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February 2, 2017
Andrew Grace, MD
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December 8, 2016
Q: I got varicose veins from pregnancy. We’re planning for another child, should I get my veins treated now or wait?
A: Pregnancy is one of the biggest risks for varicose veins. At any time during the pregnancy new veins can form or existing veins can get bigger, more n...
November 1, 2016
Q: I understand that varicose vein treatment removes leg veins but afterwards are there enough veins left to carry blood out of the leg?
A: The short answer is yes - there are definitely enough veins left for good circulation after vein treatment. We have innumerable...
September 2, 2016
Q: I’m 24 and don’t have varicose veins but both my parents do. Am I at risk for varicose veins? Can I do anything to prevent them from forming?
A: Varicose veins are common and are often passed from parents to children. If one parent has varicose veins roughly 50% of...
August 2, 2016
Q: I recently turned 40 and have noticed spider veins forming on the outside of both thighs. What causes this?
A: Spider veins, medically termed telangiectasias, are blue or red capillary veins visible just under the skin surface. Most common in the legs or around the a...
July 1, 2016
Q: What are the risk factors for getting varicose veins? Is this a curable condition?
A: There are numerous risk factors for varicose veins that can be inherited or can accumulate throughout life. The most important two are genetics and pregnancy. If one or both parent...
May 3, 2016
Q. My mother had varicose vein surgery years ago but her veins came back. Now I need treatment – will my veins come back, too?
A. We are fortunate to live in an era where modern varicose vein procedures are highly effective and have excellent long term results. Treated...
April 1, 2016
Q: I’m interested in varicose vein treatment but hate wearing compression stockings. Are they really necessary?
A: This issue is, without question, the biggest complaint we hear with regards to varicose vein treatment. Graduated compression stockings are specialized low...
March 2, 2016
Q. I’m thinking about varicose vein treatment but am concerned the veins will just come back. Is this true?
A. We are fortunate to live in an era where modern varicose vein procedures are highly effective and have excellent long term results. Treated varicose veins shou...
February 2, 2016
Q: I travel extensively for work and also have varicose veins. Am I at risk for blood clots? What symptoms should I watch for?
A: The relationship between travel and blood clots has been studied since the 1950s. The actual risk is difficult to determine but for short tr...
Compression stockings and pregnancy
Pregnancy and varicose veins
What happens to blood flow?
Family history risks
What causes spider veins?
Risk or cure?
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Compression Stockings. Are they necessary?
Am I at risk for blood clots?
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