Varicose veins


iicose veins are defined as dilated tortuous, subcutaneous veins often palpable,>3mm in diameter measured in upright position with demonstrable reflux.

Symptoms:

  • Aching(dull heaviness or fullness in the leg relieved by elevation)
  • Unsightly appearance
  • Itching and throbbing
  • Swelling of ankle or leg
  • Reticular and threaded veins
  • Atrophied blanche

Complications

  • Bleeding
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Pigmentation
  • Eczema
  • Ulceration
  • Lipodermatosclerosis
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