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About Dr. Stuart McMaster
Dr Stuart McMaster (MBCHB, FRACGP, Phlebologist) is an experienced Brisbane-based General Practitioner with a special interest and expertise in treating Varicose Veins.
Varicose veins are the larger, usually bulging blue/green veins visible on many people’s legs. Not all visible leg veins are varicose, or “incompetent”, and ultrasound examination can help to define the nature of such veins.
Surface veins include telangiectasia and reticular veins, which are visible as red to purple “thread veins” on the skin surface, along with slightly larger blue/green veins just beneath the skin surface.
The skin in the inside lower leg above the ankle may develop changes of increased pigmentation, skin irritation, scarring and hardening of tissue. Eventually venous ulceration can occur with untreated venous disease.