Do spider veins itch? If yes, why?

Tags:woman age 45-54 spider veins itching broken capillaries

Is itching a symptom of spider veins? I often find myself scratching my lower legs, mostly in the area where I've got the most broken capillaries. Does anyone know if it has something to do with them?


F, 47, Michigan

I got sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins. Spider veins and varicose veins are related, and a symptom is itching and slight discomfort. I also experience restless leg syndrome from the varicose veins and other vein issues. You may be experiencing other symptoms that you're not recognizing, but if you see a specialist you can have them treated really quickly. Most insurance covers the treatment, and the procedure involves just a few injections.

I recommend that you see a vein specialist for treatment to remove the veins. The itching and your symptoms may continue to get worse without treatment. The area was a little uncomfortable for the next few days, but the veins just disappeared. I hope you can do a follow-up post if you have the treatment done to share your experience.