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Vein Self-Assessment

The following questions will help you determine if you would benefit from a vein consultation.


History

Have you ever had varicose veins? Varicose veins are large, bulging veins, as opposed to spider veins, which are thin, branching veins just beneath the skin's surface.


Signs and Symptoms

Do you experience any of the following sings and symptoms in your legs or ankles?

  • Leg pain, aching or cramping
  • Burning or itching of the skinLeg or ankle swelling, especially at the end of the day
  • "Heavy" feeling legs
  • Varicose veins
  • Skin discoloration or texture changes, such as above the inner ankle
  • Open wounds or sores, such as above the inner ankle
  • Restless legs


Risk Factors

  • Has anyone in your blood-related family ever had varicose veins or been diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency or venous reflux?
  • Have you had any treatments or procedures for vein problems?
  • Do you stand for long periods of time, such as at work?
  • Do you frequently engage in heavy lifting?
  • Have you ever been pregnant?


If you answered "yes" to two or more of the above questions or identify with two or more of the above symptoms, please call us today at 360-428-2586 for a vein consultation.