Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs.
This health topic focuses on varicose veins in the legs, but sometimes varicose veins form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids, for example, are a type of varicose vein that develops in the rectum. Telangiectasia, often called spider veins, is another type of vein problem that affects smaller blood vessels.
What are the symptoms?
A posterior view of the external female lower legs. ...