Varicose veins

By sherid623 Latest Reply 2016-02-28 11:46:35 -0600
Started 2010-07-02 20:00:28 -0500

Do any of you have them? I used to have just one on the back of my upper right leg, now having been in the hospital six days, I now have varicose veins on my lower right leg! Im wondering how to treat them, how to make them go away and if this will contribute to my health in a bad way?? Any input would be helpful! Thanks… :)

4 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-05 11:27:42 -0500 Report

You should talk to your Dr. about your varicose veins.
They can in some cases lead to difficulties.
My FP referred me to a Vascular Surgeon. He has done Vein Ablation on both of my legs. This surgery is used to treat varicose veins as well as my condition. I had a horrific experience this year due to what has been discribed by various Drs. as venous stasis, venous insufficeincy, and/or chronic venous reflux.
Your Dr. would also be the one to prescribe compression stockings if you need them.
They tend to be a little difficult to put on the first few times, but it gets easier. In my case between the compression and surgery further complications, i.e. leg ulcers, cellulites and lots of pain, will be less likely. has very good patient information.

Diane987 2010-07-02 22:28:52 -0500 Report

Hi Sheri,

I don't have varicose veins but I do know that hospitals have compression devices to keep blood circulating in the legs of bed ridden patients. You could ask for one if they don't want you getting out of bed to stretch you legs. I found an article that might help you keep the problem from getting worse.

Hope this helps,


sherid623 2010-07-03 16:02:24 -0500 Report

Thanks looking into some MBT's and some compression stockings! I just got promoted to Assistant Manager at a local retail store and will be on my feet ALOT!