Should I see a doctor about my varicose veins?

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It can be challenging to know when it is necessary to see a medical practitioner about any medical condition. Vein disease is no different.

You should definitely see your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following develop:

  • Superficial thrombophlebitis. This is a clot in a larger vein just below the skin surface. Skin overlying skin can be red. The vein typically is hard to touch, painful and tender. Especially if this is recurrent.
  • Bleeding varicose vein

You should consider see your doctor on a non-urgent basis if any of the following develop:

  • Your leg symptoms are interfering with your daily activities
  • Slow development of an unexpected rash near the ankle, usually inner aspect or front.
  • The skin around the ankle and calf becomes thickened and changes colour
  • Ankle swelling
  • You find the veins visually worrisome.

At Specialist Vein care we are experts in the management of venous disease.

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

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