Vein Evaluation Specialist

Murphy Medical Associates

Acute Primary Care & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Greenwich, Stamford, & Stratford, CT

A problem in your circulatory system can lead to serious health consequences. At Murphy Medical Associates, residents of Stamford, Stratford, and Greenwich, Connecticut, have access to a team of skilled practitioners who can perform excellent vein evaluation services. Booking an appointment takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay.

Vein Evaluation Q & A

What is a vein evaluation?

Your veins are a critical part of your body’s circulatory system. Each time your heart pumps, it forces oxygen-rich blood through your arteries. Your veins are responsible for moving blood that is low in oxygen back to your heart. 

Deep veins are located deep within muscle tissue, near a corresponding artery. Superficial veins are located closer to the surface of your skin. Pulmonary veins work to move oxygenated blood to your heart, and systemic veins are the vessels that run throughout your body to transport deoxygenated blood back to your heart. 

A vein evaluation is a diagnostic process that determines if there is a problem in one or more of your veins. It’s the first step in crafting a customized treatment plan.

What are some potential vein problems?

Numerous issues can arise in your veins, some of which are more serious than others. 

Blood clots 

Blood clots can develop in your arms, legs, brain, or internal organs. Some clots resolve over time without treatment, while others can cause serious health problems. 

Deep vein thrombosis

This is a blood clot that forms in a vein located deep within your body. If a deep vein clot breaks free it can get lodged in the blood vessels in your lungs, which is a life-threatening condition. 

Superficial venous thrombosis

This is a blood clot in a vein located close to the surface of your skin. While not usually life-threatening, these clots can become painful. 

Chronic vein insufficiency

This condition occurs when your blood pools, which can cause swelling in your legs along with skin discoloration, ulcers, and pressure. 

Varicose or spider veins

These are veins with valve failure, which causes blood to pool and darken. They are visible through the skin and are usually only an aesthetic concern, although varicose veins can become painful. 

Vein evaluation can determine if any of these conditions are present and can give your doctor the information needed to guide your treatment. 

How is a vein evaluation performed?

Murphy Medical Associates uses ultrasound technology to screen for blood clots and other vein abnormalities. This safe, painless screening option uses sound waves to create real-time imaging of your internal structures, including veins. 

If ultrasound testing reveals an area of concern, your doctor will advise you if additional screening is required. You’ll receive all the details on your treatment options, enabling you to make an informed decision about your care.

If you have questions or concerns about vein evaluation, call the office today to book a one-on-one visit. Online scheduling is also available and takes just moments to complete.