When you decide to talk to a doctor about varicose vein symptoms, here’s what you can expect.
Your first conversation will be with a customer service consultant who will ask some preparatory questions.
At the initial office visit, the doctor will gather information about your medical history, examine your legs while you stand or sit, and ask more questions to determine the extent of your vein issues, including:
• Are you feeling any pain, like burning or itchiness?
• Do your legs feel swollen or heavy?
• Do any of your veins feel tender or warm?
• Are there times when the pain feels worse?
The doctor will look for signs of blood clots, which might be indicated by inflammation and a red streak along a vein.
An ultrasound test might be the final step before a discussion about how to treat any vein disease. An ultrasound creates a picture of the veins so the physician can diagnose malfunctioning valves in the vein or other problems.
Are you ready to talk to a doctor about your legs? Contact the Vein Institute of Connecticut to schedule a free appointment.