When Orthopedic and Venous Disease Collide“Orthovenous” disease, you ask? What is that? Is that even a disease or a word? Well, not exactly, but it is a neologism I have...
I am 7 months pregnant and suffering from varicose veins. Will this condition persist even after my delivery?
Yes, varicose veins can be treated. It is best to have an ultrasound of the legs called an insufficiency study to further evaluate your veins and then treatment options can be discussed with a vascular surgeon.
Venous insufficiency is a treatable disease where blood does not flow properly back from the feet to the heart and lungs. This can present as visible signs such as spider veins or varicose veins. It can also present as symptoms including heaviness or fatigue in the legs at the end of the day, nighttime urination, nighttime leg cramps or even restless legs.
Blood is mainly water and when blood pools in the legs, this extra water can lead to swelling.