Bulging Vein Treatments and Causes

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Bulging veins can be a symptom of many medical conditions, or just a mild cosmetic issue. Either way, bulging vein treatments are available to help you.

What Causes Bulging Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins are the most common cause of bulging veins. However, venous insufficiency can also result in bulging veins. This occurs when the valves inside the vein fail to work properly. Instead of blood being pumped back to the heart, it pools in the vein.

Another cause is pregnancy. Pregnancy increases the volume of blood in the body and puts more pressure on the veins. Together, these can create bulging veins. Additionally, old age can cause it. The vein walls weaken with age and allow blood to pool and lead to bulging.

Finally, thrombophlebitis. This is a blood clot that forms inside a vein. This can cause serious issues. If the blood clot dislodges, it can go to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism, which is often fatal.

Bulging Vein Treatments in Maryland

There are several treatments for bulging veins. These veins can be treated with:

  • Lifestyle changes such as weight loss, regular exercise, and no smoking
  • Compression stockings which help prevent blood from pooling
  • Sclerotherapy, This is an injection that closes the vein
  • Laser surgery. Closes the vein with bursts of laser light
  • Vein stripping. The provider removes the varicose vein through several small incisions
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy. Like vein stripping, but the vein is removed through several small punctures.
  • Endoscopic vein surgery. In severe cases, endoscopic surgery is used. This involves inserting a very tiny video camera into the leg through an incision. The surgeon then removes the varicose vein.

Bulging Vein Treatments in Maryland

At the Vein Center of Maryland, we boast a highly trained staff of vein specialists and surgeons. Let us care for your vascular needs. Contact us today to learn more