Symptoms of Varicose Veins

All abnormal veins present differently and every patient experiences different symptoms.


Symptoms generally progress and worsen with time but will be relieved with treatment. Some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Permanently enlarged surface veins, unsightly cosmetic appearance

  • Mild to severe achy legs, including feelings of heaviness, burning and/or throbbing

  • Swollen ankles

  • Leg cramps

  • Skin rashes (venous eczema)

  • Skin ulcers

  • Permanent brown staining (skin pigmentation) and scarring

  • Blood clots in the veins (phlebothromboses)

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