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When should I see a vein doctor?

Vein problems in the legs are exceedingly common. They can result in symptoms ranging from cosmetic concerns to serious medical complications. This is why it is important for people who have varicose veins or other symptoms to know when it’s time to get professional help. As a general rule, if you have symptoms, you should at least get a consultation with a vein specialist.

These symptoms include visible vein bulging, skin discoloration, sores on the lower leg, swelling of the ankles, discomfort or pain, fatigue, leg cramps, itching, and restless legs. These symptoms are usually worse after standing or sitting for prolonged periods and improved with leg elevation. Variation of symptoms with the menstrual cycle is also very common.

If you’re going to see a doctor, you should see a physician who specializes in vein disease. The modern diagnosis and treatment of vein disease has progressed a lot in the last few years. Physicians who specialize in treating vein disease will be better able to provide the best diagnosis and most effective treatment available.

A lot of patients have visible signs of vein disease but no other symptoms. For patients with strictly cosmetic concerns due to spider veins or bulging varicose veins, an experienced vein doctor can give them younger, healthier looking legs again.

But it is important to recognize the visible changes that go beyond cosmetic issues and may actually represent advanced vein disease. These problems include leg discomfort, darkening skin discoloration of the calves and ankles, blue veins on the ankle and foot, leathery thickening of the skin of the calf and ankle, open sores on the ankle, or swelling. Patients with these symptoms, even if they have no physical discomfort or pain, should definitely see a vein

The most common experience for patients with vein disease is a combination of visible changes, typically spider veins or varicose veins, along with some other symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, ankle swelling, night cramps, restless leg syndrome, or itchy legs. For these patients, seeing a vein doctor will provide them with a clear diagnosis and a full range of excellent treatment options that can improve their quality of life.

Then there are those patients experiencing serious complications from vein disease, such as ankle ulcers, vein bleeding, and blood clots. These patients should seek care by a vein doctor immediately. It can make a real difference in your quality of life. So, if you have symptoms, now would be a good time.

You can arrange for a quick and easy consultation right now by calling 201-265-5300.

About us: There are 20 million Americans with vein problems that can seriously affect the quality of their lives. And as we age, they just get worse. As one of the few New Jersey medical practices committed exclusively to vein care, Advanced Vascular Vein Care is uniquely capable of alleviating those problems, whether they are medical or cosmetic. All treatments are non-surgical, usually covered by insurance, and delivered in an office setting. And we do it as it should be done – with compassion, excellence, affordability, convenience, and the personal touch. Call 201-265-5300 or visit AdvancedVascular.com for a quick and easy consultation.


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