Vein Disease and have no Symptoms?
Q: Can I have vein disease and have no symptoms?
A: At last week’s meeting of the American College of Phlebology, in a session concerning venous insufficiency in women, it was a general consensus that approximately 10% of women with medically significant venous insufficiency have no complaint of any symptoms. One physician present suggested having these patients try on medical support hose, and they notice their legs feel better immediately. What this confirms is what vein specialists have known for years, that a subset of patients have become so used to their symptoms that they minimize or ignore mild to moderate symptoms. They eventually seek help when they see bulging varicose veins or pigmentation develop.