What To Expect From a Vein Screening
If you have spider veins or varicose veins, you may be interested in a vein screening. Spider veins are dilated, small blood vessels that are red or blue in color, appearing mostly on the legs. Varicose veins are larger, dilated blood vessels raised above the skin's surface. A vein screening will evaluate your legs to determine if you have spider or varicose veins and recommend the best treatment option. You will also be tested for the underlying cause of varicose veins to screen for vein disease.
A screening will consist of:
- A brief survey about medications, medical history, etc. that could increase the risk of vein disease
- Simple ultrasound scan to measure vein function and identify any vein blockages
- A brief examination for signs of vein insufficiency and varicose or spider veins
Varicose veins appear when the valves in the vein are weakened or damaged. This causes the blood to pool in the vein, which results in the bulging appearance. If your screening requires immediate medical attention, we will help you schedule an appointment with the appropriate doctor. If your varicose or spider veins are surface level only, we can give you at-home remedies or suggest treatment options to treat the look of the veins.
What Are The Symptoms Of Varicose Veins?
You may benefit from a vein screening if you are experiencing varicose vein symptoms. These can include:
- Aching pain
- The feeling of having full or heavy legs
- Skin discoloration
- Itching of skin of lower legs or over obvious varicose or spider veins
- Open area that is difficult to heal of the lower leg (usually at the inside of the ankle)
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Genes are the number one identifying risk factor for varicose veins; however, there are also several other factors that can increase the likelihood that you may develop them:
Many people benefit from vein treatment and enjoy a more worry-free and confident lifestyle. Our patients say they feel free to wear shorts or dresses again and aren’t constantly trying to cover themselves. If your screening requires immediate medical attention, we will help you schedule an appointment with the appropriate doctor. If your varicose or spider veins are surface level only, we can give you at-home remedies or suggest treatment options to treat the look of the veins.
Vein & Body Specialists understands that relief from pain is often the primary concern for patients suffering from varicose veins in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk, and the surrounding communities in Ohio. Our board-certified radiologists use cutting-edge diagnostic techniques to select the best treatment for your varicose veins to ensure that both aesthetic concerns and painful symptoms are addressed simultaneously, effectively, and safely. Contact us today for a consultation!