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Vascular Compression

Venous Compression is a group of conditions in which there is external pressure on a segment of the vein. As result, it can cause blood outflow to be blocked and, in some cases, cause symptoms of vein conditions. Swelling of the legs is common in those suffering from venous compression. Venous compression occurs when veins in confined areas are compressed by other tissues nearby.

Untreated venous insufficiency gives rise to a number of consequences, including recurrent pain and discomfort, bleeding, superficial thrombophlebitis, and progressive skin abnormalities which may possibly lead to Venous Ulcer. When found early enough, treatment can be administered and the possibility of long-term problems reduced.

The most common syndromes for Venous Compressions are:

Nutcracker Syndrome

Nutcracker Syndrome occurs in the abdomen which is the compression of the left kidney vein between the aorta and mesenteric arteries. It can be without symptoms or can cause haematuria (blood in urine), flank pain, pelvic pain, and varicocele (testicular varicose veins or veins around the ovary).

Assessment and management by an expert practitioner are necessary.

Popliteal Vein Compression Syndrome

Soft tissue around the knee could cause pressure on the popliteal vein (vein behind the knee) and cause varicose veins or venous symptoms. It can be seen in 25% of our population.

It can be without symptoms or can cause pain, swelling, varicose veins, or deep venous thrombosis (blood clot). Undiagnosed popliteal vein compression syndrome can be a cause of failed varicose vein treatment. Seeing an experienced phlebologist or vein practitioner is very important.

May-Thurner Syndrome

Is the compression of the left iliac vein (located in the pelvic and is the common outflow tract of the lower limb extremities) between the right common iliac artery and sacrum. It can cause pain, swelling, discomfort, and deep venous thrombosis (blood clot).

Venous Malformations

Venous lesion(s) present since birth consists of dilated veins that are abnormally formed. These lesions are typically seen in the skin but they can be present in internal organs, muscles, or bones. It can be from asymptomatic (without symptoms) to severe symptoms such as pain, bleeding, and discomfort.

The lesion grows as the individual grows. Malformations are complex medical issues. Depending on the size and location of these lesions our phlebologist can help manage small pure venous malformation of lower legs.


Vascular compression refers to the pressure exerted on blood vessels by nearby structures, potentially leading to restricted blood flow. This compression can impact various organs and tissues, causing symptoms such as pain, numbness, or even organ dysfunction. Seeking medical advice is crucial to address vascular compression problems and their potential consequences.

If you experience persistent symptoms like unexplained pain, tingling, or weakness in certain body parts, it's advisable to consult a vascular compression doctor. These specialists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to blood vessel compression, ensuring timely intervention and appropriate management.

The choice of treatment for vascular compression depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Non-invasive approaches may include medications or lifestyle modifications. In more severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to relieve the compression and restore normal blood flow. Consultation with a vascular compression specialist will help determine the most suitable treatment plan.

Like any medical intervention, treatments for vascular compression may have potential side effects. These can vary depending on the specific procedure or medication prescribed. Common side effects include temporary discomfort, bruising, or mild swelling. It's important to discuss potential risks and benefits with your healthcare provider to make informed decisions about your treatment.

In many cases, vascular compression issues can be managed through non-surgical approaches. Lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, and medications may help alleviate symptoms and improve blood flow without the need for invasive procedures. However, the appropriate course of action depends on the individual case, and a vascular compression specialist can guide you in developing a personalized treatment plan.

The details below are of informational use only, please be aware that we do not provide treatment for the Vascular Compression Syndromes, but our doctor need to be informed by you if you suffer from any of the below conditions before she treats your leg varicose veins

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