If you have the symptoms or signs of venous disease, you may need a venous ultrasound test to determine if you have a blood clot, a deep vein obstruction, or malfunctioning valves in the veins. William H. Davis, MD, FACS, and the team at Douglas Vascular Center in Douglas, Georgia, are one of the few vein-centered practices in the area that provides ultrasound to examine not just leg veins, but the deep veins in the pelvis, too. To get the answers you need about your leg pain or other leg symptoms, contact the vein experts at Douglas Vascular Center by phone or online form.
Your veins are the vessels that carry blood back toward your heart after it’s circulated through your body. When your veins are healthy, their flexible walls and one-way valves push de-oxygenated blood up your legs, against gravity. When your veins don’t work properly, you could have a venous disease such as:
Spider veins are a type of varicose vein that affects small capillaries on your legs and face.
The most common venous disease — varicose veins — is characterized by large, twisted blue veins that push up on the surface of your skin. Other types of venous diseases can’t be seen but may create symptoms such as:
Another condition that causes symptoms similar to venous disease is lymphedema. Lymphedema occurs when your lymph nodes or lymph vessels can’t efficiently remove excess fluids from your body. Your leg pain and symptoms may be caused by lymphedema alone, venous disease alone, or a combination of both.
After conducting a thorough examination and taking a complete medical history, your vein expert administers tests to determine your vein health. Tests could include an angiogram (i.e., X-ray of veins) or a noninvasive ultrasound study.
Your vein expert devises a custom-designed treatment plan based on the factors involved in your venous disease. Minimally invasive treatments may include:
For comfortable, healthy legs, contact Douglas Vascular Center for venous disease evaluation and treatment. Contact the center by phone or online form.