Varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency are medical conditions that affect an estimated 30 million people. It is common for both men and women to suffer from varicose veins or venous insufficiency. Some of the signs and symptoms of vein problems are large, ropey, twisting veins—- or numerous spider veins, especially around the ankles. Other symptoms may include swollen legs, bruising or itching.
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Hematuria can be one of two kinds. Blood that can be seen by the naked eye, called gross hematuria, and blood that cannot be seen by the naked eye, called microscopic hematuria. Either condition can occur with or without pain. Gross hematuria can be very surprising for a patient when pain is not present, and can cause much anxiety. Microscopic hematuria that has not been evaluated can also be a quandary for both the patient and physician.