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Questions to Ask Vein Doctors

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Vein Doctor

If you’ve been plagued by spider veins, varicose veins, or other vein problems for some time, you should do something about them before things get more serious. The more time you spend thinking about your veins instead of treating them, the greater your chance of developing complications such as deep vein thrombosis, which can be life-threatening.

Whether you’re experiencing pain from bulging veins, or they are just generally unsightly, it’s important to find an experienced vein specialist whom you can trust. Having a qualified, capable, and knowledgeable venous disease specialist is essential to improving your vein health. For this reason, we’ve put together five of the most important questions to ask your vein doctor prior to treatment.

Most Common Vein Conditions

There are many types of vein conditions that people develop over the course of their lifetimes.  Many people are genetically predisposed to develop venous issues and suffer with longstanding vein disease, where others breeze through life with just minor vein issues in later years.  Anyone who has had vein disease for many years is at increased risk for developing Chronic Venous Insufficiency (often abbreviated as “CVI”).  CVI is an umbrella term for the more advanced stages of venous disease.  This would include swelling of the ankle and leg, or edema, stasis dermatitis and venous ulcer.  Probably the most-common vein condition, and the one most people are familiar with, is the malady of varicose veins.  A brief synopsis of each of these vein conditions is discussed below: