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Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and about your family history of varicose veins. He or she also will ask about your lifestyle, especially the number of hours that you spend on your feet. In women, your doctor will ask about your pregnancy history and about the tightness of elastics on the socks or stockings you wear.

Your doctor can diagnose varicose veins with a simple physical examination. In most cases, no special tests are necessary.

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