Chapter 12: Chronic Venous Insufficiency Presentation
Original authors: Andrew W. Bradbury, Andrew D. Lambert, Robert B. McLafferty, and C. Vaughan Ruckley
Abstracted by Teresa L. Carman
- Commonly asked questions
- Do I need to bring anything to my first appointment with the vein specialist?
- Do I need to fast or not eat before my appointment?
- Will I need a surgery for my veins?
Evaluation of venous disease whether asymptomatic or causing severe symptoms begins with a good history and a physical examination including laboratory studies if necessary. Most venous disease is not a major problem for the patient and does not require a surgery or procedure. Patients with bothersome symptoms or recurrent ulcers may benefit from a procedure or surgery.