Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can range from small thread-like veins called spider veins (or telangiectasia), to slightly larger blue veins or reticular veins, to large and bulging varicose veins. Varicose veins can affect any part of the leg or pelvic area.

Common varicose vein symptoms are:

  • localised pain and aching in legs
  • leg fatigue and heaviness
  • burning, itching and throbbing
  • cramping and restless legs

People with venous disease or problem veins may present with:

  • Prominent veins alone – visibly large and bulging varicose veins, smaller thread-like spider veins or reticular veins
  • Prominent veins plus symptoms – swelling in the leg or venous ulcers (breakdown in skin around the lower leg or ankle region)
  • Symptoms alone – no visible abnormal veins

Skin rashes, small blue veins on the feet, skin discoloration and ulcers can also occur. These symptoms can indicate advancing vein problems. Severe venous disease can lead to complications such as eczema, inflammation or even ulceration of the lower legs.

Types of Varicose Veins

  • Moderate Varicose Veins
  • Pelvic, Vaginal, and Vulvar Varicose Veins
  • Severe Varicose Veins / Chronic Venous Disease
  • Spider Veins and Reticular Veins
  • Periorbital Veins
  • Lipoedema & Varicose Veins

Treatments Available

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
  • Direct Vision Sclerotherapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • VenaSeal (Vein Glue)
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy

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