A 44-year-old member asked:
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please let me know if there is any way to get rid of spider/thread veins on legs and what causes them?

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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Vein evaluation.: If you have a few spider veins then sclerotherapy would be the treatment of choice. If you have many spider veins then you should consider having a venous evaluation with a venous reflux ultrasound to see if you have underlying reflux (leaking vein valves) which may be the cause of the spiders. A vein specialist would be able to evaluate you.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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