Problems Related to Varicose Veins

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There are several vein problems, which are related to varicose veins. These can be similar versions of varicose veins, varicose veins in a particular area, and other vein problems.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are a small version of varicose veins, which are caused by a problem in the capillaries. Spider veins are also known as thread veins, broken veins, surface veins, or venous flares due to their appearance. They are not as swollen or as uncomfortable as varicose veins and cannot turn into varicose veins over time. They can worsen over time and sometimes bleed although this is not serious. Spider veins are small veins which become visible on the skin’s surface they are often red or purple in colour. Spider veins can be removed but this is normally considered to be a cosmetic treatment and therefore requires private treatments. The treatment for spider veins is often similar to that of varicose veins.


Telangiectasisas are small groupings of blood vessels, which appear on the skin. They can often be caused by other conditions such as genetic disorders, infections, and liver disease. Because of this, you should visit your doctor if you develop telangiectasias and believe that you are at risk of the above conditions. Telangiectasias can also develop in pregnancy. They do not usually cause any problems, but can be removed for cosmetic reasons using sclerotherapy.

Venous Lakes

Venous lakes are a type of varicose vein, which causes blood to collect in the face and neck. They are soft, purple papules, which can be removed for cosmetic reasons. Venous lakes are not a risk to your health although they are often mistaken for more serious conditions such as skin cancer.


Haemorrhoids, which are also call piles, are varicose veins in and around the anus. Haemorrhoids are most commonly caused by straining to pass stools. They are not normally serious although they can cause bleeding, itching, and pain around the anus. Normal treatment involves eating a high- fibre diet, drinking plenty of water and applying over the counter creams to ease swelling and pain. You may be prescribed corticosteroids, painkillers, or laxatives to ease the symptoms of haemorrhoids. They can also be removed using similar methods to the removal of varicose veins.


Varicoceles are the same as varicose veins but the veins that are affected are in the scrotum near the testes. They can cause some discomfort and are also linked to male infertility. As a result of this, if you notice the development of varicoceles you should see your GP. Most people with varicoceles do not experience any symptoms.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins inside the muscle. This can be caused by damage to the vein itself or decreased blood flow due to problems in the muscles around the veins. Deep vein thrombosis can cause valve failure, which may in turn cause varicose veins.

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