Pain in the veins can result from a variety of causes, ranging from mild to severe. Commonly, vein pain in the legs occurs due to poor circulation, varicose veins, or cellulitis, a common bacterial skin disease. Vein pain in other parts of the body can be related to the outside temperature or muscle strain. In severe cases, vein pain can result from thrombophlebitis (vein swelling due to a blood clot) or a thromboembolism (a potentially life-threatening blood inflammation and clot in the veins).
So, what can you do?
The best thing to do if you are experiencing pain, aching or swelling in you veins is to talk to a physician. You should be prepared to answer the following questions:
- Are you at risk of developing blood clots?
- Do you have any other symptoms, such as enlarged or visible veins?
- How long has your pain persisted?
- What medications are you taking?
- When did you first notice your vein pain?
- Where do you feel your vein pain?
For more information about vein pain, contact Reno Vein Clinic 775-329-3100.