Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, or stretched superficial veins seen just under the surface of the skin. These veins most often develop on the legs and pelvic area, but they also can develop in other parts of the body such as oesophagus, womb (uterus), vagina, and rectum (back passage).It is a common condition which does not always cause symptoms. People, who do not have any symptoms or discomfort, do not need treatment. Cases with symptoms, or complications should consult a doctor.
[Read: Symptoms of Varicose Veins]
Consult a doctor if you have symptoms such as:
Consult a doctor as soon as possible if you experience the following symptoms:
Who to consult: Varicose veins can be diagnosed, treated and monitored for complications by family medicine doctors, and general practitioners.
If you need minimally invasive procedures or surgery you will be referred to:
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