If you’re living with spider veins, varicose veins, or swollen legs, a vein consultation can diagnose the underlying cause and help you feel better. At Fox Valley Vein Centers, with three convenient locations in Sandwich, Yorkville, and Aurora, Illinois, vein specialist James Hawkins, DO, and the team provide vein consultations to adults of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book a consultation online today.
A vein consultation is an in-office appointment used to diagnose vein-related health problems. Your Fox Valley Vein Centers provider uses the information gathered during this initial consultation to develop a custom care plan that eases uncomfortable symptoms and improves your overall quality of life.
A vein consultation can diagnose some of the most common venous disorders, including:
You might also benefit from a vein consultation if you’re at risk of deep vein thrombosis — a condition that causes blood clots to form deep within your veins.
A vein consultation involves four steps:
At the beginning of your vein consultation, Fox Valley Vein Centers reviews your medical history. During this portion of the exam, your provider goes over your medical records and asks about the symptoms you’re experiencing, your family history, and your lifestyle.
Make sure to let your provider know if you smoke or drink alcohol. You should also tell them about any prescription medications, vitamins, or nutritional supplements you take regularly.
After gathering your medical history, your provider conducts a vein exam. You lie face up on a table, and your provider examines your legs, feet, and ankles. They might also have you stand up or walk around the room. If your vein issues aren’t obvious, your provider may order a vein ultrasound.
Following the completion of your vein exam and a review of your medical history, your Fox Valley Vein Centers provider makes a diagnosis. Your provider uses this information to guide treatment recommendations that best align with your individual symptoms and needs.
Lastly, your provider develops a custom vein treatment plan. The type of treatment that will most benefit you depends on your medical history and the severity of your symptoms. The most common vein treatments include compression therapy, sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment, and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Don’t let vein-related health problems negatively affect your life. Schedule a vein consultation at Fox Valley Vein Centers by calling the nearest office or booking a consultation online today.