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What are the symptoms? Will they get worse?

In addition to the visual appearance of purplish, knotted veins, many patients may experience one or more of the following leg symptoms:

Pain (an aching or cramping feeling)


Burning or tingling sensations


Tender areas around the veins

If you experience symptoms and delay treatment, your symptoms may progress onward to more serious complications including:

Inflammation (phlebitis)

Blood clots (e.g., DVT)

Ankle sores or skin ulcers


If you are experiencing any of the above, consult your physician, as treatment may be required.

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