What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are superficial veins (veins underneath the skin in our legs) that have become enlarged and swollen because the valves in them are damaged. The term is used to describe big, bulging, rope-like veins visible under the skin on the inside of the calf and thigh.
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What causes varicose veins?
Varicose vein disease may occur for no identified reason. However, there are several factors that may increase your risk of developing varicose veins, such as:
What are the risks of varicose veins?
Varicose veins may not cause any problems, or they may cause aching pain, throbbing and discomfort. In some cases, varicose veins can lead to more serious health problems. These include:
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How are varicose veins diagnosed?
An ultrasound exam will evaluate the health of your veins.
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