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Why are my varicose veins itchy?

Why are my varicose veins itchy?

For some people, having itchy varicose veins is the first time they noticed their prominent veins could be more than just a cosmetic problem. Itchy varicose veins are one of several symptoms of venous insufficiency that may signal you have venous eczema.

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Why does hyperpigmentation occur after sclerotherapy?

Why does hyperpigmentation occur after sclerotherapy?

Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin. It is a symptom of conditions in several different regions of the body. There are a couple of reasons why it is relevant to varicose veins, healing from sclerotherapy and a symptom of serious venous disease. It might look like a light brown discolouration or a dark shadow near the area of the vein.

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Will spider veins go away?

Will spider veins go away?

Before we deal with this key question in-depth, it is useful to explain what spider veins are, and how they appear. The official medical term is telangiectasias and other descriptive terms often used are ‘broken capillaries’ or ‘thread veins’.

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Do varicose veins return after medical treatment?

Do varicose veins return after medical treatment?

For thousands of Australians suffering the symptoms of varicose veins, the consideration to undergo medical treatment is often at the forefront of their minds. But if you decide to undergo these types of treatments, is it a permanent fix for your varicose veins? Will varicose veins come back? To answer this, we need to look at the treatments and their effects in a little more detail.

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Varicose Veins: Are we Vain about our Veins?

Varicose Veins: Are we Vain about our Veins?

Varicose veins are often dismissed as a cosmetic problem – it’s pure vanity, right? Ropey, blue blood vessels that protrude the surface of the skin can be unsightly, that’s true – but you may be surprised to learn they can cause symptoms of increasing severity; from itching and swelling, to potentially fatal blood clots, and everything in between.

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