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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
If there's no weight change what causes an increase in visible blue veins in the body and spider veins on breasts?
Hormonal changes: If you have new, prominent veins in the breast, you may be undergoing hormonal changes. These can be simple cyclical changes like your menstrual cycle or can be an indicator or larger changes like pregnancy. They are not signs of cancer or anything serious or abnormal. If they bother you, a phlebologist or vein specialist can treat them cosmetically. Phlebology. Org for referrals. ...Read more
Not exactly: They aren't due to poor arterial circulation, which would be more concerning. Though causes are numerous, an important one to be aware of is superficial venous insufficiency: increased pressure in leg veins due to faulty vein valves. If such veins are symptomatic or aggregate in certain areas such as the ankle, they may point to an underlying easily treatable condition that may otherwise worsen. ...Read more
Unproven: There are many reasons for spider vein formation including genetics, pregnancies, aging, trauma and sun exposure. Some have suggested that wearing high heel shoes and crossing the legs will increase the chances of spider vein formation due to the increased pressure on the legs from the shoes or crossing. Although it sounds plausible, there is no real proof that leg crossing worsens veins. ...Read more
Genetics and more: The biggest factor in the development of spider veins is heredity which you can't help. Hormones and pregnancy also play a role. Obesity and trauma also play a role with spider veins which you can certainly help prevent by maintaining your weight and avoiding activities which lead to trauma. ...Read more
Are spider veins dangerous and what causes them? I have so many on my thighs and ankles... Help please
Spider veins: Not dangerous but can be improved with injections or laser therapy. ...Read more
Valves: These see very common and are usually associated with the development of problems with the valves in the veins themselves. When these valves fail to function properly, blood can pool in the leg and cause a dilatation of the superficial veins. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more
Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a tendency to get varicose veins in the first place. These include prolonged standing, age, pregnancy, hormones, and trauma. Surprisingly, obesity has not been shown to be a cause of varicose veins. It does increase the risk of complications though. ...Read more
How does sun exposure lead to spider veins? I heard that spider veins can be caused by sun exposure. How does this work? .
Getting a pricking pain in the left side only, starting from the hips till the ankles. Could also see some spider veins. What could be the cause?
I have multiple (unchanging) lipomas, and have recently noticed a handful of tiny spider veins, each on or near a lipoma. Aging or cause for concern?
No: If they are lipomas, no added need for concern. ...Read more
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
I have a line of a couple inches across my left ribs of spider veins. They are faint and not very obvious. Just barely noticing them. Causes?
Straining or trauma: Spider veins are dilated capillaries in the skin. They're most common in the legs and are from the veins stretching out over time. On the chest they can be from straining (coughing, heavy lifting, e.g.) or some trauma to that area in the past. If they're very faint, they're probably of no medical concern. They can be treated with sclerotherapy or laser to improve the appearance. ...Read more
I was born with spider veins on my face&body and even my kid (1yr) has it. Is this normal? What are the natural ways to make it look less noticeable?
Many factors: The most common cause of spider and varicose veins are hereditary factors followed by pregnancies. The more pregnancies the greater the chance of vein formation due to stretcthing of the vein valves causing reflux (leaking). In general when veins occur at an early age there is a strong genetic component. It seems that both you and your child have a strong genetic component. See a vein speciailst. ...Read more
I am a 17 year old thin girl with lots of small spider veins on my thighs. What could cause this?
17yo spider veins: Genetics, environmental, life stye, vascular issues, endocrine issues or all. Best to see doctor to evaluate ...Read more
I am getting a kind of pricking pain in the left, starting from the hips till the legs. I could also see some spider veins. What could be the cause?
Could blood transfusion cause spider veins to a person? If not what could? My legs now hurt if I stood a lot & go red behind thou I didn't have it b4!
Are a few spider veins on upper abdomen around rib area and diaphragm area concerning? Could it be caused an episode of vomiting?
I have many spider veins on my legs. More after firs first delivery. What is the cause? What should I do to cure it?
There is no cure: Unfortunately, the tendency to get spider and varicose veins is something you are born with. The hormones, extra blood volume in your body, and carrying a baby all tend to increase your risk of getting spider veins with pregnancy. Spider veins can be treated very effectively with sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist who can make sure you don't have anyh underlying vein trouble. ...Read more
Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?
Both are safe: Both laser and cautery work well to treat facial telangiectasias. When a large area of the face needs treatment, a laser is often easier and faster to do. When there are localized areas that need treatment, cautery is often more effective and is less likely to cause loss of pigment in the skin. It is helpful to use a topical numbing cream, so both treatments are more comfortable. ...Read more
WHat are veins for?: Veins are a part of the circulation that takes "used" blood away from an organ and returns it to the heart to be cleaned and have "food" added. When there is something that increases blood flow to an area such as inflammation that occurs when there is an autoimmune or other problem with symptoms in an area such as the face, veins in that area may increase in size (dilate) to carry the blood away. ...Read more
What can suddenly cause varicose and spider veins to appear overnight? Covering my legs and groin I am only 30yrs. Sign of something sinister?
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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