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Suffering from varicose veins. Taking vitamin E. Difficulty in walking due to pain

I have varicose veins from past several years, I came to know about 3 years back. After which I took Vitamin E and Homeopathic medicines. It was fine, I was able to walk for Kms., Even though I am regularly exercising, weight under control. Suddenly, from past 1 week, the pain has elevated I am not able to complete even my 2 Kms., walk. Let me know.
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
dear friend, welcome to HCM.

long term presence of varicose veins causes venous insufficiency and limb pain and discoloration if untreated. later swelling, skin ulceration, infections occur.

so you need to get evaluated well by a surgeon, get a doppler of the sapheno-femoral junction for an incompetent valve there causing increased preesure below. look for thrombosis (clotting) in the veins.

is there swelling, tightness, discoloration around the ankle/ foot?

is the pain relieved on keeping the leg elevated?

are you using elastic stockings?

pl. get medical advice of a surgeon, keep legs elevated over pillows while resting, minimize standing/ walking for long. use elastocrepe bandages under guidance.

sometimes one needs a small surgery to treat varicosities.

I hope I have informed you well.

take care and keep me posted on your progress.
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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