You’ve heard about varicose veins and you have a pretty good idea what they are, but what are the less obvious signs to look for? Answer the questions in this assessment to find out if you may have varicose veins.
o I often experience pain, tiredness and heaviness in the lower legs.
o I notice swelling in my lower leg and ankle.
o My skin is brownish and discolored near the ankle.
o The skin surrounding my veins sometimes itches and burns
o Some veins appear swollen, blue or purple in color and bulge above the surface of the skin
If you experience two or more of the above symptoms at or near the same time, it may be a sign of varicose veins. In severe cases, venous insufficiency may develop, causing irregular circulation. This can lead to problems like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clotting. Contact the Reno Vein Clinic to make a free consultation if you suspect you may have varicose veins. The Reno Vein Clinic offers state-of-the-art treatments performed by Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, Dr. Merchant and Dr. Daake.