At Premier Medical Groups we provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for all venous and arterial conditions, including Varicose Veins, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and more.
Bulging indicates vein dilation. Constant dilation causes vein walls to weaken, leading to further damage. This includes swelling with tissue damage, permanent pigment changes, and even ulceration and/or lymphedema.
Untreated, vein swelling causes fluid with red cells to continue seeping through weakened vein walls. This pooling results in swelling of the lower leg, discoloration, or skin thickening. Tissue damage results over time and may lead to skin break down, creating an ulcer
Spider veins, or thread veins, are smaller than varicose veins. They are usually red or blue and are usually found on the legs or the face. They may look like tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins can usually be seen under the skin, but they do not make the skin bulge out as varicose veins do.