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.
- 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.