Varicose veins is a very common problem where veins close to your skin are swollen and twisted. This is seen in both men and women especially in women after pregnancy. Signs that you have Varicose Veins include:
Burning, throbbing pain the legs after standing for prolonged periods
Itching and inflammation around the veins in the legs
Skin discoloration above the ankle
Ulcer formation and bleeding
Swelling and heavy feelings in the legs
Weak or damaged valves could lead to varicose veins. Arteries carry blood from your heart to the rest of your tissues, and veins return blood from your body to your heart so that the blood could be recirculated. To return blood to your heart, the veins in your legs should work against gravity.
To diagnose varicose veins, your primary care physician will do a physical examination, including looking at your legs while standing to check for inflammation. Your primary care physician might also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs.
Varicose Veins is minimally invasive and can be done in an outpatient setting. The patient needs to be evaluated for more complex vein issues, and we have a state-of-the-art duplex ultrasound available. Some patients require additional surgery depending on their anatomy.