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Varicose veins, which are the bulging, twisted veins just beneath the surface of the skin, can cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, aching, tiredness, swelling, fatigue, throbbing, burning, restless legs and night cramps. Fortunately, there are a number of non-invasive treatment options to remove them without surgery. The doctors at La Jolla Vein Care have […]
Complications of Varicose Veins #6: Darkening of the Skin Around the Ankles Untreated varicose veins and underlying venous insufficiency can cause changes of the skin, including darkening of the skin. We call this skin hyperpigmentation. This usually occurs in the inner ankle and can worsen to involve the lower portion of the leg as shown […]
Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency #5: Swelling of the Ankles/legs Leg swelling (swelling is also known as edema), is a common complaint related to varicose veins and underlying venous insufficiency. Leg swelling can be present simply from underlying venous insufficiency without visible signs of varicose veins or spider veins. As a result, […]
A leg ulceration is the most severe form of chronic venous insufficiency. This is referred to as a ‘venous leg ulcer.’ Venous leg ulcers make up 70% of all chronic leg wounds. Therefore, the venous leg ulcer is much more common than a diabetic or arterial ulcer. It is caused from long-standing pressure within the […]
Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins #3: Bleeding or Hemorrhage Caused by Vein Rupture Untreated varicose veins are at a higher than usual risk of bleeding or spontaneous rupture. Over time, varicose veins become larger, and the vein wall becomes weak and stretched out. These veins, which are already weak are also under high pressure […]
At La Jolla Vein Care, we offer a cosmetic spider vein clinic staffed by our Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant, who perform the treatment of those small, pesty spider veins. Everyone is different, and each person will have individual needs. Therefore, the cost depends on how much solution is required to obtain best results. The […]
Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency #2: Cellulitis Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and tissues beneath the skin. Cellulitis infections can occur in the legs of people with untreated varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. The reason for this is chronic venous insufficiency causes inflammation within the skin and underlying […]
What Possible Complications Can Occur From Untreated Varicose Veins? Over time, complications can develop from untreated veins. These include: Superficial phlebitis Skin discoloration and eczema around the ankle Skin sores or ulcers usually near the ankle Burst or hemorrhaged vein Chronic venous insufficiency Infection of the skin, or cellulitis This blog post will discuss phlebitis. […]