Varicose Veins Diagnosis
Your doctor will do a physical exam, including patient’s legs for swelling, pain and aching in legs.
The patient may need an ultrasound test to check that if valves in your veins are functioning normally or is there any blood clot. In this noninvasive test, a technician runs a transducer against patient’s skin; this transducer test transmits images of the veins in your legs to the monitor, so the doctor could see them.
Varicose Veins Treatment
Varicose veins treatment does not require a long hospital stay or uncomfortable recovery; with the help of minimally invasive procedure, varicose veins is possible to treat on an outpatient basis.
You may go easy with your varicose veins, in the form of exercise, losing weight, not wearing tight clothes and avoiding long periods of standing or sitting. These things will ease pain and prevent varicose veins from getting worse.
Wearing compression stockings all day is a good approach before any other varicose vein treatment. Compression stocking steadily squeeze the legs and helps veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. The amount of compression varies by type and brand; the patient may purchase compression stocking from any medical store.
Additional treatments for severe varicose veins
- Sclerotherapy:- In Sclerotherapy, the doctor injects a solution or foam in patient’s small and medium-sized varicose veins, this solution scars or close those veins, In a few weeks, treated varicose veins fades. Sclerotherapy does not require anesthesia and can be done anytime in doctor’s office.
- Foam sclerotherapy for large veins:- Giving Injection in large varicose vein with a foam solution; may be proved a good option to close a vein and seal it.
- Laser treatment:- New laser technology is also a good option for the treatment of smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Laser treatment sends strong bursts of light into the vein; which fade the veins and disappear. In this procedure, the doctor uses no incision or needles.
- Catheter-assisted procedures using radiofrequency or laser energy:- In this procedure, the doctor inserts a thin tube (catheter) into a large vein and heats the tip of the catheter with the use of either radiofrequency or laser energy. During procedure as the catheter is pulled out, the heat destroys the vein through collapsing and seal shut up. This procedure is the preferred treatment for large varicose veins.
- High ligation and vein stripping:- In this procedure, the surgeon ties the vein before this vein will join a deep vein; he removes through the small incision. Removing vein does not affect circulation in the leg because those veins which situated deeper in the leg; takes care of large volume of blood.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy:- Doctor removes smaller varicose veins through a series of tiny skin punctures. In this outpatient procedure; the doctor numbs those parts which are being pricked.
- Endoscopic vein surgery:- This procedure is an advanced procedure which is useful for leg ulcers in the case of non-performance of other treatments. The surgeon uses a thin video camera to see and close varicose veins and then remove veins through a small incision.
Varicose veins which develop during pregnancy vanishes without medical help within 3-12 months after delivery.