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A 54-year-old female asked:

If you have spider veins and dark patches on your legslegs it it a sign of poor circ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: It has nothing to do with your systemic arterial circulation.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Yes: Spider veins and dark patches [ we call it hyperpigmentation ] can be a sign of venous insufficiency or vein circulation issues. I would recommend you see a vein specialist to get it checked with a venous doppler ultrasound especially if you have any associated symptoms such as aching , tenderness or swelling in your legs.
Last updated Sep 18, 2013


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