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07/25/2014
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Varicose Veins Developing During Pregnancy

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Most people know about varicose veins. These are those unattractive, swollen veins that show up in the legs and ankles. These varicose veins also appear during pregnancy. While the majority of these varicose veins will occur in the legs, they can also appear in the vagina or vulvar area. What are Varicose Veins? Veins are important components in transporting blood back from extremities, such as the arms and legs, back to the heart. The veins in the legs actually have to work against the forces of gravity when they are

06/27/2014
Vein Disease

The Different Stages of Vein Disease

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Vein disease will affect individuals differently. One patient may only experience very mild symptoms, while others may experience symptoms that are more significant. The only thing that is the same is that without proper treatment, vein disease will become worse over time. Vein disease has six separate classes or stages. Stage One – Spider Veins. These are small thin blood vessels that are at the surface of the skin. Called telangiectasia, they are essentially dilated veins and capillaries. Stage Two — Varicose or Ropey Veins. Varicose veins are more prominent

05/30/2014
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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Its Treatment

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as deep thrombophlebitis, is a term for a clot located in a deep vein like those found in the legs. These deep veins are located near the bones and are surrounded by the muscles. Because they are located deep under the skin, they also return more blood to the heart than do surface veins. Blood clots that happen in surface veins rarely cause any problems. On the other hand, deep vein clots require immediate medical care due to the danger they present. They can

09/23/2013
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Varicose Vein Therapy

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Many men and women suffer from varicose and spider veins that are unsightly and can even be painful. Sclerotherapy for spider veins is a medical procedure used to help eliminate these unsightly veins. While not all may be eligible for this procedure depending on the severity of their vein disease, you can get a better idea on if you are a good candidate by setting up a consultation with Dr. Wright. Sclerotherapy is a clinically proven procedure and has been in use since the 1930s. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of

09/23/2013
Veins

Evaluation of Rectal Varices by Endoscopic Ultrasonography in Patients With Portal Hypertension

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The usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in the evaluation of rectal varices (RV) was determined in 50 patients with portal hypertension (PH) and 25 PH-free controls. F1 and F2 varices and angiectasia were specific for the PH group as evaluated by endoscopy, but there was no difference between the PH and the control groups with respect to the frequency of blue vein. The detection rate of submucosal veins (SMV) with EUS was 88% for the PH group and 68% for the control group. The mean SMV diameter was significantly greater