• Symptoms of Leg Vein Problems

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    You can have problems in your veins without any symptoms. In fact, about 50 percent of the people with one of the most serious vein problems, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), do not have any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, don’t ignore them. It’s your body’s way of telling you to get help.

    See your doctor if you have:

    • Swelling and pain in the legs or ankles
    • Areas on your legs that are painful, tender, or warm to the touch
    • Unexplained tightness in the calves
    • A heavy, tired, or restless feeling in your leg
    • Pain while walking or soon after stopping
    • Skin color changes, redness, or flaky skin
    • Sores or ulcers
    • Foot cramps
    • Varicose veins or spider veins
    • Swelling along a vein, just below the skin
    • Pain when applying gentle pressure to a superficial vein
    • Hardening of a vein
    • Itchy, throbbing, or burning areas on the legs
    • Low-grade fever

     Use the SecondsCount Leg Vein Symptoms Log to keep track of any information that will help you and your doctor decide on the best treatment for you:

     SecondsCount Leg Vein Symptoms Log

      Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    Do you have pain, heaviness, swelling, tenderness, skin color changes, sores, or any other symptoms that concern you?              
    Where on your body have you noticed these symptoms?              
    If you are experiencing pain, how would you rate it on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 beingunbearable)?              
    How long did the symptoms last?              
    What were you doing when the symptoms began?              
    What were you doing when the symptoms stopped?              
    Do you have any other symptoms that concern you (for example, varicose or spider veins)?              

    If you don’t have symptoms but are concerned that you might be at risk, take the SecondsCount Venous Disease Risk Assessment Checklist and discuss it with your doctor. Together you can find ways to reduce your risk of developing problems in the future.