8 Things to Know About Varicose and Spider Veins
Varicose Veins

Surprising Facts About These Unsightly Veins

Varicose veins are abnormal veins that bulge and look blue and twisted. They can cause symptoms, such as achiness, tired legs, and pain. Spider veins are smaller, closer to your skin surface, and look like small, jagged lines or starbursts. Spider veins are unsightly, but usually don’t cause discomfort or bulge.

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