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Are varicose veins hereditary?

Dr. John T. Morris, DO
Vascular Surgeon

Family history is a big risk factor for varicose veins. Doctors often see mother-daughter pairs in the office. One may seek treatment first and then recommend the other after being pleased with the results.

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