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i have been on chemo six months out of each year for 5 years.i can feel lumps in my veins in my arms,whatare these? my doc doesn`t know.
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replied March 27th, 2017
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The history is suggestive of varicose veins.

In case there is weakness of the veins or their valves then this could lead to a condition called varicose veins where the veins are permanently dilated and appear tortuous and disfiguring. Over time venous insufficiency results and the tissues around the veins get discolored due to pooling of blood in them.

Varicose veins cannot be cured and the treatment is directed to prevent complications associated with damaged veins.

As the disease progresses, more segments of the veins become diseased and symptomatic.

In Initial stages, self treatment at home with measures like compression stocking use, leg elevation, position changes, avoiding long periods of sitting or standing, and exercise would help in preventing rapid progression of the condition. Loss of weight in obese patients is also helpful.

In advanced cases of varicose veins, treatment in clinics with sclerotherapy, laser therapy or surgical treatment may be necessary.

Consult your doctor for a proper opinion, for further management.

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