Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins: Introduction

Varicose veins: Appearance of veins in the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 65 causes of Varicose veins, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

» Review Causes of Varicose veins: Causes | Symptom Checker »

Causes of Varicose veins:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Varicose veins. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

» Review Causes of Varicose veins: Causes | Symptom Checker »

Home Diagnostic Testing and Varicose veins

Home medical tests possibly related to Varicose veins:

Causes of Types of Varicose veins:

Review the causes of these more specific types of Varicose veins:

Review causes of types of Varicose veins in more specific categories:

Varicose veins: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Varicose veins, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

Symptom Checker

Symptom Checker

Varicose veins Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Varicose veins may include:

Review further information on Varicose veins Treatments.

Alternative Treatments for Varicose veins

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Varicose veins may include:

Stories from Users for Varicose veins

Real-life user stories relating to Varicose veins:

Message Boards for Varicose veins

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Varicose veins or relevant symptoms:

Varicose veins: Animations

Varicose veins: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Varicose veins may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Varicose veins

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Varicose veins:

Varicose veins: Deaths

Read more about causes and Varicose veins deaths.

Misdiagnosis and Varicose veins

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of more »

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by physicians for more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more »

Varicose veins: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

Other ways to find a doctor, or use doctor, physician and specialist online research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Varicose veins

Research extensive quality ratings and patient safety measures for hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in health specialties related to Varicose veins:

Varicose veins: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Varicose veins: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Varicose veins listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Varicose veins as a symptom include:

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)

Varicose veins are very swollen and raised above the surface of the skin.... (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)

Organs affected by Varicose veins:

The list of organs typically affected by Varicose veins may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Varicose veins

The list below shows some of the causes of Varicose veins mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Varicose veins?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Varicose veins. Of the 65 causes of Varicose veins that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 60 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Varicose veins:

The following list of conditions have 'Varicose veins' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Varicose veins or choose View All.

View All A B C D E F G I K L N O P R S T V W X Z




















Join in at the forums

Ask or answer a question about symptoms or diseases at one of our free interactive user forums.

Medical story forums: If you have a medical story then we want to hear it.

See a list of all the medical forums

Causes of Varicose veins Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Varicose veins based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    What are the alternative names for Varicose veins:

    Phlebectasia, Varicosities, Venous insufficiency
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Varicose veins:

    Subtypes of Varicose veins:

    Telangiectasias (6 causes), Varicose Abdominal Veins (23 causes), Spider Naevi (11 causes), Telangiectasia (76 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Varicose veins:

    Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Vein symptoms (68 causes), Circulation symptoms (1579 causes)

    Symptoms related to Varicose veins:

    Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Aicardi syndrome, Aortic dilatation- joint hypermobility- arterial tortuosity, Arterial tortuosity syndrome, Ataxia Telangiectasia, Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, Bosviel syndrome, Carcinoid syndrome, Chronic constipation, Chronic cough (151 causes), Cirrhosis of the liver

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Medical News summaries about Varicose veins

    Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Varicose veins and many other medical conditions:

    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Varicose veins

    Medical research papers related to Varicose veins include:

    Research More Evidence-Based Medicine at

    Related medical articles from our Disease Center for Varicose veins:

    More Ways To Research Medical Signs and Symptoms:


    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise