Your medical history plays a key role in determining the severity and type of vein problem you have. Some questions you may be asked include, but are not limited to:
After your medical history is taken and examined, your expert will then do a physical exam. The exam’s extent is based on what was stated in the medical history and the type of problem veins you are suffering from. During this process, a scan or blood work may be ordered for better diagnosis.
There are numerous treatment options for problem veins, but what treatments are right for you will be based on what the vein expert uncovers during your assessment. You may qualify for a self-care treatment or a minimally-invasive treatment. If the case is severe, you may require surgery or removal of the veins. During your appointment, you will be given several options and your expert will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each based on your case.
It is important to know what to expect with these treatments and most importantly, what they can and cannot do for your vein problems. Some things to remember include that your treatment:
If you are pregnant, you must realize that varicose veins are likely to develop or may get worse as your body goes through hormonal changes. A vein expert is unlikely to treat any varicose veins while you are pregnant because:
Are you pregnant? If so, you may be interested in self-care for your vein problem.