Screening and Diagnosis
Varicose veins that are close to the surface of the skin may be noticeable from the outside. However, the majority of affected veins are located “deeper” in the vein system and can only be seen with the help of ultrasound. Varicose veins can cause symptoms such as heaviness, aching, tiredness, burning, itching, leg cramps, leg inflammation and restlessness. Gradually, the problem gets worse causing swelling, skin discoloration, sores that heal poorly, and may result in bleeding and blood clots.
Leg problems don’t wait; why should you? If you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of varicose veins or venous insufficiency, we recommend a consultation with our Vein Specialist. A visual examination of your legs while you’re standing, along with a detailed evaluation of your symptoms, can be important information in determining whether an ultrasound is necessary.
Ultrasound scanning or mapping, is done in the office, is pain-free, and the results are available immediately. The Phlebologist will perform a detailed examination, make a diagnosis, and then will discuss with you the best treatment options. Treatment is designed for each patient based on the results of the examination and ultrasound scan. Every patient is different, so an individualized treatment plan is essential.