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Spider Veins Causes
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does sun exposure lead to spider veins? I heard that spider veins can be caused by sun exposure. How does this work?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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