Surprising Places Varicose Veins Can Appear

surprising places varicose veins

Varicose veins are unsightly, bulging, ropy veins that appear most commonly on the legs. These are superficial veins located just under the skin. They can cause discomfort and lead to more serious health issues if left untreated. Although they are most often seen on the lower legs, varicose veins can appear just about anywhere on the body.

Lesser known places where varicose veins appear 

Anus
Veins in this area generally go unnoticed, however, some people can develop varicose veins along the interior and exterior of the anus. These veins are more commonly referred to as hemorrhoids. For most, this condition can be treated at home with without requiring invasive medical treatment.

Eyes, temples and forehead
The skin around the eyes, temples and forehead is often thinner, which for some, can cause veins to protrude. Depending on the severity, surgical procedures may be used to eliminate these unsightly veins, but alternative treatments are also available.

Hands and arms
While uncommon, varicose veins may develop on the hands and arms as a result of aging, weight loss or after excessive weight lifting. Sometimes, fillers like Juvéderm or Perlane are used to plump up these areas and hide varicose veins. These treatments also help hands and arms appear younger.

Vagina and vulva
Veins appear in this area as a result of an underlying pelvic or ovarian reflux condition, which is common during pregnancy. Veins push against the pelvis and bladder, which can cause uncomfortable symptoms, like pelvic aching or discomfort around the bladder and rectum. Treatment for this condition is still largely unknown, however, some doctors are providing a pioneer treatment, known as coil embolization.

Thankfully, the caring professionals at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic provide a wide variety of vein treatments to help eliminate many types of vein disease. To make an appointment, call us at 855-591-1357 today.