Varicose veins are generally benign. The cause of this condition is not known.
For many people, there are no symptoms and varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. In some cases, they cause aching pain and discomfort or signal an underlying circulatory problem.
Treatment involves compression stockings, exercise, or procedures to close or remove the veins.

Gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet.

  • varicoses
  • varicosities

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

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Cases per year

More than 3 million cases per year in US

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Usually self-diagnosable

Lab tests or imaging not required

More common in females

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

Certain types can be dangerous or life threatening

Common for ages 20-60

Family history may increase likelihood

Diagnosis is based on the physical examination and other tests.

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