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Varicose veins

Questions

1Name three symptoms associated with varicose veins that patients tend to present with.

2Name two conditions that precipitate varicose veins.

3What advice can be given?

4What skin changes may be associated with them?

5One test that can be helpful in diagnosing varicose veins is the Trendelenburg test. Describe this.

6In secondary care, which more accurate test is preferentially used these days to diagnose varicose veins?

7When they are caused by pregnancy, how long after delivery should a woman wait before considering surgery?

8With exercise, compression and elevation, a high percentage of veins will disappear. True or false?

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