Although varicose veins may be obviously seen, sometimes the disease is hidden within the legs with no visual clues being present!
Although discomfort in the legs can be due to various medical problems, varicose veins is a significant contributor.
It can often be difficult to differentiate what is causing the discomfort in the legs.
Common symptoms of varicose veins in the legs include:
If you are unsure or concerned, then a duplex venous ultrasound could be performed in order to exclude this as a possibility.
If you have a varicosity that has bled or is bleeding, superficial thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis as described immediately below, this is far more serious and warrants urgent attention.
More serious manifestations of venous disease include:
If you have any concern, then please let us help!
Please give us a call and make an appointment.
We can discuss your particular venous issue, discuss options and create an individualised treatment plan if required. The venous disease that you have may well require reassurance only with no treatment required.
To make an appointment today to have your venous disease assessed by Dr Berman, please phone 9561 5155