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What are the symptoms of varicose veins? Can you feel them blowing out?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Varicose veins
The symptoms of varicose veins can include leg aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, throbbing, restlessness, and cramping.
Typically the symptoms get worse the longer you are on your feet during the day. Occasionally, people probably are aware of when a small vein "blows out." they will have a pain and get a bruise where they didn't have an injury.

In brief: Varicose veins
The symptoms of varicose veins can include leg aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, throbbing, restlessness, and cramping.
Typically the symptoms get worse the longer you are on your feet during the day. Occasionally, people probably are aware of when a small vein "blows out." they will have a pain and get a bruise where they didn't have an injury.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Swelling, pain
Varicose veins may be painless, depending on their size and chonicity.
If they thrombose they are typically painful and swollen. Early on they may itch and burn, and cause the sensation of fatigue and heaviness. Later they may bleed externally and untreated may lead to inflammatory changes that result in color changes and scarring of the skin and ulceration.

In brief: Swelling, pain
Varicose veins may be painless, depending on their size and chonicity.
If they thrombose they are typically painful and swollen. Early on they may itch and burn, and cause the sensation of fatigue and heaviness. Later they may bleed externally and untreated may lead to inflammatory changes that result in color changes and scarring of the skin and ulceration.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Vein Symptoms
Symptoms of varicose veins include pain, achiness, burning, pressure, dull ache, itching, or heaviness of the legs.
Sometimes swelling develops in the lower legs & ankles. The leg veins can be tender. Advanced cases can develop skin damage in the lower ankles and feet. Sometime aggressive spider veins may form. A "blow out" sensation may occur if a vein rapidly expands with sudden valve failure.

In brief: Vein Symptoms
Symptoms of varicose veins include pain, achiness, burning, pressure, dull ache, itching, or heaviness of the legs.
Sometimes swelling develops in the lower legs & ankles. The leg veins can be tender. Advanced cases can develop skin damage in the lower ankles and feet. Sometime aggressive spider veins may form. A "blow out" sensation may occur if a vein rapidly expands with sudden valve failure.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Can feel like rupture get ultrasound scan.

In brief: Yes
Can feel like rupture get ultrasound scan.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Varicose veins
swelling heaviness discomfort itching achy legs dry skin

In brief: Varicose veins
swelling heaviness discomfort itching achy legs dry skin
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
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