What Symptoms Are Associated with Iliac Vein Compression?
The restriction of blood flow can lead to a variety of symptoms that can affect your quality of life. Dr. Vargas and the Vascular Experts team often see patients with a range of symptoms, many of which can severely affect your quality of life.
For instance, when pressure restricts blood flow, it can lead to swelling and pain, difficulties ambulating, which can affect mobility and feeling “heavy.” Blood can pool in the blood vessels, causing the walls to expand deep inside. And it can even raise the risk of deep vein thrombosis – something that can lead to heart complications.
What Options are Available for Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome?
Here at The Vascular Experts, we offer a range of therapies designed to counter the symptoms of vein compression syndrome.
A venography is a procedure that involves injecting you with contrasting material and then tracking the flow of blood using an X-ray device.
This technique is another imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to characterize the structure of your veins. We insert a small catheter into your blood vessels with an ultrasound probe attached to the end of it.
A venous stent is a device that gently opens the blood vessels from the inside, permitting blood flow.
Should I Consider an Iliac Vein Consultation?
If you’ve been experiencing any of the symptoms described above, including swelling and pain, you should consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Vargas and the team. The first step is to use imaging techniques to determine whether there is a problem with the iliac vein. Then, if there is an issue with blood supply returning from the lower leg, we may recommend that you get a stent.