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Varicose veins on both legs, get intermittent pains on thigh. Treatment advise?

Hi, most of my life I ve had bad circulation on my legs and have some varicose veins on both legs. I work as a waitress so I m standing for many hours every day, recently I ve been feeling a sharp pain every now and then on my left tight and I m not sure if that has to do with my circulation, is there anything I can do about this, or should I go see a doctor? In the past I have told my general doctor about my circulation problems but nothing has been done, I was thinking maybe I should go see a vein specialist instead? I m scare that I could have a clogged vein. I appreciate the help -Ana
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Hello Ana and welcome
You might be right in saying that you pain is due the to varicose veins. This disease cause lot of pain in legs specially when you have to stand for a long time period. But this disease is curable by surgery. The surgery for varicose veins is simple for patient and recovery time is also less about 15-290 days.
So consult your surgeon and get discussed about this. A color doppler may be need to rule out other diseases related to the circulation system of the leg. Meanwhile you can take analgesic drugs to reduce pain.
Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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