Gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet.
Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging not required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
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.