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Question by  Miller (33)

I have varicose veins in my legs and leg cramps - what could be wrong?


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

Varicose veins can cause cramping alone. If they are increasing in size or you are having increased cramping its best to speak with a doctor, you may need to have surgery to remove them and relieve the pain.


Answer by  RoseNy (500)

Cramps are commonly associated with varicose veins since these are enlarged veins that do not carry blood properly. Your cramps could be symptoms of restless leg syndrome, which is also common for people with varicose veins. It would be best to see a doctor asap to rule out more serious conditions.


Answer by  emmanuel33 (24)

Varicose veins in legs are very common in old people mostly. At the same time pregnancy and standing up for a long period of time make this problem worse. The cause is pathological distention of the veins, due to anomalies of the valves. You should go to the doctor for further information as there is a possibility fo thrombosis.


Answer by  user71 (796)

Some of the reasons could be fatigue that comes from standing for long periods of time. If you're job requires standing and you've done that job for years, that could likely be the reason. Other reasons could be heredity and/or poor circulation.


Answer by  pambam (892)

People often have varicose veins for years with no pain but then cramps start, often at night. There are several different possibiities but to rule out thrombosis, see your doctor.


Answer by  drew76 (146)

Well, if you are not a woman, and not pregnant (pressure on abdomen causes varicose veins or aggravates it)then you may have thrombophlebitis - a blood clotting disorder.


Answer by  brandi10 (816)

Varicose veins and leg cramps are two issues separate of each other. Varicose veins are typically unsightly and don't cause too many problems. Cramps are caused from dehydration.


Answer by  martine (860)

Varicose veins are caused by blood pooling in the veins during extended times of non movement. along with leg cramping this could be a sign of blood clots.


Answer by  Deb43 (579)

Try eating bananas as an easy way to increase your potassium intake. The lack of potassium in your diet could be causing the painful leg cramps. Also, increase circulation by walking, jogging, or running more often. The increased circulation should help to alleviate both the leg cramps and varicose veins.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

You should see a doctor to discover whether you have poor circulation -- peripheral vascular disease. Meanwhile, try taking over-the-counter magnesium supplements, which help a tremendous amount with cramping.


Answer by  vinoth3803 (11)

Here we have some reasons for the varicose veins in legs, legs swelling, swollen feet, swollen ankles, weak leg muscles, leg muscles cramps, poor leg healing, leg ulcers, leg cramps.

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