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what causes swollen blood vessels in the lower calf
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what causes swollen blood vessels in the lower calf

My son has a large blood vessel that is on the back of his calf it has been there for awhile, but now he has starting having pain in his ankles could the pain in ankle be caused by the swollen blood vessel and what is the name of the doctors who specialize in blood vessels
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It sounds like your son may suffer from varicose veins (enlarged veins). These are dilated veins that can develop over time. They may run in families, be more common in reproductive aged women. They may cause no symptoms at all aside from their appearance or they may cause swelling, pain and fatigue.

A number of types of doctors may treat the problem, Im more familiar with my speciality which is vascular medicine or vascular surgery. A vascular surgeon should be able to give you some recommendations. Treatments vary from support stocking to injections to laser ablations depending upon symptoms, patient goals and vein location.

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