Varicose veins are most often found in the legs, especially in the lower legs. But veins anywhere in the body can become varicose. These are some of the places where varicose veins can appear:
Varicose Veins on Arms and Hands
Varicose veins on hands or arms are not as common as on the legs, but they are not totally uncommon either. Ironically, people who exercise and lose fat may be more susceptible. These veins usually don’t present medical problems, but they are unattractive and make your hands and arms look older. Mircrophlebectomy can be a good treatment. This minimally invasive procedure removes veins completely and may be covered by insurance.
Varicose Veins on Breasts
Varicose veins can appear on breasts or above the breasts in the cleavage area. This is most common in women who have had breast implants. These bulging veins are unsightly. Microphlebectomy is an effective treatment for these veins.
Varicose Veins in the Female Genital Area
Varicose veins can appear in the outer genital area during pregnancy because of changes in blood flow. They may cause discomfort. Elevating your legs, applying cold compresses to the veins, wearing support garments designed to help with varicose veins in the vulva region, and avoiding long periods of sitting or standing may all help. These veins usually go away on their own about a month and a half after delivery.
Varicose Veins in or Around the Anus
Hemorrhoids are actually a type of varicose vein. They are very common, especially during pregnancy and middle age. Hemorrhoids that are outside the body are more likely to cause pain or itching than those that are inside. The internal ones, though, may cause light bleeding. Sclerotherapy is a time-tested procedure that may be an appropriate treatment for people who are having problems caused by hemorrhoids.
Veins Around the Eyes
Veins that are bulging or are highly visible around the eyes or in the forehead can be embarrassing. These veins are not necessarily varicose, but people who have them may want to treat them. Using lasers to close the veins can be a good treatment for some people.
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