Fact Sheets

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen veins. They can occur anywhere in the body, but are particularly common in the surface veins in the legs.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a vein deep in the body. Veins are blood vessels with valves that help prevent backward blood flow. Blood is pushed through the veins in legs and arms when muscles contract. Deposits of red blood cells and clotting elements in the blood can build up in a vein. This build up leads to a blood clot. Clots usually occur in the legs, but can occur in other locations. As the clot grows, it blocks blood flow in the vein.

  • Varicocele -- Child

    Varicocele is a widening of blood vessels in the scrotum. The scrotum is the pouch that contains the testes in males. VaricoceleCopyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.

  • Telangiectasia

    Telangiectasias are small, visible blood vessels just below the surface of the skin. They may appear as a single vessel or as many vessels in clusters. They may also be seen in the mouth or whites of the eyes. The may also be in other locations, such as the brain and the back of the eyes.

  • Varicocele

    A varicocele is swelling in the scrotum due to a back up of blood in the main veins of the testicles. Not all varicoceles require treatment. Varicoceles that interfere with fertility, cause pain, or cause other problems may require surgery. VaricoceleCopyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.