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Health Risks of Untreated Varicose Veins
Changes in Skin The skin around a varicose vein is easily disturbed and delicate enough to be damaged by a slight bump. Heavy bruising is not uncommon.
Itching: One of the most common symptoms of untreated varicose veins is an Itching sensation. It is often treated as dry skin if varicose veins are not obvious.
Bleeding: Some experience bleeding when veins close to the skin burst. While this isn’t usually a very serious health risk it’s important to have veins checked and treated so it does not continue to occur.
Superficial Thrombophlebitis: This condition occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein that is close to the skin, causing it to swell and push against the dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis), making it visible.
Ulcers Due to Untreated Varicose Veins: Venous diseases can also cause leg ulcers. An ulcer is a break in the skin, which is dangerous due to exposure to bacteria and infection