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Peripheral Venous Disorders

Peripheral venous disorders stem from defective or damaged peripheral veins, which carry oxygen-poor blood away from then hands and feet to the heart to receive oxygen. Peripheral venous disorders include thrombophlebitis, varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Some of these conditions are harmless while others may be life-threatening.

There are certain signs and symptoms to look for when diagnosing peripheral venous disorders and other vascular diseases.