Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and enlarged veins that you can see under the skin. They most often occur in the legs but can also occur in other parts of the body. Nearly 25% of adults are thought to be affected by varicose veins.
Risk factors include:
If flow of blood through the veins worsens, symptoms may include:
To diagnose varicose veins, a Deborah physician will do a physical exam. The physician may also order an ultrasound to check vein function or to look for potential blood clots.
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