Fact Sheets

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen veins. They’re most common in the legs, but can happen anywhere.

  • 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 blood vessels that you can see just below the surface of the skin. They may appear as a single vessel or a cluster of vessels. Telangiectasias can also appear in the mouth, eyes, and brain.

  • Varicocele

    A varicocele is swelling in the scrotum associated with the backup of blood in the testicular vein. VaricoceleCopyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.