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Liver Disease Spider Angiomas
Maybe: Spider angiomas across the upper chest and shoulders can be an indication of liver trouble, but their presence might also indicated nothing. If you have see a sudden appearance of several angiomas and have never had them before, if you have a a sudden increase in the number of angiomas you have, or if you are covered with them, you might want to get you liver checked. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Late: The disease is progressed to the point that the body is seeking alternative blood flow pathways. Needs gi/hepatology care. ...Read more
Alcohol: Yes this is 1 of the signs. ...Read more
If someone develops spider angiomas from cirrhosis of liver once in remission do they go away or is there any way to get rid of them?
Vein Specialist: A vein specialist would be the best person to see for the treatment of spider veins or spider angioma. Dermatologists, vascular surgeons, and plastic surgeons can also treat this. If you are looking for a vein specialist, you can go to the american college of phlebology website to find a specialist in your locality. ...Read more
Spider angiomas are caused by dilated veins beneath the skin. The two main treatment options are sclerotherapy (substance injected in vein to clot it) and vascular laser treatments. Ipl is another option that uses light to improve the appearance of these veins. You may requires several sessions of either to make them go away.
http://www.smacboca.com/vein_removal.html. ...Read more
Tiny tuft of veins:
Tiny venous capillary with thread veins leading away from a central dot. Best treated with a non-ablative, vascular lasers -visible or invisible light energy which is absorbed preferentially by the hemoglobin in the red blood cells traveling in the capillaries.
Sa's are basically spot-welded shut by the laser energy (may take several lower energy treatments to fix without causing a scar). ...Read more
Benign blood vessel: A spider angioma, or a spider nevus or telangiectasia, is a tiny dilated bllod vessel that is found just under the skin surface. They often have a central red spot and reddish extensions which spread out like a spider's legs or a web. They are common and are always benign. They can appear in women during pregnancy. If you have more than five spider angiomas, it can be a sign of liver disease. ...Read more
Maybe: they also have other causative factors like sun, genetic and hormones. Not drinking would be a boon to your health for many other reasons ...Read more
Can you give me suggestion: i, m 10 and I have two spider angiomas on my face. Can they dissapear by themselves?
Spider angiomas are abnormal collection of blood vessels of the skin with a red dot in the center and radiating smaller vessels that resemble a spider.
They are commonly found on the face, neck, and hands and can occur at any age. Since they are benign, no treatment is necessary. Many resolve spontaneously. ...Read more
Not uncommon: It is thought that one of the things that increases the development of spider angiomas is hormones, especially estrogen. The levels of many hormones sky rocket with pregnancy and a number of women see a marked increase in the occurrence of spider angiomas. There are several ways to treat them and many doctors do that. ...Read more
I have spider angiomas, two underneath my eyes and one on my pinky finger. What could be causing this and how are they treated?
Most spider angiomas aren't related to other disease; some are caused by thyroid disease, pregnancy, liver disease, etc. They are caused by dilated veins beneath the skin. The two main treatment options are sclerotherapy (substance injected in vein to clot it) and vascular laser treatments. You may requires several sessions of either to make them go away.
http://www.smacboca.com/vein_removal.html. ...Read more
Man age 30 w/ a few spider angiomas. Daily drinker 4-5 yrs (quit). AST, ALT, ALP, bili have always been normal. No other signs. Cirrhosis likelihood?
Several small spider angiomas scattered on skin for several years. Had a cmp , thyroid test , CBC with diff all normal. Should i worry about these?
Probably not: These are often normal and can be treated with laser ablation easily. ...Read more
Reposting this question since the "top doctors" didn't answer my question. 30 year old male, NEGATIVE for liver disease, has spider nevi (4) - causes?
Relax: Many healthy people have a few spiders. I've had one on my thumb pad since I was a kid. Life's difficult enough without reading all about nonspecific stuff and getting worried. Be thankful for good health. Folks who naturally tend to worry often do remarkably well when they start up an intense fitness program. Sound like a plan? Best wishes. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that is a result of some inflammatory process like Hepatitis (viral, alcoholic, fatty liver, and so on). The spider nevi are a manifestation of some of the changes which occur when the liver malfunctions, does not detoxify estrogens and creates portal hypertension. You can also get it with other sources of high estrogen levels. ...Read more
What other things can cause spider nevi on a 30 yr old male? Liver biopsy and fibroscan ruled out liver disease.
Spider angiomas: are found in distribution of the superior vena cava-- face, neck, upper part of trunk & arms & on the backs of hands & fingers in young children. Due to failure of the sphincteric muscle surrounding a dilated cutaneous arteriole.The dilation is caused by increased estrogen levels in blood as seen in pregant women, those on birth control, & with significant liver disease. Stop alcohol drinking pls ...Read more
What can cause spider nevi (3 of them) to appear on a young man if liver disease has been investigated and ruled out? also presents with chest acne
Mostly harmless: Spider nevi are simply telangiectasia, a type of blood vessel phenomenon that usually are not pathological. They are common and may be benign, presenting in around 10-15% of healthy adults and young children. However, having more than 3 spider angiomas is likely to be abnormal and may be a sign of liver disease. ...Read more
Safest form of Vit D in chronic liver disease?Lvl 40nmol/L I understand higher levels may be beneficial. But is it hepatotoxic?
D: No vitamin D is not hepatotoxic. 1000 or 2000 dose tablets are OK and inexpensive over the counter. 120 capsules in a bottle about $10. ...Read more
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Lots of choices: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more