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I am experiencing breast tenderness to touch, breast pain (quality: tenderness), obesity and red spider veins.

I am experiencing breast tenderness to touch, breast pain (quality: tenderness), obesity and red spider veins.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

Red Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins get their name because they have the appearance of tiny spider legs. They tend to be most common on the legs especially around the inner or outer thighs. They can either be red or blue in color depending on their size and location. For more information, you should ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Red spider veins?

What is the definition or description of: Red spider veins?

Tiny veins: Spider veins get their name because they have the appearance of tiny spider legs. They tend to be most common on the legs especially around the inner or outer thighs. They can either be red or blue in color depending on their size and location. For more information, you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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How can I diminish the red spider veins under my nose?

How can I diminish the red spider veins under my nose?

A few ways: Lasers, thermocoagulation, and sclerotherapy are all ways that can be used to treat red spider veins under the nose. They all involve a little discomfort and bruising afterwards but they generally work well. The problem is that they aren't permanent solutions and you are likely to need treatment again some day. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate or diminish the red spider veins under my nose?

How can I eliminate or diminish the red spider veins under my nose?

Multiple options: There is no way to get rid of all of them forever. There are many options to treat these but you will get new ones over time. I use either a laser or radiofrequency device with excellent results. ...Read more

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What can I do about very small (but red) spider veins on the sides of my nose?

What can I do about very small (but red) spider veins on the sides of my nose?

Laser might be best: It depends on the skill and experience of the treating doctor but, as dr. Wright said, there are a number of options. Sclerotherapy works but requires the most skill. Lasers and rf thermocoagulation are also effective is the veins are very small. Sometimes it requires both sclerotherapy and laser. Ipl is also an option but it is, by far, the most painful. ...Read more

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Hi iv just noticed this morning that I have large purple veins on both sides of my hips and Afew littler red spider veins on my right side. What is it?

Hi iv just noticed this morning that I have large purple veins on both sides of my hips and Afew littler red spider veins on my right side. What is it?

Lateral thigh veins: Without seeing this, it could be branches of the lateral subdermal venous system, which is the arc of thigh veins on the upper thigh. When damaged, they become visually prominent. Usually they respond well to injection treatment. They are a cosmetic problem. Have a doctor view them for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any tips on getting rid of red spider veins around the nose?

Any tips on getting rid of red spider veins around the nose?

Usually laser: Red veins on or around the nose are usually best treated with superficial lasers by dermatologists, or plastic surgeons or vein specialists. If they are large blue or purple veins on the nose, we have injected (sclerotherapy), with the fda medicines: Asclera or sts. Www. Phlebolgy. Org for vein dr. ...Read more

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Has anyone has red spider veins in the leg treated by ipl laser?

Has anyone has red spider veins in the leg treated by ipl laser?

It has been done: Techically ipl isn't really a laser but it is similar in that both treat veins by applying heat to them. Ipl has certainly been used for treating red spider veins on the legs but there are other methods of treatment that are more common these days, including rf thermocoaulation, laser, and sclerotherapy. Most of the time, when it comes to leg veins, vein experts will tell you that sclero is best. ...Read more

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I am experiencing varicose veins and bulging veins. The following also describes me: Red spider veins. What should I do?

I am experiencing varicose veins and bulging veins. The following also describes me: Red spider veins. What should I do?

Vascular surgeon: They can perform a doppler to see how much loos is flowing backwards causing the bulge and spiders. There are laser procedures that can resolve this easily ...Read more

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Has anyone has red spider veins by nose treated by ipl laser?

It has been done: There are probably better ways to treat red spider veins under the nose than ipl. Many would consider laser, thermocaogulation, and sclerotherapy are all better choices. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wax legs with red spider veins?

Yes: Waxing won't effect spider veins because they are beneath the skin. Certainly if your skin surface is broken down and weeping you shouldn't be waxing with or without spider veins. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red spider veins on the back of my legs?

Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is generally successful in the treatment of spider veins though multiple sessions are often required. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red spider veins in on the back of my legs?

How do I get rid of red spider veins in on the back of my legs?

Sclero and Laser: Spider veins can be very effectively treated by a combination of superficial laser and injection sclerotherapy, to resolve the visible veins on the surface, as well as the underlying feeding veins that are the source of the problem. Treatment requires multiple sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, but have no downtime or major inconvenience. See an experienced phlebologist to ensure appropriate care. ...Read more

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I have tiny red spider veins around my nose and eyelids, can't they laser?

I have tiny red spider veins around my nose and eyelids, can't they laser?

Absolutely: In fact, tiny spider veins of the face respond very well to appropriate laser treatment, and generally respond even faster than those on the legs, which can take multiple treatments to resolve. On the face, it may take several treatments, but often times, one session may give complete resolution. Make sure that you are seen at an experienced, reliable vein center with the correct type of laser. ...Read more

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Red spider veins in eyelids after using Latisse (bimatoprost)? It's like in my lash line I don't know how to make it to away

Red spider veins in eyelids after using Latisse (bimatoprost)? It's like in my lash line I don't know how to make it to away

Not from Latisse (bimatoprost): Not at all. Common pigmented yes red veins I personally have never seen this. Not something that I feel has to do with using the product. Stop for a.week see what happens ...Read more

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I have tiny red spider veins around my nose and eyelids, can't they laser or do electrolysis?

Yes, possibly: Laser around the nose and eyelids is an effective treatment. There is also treament that is sort of similar to electrolysis that works too. It is called photocoagulation. ...Read more

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Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

See a doctor: Breast pain can be due to a number of things: cysts, associated with menstrual cycle, superficial thrombophlebitis of veins (mondor's dz). If the pain is persisting, see a general surgeon, breast surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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The redness is gone, but I've got more spider veins -- what's going on?

The redness is gone, but I've got more spider veins -- what's going on?

? Underlying Problems: Sometimes after treatment of spider veins you will see matting as dr. Westfried stated. This may go away or improve in 3 to 6 months. The matting can also be a sign of underlying venous insufficiency. New studies show that wearing graduated compression stockings daily for 3 weeks after treatment of spider veins may decrease the appearance of matting. ...Read more

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I'm starting to notice more redness and red veins similar to 'spider veins' in my sclera. Is this gen. Something to worry about? Bad allergies.

I'm starting to notice more redness and red veins similar to 'spider veins' in my sclera. Is this gen. Something to worry about? Bad allergies.

Allergies, see your: Eye doctor and discuss this with her/him for best results. There is excellent management for allergic conjunctivitis. Spring season is upon you in CA moreso than in the midwest and pollen count is high. So best to take care of it now, and give your eyes a break. Let your eye expert recommend what's best for you to do. ...Read more

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I have mild SLE. Small bruises on calf following veins and spider veins on kness. W/o trauma and no swelling/redness. Tingles w/ movement and pain

I have mild SLE. Small bruises on calf following veins and spider veins on kness. W/o trauma and no swelling/redness. Tingles w/ movement and pain

Varicose veins?: Wonder if you have spider veins which can cause bruising. If you have pain at the calf, need to consider the presence of thromboplebitis (clots in the leg veins) especially if this started after you went on a long car or plane trip. Best to get examined by your doctor ...Read more

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I have like red dots that look like spider veins and they keep getting worse as I get older how can I get rid of them?

Red spots: As we age not only does our skin build up evidence of years of cumulative sun damage but we also undergo hormonal changes. Both of these things can bring on spider veins, cherry Angiomas, etc. They can be easily treated 'zapped' with a vascular laser to erase those new lesions. Unfortunately given more time you will likely develop more of those spots in the future. ...Read more

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I noticed reddish slightly raised marks on the side of my thighs they don't look like vericose veins and aren't deep red and thin like spider veins. They look like thin stretch marks that are barely red and again slightly raised. What could they be?

I noticed reddish slightly raised marks on the side of my thighs they don't look like vericose veins and aren't deep red and thin like spider veins. They look like thin stretch marks that are barely red and again slightly raised. What could they be?

"stretch marks": "Stretch marks" are actually breaks in the underneath layer of connective tissue in your skin, and when they occur at first are like healing scars, which show up as slightly red, and which will fade and become white against the pigment of your skin. They are not harmful, but only of cosmetic significance. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins? I have little red veins on 50 percent of my thighs above my knees. I feel very unattractive when I wear my swimsuit. I feel like people see the spider veins instead of me. Is intense

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins? I have little red veins on 50 percent of my thighs above my knees. I feel very unattractive when I wear my swimsuit. I feel like people see the spider veins instead of me. Is intense

IPL: Ipl is partially effective in that it will cause coagulation of the small telangiectasias in the most superficial layers of the dermis. The problem arises in that the recticuar feeding veins in the dermal and subdermal subcutaneous fat are generally too deep to be effected without running the risk of significant thermal damage. Secondly, a full venous duplex ultrasound exam, done in the standing position, is really needed to uncover if there is underlying venous insufficiency from an incompetent varicose vein (usually great saphenous, small saphenous, anterior or posterior accessory saphenous or a thigh or calf muscle perforator vein) which is really the root of the problem because the spider complex will reform with in the next 2 or 3 months unless the more proximal cause of the venous insufficiency is correctly addressed. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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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