Varicose veins are usually red or dark blue and can be seen as twisted and swollen. There could be some patients who may not have any symptoms, but they may feel a sense of heaviness, burning pain, itching, and swelling. If you sit or stand for a long time, the symptoms can become worse. If the case of a patient is serious, he may experience sores, inflammation, color changes, scaling, thinning, and skin changes, including dryness.
A physical examination can be done by the doctor to diagnose the condition, along with your medical history. The doctor may use Duplex Doppler ultrasound, a non-invasive diagnostic test, to evaluate the vein further.
The swelling and the pain which are due to the varicose veins can be decreased by applying bandages or support stockings. If these treatments do not work, and the condition is more serious, there are other methods available as well. There are some options like usage of laser or high-frequency sound waves in a minimally invasive process. The option of surgical removal is also available
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