Metro Vein Centers Dr. Max Hutton Addresses Varicose Vein Symptoms
Max Hutton, M.D., uses his 25 years of experience as a board-certified vein specialist to help patients identify varicose vein symptoms. He practices at both the West Bloomfield and Canton, Michigan Metro Vein Centers.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
As the director of Vascular Surgery, Dr. Hutton became an expert in diagnosing signs of trouble within the veins. Since every case is different, he uses this information to set patients on their own wellness course. If you are uncertain that you have varicose veins, see him or another Metro Center doctor to make sure. Some common symptom categories include as follows:
Change of skin color –Someone with varicose veins may have dark blue or purple spots. This discoloration could occur anywhere on the body but especially on the legs or the feet. If it is spider veins, this discoloration might also occur on the face.
Raised veins –The skin will protrude. In the process, it may look as if though cords are running through it. This bumpy appearance may have the feel of a hemorrhoid by the way the veins elevate above the top skin layer.
Discomfort–You might feel some itching, burning or pain when you walk, stand or sit. These uncomfortable signs of varicose veins might worsen over time if not treated. If you have spider veins, you might also feel aching or throbbing.
Deformation –Swelling in the areas around the bulging veins might occur. This happens as blood continues to become congested if you have poor circulation.
Fatigue –Your legs might feel tired and heavy when you try to walk or move. This symptom could occur even when you have no visible signs of varicose veins yet.
A web-like appearance –If you have spider veins, they appear like small strands of interwoven threads that have the appearance of a web or tiny bunches of tree branches. Colors range from blue, purple to red.
How serious are varicose veins?
Many people think of varicose veins as being just a cosmetic problem. However, it could mean that you have poor circulation, which occurs because of other vascular issues. Reasons you may start to develop varicose veins include the following:
- Muscle weakness after a traumatic accident
- Genetics – family history of vein problems
- Cancer, smoking or obesity
- Blood clotting
Could poor circulation also be because of a heart condition?
It can be. It also might be a problem with the arteries that is causing it, or it could be a result of diabetes. Dr. Hutton may provide some referrals if he thinks you need additional treatment beyond just addressing varicose veins.
What are some primary varicose vein treatments?
The type of varicose vein treatment you receive will depend on the severity. Whether or not it has progressed to a venous insufficiency also might determine the technique used to address issues. In any case, your Metro vein doctor will make every effort to make invasive surgery a last resort.
Three primary varicose vein procedures can provide you relief in as little time as 30-60 minutes. Oftentimes, the treatment recovery is immediate. Usually, the process happens with the use of a radio signal, a laser and ultrasound, or medicated sclerotherapy.
Contact Dr. Hutton
Contact Dr. Hutton at a vein center near you. He can answer all your questions, and surrounding areas served include Westland, Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Franklin and more.