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 Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofJune 4, 2016

Current as of: June 4, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine