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I am a 17 year old thin girl with lots of small spider veins on my thighs. what could cause this?

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
17yo spider veins: Genetics, environmental, life stye, vascular issues, endocrine issues or all. Best to see doctor to evaluate
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 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.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2019

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