If you have varicose veins, you may assume they’re just a cosmetic problem. But left untreated, they can lead to other problems.
Varicose veins are bulging, rope-like veins that often show up on the legs that you can see through the skin. They usually show up on legs, ankles, and feet. During pregnancy, they may also appear in the pelvic area or buttocks.
A problem related to varicose veins is spider veins. These are blue or reddish colored veins that are also visible through the skin, although they don’t bulge out the way varicose veins. They’re called spider veins because...Read More