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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Spider Angiomas

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Dr. Megan Jack Dr. Jack
Surgery - Plastics
17 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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.

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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. Stephen Friedman Dr. Friedman
Dermatology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What's a 'spider angiomas'?

What's 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.

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
Phlebology
36 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ted King Dr. King
Phlebology
36 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Spider angiomas problem worsened when I had my kids?

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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Husam Elias Dr. Elias
Surgery - Plastics
10 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Why spider angiomas are common in svc territory?

Why spider angiomas are common in svc territory?

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

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Dr. Ted King Dr. King
Phlebology
36 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.".

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Dr. Todd Sisto Dr. Sisto
Breast Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Norman Bein Dr. Bein
Surgery
47 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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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.

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

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Dr. Edward Zimmerman Dr. Zimmerman
Cosmetic Surgery
34 years in practice
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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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).

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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Megan Jack Dr. Jack
Surgery - Plastics
17 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Douglas Joyce Dr. Joyce
Phlebology
36 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can I do about spider angioma and spider veins on my 3-year-old's face?

What can I do about spider angioma and spider veins on my 3-year-old's face?

Angiomas: Capillary hemangiomas are quite common in young babies. Usually present since birth. These are not dangerous and generally fade away after several months. Spider angiomas develop later, can enlarge over time although usually quite slowly. Protection from sun exposure is advised, and laser therapy may be an option for cosmetic purposes later in life.

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