Spider veins, varicose veins and thromboses are very common and can have various different causes. Genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, lifestyle choices or age-related weakness of the connective tissue are contributing factors.
Oedemas and palpable swellings can be seen at the onset of various illnesses, after surgery or sustaining an injury. Due to an increased accumulation of fluid or fat cells in the tissues, swelling/oedema is developed. Lymphoedema usually affect the arms and legs but it can also affect the face, neck, thorax and genital areas. Deposits are typically distributed asymmetrically. This is distinct from Lipoedema which are typically located in the leg and/or arm area, distributed symmetrically, pressure-sensitive and can be very painful.