Varicose Veins are not dangerous and rarely cause major problems, however they are frequently the cause of emotional distress from their appearance and can cause distress from the persistent minor symptoms. They often progress to become larger and more significant, with increased risk of the more serious complications previously described.
Most Vein Specialists would advise the removal of varicose veins that are causing significant symptoms or have a complication. Most also agree that the treatment of varicose veins that cause minor symptoms is beneficial to the patient in terms of personal well-being and as a measure to prevent deterioration to the point where complications can occur.
This is particularly the case, among the best specialists now that there are very safe and effective advanced treatments that can be performed under local anaesthetic without the need of admission to hospital, being put to sleep, and having large cuts made in the skin.