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What Does It Mean When Spider Veins
What does it mean if I have swollen breasts with lots of spider veins on them and nipple ddiscoloration with also random red patches with dull cramps?
Thread-like veins: As dr. Schwartz said, "spider veins are the small, thread-like colored veins that are most often seen on the surface of the skin." in fact in some countries, they are called thread veins. They are often only 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter and, depending on where they sit on or in the skin, they might be bright red, maroon, purple, or blue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help is available: The usual place for spider veins is the legs. However, they can occur on the face. They can be removed either by laser, electric pencil or injections of a medication through a very small needle directly into the vein. All of these methods work but the least painful are the injections. Be sure it is done by a phlebologist (vein specialist) certified by the abvlm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reduction of spiders: Spider veins are a very common problem and there are many causes including hereditary, aging, pregnancies and even sun exposure. Treatments may include compression stockings and horse chestnut but these are temporizing measures. For more definitive treatment, sclerotherapy would be a better choice. However, sclerotherapy is a process and may require multiple sessions. ...Read more
Cosmetic or medical: Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins. If patients have spider veins, but also have aching, cramping, swelling, restless legs, etc- they need to have internal veins called sahenous veins or tributaries treated inside first with minimally invasive, in office procedures done first and then their spider veins treated. If no symptoms, then sclerotherapy followed by laser for tiny red veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Work up: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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