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Need a simple explaination for this. what are spider veins?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Tiny veins: Spider veins get their name because they have the appearance of tiny spider legs. They tend to be most common on the legs especially around the inner or outer thighs. For more information, you should see a vein specialist.

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