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A 49-year-old member asked:

Please explain if it is possible for a 17 year old to get spider veins?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Hereditary factors.: Spider veins are not the norm for a 17 year old girl. Most likely there is a hereditary component. Hormonal changes may also play a role. For now the best treatment would be staying physically fit and physically active. If the look of the veins bother you, then sclerotherapy could be considered. Most likely you will develop more vein with time.
Last updated Jan 29, 2014
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