What to Expect
Vein screening is the first step on the path to getting your legs back if you have varicose veins or suspect that you have a vein diesease. Vein screening consists of a thorough medical history, a physical exam and, if needed, an ultrasound exam to determine whether or not you have venous insufficiency.
We break down each step in the diagnosis of vein disease so you know what to expect when you come see us at ProVascularMD. Contact us today to schedule your first visit.
Dr. Michael Lalezarian
Vein problems? Get a vein screening to help you get your legs back.
Dr. Michael Lalezarian is a double-board certified Vascular Interventional Radiologist specializing in minimally invasive vein treatments. He is a committed partner in the battle against the devastating consequences of venous insufficiency.
“I was referred to Dr. Lalezarian from my orthopedic surgeon for varicose vein treatment options. From the second I walked into the office, I was at ease and felt very welcomed from Kimberly and the staff. Upon meeting the doctor, he was so kind and fully explained my options after the initial ultrasound on both legs. I decided to go with the sclerotherapy and am so happy that I did. The procedures were quick and virtually painless but the results are life changing for me. The pain suffered for so many years and countless sleepless nights are a thing of the past.”
Vickie W, March 2022
- Leg pain
- Leg cramps, especially at night
- Itching or burning
- Throbbing or aching
- Restless legs
- Tingling or numbness
- Leg fatigue or heaviness
- Claudication (cramping pain after walking or exercising)
Vein Screening Questionnaire
- Your age
- Your gender
- Do you have any spider veins or reticular veins on your legs?
- Do you have any varicose veins on your legs?
- Have you been experiencing any leg cramps or leg pain?
- Have you been experiencing any swelling in your legs or ankles?
- Have you been experiencing any feeling of heaviness in your legs?
- Have you been experiencing any throbbing or aching in your legs?
- Have you been experiencing any itching, burning, or warmth in your legs?
- Do you have restless leg syndrome (discomfort in legs while resting)?
- Have you been experiencing numbness or tingling in your feet?
- Have you noticed any skin rash or skin discoloration on your legs or ankles?
- Have you developed any skin ulcers on your legs?
- Do your symptoms interfere with your sleep?
- Are your symptoms worse later in the day?
- Are your symptoms worse with or after physical activity?
- Have you had a prior vein or vascular condition?
- Do you have a family history of vein disease or leg ulcers?
- Do you have a family history of blood clots or clotting disorders?
- Do you have any of the following conditions? Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease
- Do you have a history of smoking?
- Do you have a history of consuming alcohol?
- Do you have any allergies?
If your symptoms are consistent with varicose veins or other manifestations of venous insufficiency, we will use vein ultrasound imaging to examine the veins in your leg. In the hands of an experienced Sonographer, ultrasound is used to visualize and measure blood flow. The main things we’re looking for at this step are reflux (backwards flow) or blockages. A comprehensive exam can take up to 60 minutes, and enables our vein specialists to determine the severity, location, and extent of vein disease.
If you have vein disease, typically an ultrasound exam is sufficient on its own for your vein specialist to understand the cause of your symptoms and to plan your treatment. However, more advanced imaging may be required if our vein specialists suspect that you have deep vein obstruction. If needed, more advanced imaging will typically require a follow-up visit.
Vein Screening Consultation
Stages of Venous Insufficiency
Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment
Vascular Specialist in Los Angeles
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