Are you sure they were "vericose vein
s" or were they "spider vein
s" Vericose vein
s stick out of your leg
at least 1/4 of an in
ch and swell the surrounded area. They are big and thick, between 1/4-1/2 in
diameter and if unraveled would look like a snake about the size of a full grown grass snake. Spider vein
s on the other hand are much different, they are a lot smaller and are usually purple.