I developed really visible veins on both my forefeet. When I walk they disappear but when I stand they are huge and bulking. Where is the problem?

Vein doctor said there was no reflux and there was nothing to operate. Rheumatologist said I had no rheumatic problem. Plus, when I stand, the skin on my feet turns red and is itching and burning to the point I cant stand it. Compression stockings help but I feel I am too young (33) to wear them for the rest of my life.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You have an unusual problem but not uncommon. You seem to have been correctly evaluated and you may have a type of neuropathy, the origin of which can be difficult to pinpoint. We do remove bulky foot veins for cosmetic reasons but not if there are other problems such as yours. Continue with the compression if helpful. There are many attractive styles/colors now. You could see a vascular surgeon to determine if they feel there may be an arterial problem but it is, again, not always conclusive.

Published on Nov 13, 2018

Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You have an unusual problem but not uncommon. You seem to have been correctly evaluated and you may have a type of neuropathy, the origin of which can be difficult to pinpoint. We do remove bulky foot veins for cosmetic reasons but not if there are other problems such as yours. Continue with the compression if helpful. There are many attractive styles/colors now. You could see a vascular surgeon to determine if they feel there may be an arterial problem but it is, again, not always conclusive.

Published on Nov 13, 2018


Answered by Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center

In general, healthy leg veins contain unidirectional valves that open and close to help the blood return back to the heart. There is a condition called venous insufficiency that develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to heart no longer function, causing it to pool in the legs and lead to signs and symptoms equal to bulging veins like you mentioned. Among other symptoms are swelling, pain, cramps, burning sensation, itching of the skin, and ulcers. This condition is medically treatable. I encourage you to schedule a second opinion consultation with a specialist.

All the best!

Published on Nov 12, 2018

Answered by Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

In general, healthy leg veins contain unidirectional valves that open and close to help the blood return back to the heart. There is a condition called venous insufficiency that develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to heart no longer function, causing it to pool in the legs and lead to signs and symptoms equal to bulging veins like you mentioned. Among other symptoms are swelling, pain, cramps, burning sensation, itching of the skin, and ulcers. This condition is medically treatable. I encourage you to schedule a second opinion consultation with a specialist.

All the best!

Published on Nov 12, 2018


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