Signs and Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Can you see bulging veins or spider veins on your legs? If not, you probably wonder it is possible do detect varicose veins before they start bulging on your legs?
Some people will never develop visible varicosities. They will have eczema, brown discolorations on lower legs and open ulcer yet still will not have visible varicose veins!
1. Do you experience pain in your thighs, calves, ankles or entire leg?
- Does pain seem to be related to prolonged standing, sitting, hot weather, menstrual periods, walking, riding in a car?
- Is pain alleviated by elevating your leg(s), walking, wearing elastic stockings?
Pain sensitivity varies from person to person. The most common descriptions are pain at rest, a dull ache, burning pain, a sharp pain in the legs, muscular cramps, night cramps, heaviness or tired feeling in the legs in legs.
2. Do you experience trouble with swelling of your feet, ankles or legs?
- Does swelling seem to be related to prolonged standing, sitting, hot weather, menstrual periods, walking, riding in a car?
- Is swelling alleviated by elevating your leg(s), walking, wearing elastic stockings?
3. Did any of your parents or grandparents have had varicose veins or leg ulcers?
4. Now think about how does the condition of your legs (pain, swelling, cramps, varicose veins) affect you, your employment, your lifestyle?
- Do your work/daily duties require prolonged periods of standing?
- Do your work/daily duties require prolonged periods of sitting?
- Does it affect your daily activities, employment status, difficulty with employment?
- Does it have influence on the quality of your life, hobbies, or choice of clothing?
If you have answered "no" to every single question most likely
you do not have to worry about venous insufficiency.
However if you feel that "yes" is the answer to some of the above questions you should consider scheduling appointment for detail evaluation.
In many circumstances your symptoms might be a result of multiple origins and that is why it is crucial to establish proper diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
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