Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a condition in which the blood pools in the veins causing strain on the vein walls. The most common cause of this condition is superficial venous reflux which is a curable condition. Signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency or CVI include but are not limited to:
- Varicose Veins
- Chronic Swelling of the legs and ankles
- Venous Ulcerations
- Stasis Dermatitis
To diagnose CVI, Dr. Dash will first examine you. He will ask key questions like do varicose veins run in your family, have you are anyone in your family ever had a blood clot, and do your legs bother you. He will rule out any other diagnoses. He will then most likely order a bilateral venous doppler which will check the deep and superficial veins of your legs. The ultrasound will rule out any blood clots and check to make sure you do not have any deep or superficial reflux that can cause swelling of the legs, pain, and varicose veins.
Call 973-827-2800 to schedule an appointment today!