How to check if I have varicose veins?

Do it yourself Vein check is a novel way to check if you have preexisting venous disease or have a chance of getting one. Please note that this is not a definitive test. You’ll still need to consult your doctor for clinical opinion

Does your work require you to sit or stand for long periods of time?
Are you overweight?
Does anyone in your family suffer from leg complaints, e.g. varicose veins?
Are you pregnant?
Are you over the age of 50?
Do you take hormone supplements, e.g. the pill or supplements to help with the menopause?
Have you had leg surgery?
Have you noticed any changes to your legs?
Has the skin around your lower leg or ankles altered?
Do you have spider veins on your legs?
Do you have varicose veins?
Have you ever been diagnosed with phlebitis?
Are your ankles swollen in the evening?
Do your leg problems ease when you elevate your legs?
Have you ever had a thrombosis?
Have you ever had a venous ulcer?
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0 - 7 Points

There is no real risk of a venous disorder at present. However, you can still take preventive measures in certain situations to ensure your legs remain healthy:

People whose work involves sitting or standing for long periods of time will benefit from wearing fashionable, low-pressure compression stockings that reduce leg complaints and swelling in the evenings.

For your own safety, we recommend you take precautionary measures before embarking on a journey (car, train, plane) lasting several hours or more. Wearing travel stockings whilst travelling can prevent unpleasant swelling of the legs and also reduces the risk of venous thrombosis.

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8 - 10 Points

Take your leg complaints seriously and help ensure healthy veins. Talk to your doctor. Sometimes, complaints can be resolved by taking simple, preventive measures or compression treatment.

More than 10 Points

Expert advice from a venous disease specialist and on-going general medical care will help to alleviate your discomfort and prevent the disease from progressing further.