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If someone has spider angiomas should they have their liver checked?

If someone has spider angiomas should they have their liver checked?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Liver (Definition)

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


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If someone has multiple spider angiomas, could it be linked to their liver?

If someone has multiple spider angiomas, could it be linked to their liver?

Yes: Especially if they appear fairly abruptly. But there are more reliable signs of liver problems. Hyperthyroidism can also make the little spiders pop up, and some people have them "for no reason.". ...Read more

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How does focal fatty infiltration of the liver relate to spider angiomas?

How does focal fatty infiltration of the liver relate to spider angiomas?

They are relates: Spider angiomas are one of the skin manifestations of underlying liver disease from cirrhosis to fatty infiltration...When isolated they do not necessarily mean that there is liver damage but coupled with other findings they could be seconadry to this problem. ...Read more

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Are spider angiomas and early or late symptom of cirrhosis of the.Liver?

Late: The disease is progressed to the point that the body is seeking alternative blood flow pathways. Needs gi/hepatology care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Can be treated.: Spider angioma can be treated either by topical laser, fine needle radio frequency or sometimes even sclerotherapy. When these are due to an underlying live problem, the recurrence rate is high. Treating the liver problem is the best way to control them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spider angiomas?

Spider angiomas: Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape of a spider web. ...Read more

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What doctor is able to treat spider angiomas?

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

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What is ipl treatment? Would it work for spider angiomas?

What is ipl treatment? Would it work for spider angiomas?

Spider veins/angioma: 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

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What are spider angiomas? Can you get rid of it without a needle?

What are spider angiomas? Can you get rid of it without a needle?

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

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What exactly is a spider angiomas?

What exactly is a spider angiomas?

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

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Why spider angiomas are common in svc territory?

More common: More common in svc territory, hence mostly in the head, neck and trunk. ...Read more

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Will spider angiomas stop developing if I quit drinking?

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

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Can you give me suggestion: i, m 10 and I have two spider angiomas on my face. Can they dissapear by themselves?

Can you give me suggestion: i, m 10 and I have two spider angiomas on my face. Can they dissapear by themselves?

Can resolve.: Spider angioma can spontaneously resolve especially in young children. However, by 10, they may not improve. There are several options to treat these including laser and sclerotherapy. You may want to see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Whats a 'spider angiomas'?

Whats a 'spider angiomas'?

Blood Vessels: 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

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Spider angiomas problem worsened when I had my kids?

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

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I have spider angiomas, two underneath my eyes and one on my pinky finger. What could be causing this and how are they treated?

I have spider angiomas, two underneath my eyes and one on my pinky finger. What could be causing this and how are they treated?

Spider veins/angioma: 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

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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?

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?

Possible: If you really need to know, a liver biopsy may show liver changes before the blood tests. How many drinks a day for how long? The most important thing is to avoid alcohol from now on. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is cirrhosis the only liver disease that can cause spider nevi?

Is cirrhosis the only liver disease that can cause spider nevi?

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

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What other things can cause spider nevi on a 30 yr old male? Liver biopsy and fibroscan ruled out liver disease.

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

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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

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

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What can be done for liver disease?

What can be done for liver disease?

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

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What are some symptoms of liver disease ?

What are some symptoms of liver disease ?

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

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Could mage4 be positive in liver diseases?

Could mage4 be positive in liver diseases?

Not likely: Melanoma associated antigen 4 is usually present in squamous cancers and melanoma, and found in testes and placenta. It is not known to be found in liver disease or liver cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Angioma (Definition)

Is benign tumor derived from cells of vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or from cells of the ...Read more