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Signs and Symptoms

Most Common Signs and Symptoms

  • Your legs may feel heavy, tired, restless, or achy.
  • Your symptoms may become worse after standing or sitting for long periods of time.
  • You may also experience night cramps.
  • You may notice small clusters of veins in a winding pattern on your legs, or soft, tender knots of veins.
  • Sometimes, the skin on your legs may change color, become irritated or form sores.

Other Signs and Symptoms

  • Veins visible through the skin, appearing enlarged, twisted and swollen. Sometimes, they may appear blue.
  • Leg cramps
  • Burning or throbbing in the legs
  • Itching
  • Swollen legs
  • Swollen ankles and feet
  • Soreness behind the knee

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215