Varicose veins (3-4mm or greater) are those bulging, often twisty veins that grow larger and more tortuous over time.
All of these abnormal veins, including the tiny spider veins, can cause significant symptoms. Symptoms of chronic vein disease include lower extremity heaviness, fatigue, cramping, itching, restless legs and swelling. Venous hypertension, over the course of time, can lead to chronic inflammatory changes in the skin. The skin can become discolored, thicker and even ulcerated.
Varicose veins can also lead to more significant problems such as bleeding episodes (due to the fragility of the thin, enlarged vein bulging at the surface) and superficial & deep blood clots.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosen for a complete diagnosis to determine the best course of action.