As a woman progresses through her pregnancy, her uterus enlarges and begins to compress the veins in the pelvis. This can lead to varicose veins, which cause cosmetic issues and other problems.
Varicose veins can cause people to have swelling in their legs. Their legs may feel... Read more
Blood clots prevent you from losing too much blood when you hurt yourself. However, when a blood clot forms inside one of your veins and does not dissolve on its own, called deep vein thrombosis, it could be very dangerous.
“Generally, blood clots are focal where they... Read more
More than being not very attractive on a patient's leg, varicose veins range from tiny red veins to larger "road map" veins and the big bulging veins that can cause heavy, tired or achy legs.
The Vein and Laser Center at Saint Francis Medical Center provides clinically... Read more
Varicose veins occur when valves within the vein can no longer allow blood to flow effectively. Blood begins to pool in the veins, which causes them to enlarge and bulge – often resulting in tired, achy legs.
At the Saint Francis Vein and Laser Center, people who... Read more
Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem: Many people who experience unsightly veins also suffer from accompanying symptoms that include late-night leg cramps, swelling and tired, heavy legs.
When your varicose veins are affecting your daily life, your health insurance likely will cover treatment. Saint Francis... Read more
If you notice swelling and pain in your leg, talk to your doctor right away. You could be experiencing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein – usually in the legs. These clots are dangerous because they... Read more
Darkened, enlarged veins in the legs are more than just a cosmetic problem. Often, they are a symptom of an underlying medical condition and a cause of pain.
“If you have tired, achy legs, swelling that slows you down or unsightly veins on your legs, you might... Read more