5 Symptoms of Vein Disease | El Paso TX

symptoms of vein disease

Determining if you are experiencing symptoms of vein disease can be challenging.  By consulting with your vein specialist in El Paso, TX, patients can not only determine the source of their constant leg pain, also find the best vein treatment options for them.

Common Symptoms of Vein Disease

Swelling (edema)

The early symptoms of vein disease are not always painful but as the disease progresses, you may experience discomfort. General discomfort can manifest through the itchy skin, cramping in the legs or swelling. Some people experience aching, restless leg syndrome or legs that begin cramping after long periods of inactivity.

Skin Changes

Skin changes occur around the ankles, the knees, and the leg. Brown discoloration appears when the venous disease has reached an advanced stage. This occurs as a result of blood leaking from the blood vessels and into the skin. Sometimes a condition known as lipodermoscelorisis can occur.

Venous Leg Ulcers

A venous disease that has reached an advanced stage can manifest in leg ulcers. When blood leaks into the tissue of the skin, it can cause swelling and eventual damage to the tissue. Tissue rupture leads to ulcers or wounds that are painful and itchy. Leg ulcers can have a significant impact on the quality of your life.

Superficial Thrombophlebitis

This is a condition that results in inflammation of veins just beneath the surface of the skin. Patients with this condition normally experience tenderness of the vein, swelling of legs and redness of the skin.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DVT is a serious condition that results in a pulling sensation, stemming from a blood clot in the veins. If the blood clot travels up the body, the condition could be life-threatening.

If you are concerned that you may have vein disease, please contact our office in El Paso, TX to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to healing today.

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