How It Looks


  • Ugly looking veins which are dilated due to rise in venous pressures.
  • Pain in the legs progressively increases towards the evening due to prolonged standing. There is very little pain in the mornings.
  • Heaviness of the legs is common complaint and it is due to the stagnation and pooling of the blood along with the mild oedema.


Ugly dilated Tortuous veins

  • Prominent blue capillaries around the ankle due to increased venous pressure and is an early sign of venous hypertension.
  • Discolouration around the ankle with darkening of the skin called stasis dermatitis.
  • Lipodermatosclerosis which is hardening of the skin around the ankle and is due to prolonged venous pressure.



  • Venous ulcer depicts late stage of this medical condition where the skin finally breaks down at the ankle.
  • Sudden bleeding is generally massive with patient coming to the casualty. It is once again a result of the high pressure in the varicose veins.
  • Cramps when making a sudden move like standing up
  • Minor injuries bleed more or take time to heal.


Venous Ulcer


Venous Ulcer

  • Restless leg syndrome is common with varicose veins.

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