Hello everyone.I am wondering if anyone developed varicose veins at an early age?
I awoke one morning after another night of painful cramping in my calves,and discovered varicose veins on one calf resembling 'a bunch of grapes'. I was seventeen at the time. My GP couldn't understand it and said they would go. They didn't go and I had the veins 'stripped' at age twentyfive. My calf muscle was always tender and problamatic afterwards,and veins have appeared,blue and black,swollen and painful in the many years since.
I had suffered with terrible cramp almost nightly since the age of eleven,once being told by GP, it was my "muscles relaxing after playing sport"..I continued to suffer cramp in the thirty years after,and still do, but thankfully no longer every night.
I have always had some problem related to this and wondered how and why that was?.I came across the connection recently on this journey to (hopefully) diagnosis,where I read varicose veins at an early age is a sign of vascular EDS?..I wondered if anyone has similar experiences ?
Thank you.Best wishes x