Dilatation of veins, usually in the legs, due to rupturing of the small valves in the veins. Many pregnant women experience distended, enlarged veins on their legs
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These are abnormally swollen veins, usually on the legs. They are a common, often hereditary condition during pregnancy, and can be helped by wearing support stockings.
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enlarged, twisted veins just below the surface of the skin, caused by defective valves in the veins
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abnormally dilated or enlarged veins
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Our Varicose veins Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Varicose veins Varicose veins: See: Varicose vein.Common Misspellings: varicse veins, vericose veins, vaicose veins
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Permanent dilation and tortuosity of vein's, most commonly seen in the legs, probably as a result of congenitally incomplete valves; there is a predisposition to varicose vein's among persons in occupations requiring long periods of standing, and in pregnant women. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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swollen, distended, and knotted veins, usually in the subcutaneous tissues of a lower limb. Varicose veins are caused by difficulties in the return of blood to the heart from the lower limbs, because the blood has to be pushed upwards against the pull of gravity. Problems arise most often when a per...
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Varicose veins or arteries are veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde flow). Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood...
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Swollen and twisted veins that are visible just under the surface of the skin. They appear most commonly in the legs, but also can develop in other parts of the body. Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from the tissues of the body to the heart. In the heart, blood is pumped to the lungs to p.....
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A vein that has become dilated, bulging and twisted. Varicose veins are more common in women who have had children, and the more pregnancies women have, the more likely they are to develop varicose veins. Varicose veins look like swollen veins raised above the surface of the skin. They can be dark p...
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Varicose Veins is a condition of permanently dilated veins. It occurs mainly in the lower limbs, the lowest part of the bowel (piles or haemorrhoids) or the spermatic cord (varicocele). The condition is caused by a hindrance of the flow of blood from the lower parts of the body to the heart, sometim...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. permanent dilation and tortuosity of veins, most commonly seen in the legs, probably as a result of congenitally incomplete valves; there is a predisposition to varicose veins among persons in occupations requiring long periods of standing, and in pregnant women.
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Condition in which the veins become swollen and twisted. The veins of the legs are most often affected; other vulnerable sites include the rectum (haemorrhoids) and testes. Some people have an inherited tendency to varicose veins, and the condition often appears in pregnant women, but obstructed blo...
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