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    What are varicose veins?

    I have noticed my veins have become more visible on my legs recently and I was wondering if this is varicose veins?
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    Dr Domenic Robinson

    Vascular Surgeon

    Dr Domenic Robinson is a Melbourne trained endovascular and vascular surgeon specialising in arterial and venous conditions. Dr Robinson has a strong focus on improving … View Profile

    Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged bulging surface veins. They are most commonly found on the legs and feet.

    Spider veins or telangiectasia are tiny blue, purple or red veins lying just below the surface of the skin. They occur as single lines or form a mesh-like network resembling a spider’s web. They are most commonly found on the legs or face.

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