What are the symptoms of a varicose vein over the knee cap?

Prominent vein. . A prominent length of a bluish blood vessel that blanches when lightly pressed upon.
Knee cap veins. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the leg. They are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) of usually the saphenous system of veins. Symptoms can be aching, cramping, swelling and pain. Usually the veins are enlarged and grape-like in appearance. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous ultrasound.
Varicose veins. If it is just at the level of the knee You should be able to visualize the varicose vein very easily. Associated symptoms may include localized discomfort, swelling, and increased warmth in the localized area. Usually the vein that she see is not the source of the problem and may indicate a valvular dysfunction further up the leg. This should be evaluated.
Heaviness, pain. Your actual knee joint should not hurt. The veins can hurt. The muscles can hurt. The joint should not. Elevate your leg. If the knee still hurts after a minute, it's your knee, not the veins.
Symptom or sign? I think you are probably asking what does a varicose vein over the knee cap look like. If that is the case, then they look like varicose veins anywhere else in the leg as dr feder described. On the other hand, if you are asking if they cause symptoms like pain, it is certainly possible, but are commonly painless. The important thing is that varicose veins here usually come from deeper inside.

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What are the diagnosis possibilities for a female in relatively good health (some varicose veins)but that has swelling in one leg by knee cap and ankle?

Deep vein thrombosis. Very likely, a clot in your main vein behind the knee. Get a doppler study. Less frequently, a bakers cyst that riptured, same test diagnostic. Read more...
blood clots. Lots of simple, potential causes of swelling in and around the joints (e.g., arthritis), but the thing that comes to mind for me (since you mentioned varicose veins) is a blood clot in your leg veins. What is important it which vein this clot is in (if that is what it is). If it is in a deep vein or a superficial one. With that in mind, i would advise you get it checked out asap. Read more...
Many Possiblities. Could be related to your vein disease, but also many other possibilities. Some possible venous reasons could be venous reflux disease, phlebitis, blood clots (DVT or SVT), or May-Thurner disease. Also have to worry about pelvic pathology causing compression of veins or lymphatics. Could be lymphedema. Could be arthritis or joint inflammation. Hormonal imbalances. Could be soft tissue inflammation. Read more...

Can you get knee pain with varicose veins yes or no?

No. Extremely unlikely. Varicose vein discomfort is usually aching and heaviness along the side of the leg. Knee pain may be arthritis or nerve irritation. Read more...
No. Your actual knee joint should not hurt. The veins can hurt. The muscles can hurt. The joint should not. Elevate your leg. If the knee still hurts after a minute, it's your knee, not the veins. Read more...
Not likely. Varicose veins usually cause focal discomfort at the site of the visible veins or a diffuse leg discomfort below the knee. If you had a large cluster of veins adjacent to your knee then it might cause some pain in that local area. Pain within the knee joint area is more likely related to the joint, muscles, ligaments, or tendons. A ruptured Baker's cyst is another possibility. You might need MRI. Read more...

Twenty years old with varicose veins behind the knee? Does age matter when getting these?

Yes. Varicose veins can be a genetic predisposition . Just because you have some doesn't mean you'll get more. More commen in women but seen in men as well. Surgery is available to remove the dilated veins but don't recommend at your age. Read more...
Yes and no. Genetics plays a role with a predisposition or tendency for formationand some early childhood prominent veins could be due to a congenital vascular malformation. Compression stockings may help prevent worsening but chemical or surgical ablation following diagnostic ultrasound is a reasonable approach. Read more...
Not really. People of all ages get varicose veins though they become more common as we age. See a vein specialist or phlebologist. Phlebology.Org for a referral. Read more...
Age and VV. Genetics play a major role in varicose vein formation and in young males there is usually always a hereditary component. Often times in young people with varicose veins the dad is the person who had the vein problems or both the dad and mom. If you have a varicose vein problem then you should see a vein specialist for further recommendations. Read more...

I have some large varicose veins on the back of my left knee. Am I at risk for something more serious? I'm only 18..

Not Really. You are not at risk for something serious but get it checked by your doctor or a Vasular Surgeon as it can be successfully treated if indicated for surgery or injections These are twisted enlarged veins and usualy are not a serious problem.These are caused by weak valves and veins in the legs.Valve in the legs keep the blood flowing up in one direction towards heart.When that fails veins get big. Read more...

Aching behind knees at night. Have a superficial varicose vein. Could that be causing it? Worried it may be PAD, and I'm about to start oral BC.

See Vein Specialist. It is very unlikely that you would have PAD at 25 years old. The varicose vein may be a source of your problem but because you have a vein does not mean that it is causing problems. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation before starting OBC pills. Read more...

How do I choose between knee or thigh high supportive stockings for varicose veins?

Swelling location. Depending on the location/ extend of the swelling and varicosities. Typically patients using below knee stockings are more compliant than using above knee because they tend not to roll down . After venous ablation procedure , using above knee stockings is better to decrease swelling. Read more...
Comfort. There is no good study to support any one type of compression hose. Leg swelling is primarily below the knee, and effective control is usually with 20-30 mm hg, below knee. Some use thigh length for post-op care, long travel. 30-40 mm hg is used in ulcer care. Compliance can be a problem, especially in hot areas, in the elderly and those who have limited strength to place stockings. Read more...
Knee high. There is little reason to use anything other than knee high stockings. Thigh high stockings are more expensive, hotter, harder to put on, and often more uncomfortable. Their biggest drawback is that they really can't offer any meaningful amount of pressure above the knee. The amount of additional potential benefit to be gained for all the additional trouble of wearing thigh high isn't worth it. Read more...

I have varicose veins on the side of my left leg near my knee, they hurt sometimes and they are gradually but slightly growing. Is this dangerous?

Vari/veins/tx. If you are having any symptoms best for seek in person evaluation and possible treatment.. Read more...
Usually worsens. With varicose veins developing at such a young age I would definitely recommend that you get evaluation by a vascular surgeon for possible treatment as the situation is only going to get worse with time. The varicose veins will tend to get bigger, more numerous, & more painful with time. The longer you have them the more difficult it will be to fix them. You likely have venous insufficiency. Read more...
A little bit. Varicose Veins do increase your risk for blood clots and sores {ulcers} on your legs. Over time varicose veins will tend to get bigger, more numerous, & more painful. The longer you have them the more difficult it will be to fix them. You likely have venous insufficiency. It is best to get this checked by a vein specialist also called phlebologist. Read more...
Varicose veins. the veins that you are seeing other result of venous reflux from further appear leg. The pooling in the area is causing her discomfort. I would recommend a venous Doppler-sonogram be performed to determine the source of reflux, and then after appropriate mapping, a thermal ablation procedure would be recommended to treat the problem. In the interim I would recommend use of a compression stockin. Read more...

I feel pain only my calfs up to my knees I also feel pain on my fingers and palms I also have green varicose veins but never had a problem?

Get a physical. This is difficult to tell from your description. You really need a complete history and physical due to the systemic nature of your complaints. Read more...
See vein specialist. The symptoms you describe on calves are consistent with varicose veins / venous insufficiency. I am not quite sure to make of the finger and palm pain. I would recommend you start with an evaluation with a vein specialist. Read more...