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Varicose veins

Varicose veins: Introduction

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are very swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They are dark purple or blue in color, and can look like cords or very twisted ... more about Varicose veins.

Varicose veins: Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Varicose veins is available below.

Symptoms of Varicose veins

Treatments for Varicose veins

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Related Patient Stories

Varicose veins: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Varicose veins

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Types of Varicose veins

Diagnostic Tests for Varicose veins

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Varicose veins: Complications

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Causes of Varicose veins

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Disease Topics Related To Varicose veins

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Varicose veins: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Varicose veins

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Varicose veins: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Varicose veins

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Varicose veins: Animations

Prognosis for Varicose veins

Research about Varicose veins

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Clinical Trials for Varicose veins

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Prevention of Varicose veins

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Statistics for Varicose veins

Varicose veins: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Varicose veins

Varicose veins are very swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They are dark purple or blue in color, and can look like cords or very twisted and bulging. They are found most often on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg, anywhere from the groin to the ankle. During pregnancy, varicose veins called hemorrhoids can form in the vagina or around the anus. (Source: excerpt from VARICOSE VEINS AND SPIDER VEINS: NWHIC)

Definitions of Varicose veins:

Dilated tortuous vein, usually in subcutaneous tissues of the leg; incompetency of venous valves is associated. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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