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causes of spider veins

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
29 years experience Phlebology
Heredity: We inherit the gene for weak vein walls, thus spider or varicose vein or weak vein valves, sometimes later in life after environmental or work issues ... Read More
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
49 years experience Phlebology
UV or inherited: Some people hjave a tendency to develop spider veins. In addition, sun exposure may injure collagen and lead to spider veins. Occasionally spider vei ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Heredity & hormones: Heredity and the hormones are the most likely causes. If you are taking a birth control pill, that can play a role as well. It probably doesn't have m ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
HCG : Get a blood or urine pregnancy test.
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Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
Hormonal changes: If you have new, prominent veins in the breast, you may be undergoing hormonal changes. These can be simple cyclical changes like your menstrual cycle ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
May be telangiectasi: It may be something else such as telangiectasias or small blood changes. Have then checked by a doctor becuase the can be associated with certain rheu ... Read More
Dr. Craig Schwartz
33 years experience Phlebology
Genetics, pregnancy.: Spider veins, or more formally known as telangiectasias, are a common part of the aging process, and can appear in multiple areas of the body, but are ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Genetics and more: The biggest factor in the development of spider veins is heredity which you can't help. Hormones and pregnancy also play a role. Obesity and trauma al ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a ten ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Sun damage: In a very simplified answer, sun exposure can cause rosacea as a result of damage the skin. One form of rosacea involves spider veins or telangiectas ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Spider veins can be caused by other conditions, but telangiectasias can be seen with lupus.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sometimes: Often they will but many times they persist. If they do you can wear medical compression stockings but I would recommend seeing a vein doctor to get ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Spider veins: Fortunately, spider veins aren't at all dangerous. Their main cause is heredity, but hormones and pregnancy can contribute to their appearance as wel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Sounds ok: Both spider veins and lipomas are not dangerous in the vast majority if cases. See you primary care provider for an exam to be sure, but could be done ... Read More
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