Varicose veins are relatively easy to identify and can be a cosmetic nuisance for many people in Minnesota. The common symptoms list in the following
• No symptoms in some people with mainly a cosmetic problem.
• Protrude or bulge from under the skin and feel ropey
• Leg aching and heaviness in the standing
• Leg cramping at night
• Leg skin itching with discoloration
• Leg skin firmness
• Blood clots without the inflammation
• Tenderness with local swelling
• Leg ulceration and infection
• Developing painful superficial thrombophlebitis, which is a blood clot along with inflammation of a superficial segment of vein.
• Worse in the afternoon or long standing
• Worse during menstruation or pregnancy
Superficial thrombophlebitis is not to be confused with a deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in a deep vein. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is more serious because of the clot’s potential to travel toward the heart and lodge in the lung (pulmonary embolism). This condition requires emergent admission to the hospital for treatment with blood thinning medications.
Some symptoms of varicose veins can be relieved or prevented by wearing the compression stocking every day. If you are clinically diagnosed to have the varicose veins, the next step is to have the duplex ultrasound exam do a complete vein evaluation. The definitive treatment of varicose veins in Minneapolis and St Paul includes endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.