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Does anybody know if varicose veins can be the cause of peripheral neuropathy?
Hello @campana, You will notice that we changed the title of your discussion a little to better describe the question in your description. I don't have any medical background or training so I really don't know the answer. I did find some information mentioning that they can signify another disease or condition. I found this excerpt from the article below – "You can experience symptoms that seem to be associated with your varicose vein but are not typical of varicose veins. This could signal another medical issue, like a deep vein thrombosis (DVT, a blood clot in a deep vein) or peripheral neuropathy (nerve disease). Aug 5, 2020" — Varicose Veins: Everything You Need to Know: https://www.verywellhealth.com/varicose-veins-5073714
You mentioned in a previous post that you were diagnosed in 2019 with neuropathy and have numbness, tingling and burning in your hands and feet. You also mentioned that you were getting acupuncture treatments which were helping a little along with an alpha-lipoic acid supplement. You might be interested in reading through what other members have shared in the following discussions to learn what's helped them.
— Member Neuropathy Journey Stories: What's Yours?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/member-neuoropathy-journey-stories-whats-yours/
— Small Fiber Neuropathy burning?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/small-fiber-neuropathy-burning/
There are a couple of websites you might want to view to learn more about your neuropathy condition and symptoms.
— The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy: https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/
— Neuropathy Commons: https://neuropathycommons.org/
Did your neurologist give you a specific diagnosis for your neuropathy?
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Thank you very much for answer my post right away. Doctors never found the cause of my neuropathy
l saw another neurology doctor last week and he suggested varicose veins could be the cause.
Thank again for all the info you are sending me.
That’s probably my problem! They can’t come up with any reason why! I have neuropathy pain in the feet and legs! But I do have varicose vein‘s!
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