Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center near Ossining, NY
(Provides an overview of the most common forms of diagnostic tests for spider veins and varicose veins)
Have you noticed dark or bulging veins on your legs or face?
As we grow older, our risk of developing spider veins and varicose veins increases. In fact, 50% of all Americans aged 50 or over have some problem with spider or varicose veins, including more than half of all U.S. women aged 40 or over. If you have noticed the tell-tale signs of spider or varicose veins, including dark, easily visible veins on your face and/or legs and veins that seem large, rope-like or distended on your legs, you may be suffering from some sort of vein disease. To learn more about spider veins, varicose veins, and other forms of vein disease, call the Premiere Vein Center of Ossining, NY, and read on to see how spider and varicose veins are most often diagnosed.
- Physical Examination: Many cases of spider and varicose veins can be diagnosed through a simple physical exam. Your doctor will look at the veins in your legs as you stand and as you sit with your legs hanging down. He or she will ask you to note any symptoms you have experienced, including pain or soreness, heaviness, or restlessness in the legs.
- Ultrasound: An ultrasound is a more intensive diagnostic test that can give the doctor a clearer picture of the structure of the veins in your legs. An ultrasound also allows your doctor to see if any blood clots have developed and recommend immediate treatment, if necessary.
- Venogram: A venogram is a less common diagnostic test that can be used to more thoroughly map the flow of blood through the veins and see if back-ups are occurring.
If you believe you do have spider or varicose veins, please call or come in to the Premiere Vein Center of Ossining, NY, today. We would be happy to advise you on both diagnosis and treatment.