|Varicose veins symptoms include enlarged flesh-colored, blue or purple veins often found on the calf or on the leg. They often appear twisted and bulging, may be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin and can become quite painful.
Varicose veins symptoms encompass any vein that becomes varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins in your lower body. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are just smaller and usually found on the legs and face (and are harmless).
For many people, varicose veins are just unsightly, but for others, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Varicose veins can also signal a higher risk of problems with circulation.