Both Conditions Are Very Treatable
Don’t allow fear of bad news keep you from seeking care. Varicose veins and related conditions are very treatable; and at Vein Specialists of the South, we have a wide range of minimally invasive procedures that we can perform right in our office, no surgery required.
If, during your evaluation, we discover a DVT blood clot, it is better that we find it before it causes you a lot of trouble. In some cases, a blood thinner can resolve the clot. In other cases, you may require a procedure. It is better to know so that you can take action and prevent a medical emergency.
Varicose Veins And DVT Blood Clots Do Not Always Present Together
If you have varicose veins, it does not mean you will definitely have a DVT blood clot. Conversely, you can have a blood clot without having other symptoms of venous disease. In fact, DVT can be present with no symptoms at all. That being said, you should be on the look out for these symptoms:
- a spot on your leg that is red, warm, and/or tender to the touch
- unexplained leg pain, aches, heaviness, and/or swelling
If you have these symptoms, it’s important to see your physician or a vein specialist right away.
If your chest feels heavy, you have trouble breathing, and/or a sense of impending doom, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. It could be a DVT blood clot that traveled to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. In the event that it is not a PE, those symptoms are worrisome and potentially life threatening. It’s important to seek emergency medical care. Don’t wait.
Follow Tony’s Lead And Take Your Health Into Your Own Hands
Book an evaluation with Vein Specialists of the South if you:
- stand or sit for long periods of time for work
- have unexplained leg pain, swelling, heaviness, fatigue, or soreness
- have visible varicose veins or spider veins
- are in another high risk category, such as having a family history of venous disease, take hormonal birth control, or have had one or more pregnancies
If your schedule does not permit a visit to one of our offices in Downtown Macon or Warner Robins, GA, try our online service at VirtualVein.com. If you spend a lot of time in Downtown Macon, consider attending one of our Vein Education events. All of our attendees receive an evaluation the day of the event.