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Pain management for varicose veins in legs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   varicose vein in my both legs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   5year in rightleg & 2 yr in left
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age 25,gender -male,Occupation-puri,orissa,Marital Status-single,Weight and Height-63wt&5.9ft,Dependents:yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   no,sir
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you wearing stockings?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you wear Compression stockings for both legs
Doctor :   They should be worn all day
Doctor :   They steadily squeeze your legs, helping veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently.
Doctor :   That could reduce the varicosities to an extent
User :   pigment starts in right leg
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should also exercise regularly to maintain the blood circulation.
Doctor :   Walking is a great way to start
User :   which type of exercise
Doctor :   Try to reduce weight as it helps with the problem a lot.
Doctor :   Take less salt and more fiber containing foods like raw vegetables
Doctor :   and fruits.
Doctor :   Don't wear tight clothes around your waist, legs.
Doctor :   Wear low heeled shoes
Doctor :   Always elevate your legs while sleeping with a pillow.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   long standig , pain starts both legs
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Avoid long periods of sitting or standing.
User :   i am writing ur suggestions
Doctor :   Make a point of changing your position frequently at least every 30 minutes.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   vein is swelling
Doctor :   Try to follow the tips I gave you.
Doctor :   If the pain and the swelling are still increasing
Doctor :   then you may need surgery or sclerotherapy
User :   other than surgery
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Laser therapies are also available
Doctor :   for that you have to discuss the options with a general surgeon.
User :   any medicines
Doctor :   There are no medicines
Doctor :   Only surgical or other procedures are available
User :   what is this other procedure
Doctor :   Sclerotherapy, Laser therapy
Doctor :   But other methods are surgery based
User :   hw many price for both legs
Doctor :   There are endoscopic surgeries also available
Doctor :   That depends on the extent of the problem and the procedure required. That can be said only after a General Surgeon examines it.
User :   where
User :   i do coller dropler test in XXXXXXXX hospital ,orissa
Doctor :   You should consult a General Surgeon
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   And get the procedure done anywhere.
User :   are u sure after surgery it is 100 % cure
Doctor :   There is no guarantee that there is 100% cure with surgery
Doctor :   You would have to follow the precautionary mesures
Doctor :   measures
Doctor :   for a long time
User :   what type of
Doctor :   The measures I mentioned.
Doctor :   Before are sufficient
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   any effct of veg & non veg
Doctor :   Diet has no real effect. Only salt has to be restricted and fibre should be consumed more.
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
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