Varicose veins are abnormally swollen, twisted, or painful veins that have filled with blood. They usually happen in the legs.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your varicose veins.
What are varicose veins?
Do I need to treat my varicose veins? If I do not treat them, how quickly will they get worse? Are there serious complications or problems if I do not treat them?
Are there medicines that can treat my varicose veins?
What are compression (or pressure) stockings?
Which procedures for varicose veins do you perform?
Questions to ask about different procedures for varicose veins are:
What to ask your doctor about varicose veins; Venous insufficiency - what to ask your doctor; Vein stripping - what to ask your doctor
Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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