Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center near Hastings, NY
(Offers information about spider and varicose veins and the procedures most commonly used to diagnose varicose veins)
Are you concerned that you might have spider or varicose veins?
If you’ve noticed bulging or ropelike veins in your legs or have persistent leg pain that doesn’t seem to go away with time, you may have varicose veins. Varicose veins are a condition in which the valves in the veins weaken and are no longer able to stop the backward flow of blood. As blood pools and builds up, the veins often enlarge and bulge out above the skin. Varicose veins most commonly form in the legs, because this is the area where the most pressure is placed on the veins as they pump blood back to the heart.
If you believe you do have varicose veins, it’s important to see a doctor or specialist to diagnose your condition. Early treatment can help you prevent serious complications which can occur with varicose veins. To diagnose varicose veins, one or more of the following procedures is typically used:
- Physical Exam: In a physical exam, your doctor will look at your legs as you stand or sit with your legs dangling. He or she will also ask you about any symptoms you may be experiencing, so be sure to keep track of symptoms.
- Ultrasound: An ultrasound exam is used to see the structure of the veins, check the blood flow, and see if any clots have formed. Your doctor will most likely prescribe an ultrasound if he or she is concerned about blood clots.
- Venogram: A venogram is used to check more closely on the flow of blood through the veins. This diagnostic procedure is less commonly used.
At the Premiere Vein Center of Hastings, NY, our qualified professionals have the experience you need to diagnose your spider and varicose veins and offer the best and most appropriate form of treatment. Call today to schedule a consultation!