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What are varicose veins?

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Varicose veins usually announce themselves as bulging, bluish cords running just beneath the surface of your skin. They almost always affect legs and feet. Visible swollen and twisted veins -- sometimes surrounded by patches of flooded capillaries known as spider veins -- are considered superficial varicose veins.

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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Varicose Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Varicose veins."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 17, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Varicose Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Varicose veins."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 17, 2019

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