Dr Muhammad Hashim, Dr Noor Ul Huda, Dr Ammara Masood
Aim: To identify risk factors and present the clinical features of varicose veins in patients. Material and methods: This descriptive-observational study included 36 patients and was conducted at the department of Radiology and Surgery Unit-II of Allied Hospital Faisalabad for one-year duration from October 2019 to October 2020. After diagnosis of varicose veins, both sexes were included in the study. A detailed history was collected for diagnosis; physical examination and Doppler ultrasound were performed. Results: In this study, men were more often affected than women. Mostly varicose veins were recorded in the middle age from 31 to 45 years. In most cases, the left limbs were affected, 47.22%, right limbs 41.66%, and bilateral varicose veins only in 11.11% of cases. Farmers constituted the majority of 25.0%. In most cases, 88.88% of combined symptoms were observed in patients, and the second most frequent symptom was pain, which occurred in 75.0% of cases. According to the CEAP classification of varicose veins, 50.00% of patients were in class 2. Conclusion: In conclusion, prolonged standing was recognized as the most common risk factor for varicose veins. Various symptoms were often present: pain, swelling, discoloration, skin changes, and Doppler ultrasound is a very good technique for the diagnosis and operational planning of varicose veins. Key words: Varicose veins, ulcer varices, Doppler ultrasound.