Swollen Leg

Unilateral leg swelling is very often caused by venous problems (issues relating to the veins). These can be varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis or a narrowing of the veins that drain the legs of blood. But other non-vein related reasons could include arthritis, infection or injury. If the swelling of legs is bilateral then the cause may be medical such as fluid retention or relating to existing heart conditions but the condition may also be venous in nature.

To treat this condition we strongly recommend a duplex ultrasound to identify the cause in the first instance – whether it is varicose veins, scarring of the veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or a blockage or narrowing of the veins. Sometimes a further MRI or CT scan may be necessary.

Once the cause has been identified the swelling can be treated in a variety of ways including stenting of blocked veins. By using state of the art Veniti and Sinus venous stents we are able to offer patients an unrivalled service. The cutting edge technology used with these kind of stents enable better flexibility and is particularly effective when treating patients affected by “May Thurner Syndrome” in which veins overlay each other causing discomfort, swelling and even blood clots.

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Treatments for Swollen Leg

EndoVenous Laser Ablation
  • Gold standard treatment of varicose veins (NICE approved) (99%
  • Keyhole treatment
  • All varicose vein sizes can be treated
  • Relatively painless with return to work within 24 hours
  • Bespoke lasers generators for different size veins and anatomy
  • Useful in treating primary and secondary varicose veins

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Radiofrequency Vein Ablation
  • Gold standard treatment of varicose veins ( along with endo venous laser ablation)
  • Keyhole treatment
  • Relatively painless and return to work within 24 hours
  • Useful in treating primary varicose veins

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Intra Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS)<br />
  • Gives a clearer picture of some conditions
  • Can be used to diagnose issues or for treatment
  • Provides answers for the possible causes of conditions that are otherwise unexplained
  • Can identify blocked stents
  • Minimal discomfort

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Closure Treatment
  • Same day procedure
  • Fast recovery – resuming normal activities within 1-2 days
  • Minimal or no scarring

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Stenting Of Veins
  • Minimally invasive
  • Can be carried out under local anaesthetic
  • Quick recovery

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Vein Check-up

At the British Varicose Vein Centre we offer an early detection service for the potential risk of developing thread veins, varicose veins, pelvic varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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