- If your ultrasound was done in the sitting position or lying down. This could create false positives within your veins. All venous ultrasounds should be done in the standing position to ensure proper results.
There’s a misconception out there that vein disease is a cosmetic problem not requiring proper medical attention, however, vein disease is, first and foremost, a circulatory disease and frequently the result of genetics. If left untreated, varicose veins could lead to serious side effects, like deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcerations, restless legs and more.
There are currently more than 80 million people suffering from venous disease in the United States alone. Vein diseases like varicose and spider veins are often thought of as solely cosmetic concerns, but the truth is that without treatment they can lead to continued side effects and severe problems. Symptoms like pain, fatigue, and swelling are common, and in more serious situations patients can develop Edema (an excess of watery fluid collecting in the leg tissue), Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots in the leg), and even venous ulcers.