Introduction: Varicose veins


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Varicose veins: Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs.

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are very swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They are dark purple or blue in color, and can look like cords or very twisted and bulging. They are found most often on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg, anywhere from the groin to the ankle. During pregnancy, varicose veins called hemorrhoids can form in the vagina or around the anus.1

Researching symptoms of Varicose veins: Further information about the symptoms of Varicose veins is available including a list of symptoms of Varicose veins, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Varicose veins: Various information is available about treatments available for Varicose veins, prevention of Varicose veins, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Varicose veins: Research more detailed information about the causes of Varicose veins, other possibly hidden causes of Varicose veins, or other general information about Varicose veins.

Statistics and Varicose veins: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Varicose veins, prevalence and incidence statistics for Varicose veins, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from VARICOSE VEINS AND SPIDER VEINS: NWHIC

Last revision: Nov 9, 2003

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