Varicose veins are essentially caused by faulty valves in the blood vessels that make it difficult for the veins to push the blood back to the heart. Instead of moving from one valve to the next, the blood pools, increasing venous pressure, causing the vein to bulge and twist.
Do you have unsightly, tiny, veins on the surface of your skin? Perhaps every time you look closely at your face in the mirror you get self-conscious about how your veins might appear to others because you find them so noticeable. You could be dealing with spider veins.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) is a chronic medical condition in women caused by varicose veins in the lower abdomen. It results in lower abdomen/pelvic pain that gets worse from prolonged sitting or standing. This pain is also worse just before the onset of menses.