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Got little spider veins after biking, does this mean i shouldn't bike anymore?

Got little spider veins after biking, does this mean i shouldn't bike anymore?

Continue: The spider veins are not due to biking. You must have a tendency to form them. Exercise is good for your heath. Keep biking and have your spiders treated. ...Read more

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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape ...Read more


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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?

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?

Breast changes: Could be a sign of pregnancy but without really seeing you, this is pure speculation. You should see your primary doctor to have an evaluation and the red patches looked at. ...Read more

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What do spider veins look like?

What do spider veins look like?

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 more

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Spider veins in my cheeks help!

Spider veins in my cheeks help!

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 more

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What can you do about spider veins?

What can you do about spider veins?

Spider vein treatmen: Spider veins are best treated by injection sclerotherapy. A solution is injected into the veins which causes a fibrosis and closure of the veins. A vein specialist will also search for any underlying causes of these veins to better control their appearance. ...Read more

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How can I make spider veins go away?

How can I make spider veins go away?

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

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How do I get spider veins to go away?

How do I get spider veins to go away?

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 more

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What can be used against spider veins?

What can be used against spider veins?

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 more

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Spider veins how to eliminate or reduce?

Spider veins how to eliminate or reduce?

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 more

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What are the main causes of spider veins?

What are the main causes of spider veins?

UV or inherited: Some people hjave a tendency to develop spider veins. In addition, sun exposure may injure collagen and lead to spider veins. Occasionally spider vein may develop after trauma. ...Read more

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Are spider veins signs of a health problem?

Usually not: Spider veins are typically an inherited condition that only affects the skin. They are most commonly a cosmetic issue only & are usually not an indication of an underlying vascular condition or health problem. If you have very aggressive or severe spider veins or have pain & swelling in the legs in association with the veins, then it is possible that you might have venous reflux. Seek vein MD. ...Read more

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How can I non surgically remove spider veins?

Sclerotherapy: Cosmetic spider veins, without underlying medical vein disease or after venous insufficiency is treated, can be eliminated with injection sclerotherapy. The new fda medications used for that are Asclera (polidocanol) and sts. They do not hurt like the old saline solutions. Look up a phlebology doctor, vein specialist online. American college of phlebology ( www.Phlebology.Org) or veindirectory.Org. ...Read more

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How can you non-surgically remove spider veins?

Sclerotherapy best: Surgery is not an option for spider veins. For leg spider veins the best option is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of medications, sclerosants, into the unwanted veins. It works by causing these veins to seal shut. The vein gradually disintegrates. Generally a few treatment sessions are needed. Other options include laser treatment and newer versions of cautery. ...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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I'm too young for spider veins!? What can I do?

There's help!: Spider veins are often due to hormonal changes a woman has as well as a heredity component. Treatment for spider veins can include sclerotherapy (injections), laser, and veinwave therapy. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have your spider veins removed?

Mildly: The best choice in the legs is sclerotherapy which uses a needle and injections. The medication burns some when injected but goes away quickly. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about spider veins?

Spider eradication: If spider vein appearance bothers you or if symptomatic with pain or itching, these are valid reasons to seek treatment. Be advised that there is no insurance coverage as it is deemed cosmetic. ...Read more

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Simplest ways to reduce appearance of spider veins?

Simplest ways to reduce appearance of spider veins?

Reduction of spiders: Spider veins are a very common problem and there are many causes including hereditary, aging, pregnancies and even sun exposure. Treatment may include compression stockings but this is a temporizing measures. For more definitive treatment, sclerotherapy o topical laser or micro needle rf would be a better choice. However, this is a process and may require multiple sessions. ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins = (telangiectasia or venulectasias), very small purple ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

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