There are countless venous disorders and problems that strike people of all ages, from all backgrounds. If you have been a long-time sufferer of painful veins, you may already have a working relationship with a vein doctor, or you may be wondering if you should see one for the first time. Whether you’ve been dealing with vein issues for a long time or are just experiencing painful legs recently, it can be difficult to know when your painful, bulging veins require a visit to see a healthcare professional.
In most cases it is better to be cautious than to ignore painful veins. Mounting pain is a sign that things could be worsening, and in the event that you are dealing with thrombosis, a clot, or an infection, seeing a doctor sooner rather than later can make a difference in your treatment and healing.
If you have been noticing painful legs for a few days, it may also be worth a call to a vein clinic. Problems like restless leg syndrome can be caused or exacerbated by painful veins, and not everyone experiences restless leg syndrome on a daily basis. If there is no physical cause to your painful legs that you can think of, it could very well be bulging veins causing the problem, which is something a vein doctor can easily address.
Painful legs can respond to increased stress levels, illness, pregnancy, or other risk factors, so it is important to speak to your doctor if you are experiencing life changes that are adding to your problems with painful veins.
For patients who have undergone vein treatments, talk to your vein doctor about what requires a phone call or necessitates a visit during your recovery. There are some side effects from treatments that are common and will go away on their own and others that could point toward complications with your recovery that require medical observation or treatment.
Your vein clinic should be happy to address any issues or questions you have, so if you are not sure of what to do, you should feel free to call about any problems with painful legs, bulging veins, or painful veins. The clinic staff can advise you if an appointment is indicated, and you can feel assured that your medical care is in good hands and being carefully monitored.