Varicose Veins Symptoms

In the majority of cases, there is no pain, but signs and symptoms of varicose veins may include:

  • Twisted, swollen, and lumpy (bulging) vein
  • Blue or dark purple colored veins
  • Aching legs
  • Sensations of heaviness usually after exercise or at night
  • Longer bleeding than normal in case of any minor trauma
  • Lipodermatosclerosis (hardening of the fat under the skin resulting in the skin shrinking)
  • Ankle edema/ swollen ankles
  • Shiny appearance of skin as compared to the normal limb
  • Leg cramps
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Irregular whitish patches on ankles (Atrophie Blanche)

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