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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Spider Angioma

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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. ...Read more

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Which procedure is better getting rid of a spider angioma on my face. Scraping it off or lazer treatment by a dermogist. Which will not leave scar?

Which procedure is better getting rid of a spider angioma on my face.   Scraping it off or lazer treatment by a dermogist.  Which will not leave scar?

Spider angioma: In theory, both laser and scraping could potentially cause scarring but a laser treatment is less likely. In reality if it a smaller angioma both options will heal well but most would likely recommend the laser treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

Am "angioma": Literally is a mass of disordered blood vessels. They can be watched, resected, or infarcted angiographically with metalic coils. If causing symptoms, mass or seizures, treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a cavernous angioma of the right frontal lobe?

What are the treatments for a cavernous angioma of the right frontal lobe?

Varies: Usually, would leave alone and check with serial MRI's over time. Rare that surgery would be necessary unless causes local brain compression, stroke, bleeding, or epileptic seizures. Typically, these are found coincidentally and disregarded. ...Read more

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Whats a 'spider angiomas'?

Whats 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a spider angioma on my nose, why?

I have a spider angioma on my nose, why?

Nobody knows.: Another way of saying that could be: because you don't have one on your elbow. These lesions strike randomly, there's no way to say why they appear in one place and not another. If it bothers you, there are treatments. ...Read more

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Can a spider angioma disappear on its own?

Possibly: What would be necessary would for something to stop the veins from filling. I guess any injury to the skin that would result in enough to make the blood clot in the fine veins would do it. Technically then the body would remove the veins as it removed the clotted blood. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.". ...Read more

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I scratched a spider angioma on my nose and it bled excessively. Should i be worried?

I scratched a spider angioma on my nose and it bled excessively. Should i be worried?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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