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A 29-year-old member asked:

What could cause spider veins all over my body?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
May be telangiectasi: It may be something else such as telangiectasias or small blood changes. Have then checked by a doctor becuase the can be associated with certain rheumatology conditions.
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Genetics, pregnancy.: Spider veins, or more formally known as telangiectasias, are a common part of the aging process, and can appear in multiple areas of the body, but are typically seen in the legs, face, neck and chest. The most common causes include family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, hormonal influences, and occupations or activities where one sits ar stands for prolonged periods.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
The most common causes for spider veins of the face include sun damage and rosacea.
Jan 31, 2012
Dr. Ted King
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If you have spider vein over your chest and nowhere else, another cause to consider would liver trouble.
Mar 3, 2012

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the main causes of spider veins?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 31 years experience
Heredity: We inherit the gene for weak vein walls, thus spider or varicose vein or weak vein valves, sometimes later in life after environmental or work issues affect us - like prolonged sitting, standing, heavy weight lifting, pregnancies, hot tubs, trauma to legs, hormones. Wearing medical support stockings, esp for work or airline travel and weight lifting and pregnancies can slow the progress.

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