Varicose Vains are the most common type of varicose vein. The average age of a varicose vein is 50 years. You can have a varicose vein as young as 15 years. A varicose vein has an oval shape, and the veins are a straight line. The varicose veins are very easy to see with the naked eye. Most people with a varicose vein don't have pain. If you are experiencing pain, this might be a good time to talk to your doctor. It is important that the doctor knows that your pain is caused by a varicose vein. If they think that the vein is causing a problem, they can treat the varicose vein with an intravenous line or a syringe. There are many medications that help control the pain of varicose veins. Some people with varicose veins may require a prescription to use them. There are many medical devices that can be used for varicose veins, but most people don't need to be on them. Vasodilators, or the devices used to treat the varicose veins, can be an inexpensive and effective treatment for a varicose vein. The doctors are going to do a physical exam to rule out a varicose vein before it gets bigger, or they will have a technician make an incision and sew the veins together.