How Is Vein Disease Diagnosed?

Vein disease can have many symptoms including swelling, pain, heaviness, and skin changes such as hardening and thickening of the skin. A common vein disease is Chronic Venous Insufficiency, or CVI, in which the valves of the veins weaken and don’t pump blood from the feet to the heart as efficiently as they should. CVI can also cause varicose veins, which are veins that have become deformed and protrude through the skin. If you have any of these symptoms, the first step is to get an accurate diagnosis from your vein specialist.

Getting a Diagnosis:

Diagnosing vein disease requires a thorough physical examination by your physician. For best results, consult a vein specialist who will have more experience and expertise in identifying, diagnosing and treating vein disease. Your doctor will start by conducting a complete physical exam. They will also talk to you about your medical history, including any family history of vein disease.

A Deeper Look:

In addition, an ultrasound of the leg is required to provide a more in depth diagnosis of he diseased vein. With this imaging took, an ultrasound technician will apply gel to your skin and then use a transducer, which is a small handheld device. The technician will press the transducer against your skin to get a reading. The transducer works using sound waves, which create an image on a computer screen so that your doctor can see any problems within your veins. This, along with your physical exam, is a very accurate method of diagnosing vein disease.

If you suspect you may have vein disease, consult the vein experts at Alpha Vein Clinic. Dr. Sassan Kaveh and his caring staff have extensive experience diagnosing and treating vein problems. We have the expertise to offer you the highest quality of care possible.

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