Self Assessment

Do you have varicose veins?

1. Do you have varicose veins?

Varicose veins are large, bulging veins as opposed to spider veins, which are thin, branching veins that lie just beneath the skin surface.

2. Do you experience any of the following symptoms in your legs, ankles, or feet?

  • Leg pain, aching or cramping
  • Burning or itching of the skin
  • Leg or ankle swelling
  • "Heavy" feeling in legs
  • Skin discolorations or texture changes, such as above the inner ankle
  • Open wounds or sores, such as above the inner ankle
  • Restless Legs

Risk Factors

  • Does anyone in your blood related family have varicose veins or been diagnosed with venous reflux?
  • Have you had any treatments or procedures for your vein problems?
  • Has anyone in your blood related family had vein stripping?
  • Do you stand for long periods of time, such as at work?
  • Do you frequently engage in heavy lifting?
  • Have you had multiple pregnancies?
Article Reviewed: July 11, 2012
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