Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Picture of varicose veins: external view

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Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that can occur anywhere a vein is close to skin, but occur most often in the legs. Faulty valves in veins and weakened and stretched vein walls cause varicose veins to develop.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofMarch 27, 2018

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