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Do spider veins caused by hormonal irregularities during puberty ever go away after puberty?

Do spider veins caused by hormonal irregularities during puberty ever go away after puberty?

Sometimes: Often they will but many times they persist. If they do you can wear medical compression stockings but I would recommend seeing a vein doctor to get an ultrasound and evaluate you for venous insufficiency ...Read more

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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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Do spider veins caused by hormonal imbalances ever go away? I'm going through puberty (16yrs) and my cycle is still very irregular.

Do spider veins caused by hormonal imbalances ever go away? I'm going through puberty (16yrs) and my cycle is still very irregular.

Spider veins: 16F of unknown ethnicity from Down Under asks if spider veins every go away? ANS: Yes but depends on what is causing them. I would talk to your family members, look at the same area yours are and ask them as the best predictor of if they go away. Ask your Dr. down there as they know about local issues that may differ from up here. Such as sun exposure and ethnicity. ...Read more

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My ankle is covered in spider veins caused by lesser saphenous reflux, evlt will be expensive. Just curious if ohip covers stripping ..What to expect?

My ankle is covered in spider veins caused by lesser saphenous reflux, evlt will be expensive. Just curious if ohip covers stripping ..What to expect?

OHIP cover stripping: To the best of my knowledge, ohip does cover stripping but not evlt. In the us, essentaially all insurers cover stripping and evlt. It is worth checking with ohip to see if their policy has changed about evlt. If you can get it done, rather than stripping, and not have it cost enough money to break the bank, you should strongly consider it over surgery. ...Read more

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Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Good evaluation: First you should have a good evaluation by a vein specialist. If your problem is just spider veins, they can succesfully be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Would veinwave shut down a spider vein and not cause surrounding spiders to appear like schelotherapy has the tendency to produce?

Would veinwave shut down a spider vein and not cause surrounding spiders to appear like schelotherapy has the tendency to produce?

Not necessarily: Veinwave and sclerotherapy can both be very effective when applied to the right circumstances. It is always advised to see a consultation from a board-certified vein specialist who can look at the veins & give expert opinion on what will give u the best results. Either treatment can results in other spiders to appear, but a little more likely with sclerotherapy "matting". Often resolves w/ time. ...Read more

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What could cause spider veins all over my body?

Genetics, pregnancy.: Spider veins, or more formally known as telangiectasias, are a common part of the aging process, and can appear in multiple areas of the body, but are typically seen in the legs, face, neck and chest. The most common causes include family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, hormonal influences, and occupations or activities where one sits ar stands for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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What causes spider veins? Are they indicative of any health problem?

What causes spider veins? Are they indicative of any health problem?

Venous valves: Veins in your body have small valves that facilitate blood returning back to the heart to be oxygenated. Sometimes these valves fail or become insufficient. This causes increased backflow pressure and varicose / spider veins to arise. These are almost always benign, occurs in 45-55 percent of females, can be treated by dermatologist / vascular surgeons that specialize in laser treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause spider veins ?

See below: Spider veins can be caused by other conditions, but telangiectasias can be seen with lupus. ...Read more

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