Varicose Veins Specialist

Advanced Vein Center

Bruce Hoyle, M.D.

Vein Specialist located in Orange, CA

Dr. Bruce R. Hoyle is a prominent physician in Orange, CA serving patients at the Advanced Vein Center. He treats patients in the city and surrounding region with varicose veins. He’s one of the first 200 doctors to obtain the phlebology certification.

Understanding Varicose Veins Q & A

What Is a Varicose Vein?

A varicose vein is an enlarged, gnarled, and tortuous vein. It most prominently appears in the legs and feet since standing and walking result in an increase of pressure in the veins. Most of the people who have varicose veins only experience a mild form of the condition. In most cases, it’s only an aesthetic concern. However, some people experience pain or discomfort. In the more severe cases, the varicose vein can become a really difficult problem. Varicose veins can rupture and cause bleeding, develop blood clots, or cause leg ulcers. 

What Are the Symptoms of a Varicose Vein?

A varicose vein is dark purple or blue in color. The vein usually tends to look like it’s bulging or twisted. Some common symptoms of varicose veins include an achy or heavy feeling in the legs, as well as burning, throbbing, swelling, or cramping. The pain tends to get worse when a person stands or sits for a prolonged period of time. The veins may bleed and the skin or veins may become discolored. Itching around the veins is possible as well.

How Are Varicose Veins Treated?

With modern advancements, treatment is safe, simple, and can be conducted within the office. Procedures allow a person to recover sooner and get back on their feet immediately. Compression stockings are worn for up to a week after treatment to help with recovery. For more serious cases, the patient may require an endovenous procedure such as laser or radiofrequency. Microphlebectomy is a common way to treat varicose veins. All patients with varicose veins should have a lower extremity venous duplex ultrasound exam to try and determine why these veins have developed.

What’s the Best Treatment?

The best treatment for the patient is based on the ultrasound findings and the severity of the patient’s condition. In situations where the varicose vein is small, sclerotherapy may be all that is required. Although surgery may be required in more serious cases, treatment is still done as an office procedure. 

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