Varicose Veins Support Group

Varicose veins are veins on the leg which are large, twisted, and ropelike, and can cause pain, swelling, itching, aching, heavy legs, and a brownish-blue shiny skin discoloration around the veins. Meet with friendly, supportive people sharing their experiences with Varicose Veins. Real help from real people.

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  • beccamarie6983

    treatments

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    Has anyone ever done the laser treatments to get rid of them?
  • But because I have had DVT, I cannot get anything (lazer or surgery) done to get rid of these painful varicose veins in my calves.What to do?
  • deleted_user

    Painful veins

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    I have very painful veins in the bend of my left knee. It normally doesn't hurt much unless I do a lot of stairs and activity. I am over weight but working on loosing it. I recently moved into a new house that has 14 steps going into the house. After a weekend of carrying the boxes up the stairs, I can hardly walk! It is so painful in my left leg I can hardly bare it. When I do to bed my leg...
  • flowerA

    Fearful

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    Hi, I am just getting fed up with the ache from the veins in my leg. What do the Doctors do to get rid of the vein pain ect. Is it scarry? I am a coward but its hurting. Any Advice Welcome.
  • Hi,I am a female, 35 years old. Normal weight.I've been having ugly varicose veins since I was about 15. At 16 in my right leg I had a vein removed (stripping it is called in my countrly) and also several smaller veins removed with tiny incisions. This surgery was pretty traumatic for me.In the years untill now I have now and again had some sclerotherapy to remove ugly veins, but nothing major.In...
  • Hi,I am a female, 35 years old. Normal weight.I've been having ugly varicose veins since I was about 15. At 16 in my right leg I had a vein removed (stripping it is called in my countrly) and also several smaller veins removed with tiny incisions. This surgery was pretty traumatic for me.In the years untill now I have now and again had some sclerotherapy to remove ugly veins, but nothing major.In...
  • So, I was desperate to lose weight last year and took a job that required hours of biking, which has helped me so much. I lost 35 lbs., but noticed more veins popping out and started limping. I went back to my vascular surgeon, hoping for a quick outpatient fix. He proposed a massive surgery in the hospital, removing all bad veins on both legs. I had the surgery in February.I had hoped to slim...
  • Anyone ever heard if this? I recently had surgery, because intense pain in my lower regions had doctors thinking I had endometriosis. Turns out, I have pelvic congestion, which is essentially varicose veins in my uterus....pretty painful stuff! I've experienced numbness in my hands and feet, swelling in my belly and legs, painful sexual intercourse, horrendous monthly periods, and "foggy...
  • whale14

    Hi new here

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    I've had Varicose Veins since the age of 14 years old over the years they have got worse. I've always been so embarrassed about them, always trying to hide them. It was alway hard at the beach with a swimsuit on, or some shorts to wear. My grandma had them and so does my mom, so it has been past down to me.
  • Hi all,I have never been on a forum before, but I thought it might be good to get the experience of others on vein surgery. Unfortunately, my mom is having varicose veins and its really bad. She is finding it very difficult to walk sometimes and telling that its paining for her. I cant watch my mom crying in pain like this, for long. So I consulted a specialist in the vein treatment clinic at...
  • I have spider veins and varicose veins all over and in back of my knees. Is there any special exercise to do that would help me get them off my legs. Or to get them in better shape. Any special vitamins?
  • I am 27 and I feel like I am a little young to have these varicose veins. No one I know around my age has them so I am on my own. I have been wearing the compression stockings that make me feel like I am 80 every day all day. I can't wear skirts/dresses/shorts anymore... because they are painful and cause swelling I have to wear these stockings. I just feel so ugly and so old that I literally cry...
  • deleted_user

    Job Nonattendance

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    My father had horrible varicose veins, the worst I've ever seen. My older sister, now near 70, as spent much of the past decade in a wheelchair due to varicose vein related issues. I am 60 years old. I had a leg, (right leg), ulcer treated and vein stripped about 12 years ago. For the next ten years or so I was fine, always wear compression stockings, elevated legs when possible, walk...
  • I have venous insufficiency and my legs and feet swell. There is a lot of access fluid and I have found a therapist who does lymphatic massage to move the fluid out of the legs. Has anyone else tried this approach to relieve the swelling and help stop the spread of stasis dermatitis.I have not been able to improve my legs by raising them above my heart three times a day..that is impossible to...
  • deleted_user

    Leaking plasma

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    I was diagnosed with chronic stasis dermatitis. It started with burning feet, swollen ankles, then an occasional "ulcer". It progressed to both legs literally seeping plasma from my pores from my knee to my foot. This has happened twice.Has anyone ever experience leaking plasma? Now I deal with the intense itching and know once I get an open scratch the plasma comes oozing out. Both legs feel as...