Varicose veins of legs

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What is varicose veins of legs?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They can be dark purple or blue, and look twisted and bulging. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg.

Common symptoms reported by people with varicose veins of legs

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with varicose veins of legs

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
varicose veins of legs (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with varicose veins of legs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with varicose veins of legs

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog cold sweat 6 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Perceived effectiveness
for varicose veins of legs (2 evaluations)
Side effects
skin irritation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
varicose veins of legs (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal cramps nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
lethargy
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
breathing difficulty drug interactions 2 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with varicose veins of legs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has varicose veins of legs on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 30
40s 60
50s 72
60s 41
70+ 19
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 54
Female 180

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 105
Not Diagnosed 31

These charts show data from varicose veins of legs patients who have completed their condition history
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