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Other Vein Conditions

The variety of ways vein disease presents itself.

Vein disease is progressive

Vein conditions worsen over time, so identifying symptoms early is key.

Vein disease is progressive, so the ways it manifests itself in your body will almost certainly get worse over time. When left untreated, vein disease can lead to the more serious conditions below, which is why identifying and treating the root cause early is so important. Some of these more serious conditions include:

Open sores and ulcers (venous leg ulcers)
  

Five to 10 percent of people with varicose veins will potentially develop open sores or ulcers.

These sores (called venous leg ulcers) can be extremely painful when they don’t heal. Vein Clinics of America treats this vein condition with a combination of wound care, EVTA, and/or sclerotherapy.

Rash (venous stasis dermatitis)
  
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An itchy, red rash or red dots on the shins or legs may be symptoms of a condition called venous stasis dermatitis, which is caused by poor blood circulation or by blood gathering or pooling in the legs.

Hyperpigmentation
  

The medical term for skin that changes to a darker color is hyperpigmentation. This is a sign of advanced vein disease. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, hyperpigmentation will be addressed in your Vein Clinics of America treatment plan.

Corona phlebectatica
  
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Spider veins in the feet are a collection of tiny branches of veins on the ankle that can become so interwoven that it’s difficult to identify single veins. This gives the skin around the ankle a red or pink discoloration. The medical term for this condition is corona phlebectatica, and it is often associated with advanced vein disease. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, corona phlebectatica will be addressed in your Vein Clinics of America treatment plan.

Lipodermatosclerosis
  

Lipodermatosclerosis is a medical condition where the skin on the legs feels smooth, tight, and painful, and looks scarred and discolored. This is the result of a slow process that can occur after many years of untreated diseased veins in the legs. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, relief of lipodermatosclerosis symptoms will be addressed in your Vein Clinics of America treatment plan.

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
  

Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare congenital vascular disorder in which a limb may be affected by varicose veins or too much bone and soft tissue growth. This pressure can cause both the varicose vein and the leg itself to swell and change the skin’s appearance, often producing a red or purple coloration that covers a large surface of the skin like a birthmark. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, relief of KTS symptoms will be addressed in your Vein Clinics of America treatment plan.

Edema
  

When the valves in veins near the top of the leg are not functioning properly, gravity can cause blood to pool in the ankles, where it builds up and causes ankles to appear swollen. The condition may not necessarily be painful, but is still indicative of a larger problem. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, relief of edema symptoms will be addressed in your Vein Clinics of America treatment plan.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  

People who constantly feel the urge to move their legs may be suffering from restless leg syndrome. RLS can be quite uncomfortable, especially when sitting or lying down, so patients with RLS often have trouble sleeping and traveling. Vein disease is one of the causes of RLS, because damaged vein valves make legs feel achy, cramped, and tired. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, relief of RLS symptoms will be addressed in your Vein Clinics of America treatment plan.

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