Manifestation of Clinical Symptoms and Associated Complications in Varicose Veins:An Institutional Study
Introduction: Varicose veins have been recognized as chronic disorder since ancient times. Untreated varicose veins tend to worsen over time and can lead to many associated complications. Varicose veins have become a serious threat to the lives of millions of people across the globe.
Aim: Present study has been conducted with aim to make an effective self instructional module on knowledge of clinical associated complication of varicose vein.
Methodology: Information has been collected from varicose veins patients visited the out-patient unit of surgery department of Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak. These patients were morphologically and clinically examined by a surgeon. Detailed analysis regarding age of diagnosis, sex ratio, clinical symptoms and associated complications was done. Fisher’s exact analysisand Chi-square test was used to calculate statistical significance.
Results: Present study showed Saphenousvein as most frequent among all veins. Prominent veins and aching were most frequent symptoms in varicose veins. Chi square analysis revealed significant difference between frequency of symptoms among male and female patients (χ2= 16.221*, df= 6, p value= 0.01). Forty two percent patients showed variable complications associated with varicose veins symptoms.
Conclusion: Symptoms in early varicose veins were minimal and they became severe with time. One must know early symptoms of this disease to avoid complications in the later stage. More importantly, varicose risk factors should be taken care of before appearance of symptoms.
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