If you have varicose veins you know how painful they can be. There are many people who have varicose veins throughout their life and don't know that there are treatment plans available to relieve the pain. Here are some things that you should now about varicose veins.
Where Can You Get Varicose Veins?
The first thing you need to understand is where you can get varicose veins. There are many people who might believe that you can only get them in your legs. Although your legs are a common place for the veins, you can get them almost anywhere in your body. Women who are pregnant can get them inside their body around the uterus and they can become quite painful. The veins can actually move around and expose themselves around the rectum and even the labia. Most people do not know this, but hemorrhoids are related to varicose veins. A hemorrhoid is an internal varicose vein, which is why they are so painful.
What Does A Varicose Vein Look and Feel Like?
If you don't have varicose veins in a part of your body that is highly visible, you might not know if you have them. In the legs they look like large spider like veins that discolor the skin. But if you have them around the buttocks you might get a vein that looks differently. The vein can actually bubble so it is the size of a walnut or golf ball. In fact, it appears as though you have a growth under the skin.
A varicose vein is very painful. If you are on your feet often or putting pressure on the vein it will throb and even burn. If the vein presents itself like a hemorrhoid it could itch and burn, and cause a great deal of pressure around the area.
What Is The Treatment For Varicose Veins?
Depending on the location of the vein, you might be able to get it treated. For veins that are bubbling or are extra large you can get them tied off. This is pretty much a procedure where the doctor will tie off a part of the vein so that it can't send as much blood to the area. In some cases, like with hemorrhoids, the part of the vein will die and fall off. For other places like your legs, the treatment may be focusing on just lessening the pressure around the legs.
If you are dealing with varicose veins, don't suffer alone. Talk to a doctor about options.
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