Management and referral of varicose veins

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Uncomplicated Varicose Veins

Varicose veins without skin changes.

These may present with heaviness, tension, pain, itch or restless legs

Complicated Varicose Veins
  • Varicose eczema
  • Venous pigmentation
  • Lipodermatosclerosis
  • Active or healed ulceration
  • Bleeding
  • Recurrent proven phlebitis
Further information

European Society for Vascular Surgery Guidelines: Clinical Practice Management of Chronic Venous Disease


Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 31 May 2017

Next review: 31 May 2019

Author(s): Consultant Vascular Surgeons

Approved By:

Reviewer Name(s): Mr Wolf, Ms Catriona Semple