it. Radiofrequency ablation procedures may also be used to treat larger varicose veins. These procedures have been successful in providing relief from this condition without the invasive surgery involved in certain stripping or ligation procedures.

There are several other treatment options awaiting individuals seeking relief from venous conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins. Compression stockings may be recommended to patients as a first line treatment before other options are used. With varicose veins, blood becomes pooled in the legs.  Compression stockings work by 'milking' blood back up the leg towards the heart. There are various styles of compression stockings available and modern designs have made wearing them in public less of a concern.

Instead of seeking treatment all the time patients may also want to look at prevention methods.  For example, people who are overweight, obese or inactive are more prone to get to spider and varicose veins. Quite possibly a Lap band procedure will help you lose the weight as well as the vein condition.

When you're choosing a vein clinic, choose one that offers more than one treatment. This way, depending on your diagnosis, the specialist has several treatments from which to choose to recommend to you. Also be sure to ask questions about the procedure that you're interested in choosing as treatment so that you understand it in detail before treatment is begun. It may also be helpful to inquire about other treatments that may not be available at the clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Position of testicles in the scrotum, is this normal? Possible varicose vein?
    I'm a 21 year old male and I've noticed that my testicles hang in the scrotum in different positions. If you imagine the shape of a kidney bean as being a testicle, the left one always hangs as though it were laying down on a table so to speak while the right one always hangs as though it is standing up on end. Is this a normal thing or should they both be hanging in the same position?

    It also seems that for years I've had a vein along the left side of the scrotum which is bulged and dark blue. Most of the time it goes unnoticed but every once in a while (maybe a few days a year) it becomes very noticeably bulged and begins throbbing in the left testicle. I believe these are called varicose veins? I don't mind the throbbing a few times a year, sure it's uncomfortable but a lot of things in life are uncomfortable.. what I'm worried about is the possibility of infertility. I want to be a father some day more than anything else.. is this something that I really need to get checked out? I haven't been to a doctor about either of these things yet but if I can find the time I'll probably go get checked out.
    This actually doesn't even have the word "penis" anywhere in it, so nice try. There's probably a lot of questions about penises in Men's Health because that's what category yahoo answers automatically recommends for these type of questions.

    • ANSWER:
      I see nothing out of the ordinary here
      That your testicles are positioned in a different way does not matter
      Happens to a lot of guys
      And will not interfere with you being a father
      That bulging vein is normal:only a bit bigger
      If it worries you you can always check it out at the Dr
      Colors

  2. QUESTION:
    how to treat a busted vein?
    so yesterday i was just sitting having a good time until i looked down and saw that i was bleeding and in a panic i didn't know what to do i called the ambulance and shortly after noticed that my varicose vein was busted and squirting out blood! they took me to the hospital and all they said was to get me some supportive stocking so that my blood can circulate while im on the job because i stand all day! i didn't come back from the hospital until 5am so today was the first day i called off work cuz i didnt think it was a good idea to go, and im worried about that cuz im still on 90 day probation...is there anything else i should consider doing until i get some health insurance cuz i wont be able to see another doctor?

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  3. QUESTION:
    I have a problem getting pregnant any help?
    My fiance have been trying for 5 years to get pregnant and i have gone through 2 miscarriages we didn't want my son to be to old when i conceived but he is now 6 years old soon to be 7 in july. he is from a previous relationship.So we went to the doctors finally and found out that he has a varicose vein on his scrotum which is called varicocele.In most men it does not affect weather or not you can have children, but the doctor seems to think that this is the reason why he can't he has been through every test imaginable and discovered he has a low sperm count but his records from about 9 years ago say different and he has an 8 year old daughter which is why the doctor also came to the conclusion that this new vein is the culprit he said it brings extra heat to the scrotum which also lowers sperm count and can also cause them to be misshaped which could be the reason i had conceived twice but with them being odd shaped he said my body naturally aborted.The doctor said unless he gets this vein taken care of we may not be able to conceive and he wants a boy to pass on his family name.It is a simple procedure which has no hospital stay at all they apply local anesthetic make a tiny incision and tie off the vein to direct the blood to a healthy none blocked vein.

    I do not have any idea how to get him to do this it is really frustrating for me to not be able to have a baby and he tells me all the time how he wants a boy to pass on the family name to and i get that i understand i really do but when he does talk about it it makes me cry almost every time 5 years and 2 miscarriages later it takes it's toll....He says he will do it but keeps putting it off i don't know what else to do i have talked begged and even threatened....I'm at a loss....
    I have already thought about a girl and yes i want one but it is a 50 50 chance on either so if we have a girl we try again my limit is 3 though if no boy after that he is short!...Will only know if he does something to fix it though...

    • ANSWER:
      Tell him - do it now - that way, once the kids are old enough, you 2 have time to go on holiday - and won;t be held down by the hoards

  4. QUESTION:
    what will happen if my husband its positive for varicocele?
    he did the test already we going to see the results on march 28 but im scared if he has to do surgery to removed it cause he drinks pills for his epilepsy seizure what can I do to calm down I cant stop thinking and fearing about the results.
    varicocele:A varicocele is a widening of the veins along the cord that holds up a man's testicles.
    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    A varicocele forms when valves inside the veins along the spermatic cord prevent blood from flowing properly. This causes the blood to back up, leading to swelling and widening of the veins. (This is essentially the same process that leads to varicose veins, which are common in the legs.)

    Varicoceles usually develop slowly. They are more common in men ages 15 - 25 and are most often seen on the left side of the scrotum. Varicoceles are often the cause of infertility in men.

    The sudden appearance of a varicocele in an older man may be caused by a kidney tumor, which can block blood flow to a vein. This is more common on the left side than the right.
    Symptoms

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    Enlarged, twisted veins in the scrotum
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    Infertility
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    Painless testicle lump, scrotal swelling, or bulge within the scrotum

    There may not be symptoms.
    Signs and tests

    The health care provider will examine the groin area, including the scrotum and testicles. The doctor may be able to feel a nontender, twisted mass along the spermatic cord. (It feels like a bag of worms.)

    However, the mass may not be able to be seen or felt, especially when lying down.

    The testicle on the side of the varicocele may be smaller than the one on the other side.
    Treatment

    A scrotal support (jock strap) or snug underwear may provide some relief of the pain or discomfort. If pain continues or other symptoms occur, further treatment may be needed.

    Surgery to correct a varicocele is called a varicocelectomy. The surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis. You will receive some type of numbing medication (anesthesia). The urologist will make a cut, usually in the lower abdomen, and tie off the abnormal vein. Blood will now flow around the area into normal veins. Keep an ice pack on the area for the first 24 hours after surgery to reduce swelling.

    An alternative to surgery is varicocele embolization. This method is also done on an outpatient basis. However, it uses a much smaller cut than surgery, so you heal faster. A small hollow tube called a catheter (tube) is placed into a vein in your groin or neck area.

    Using x-rays as a guide, the health care provider moves the tube into the varicocele. A tiny coil passes through the tube into the varicocele. The coil blocks blood flow to the bad vein, and sends it to normal veins.

    After the procedures, you will be told to place ice on the area and wear a scrotal support for a little while. Complications from treatment may include:

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    Atrophic testis
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    Blood clot formation
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    Infection
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    Injury to the scrotal tissue or nearby blood vessel

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  5. QUESTION:
    Varix in umbilical cord? Have you heard of this, or know anything about it?
    I just went for an ultrasound (I am now 29 weeks), and they found a varicose vein in the umbilical cord. My doctor said its very rare, so rare she's never encountered it. Of the findings the specialist she called has found, most cases turn out fine. Others have cause congestive heart failure in the fetus. I am going once a week for ultrasounds to check for fluid around babies brain, heart, lungs, etc. I also have a home fetal heart monitor to check babies heart rate often.

    These are some of the details, I was just wondering if anyone has anymore info on this, or has ever been diagnosed with this and what the end results were. Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      I personally have never heard of it but here is a website I found about it..hope it is somewhat helpful. Best wishes!!

      http://www.thefetus.net/page.php?id=187