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Five Symptoms of Varicose Veins to Look Out For


Fifty-five percent of women develop varicose veins over time, but this can come at different points in their lives. Different factors can make you more likely to develop varicose veins, including pregnancy, genetics, weight, and so on. Because many things can make you more likely to develop varicose veins and because they can happen at any age, it can be hard to know when or if you’ll develop them.  

Here are some common symptoms of varicose veins:

Symptom #1: Chronic Leg Pain

While chronic leg pain isn’t necessarily an indicator of only varicose veins, it can be when other common issues have been ruled out. If you suffer from chronic leg pain and it isn’t caused by a sprain, muscular issue, or some other kind of strain, it might be varicose veins.

Symptom #2: Open Wounds and Sores

Sometimes, varicose veins can cause open wounds and sores to form on your legs. If you have unexplained wounds or sores that don’t seem to be able to go away, they could be caused by forming varicose veins. If you have some and they persist, be sure to talk to a specialist such as ourselves.

Symptom #3: Leg Discoloration

Varicose veins can cause our legs to become discolored. Legs may appear yellowed, bruised or reddened because of the pain, discomfort, and physical changes varicose veins can cause to your legs. If you suddenly have leg discoloration, you may have varicose veins forming beneath the surface. If the discoloration persists and other issues are ruled out, it may be because of varicose veins.

Symptom #4: Swelling

Varicose veins tend to bulge up themselves, which can cause swelling in our legs. You may see the bulging veins swollen and twisted or your legs altogether may swell as well. Again, if you have swollen legs and aren’t sure what’s causing it, it may be varicose veins.

Symptom #5: Discomfort

Whether they’re bulging or still hidden under the skin, varicose veins can cause a great deal of discomfort. They can get in the way of walking or moving, ache, or feel like a pinching sensation. If you have these symptoms and they persist, be sure to contact us.

Contact El Paso Varicose Veins Laser Clinic for Help With Your Specific Symptoms

Don’t let varicose veins continue to bother you any longer! We offer a wide range of treatment options that can effectively reduce the appearance and effects of your varicose veins. These methods are safe, effective, and can be done swiftly in our office.

If you think you have varicose veins or are experiencing these symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment.