Symptoms, Complications and Evaluation of Varicose veins

Symptoms

The symptoms of varicose veins manifest differently from one person to the next. Therefore, any of the following symptoms may be observed:

  • Fatigue, heaviness and pain
  • Blue or violet subcutaneous discoloration and venous dilation
  • Edema
  • Cramps

Possible long-term complications

Ulcération Ulceration
Pigmentation Pigmentation
(stasis dermatitis)
  • Eczema
  • Pigmentation (stasis dermatitis)
  • Ulceration
  • Bleeding
  • Thrombophlebitis

Some individuals may exhibit few or no symptoms.

Evaluation

After filling out a questionnaire, the individual’s legs and feet are examined while in a standing position. Depending on the severity of the problem, a Doppler ultrasonography (Duplex) may be performed in order to determine the diagnosis and the proper treatment for the varicose veins. This is a simple and painless exam that is conducted right at the clinic.