Not all varicose veins stick out

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Not all varicose veins stick out

There is this misconception that if you have large veins protruding out of your legs, that becomes the definition of varicose veins.

This is mostly true, but there are many patients who have symptoms such as heaviness and aching, yet have very little to show for it outside the skin.

When a duplex ultrasound is performed this abnormal veins or varicose veins can be seen just below the skin surface. They contribute to a lot of symptoms yet are not evident as protruding or bulging veins.

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