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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)

Heaviness/Tiredness

Burning or tingling sensations

Swelling/Throbbing

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

Bleeding

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

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