If you’re exploring our site, chances are you’re suffering from one or more of the symptoms below. Click the box next to each symptom you have and select the button at the bottom. We’ll advise on how we can help you feel better through treatment options here at The Vein Institute.
This quiz is intended for educational purposes only and is not a diagnostic tool. A diagnosis requires a full workup by a physician.
The aching in your legs is dull and throbbing, constant, and worsens as the day wears on. You massage your legs at night to make the aching go away. Unlike those with bulging varicose veins, many people have nothing on the surface that suggests veins could be causing the pain.
The Over the years aching in your legs is dull and throbbing, constant, and worsens as the day wears on. Your legs sometimes feel hot, itchy, or prickly. You massage your legs at night to make the aching go away. Unlike those with bulging varicose veins, many people have nothing on the surface that suggests veins could be causing the pain.
Your legs itch constantly. You have to constantly refrain from itching. Lotion is needed constantly to keep up with your dry skin on your legs. Sometimes your legs feel hot or have a prickly feeling.
At the end of the day, it takes all you have to keep standing. If you sit through a movie, your legs feel like stone. You can’t wait to get home and prop your legs up. You think “My legs are tired because I’ve had a long day” or “I’m just getting older and can’t be as active”.
Cramps or Charlie horses occur mostly at night, waking you up and keeping you from sleeping properly. You have to get up from bed to stretch your legs or walk around to get relief. Many have recently tried hydrating or potassium before bedtime to make these cramps go away unsuccessfully.
When you get in bed at night, you just can’t seem to get comfortable. You’ve tried propping a pillow between your legs. Instead of resting, you spend the night moving your legs around. Or you’re constantly shaking your legs while seated or when on that long flight or car ride. You can’t put your fingers on it, but your legs just don't feel right.
At the end of the day, your legs swell and you notice a loss of definition in your ankles. When you take your socks off, they leave a line in your skin. But it seems to go away when you wake up in the morning.
You’ve noticed that the skin on your lower legs or around your ankles is darker than the rest; it’s taken on a brown or reddish color. The skin feels harder in this area and it may be flaky or itchy.
Your skin has broken down in one or more areas, and you see an open wound. This is a sign of advanced disease, and should be addressed as soon as possible.
You feel constant pelvic discomfort and bloating, and it worsens as the day goes on. There is a dull, throbbing ache and heaviness in your pelvis and lower abdomen. You have a constant gassy feeling, which you blame on your diet/what you eat and for which you constantly carry anti-gas medications. You may also have some bulging vein in the inner upper thigh or groin that started after pregnancy.
Do I have symptoms of venous insufficiency?