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Causes Of Spider Veins
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics and more: The biggest factor in the development of spider veins is heredity which you can't help. Hormones and pregnancy also play a role. Obesity and trauma also play a role with spider veins which you can certainly help prevent by maintaining your weight and avoiding activities which lead to trauma. ...Read more
Venous valves: Veins in your body have small valves that facilitate blood returning back to the heart to be oxygenated. Sometimes these valves fail or become insufficient. This causes increased backflow pressure and varicose / spider veins to arise. These are almost always benign, occurs in 45-55 percent of females, can be treated by dermatologist / vascular surgeons that specialize in laser treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a tendency to get varicose veins in the first place. These include prolonged standing, age, pregnancy, hormones, and trauma. Surprisingly, obesity has not been shown to be a cause of varicose veins. It does increase the risk of complications though. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unproven: There are many reasons for spider vein formation including genetics, pregnancies, aging, trauma and sun exposure. Some have suggested that wearing high heel shoes and crossing the legs will increase the chances of spider vein formation due to the increased pressure on the legs from the shoes or crossing. Although it sounds plausible, there is no real proof that leg crossing worsens veins. ...Read more
Not exactly: They aren't due to poor arterial circulation, which would be more concerning. Though causes are numerous, an important one to be aware of is superficial venous insufficiency: increased pressure in leg veins due to faulty vein valves. If such veins are symptomatic or aggregate in certain areas such as the ankle , they may point to an underlying easily treatable condition that may otherwise worsen. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
What can suddenly cause varicose and spider veins to appear overnight? Covering my legs and groin I am only 30yrs. Sign of something sinister?
Could blood transfusion cause spider veins to a person? If not what could? My legs now hurt if i stood a lot & go red behind thou i didn't have it b4!
Doubtful: Spider veins form in those who stand a great deal and have genetic tendencies. I know of no link between spider veins and blood transfusion. You might want to try some compression wear to help keep them from hurting. If they continue to hurt see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?
Complicated: A little unusual to say that you feet/ankles are painful with swelling...swelling is common but often painless. Most serious causes of swelling would be heart failure (unusual at your age), kidney, liver disease. Could be problems with veins (poor valves causing sluggish return of blood to heart). Reviewed your meds...see no reason to suspect them. Need good evaluation...start with primary care ...Read more
What can cause spider veins on the upper right abdomen and bloating? 26 yr old male. Blood tests show slight vit. D deficit and slight dehydration.
Ans: There are several possibilities. Alcohol abuse is one at the top of the list. You are 26 years old do if you drink you must be excessive and been drinking for a long time. You need to give a better history. Go back to your doctor for a re evaluation and give him a good history be very truthful ...Read more
What liver conditions can cause tiny spider like veins. I have fatty mildly enlarged liver and cholesteral storage . Alt 64. Ast 50 the rest norm.
Cirrhosis: All severe liver disease can give spider like veins. The number often correlated with the degree of cirrhosis. Believed to be related to degree of estrogen in circulation. However, your numbers and "mild" enlarged liver do not sound like they are the source of your spider angioma. ...Read more
What causes sudden appearance of spider veins in the breast and arms?I had them for close to two weeks now and am also five days late. Bpn. Pregnant?
Hormonal changes: If you have new, prominent veins in the breast, you may be undergoing hormonal changes. These can be simple cyclical changes like your menstrual cycle or can be an indicator or larger changes like pregnancy. They are not signs of cancer or anything serious or abnormal. If they bother you, a phlebologist or vein specialist can treat them cosmetically. Phlebology.Org for referrals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does sun exposure lead to spider veins? I heard that spider veins can be caused by sun exposure. How does this work?
Are spider veins dangerous and what causes them? I have so many on my thighs and ankles... Help please
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