Signs & Symptoms

Minor symptoms include:
  • Heaviness, burning, aching, tiredness, or pain in legs. Symptoms may be worse after standimg or siting for long periods of time.
  • Swelling in feet and ankles.
  • Itching over the vein.

More serious symptoms include:
  • Leg swelling.
  • Swelling and calf pain after siting or standing for long periods of time.
  • Skin changes, such as: Color changes.
  • Dry, thinned skin.
  • Inflammation.
  • Scaling.
  • Open sores, or may bleed after a minor injury.
  • Non healing ulcers

While visual appearance is a sign of varicose veins, many patients may experience one or more of the following leg symptoms:
  • Bumpy, swollen twisted veins raising over the skin surface of legs.
  • Aching, heavy legs (often worse at night and after exercise).
  • Appearance of spider veins in the affected leg.
  • Jobs requiring prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Ankle swelling.Ankle swelling.
  • A brownish-blue shiny skin discoloration near the affected veins.
  • Redness, dryness, and itchiness of areas of skin.
  • Cramps Minor injuries to the area may bleed more than normal and/or take a long time to heal.
  • Non healing venous ulcers over legs mostly on ankles.
  • Chronic venous insufficiency.