I have increased bulging and soreness from venous insufficiency in my left lower leg. Should I see a vein specialist?

I am 68 yrs old an have had moderate venous insuffency for years. I am experiencing increased problems in my left lower legs with more bulging and soreness. Sometimes it feels like a cool sensation or like something wet around my ankle area. I sometimes wear compression knee-high hose. Should I see a vein specialist?

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Illinois Vein Specialists

Published on Mar 30, 2017

Yes. Wear compression hose daily and seek help from a qualified vein specialist.

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Answered by Illinois Vein Specialists

Yes. Wear compression hose daily and seek help from a qualified vein specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Yes, I would see a vein specialist. You want to make sure you're wearing the proper size compression stockings and you want to make sure there isn't anything else going on. A vein specialist can correct the issue with no discomfort and it's covered by most insurance plans.

Answered by North Georgia Vein & Wellness (View Profile)

Yes, I would see a vein specialist. You want to make sure you're wearing the proper size compression stockings and you want to make sure there isn't anything else going on. A vein specialist can correct the issue with no discomfort and it's covered by most insurance plans.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Mar 23, 2017

You should be evaluated by a board certified, vascular trained surgeon, including ultrasound to determine your venous insufficiency. It can be deep veins or superficial. Compression hose should be measured and fitted correctly and of the right strength. You should wear them daily to reduce the risk to blood clots.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You should be evaluated by a board certified, vascular trained surgeon, including ultrasound to determine your venous insufficiency. It can be deep veins or superficial. Compression hose should be measured and fitted correctly and of the right strength. You should wear them daily to reduce the risk to blood clots.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Center for Vein Care

Published on Mar 23, 2017

It sounds like your venous disease is getting worse despite using compression stockings. I would definitely suggest seeing a vein specialist.

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Answered by Center for Vein Care

It sounds like your venous disease is getting worse despite using compression stockings. I would definitely suggest seeing a vein specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VEININNOVATIONS

Published on Mar 23, 2017

Absolutely, you should be evaluated by an experienced vein specialist. Today chronic venous insufficiency can be treated quite easily with minimally invasive outpatient procedures. There is little to no down time after the procedures as well. Your venous disease will also continue to get progressively worse if you do nothing.

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Answered by VEININNOVATIONS

Absolutely, you should be evaluated by an experienced vein specialist. Today chronic venous insufficiency can be treated quite easily with minimally invasive outpatient procedures. There is little to no down time after the procedures as well. Your venous disease will also continue to get progressively worse if you do nothing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 23, 2017

You should definitely see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous duplex ultrasound. In conjunction with a physical exam, the ultrasound will help to make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

You should definitely see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous duplex ultrasound. In conjunction with a physical exam, the ultrasound will help to make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Yes it sounds like you are having symptoms from your venous disease. I recommend an evaluation and ultrasound by a vein specialist—especially if the stockings give you improvement in your leg discomfort, then treatment would help you. Treatments are specific to your vein disease and are performed in the office (usually RF ablation- VNUS or endovenous laser depending where you go). There is minimal discomfort during and after treatments and you can generally return to work/play the following day.

Answered by HeartCare Associates Vein Center (View Profile)

Yes it sounds like you are having symptoms from your venous disease. I recommend an evaluation and ultrasound by a vein specialist—especially if the stockings give you improvement in your leg discomfort, then treatment would help you. Treatments are specific to your vein disease and are performed in the office (usually RF ablation- VNUS or endovenous laser depending where you go). There is minimal discomfort during and after treatments and you can generally return to work/play the following day.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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