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Dr. Ted King
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Spider Veins (Overview)

Spider veins is a clinical finding in which there are clusters of dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface.


Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Spider veins how to eliminate or reduce?

Dr. Steven Zimmet
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Spider veins how to eliminate or reduce?

Can be treated: I disagree that a total vascular examination must be performed. In selected cases where there is suspicion of underying veins (significant symptoms, presence varicose veins or swelling, certain patterns of spider veins), then an ultrasound should be done. Otherwise, many patients with spider veins can simply be treated, generally with sclerotherapy. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Overview)

Spider veins is a clinical finding in which there are clusters of dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface.


Dr. Richard Tholen
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
36 years in practice
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How does sclerotherapy for spider veins work?

Dr. Richard Tholen
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
36 years in practice
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How does sclerotherapy for spider veins work?

Seals the vessels : The sclerosant irritates the tiny spider vessel where injected, causing it to clot and shut off flow. Spider vein clots do not break off and travel to cause pulmonary embolism or stroke (that occurs with the deep leg vessels that develop clots, not spider veins on the skin's surface). Most sclerosants are mild and nontoxic such as Hypertonic Saline or aethoxysclerol. Injector skill is critical! ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are treatable with an office based procedure. See a vein specialist. ...See more

Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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Are spider veins a symptom associated with a particular medical condition?

Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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Are spider veins a symptom associated with a particular medical condition?

Varicose veins: The most common reason why spider veins develop in the legs is because of underlying venous reflux. This means that there are veins that aren't flowing properly under the surface of the skin that you can't see. When there is underlying reflux going into large veins at the surface, you see varicose veins. When small veins are affected, you see spider veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Board Certified, Phlebology
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What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & i'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins. Walk 6 days a week

Dr. Mark Nielsen
Board Certified, Phlebology
33 years in practice
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What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & i'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins.  Walk 6 days a week

See your doc: If you have concerns about a blood clot of your leg, you should see your physician. Blood clots of the legs can cause pain and swelling, and discoloration. The concern with leg blood clots is that they potentially pass to your lung which can be dangerous. Your doctor may order an ultrasound of your leg veins to rule out a blood clot as the cause of your pain. Your pain may be due to varicosities. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Chronic problem , wear pressure stockings when standing for long time . They help alot. ...See more

Dr. John Landi
Board Certified, Phlebology
42 years in practice
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Are spider veins signs of a health problem?

Dr. John Landi
Board Certified, Phlebology
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Are spider veins signs of a health problem?

Spider veins: Spider veins on the legs and face are a very common problem and are usually not a sign of an underlying health problem. They can occur for a number of reasons including genetics, aging, pregnancy and hormones. Spider veins in other areas usually are also normal findings but occasionally could reflect underlying problems. For example, spider veins on the abdomen may be a sign of a liver problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Malvehy
Board Certified, Phlebology
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I do not want a spider vein on my leg to be misdiagnosed as a varicose vein needing ablation. Are spiders often confusing to diagnose visually?

Dr. Albert Malvehy
Board Certified, Phlebology
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No: Any vein specialist can help you distinguish between the two. An ultrasound may be suggested as certain spider veins may reflect deeper disease. Check miamibeachvein.Com to learn more. Check phlebology.Org for a referral. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Evaluating your needs is as easy as getting an ultrasound under the direction of a qualified doc. ...See more

Dr. William Schmidt
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
49 years in practice
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Spider veins starting with blue veins all over late period faint positive test than a faint negative 4 days late on period 22 days after intercourse?

Dr. William Schmidt
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Spider veins starting with blue veins all over  late period faint positive test than a faint negative 4 days late on period 22 days after intercourse?

Test: Wait a week and then test, then if negative test again in another week. Sounds like you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas are a blood vessel condition where there is a red spot with "spider-like" protrusions extending around it, just below the skin. They may be asymptomatic or found at birth, but may ...Read more


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