I have had varicose vein galore all over both legs! It started when I was in my teens. I was pregnant and was a waitress. Recipe for disaster if it runs in the family!
Thankfully, I have recently gotten them taken out about 3 years ago with a simple procedure.
I was tortured with them for years.
Anyway, for people with fair skin it is usually easy to see the veins underneath and that does not necessarily mean that they are varicose veins. Varicose veins are the ones that bulge out. And they are quite ugly.
The spider veins are noticeable but, not nearly as ugly. They are just small thin veins that are pretty easy to see but, they can easily be covered with makeup or something whereas the varicose veins cannot get covered!
The best thing I can recommend that you do to help yourself not get varicose veins is to lose weight if you are overweight, elevate your feet whenever possible, get plenty of exercise and keep your blood circulating good, eat healthy and drink plenty of water and over all take good care of yourself.
Doing all that though is not a sure proof varicose vein thing though, I think if someone is going to be getting them they will probably get them but, you can make it not be as bad.
These days though, it is a very simple thing to do of getting rid of them if need be.
Oh, I am so learned on this subject because I have been there and done that where these are concerned and I could go on forever but, this is already too long.
If you've read it all thanks, lol....
Oh yes, the signs and symptoms? Well, the best I could tell you is if your legs feel heavy and achy that could be a symptom.
Only time will tell though. If they do appear don't be distraught! It is fixable! I have pictures of myself to prove it, although they aren't allowed on here.
I wear short shorts all the time.