A 27-year-old male asked:
Visible superficial vein on right shin when standing or sitting. It's not twisted and doesn't look like varicose vein. Does it require treatment?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Landi answered
46 years experience in Phlebology
Reticular vein.: This sounds like a blue or reticular vein which is larger than a spider vein but not as large as a varicose vein. There is no treatment necessary for this unless you want to remove it because of cosmetic reasons. If you want to eradicate it, then sclerotherapy would be the treatment of choice.
Answered on Jul 28, 2014
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