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Living With Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common condition. They often cause few signs and symptoms. If your signs and symptoms are minor, your doctor may simply suggest making lifestyle changes.

If your condition is more severe—for example, if you have pain, blood clots, or skin ulcers (sores)—your doctor may recommend one or more medical procedures. Many treatments for varicose veins are quick and easy and don't require a long recovery.

For more information about lifestyle changes and medical procedures, go to "How Are Varicose Veins Treated?"

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Last Updated: February 13, 2014