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Spider angiomas

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Blood Vessels: Spider angiomas are abnormal collection of blood vessels of the skin with a red dot in the center and radiating smaller vessels that resemble a spider ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Benign blood vessel: A spider angioma, or a spider nevus or telangiectasia, is a tiny dilated bllod vessel that is found just under the skin surface. They often have a cen ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Not uncommon: It is thought that one of the things that increases the development of spider angiomas is hormones, especially estrogen. The levels of many hormones ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Spider angiomas: Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take th ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: See www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/article_em.Htm for a great article about this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Alcohol: Yes this is 1 of the signs.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, that can: Sometimes occur with both venomous and non-venous spiders.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: This depends on the stage and severity of the bite. See http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/spider_bite_brown_recluse_spider_bite/page11_em.Htm for pictur ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Some do: A classic example is a tropical fire ant bite which develops into an aseptic pustule.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
They can : They can disappear, but it is not something you can count on. Pulse dye laser or a yag laser will get rid of them for good.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Dermatologist or...: There are a number of ways to treat spider angiomas, such as sclerotherapy or laser treatment. I would probably go to a dermatologist or a plastic sur ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
A range: They range in size from 0.1 mm to as much as 2 cm or more in size. Spider veins vary in color based on where they are in the skin. The brightest red ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience in General Surgery
Theoretically yes!: I hope you are talking about thread like veins. I said theoretically as in 30 years of od vein practice I have not seen them on the arms. Legs, face, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Jack
20 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Spider veins/angioma: Spider angiomas are caused by dilated veins beneath the skin. The two main treatment options are sclerotherapy (substance injected in vein to clot it) ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Not usually: If you are bitten by brown recluse spider bite then the black area can spread. A severe reaction to any arthropod bite can spread.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Only the tiniest : The "gold standard" still is sclerotherapy, but lasers are becoming more effective and with less side effects, if performed by an expert in laser ther ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience in Dermatology
Hormones and genetic: They are nothing but endothelial blood vessel cells in an abnormally large accumulation. They are associated with hormones and genetics. If you hate t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul McNeill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
No: Varicose veins alone are not deadly. However complications of varicose veins can be significant and in rare cases lead to potentially life threatenin ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Laser: I think that a laser treatment would have the best chance of not leaving a scar.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Not symptoms: It sounds as though you might have varicose veins but the symptoms you can get from varicose veins would be things like leg pain, aching, heaviness, t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow f ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Spiders: Brown Recluse spiders inject a hemotoxin that leads to tissue death, and slow wound resolution. Usually the bite is unremarkable-noticed. Black Wido ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Most experts agree that sclerotherapy is the most effective treatment for spider veins of the legs. Generally a few sessions are required to obtain ma ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
BEDBUG/SPIDER BITES: Deep and scattered lesions all over the body can be caused by bedbugs while spider bites are less itchy, more painful and limited to few lesions.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Several ways: Spider veins are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy. If you have varicose veins, a combination of things is often used. With varicose veins, it ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tucker
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Spiders can: The small spider veins are treatable with lasers. If you have larger varicose vein they may need to be treated with another modality such as radio fre ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zimmerman
37 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Tiny tuft of veins: Tiny venous capillary with thread veins leading away from a central dot. Best treated with a non-ablative, vascular lasers -visible or invisible ligh ... Read More
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