Spider Vein Doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for getting rid of spider veins?
    I exercise a lot and am developing spider veins around my ankles. My doctor said to avoid that new laser surgery. He thinks it is dangerous. Anyone know of a home remedy to get rid of these things or to at least stop the progress?

    • ANSWER:
      hormones maybe off (copper and estrogen high), thyroid maybe low.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of spider veins?
    I have a few spider veins on my legs now after having a baby. I know you can go to the doctor and have them taken care of but is there anything else I can do at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods and Herbs to Try

      Doctors treat the majority of spider veins the same way they do varicose veins--with sclerotherapy. But spider veins are like gray hairs--you can pluck them out as they appear, but that won't stop new ones from cropping up, says Dr. Green.

      Alternative practitioners suggest a few strategies to help reduce the appearance of spider veins.

      Put blueberries on your cereal. Eating foods like blueberries and raspberries provides bioflavonoids--natural compounds that help strengthen your blood vessels, says Dr. Pizzorno. "Bioflavonoids work with vitamin C and other nutrients in the body to help make capillaries less fragile." The darker the color of the fruit, like blackberries and cherries, the morebioflavonoids they have.

      Eat all your grapefruit. The white membranes of citrus fruit such as oranges and grapefruit are also a rich source of bioflavonoids, says Dr. Pizzorno.

      Go for ginkgo. Taking the herb ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), which comes from the leaf of the ginkgo tree, also helps to strengthen the tissues that make up your vein walls, says Dr. Pizzorno. "Ginkgo is also high in bioflavonoids." Dr. Pizzorno recommends taking 40 milligrams of ginkgo three times a day for spider veins. These supplements are readily available in health food stores.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a positive experience with varicose / spider veins going away after pregnancy?
    I am about a week away from my due date and the spider veins and varicose veins that have appeared during my pregnancy are really unsightly!! One doctor told me that sometimes they go away after you have the baby but another told me that they never go away! Has anyone had them just disappear?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason why pregnancy makes a woman more prone to this engorgement of blood vessels is that the weight of the baby and uterus presses on the vena cava, the main drainage blood vessel bringing blood back to the heart from the lower body. This tends to impede the flow, and gravity dependent areas back up and engorge the most. Since the vena cava is slightly to the right of the midline, laying on your left side may help.

      Chances are they won't go away, because they were always there, but hopefully they'll shrink back down to their pre-pregnancy size and become unnoticeable. In the meantime, try elevating your legs during bed rest helps and/or asking your mate to massage your legs to help get the blood moving (the engorgement of blood within the veins can be kept pressed out by applying pressure). There are also girdles and hose specifically designed to keep these types of things under control, which you can find at maternity and medical supply stores. They're not great, but they should help.

      Sorry you're going through this. I hope this info helps & congrats on your baby!

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a positive experience with varicose / spider veins going away after pregnancy?
    I am about a week away from my due date and the spider veins and varicose veins that have appeared during my pregnancy are really unsightly!! One doctor told me that sometimes they go away after you have the baby but another told me that they never go away! Has anyone had them just disappear?

    • ANSWER:
      well i have never had varicose veins but i've read that once they have formed the only way to get rid of them is with surgery or other medical treatments. their are ways to help delay formation. don't sit or stand for long periods elevate your legs wear compression stockings (available from doctor or in pharmacies)for more info see below sites.

  5. QUESTION:
    Where can I find Treatments for Spider Veins in Mississippi?
    I have these long, curvy veins running along both my legs and I wanted to get them removed, because they create a lot of discomfort. My friend recently got her spider veins removed, but the doctor did know what he was doing, so she's got scars running across legs. Does anybody recommend a particular doctor or treatment for spider veins in Mississippi?

    Thank you so much,

    Pauline

    • ANSWER:
      I had spider veins running all along the side of my legs and it was unbearable. A family member mentioned that I should try laser treatment to remove them. I found a great company called Mississippi Vein Institute that helped remove my spider veins with barely any pain. I wrote their contact information below, hope I could help!

      Steven

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these spider veins on my legs?
    I'm only 27, but I'm getting spider veins and I hate it! Just wondering, I know there are ways of preventing them, but as far as getting rid of them without surgery or paying a whole lot, do I have any options? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Spider veins are hereditary and they can vary from person to person typically showing themselves around age 20 - 30. Have you talked to your doctor to make sure there isn't something else going on?

      There is a website I visit often called Home Remedy Central, there's a lot of interesting information. Here is a page on spider veins:

      http://www.homeremedycentral.com/en/home-remedies/natural-cure/spider-veins.html

      The Mayo Clinic website is also one of my first stops when I want to find out about stuff. Here is what they have to say about spider veins.

      Spider veins
      Small superficial veins (telangiectasias or spider veins) are a common concern in women, especially after pregnancy. They also frequently occur in people who have varicose veins. Those who have spider veins and varicose veins can reduce the risk of rapid recurrence of spider veins by having the varicose veins treated first.

      Medium and large spider veins are best treated by sclerotherapy — a chemical solution is injected into the vein to cause it to inflame and ultimately disappear. Laser therapy is most effective on small and medium-sized veins.

      http://www.mayoclinic.org/cosmetic-surgery/skinproblems.html

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of spider veins and stretch marks?
    I am losing weight but I still have stretch marks and spider veins-how can i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      You can see a doctor who specializes in removing spider veins which is costly or use some self-tanning lotion to help them fade into the color of your skin.

  8. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of spider veins on my face?
    im only 14 years old and i have this pretty noticeable spot of spider veins right underneath my left eye. is there i way i can get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      they give a saline shot to get rid of spider veins, you have to see a doctor for that.

  9. QUESTION:
    When were spider veins discovered and by whom?
    I am doing a project for my anatomy and Physiology class and I need to know who discovered spider veins and when. I've tried google but all I could find is other information about the disease. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      In 1832 a Russian doctor named Dr. Spidericav Veinowski gave name to this disease while he was trying to get rid of these unsightly skin disorder on his wife's legs and face.

  10. QUESTION:
    how can you improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins?
    I am 26 and at the end of my third pregnancy. I have developed terrible varicose and spider veins in the back of one of my legs. It looks really disgusting and my husband makes comments about it. Is there any non evasive way to get rid of them or at least improve their appearance?

    • ANSWER:
      There is this minimally invasive treatment, called EVLT, which doesn't require any hospitalization, and you walk out of the doctor's office right after the procedure. It's quick, painless and is covered by insurance. That's the best way to improve the look of your leg. Your legs will feel much better, too!

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of spider veins?
    I'm starting to get spider veins and i'm only 15! My mom and most of the women in my family have them but they are disgusting! i have a few on my upper thighs and chest and i really want a way to minimize them until i can afford treatment. I can't use fake tan either, because i'm really pale and it make me look orange.

    • ANSWER:
      go to a doctor, they will have a solution, but i suggest that you stretch and excercise more.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of spider veins on legs?
    While I was pregnant with my first baby, I can already see some appearances of spider veins on my right leg. I thought that it would just dissapear after I gave birth. But still it's there and it really look embarassing.

    • ANSWER:
      Joanne Gruners,
      There are various options that might be of interest for you. The main cause of Spider Veins is lack of proper circulation.Improving your circulation through diet and exercise is an effective method of removing them. Apply an over the counter cream to the affected area, try to find one with Vitamins B, E or C. All of these vitamins have been suggested as having positive effects on a variety of skin and vein conditions. A gentle skin massage with essential oils will help remove spider veins by improving the blood circulation in and around the affected area. Just be sure to avoid the veins themselves. Choose cypress or geranium with a carrier oil of sunflower or almond. Such oils have been suggested to eliminate spider veins as well as other skin conditions such as cellulite and stretch marks. Sclerotherapy is a safe and minimally painful procedure that comes with few to zero side effects and consists of a specialist injecting a salt water solution into each apparent vein. It removes both Vericrose Veins and Spider Veins by turning the vessels into scar tissue which eventually dissolve and become unnoticeable. Cosmetic lasers have come a long way since their invention. They have become one of the most effective ways to treat spider veins as well as many other skin conditions. You might also consider discussing this with your dermatologist/doctor to find out about other various options.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  13. QUESTION:
    What can I do about varicose and spider veins?
    I'm 27 weeks pregnant and in the last month or so, my veins have been coming out really bad. I have varicose veins popping out all over my legs and spider veins like krazy everywhere, especially my legs. Is there anything I can do while I'm still pregnant to reduce these veins? They're itchy as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your doctor about them, but the only treatment i'm aware of is laser surgery and you probably wouldn't be able to have that done until you are through with the pregnancy.

  14. QUESTION:
    Spider veins more than 4 inches long all over body?
    I have randomly just noticed spider veins in symmetrical parts of my body. There are two large groups on my upper left arm and right arm bicep. On my left and right hip, there are large groups. They are also appearing on my chest on either side. I am worried, all groups are 2 and a 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches long. What should I do and why is this happening all of sudden?! P.S It doesn't hurt at all.

    • ANSWER:
      This may be hereditary(check encyclopedia or family history.) Also spider veins and varicose veins usually come from being on your feet every day like a waitress, or anything that adds weight to your feet. Or the simple fact of being over weight. This is something you should consult your family doctor about to see if it can be reversed.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do birth control pills give you spider and varicose veins on your legs?
    I have read that this can happen. I've been taking the pills for 5 and a half years, since I was 15. I am now 21, and within the past few years have been noticing spider veins popping up on my legs. Might I add that I am not overweight. I am 5'7" and weigh 135lbs, although I am what I would call "bottom heavy." Also, the veins on the backs of my calves look as if they be beginning to be varicose-- they're very blue and obvious, and one of them feels ever so slightly raised. I'm very concerned. Has anyone else had this happen, and do they go away after so long taking the medicine? Thanks.
    edit-- Answer #2 is potentially the worst 'serious' answer I've ever had on here. Absolutely none of that answer responded to my question. It was just vague, regurgitated information about potential side effects. I'm sorry to sound rude, but you really irritated me.

    • ANSWER:
      What side effects does the Pill have?
      Today's pills cause fewer bothersome side effects than the first combination pills, which came on the market in the 1960s, because they contain much smaller amounts of hormones.

      You may have spotting or bleeding between periods, known as breakthrough bleeding. (This is the one side effect that tends to occur more often with the newer low-dose formulations.) The good news is that it usually goes away after a few cycles.

      It's important to keep taking your pills if you have breakthrough bleeding. Taking your pill at the same time each day may help reduce bleeding.

      If the breakthrough bleeding doesn't stop after a few months, you can ask your practitioner about trying a different brand. Keep track of when you have breakthrough bleeding because the pattern may help your caregiver choose a different pill for you.

      Some women feel a bit nauseated after taking their pills. If this is a problem for you, try taking them with meals or just before bedtime. Others report swollen or tender breasts, a bigger appetite, small changes in weight (gain or loss), bloating, a change in sex drive, or mood changes.

      Most side effects go away within three months or so of starting the Pill. Sometimes switching to a different brand helps.

      Some women who wear contact lenses find they become uncomfortable when they start taking the Pill. If your eyes have become dry, try using saline eye drops or lubricants a few times a day. Consult your eye doctor if the problem doesn't go away.

      Finally, some women develop chloasma — or areas of darkened skin, usually on the face — when they're taking combination pills, though it happens less often now that the pills are lower in estrogen. This is more likely to be an issue for you if you had chloasma during pregnancy.

      You can lower your chances of getting chloasma while you're on the Pill by protecting your skin from the sun with sunscreen and clothing. Chloasma's not a health risk, but if you do develop it, you'll want to switch to progestin-only pills or another method of contraception that doesn't contain estrogen because the chloasma may continue to get worse if you stay on the Pill.

  16. QUESTION:
    Spider veins on left thigh and slight pressure in left hip, does anyone know what it could be? I'm 26?
    I've had spider veins in my left thigh for about 2 years, (started after I was working on a really high stool all day). Also, when I get my period I get a bit of pressure and sometimes pain in the left hip area. It generally feels a little less mobile in the left hip than right. Any ideas of what it is? Should I get an ultrasound?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep an eye on this and if the pain continues it may be the beginning of DVT.

      This is very painful and pain pills do not help. I have had it for over 2 years and the doctor was slow to diagnose it until I was in critical shape.

      Mine started with a sudden onset of calf pain and leg swelling. The pain was worse when the leg was hanging down. There was warmth to the area because the veins were inflamed.

      I am on coumidin (warfarin) as a blood thinner. Usually when they say 6 months, they mean for the rest of your life. The blood thinner does not resolve the current clot problem, but supposedly keeps new clots from forming.

      Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is caused by a blood clot in a muscle and can be life-threatening. Symptoms include swelling, pain, and tenderness in the legs. Risk factors include immobility, hormone therapy, and pregnancy.

      DVTs can occur anywhere in the body but are most frequently found in the deep veins of the legs, thighs, and pelvis. They may infrequently arise from the upper extremities usually because of trauma, or from an indwelling catheter (tubing) or device.

      A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition wherein a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein of the deep system.

      Thrombophlebitis is a condition in which there is both inflammation and a blood clot in a vein. Thrombophlebitis can occur in either superficial or deep veins. Superficial thrombophlebitis occurs in veins close to the skin surface, and usually causes pain, swelling, and redness in the area of the vein. Superficial thrombophlebitis usually is treated with heat, elevation of the affected leg or arm, and anti–inflammatory medications. A thrombosis in a deep vein is a much more serious problem than one in a superficial vein. The reason for this is that a piece of the clot in deep vein from a DVT can break off and travel through the deep veins back to the heart, and eventually be pumped by the heart into the arteries of the lung. When this happens, the condition is called pulmonary embolism (PE). The blood clot is called an embolus (plural emboli), and the process of breaking off and traveling to the lungs is called embolism.

      Narcotics didn’t help my pain. I now take Tizanidine 4mg 5/day and Lyrica Cv 100 mg 3/day. This helps the nerve pain and I can walk some now. I am feeling much better pain wise.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I cover my spider veins?
    I have spider veins on my thighs and it sucks because I can't wear shorts, I used the Joan rivers right to bare legs but it's a little to expensive, so I've been thinking about trying the Sally Hansen air brushed legs but idk have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      use extra virgin olive oil on everything you eat, and rub it on your legs too!
      take vitamin D, vitamin K and fish oil tablets every day.
      compression stockings at night will help.
      see a doctor who specializes in veins,
      excerise to get your blood flowing in your legs
      if you are overweight, lose some pounds to help with circulation.
      hope it helps,
      CaRiE

  18. QUESTION:
    which is better to help reduce appearance of spider veins - applying witch hazel or vinegar?
    Also, I like to jog a few miles sometimes - must I stop else get lots more spider veins?

    • ANSWER:
      none of the above, they don't help at all and running doesn't make you get them. Its hereditary. The only way is by going to a doctor where they inject them with a saline solution and that gets rid of them........

  19. QUESTION:
    Can I sue a doctor specialist for taking my money and not doing her job?
    I went to a specialist a while ago to treat my spider veins problem, she promised me it would alldisappearr in 6 sessions which were wuite expensive. In the end she didn't do anything! I still have eacly the same spider veins showing all over my legs, I feel like she stole from me!
    What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can.

      But be aware that you probably do not have much of a case. Spider veins are caused by an underlying disease in the legs called venous insufficiency. What occurs is the valves in the veins deep in the skin (that you can not see) are not properly working... which causes the body to re-route blood to other veins. Over time, this occurs in the superficial part of the skin that you are able to see leading to "spider veins". With the specialist treating the spider veins, what occurred was they treated the spider veins that you currently have... but the body recreated others in the exact same location in the leg to help reroute blood from the improperly functioning valves. So with new veins becoming visualized, it makes patients believe they never had them go away in the first place.

      My recommendation? Find a vein clinic near you, and get an ultrasound doppler done on your legs to diagnose you with any underlying disease in your "larger veins". If that report is negative for the disease, then you can sue the specialist that treated your spider veins.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there anything that I can buy or fo to cover these veins on the back of my legs?
    I have these veins, not spider veins, but big, bulging, blue-green veins on the backs of my legs and im trying to get an idea about how i can hide them but still being able to wear shorts. Im only 18 and ive had these ugly veins for ever. Any coverups? Tanning? Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If youre on your feet all day you should try wearing support sox or hosiery .Depending on the severity of your veins you may want to consult a doctor as you may have poor circulation.

      You will definately benefit from wearing support hosiery as they aid in promoting circulation and reduce swelling and fatigue .

  21. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when I have dark looking veins that hurts on my left leg?
    My left leg have been hurting for a week now and it got more painful everyday. I could not stand the pain anymore so I decided to put on some bengay. When I looked at me leg there are big veins that are visible. It does not pop out, but very visible. The pain got worst every passing day. I never had anything like that before and my family doesn't have any spider veins.

    • ANSWER:
      if you don't have an injury that could account for an infection - then you've probably got varicose veins. while spider veins affect the feet, the varicose veins affect the legs and can cause tired aching legs - particularly if you're on your feet a lot. you may need to wear some support hose or even some knee length graduated compression stockings with a compression rating of 8-10 mmHg. support hose can usually be purchased anywhere that sells pantyhose, but you'd need to visit a pharmacy for graduated compression stockings. if your legs are really bad - you will need to visit your doctor to find out the exact problem - and if it is varicose veins - there are a number of small surgical procedures that can be done.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do I have really visible veins under my eyes?
    Under my right eye in particular I have very visible blue veins under my eyes. They don't bulge like varicose veins and they aren't really thin and tiny like spider veins. My parents don't have them either and I am only 19 so it's kind of freaking me out plus it isn't exactly attractive. I also don't smoke or do anything bad for my health that would cause that to happen. Could it be eye strain maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      It's called thin skin, there are several creams to help tighten the skin and some white make up (or the make up that matches your skin color) that could cover it up.
      Seek a doctor =) nothing serious, it's just thin skin.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are varicose veins around the heart a sign of something serious?
    My husband is 31 and has been an athlete most of his life until the past few years. He is physically in good shape and active. But recently he has had some heart palpitations and noticed varicose veins or more like spider veins below his heart on his chest.

    • ANSWER:
      gee if he's having heart palpitations you should get him to the doctor maybe even the emergency room. Palpitations can be serious, they may be nothing but this is his heart you are talking about.

  24. QUESTION:
    What would cause spider veins all over a person's body?
    Over the past few years I have noticed spider veins on my body. They started on my legs and now have spread to my chest, arms and hips. I am really embarassed by them, as well as worried. I am wondering if there is a condition behind this problem. I do take Yasmin birth control, which I have heard cause spider veins. I really don't know what to do to get rid of them. What would you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      perhaps you should see a doctor

  25. QUESTION:
    what are the treatments for occular roseasia?
    I have had red streaks in the whites of my eyes for quite some time now, they look like red spider veins. My dermatologist told me it may be occular roseasia. I have had lasik in 05 and just a month ago had AK surgery. My eye doctor told me to cleanse my eyelids better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend using herbal cream like Zenmed Rosacea Solution: http://zenmed.com/rosacea?a=5881&x=click

      You can expect great results quickly and easily :-)

  26. QUESTION:
    How much does laser treatment on the face cost?
    I have broken capillaries (spider veins) on some parts of my face; particulary around my nose. I have heard that getting laser surgery done from a dermatologist helps a lot.
    About how much does it cost and/or whats the price range for having this done??

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You won't need a specialist for this. Any doctor who runs a laser clinic or medical spa will be able to perform this just as effectively and the cost should be less than a plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist.

      The cost will almost always depend on the size of the area to be treated and the part of the country you're in. (The coasts tend to be more expensive.) The price should range between 0-0. You may need multiple treatments. I'd suggest going on http://MedicalSpaMD.com and asking some physicians.

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of spider/vericose veins on my own?
    I am a 21 year old female, and I have recently noticed that I have some veins in the front and back of my thighs that are dark purple/red in colour which I'm not sure are spider or vericose veins. How do I get rid of them on my own? Is it normal for me to have them at such a young age?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about that. It sounds more like spider veins. I work for Vein Clinics of America and we get asked this a lot. You're not too young. We sometimes have teenagers that come in for treatment.

      Truly treating vein disease requires medical attention. Topical treatment on its own can not get rid of spider veins but simply try to reduce the appearance. If these creams could accomplish the same thing as a medical procedure, they would be drugs and not cosmetics.

      There are new options for people who suffer from vein disorders. Treatment options are safer, more effective and minimally invasive, unlike surgical vein stripping, which was the primary treatment option in the past.

      I'm not a doctor so I can't give you any medical advice but I would say to save your money on the creams and look into getting treatment before they get more noticeable. Depending on your insurance company and your location, it's possible that your treatment could be covered by your insurance. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with one of the doctors. You can set that up by calling 800-660-8346.

      I hope this helps!

  28. QUESTION:
    What are these red, line type marks on my face?
    They look about like red spider veins, but just lines, how do I prevent of get rid off?

    • ANSWER:
      they sound like either spider veins or capillary veins, try some skin doctors capillary clear to help fade them, here is the link: http://www.skindoctors.co.uk/ just go to "specialised facecare" and then "capillary clear"

  29. QUESTION:
    What training do you need to treat people with spider and varicose veins?
    Do you need to be a doctor to perform laser treatment or sclerotherapy on people with spider or varicose veins that do not require surgical procedures? Basically if I wanted to open a vein clinic would I need to be a doctor to do so? I assume that at minimum I would need to be a RN.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    What training do you need to treat people with spider and varicose veins?
    Do you need to be a doctor to perform laser treatment or sclerotherapy on people with spider or varicose veins that do not require surgical procedures? Basically if I wanted to open a vein clinic would I need to be a doctor to do so? I assume that at minimum I would need to be a RN.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right to think that u need to be an RN.. But the health personnel that is trained to use laser technique to treat any kind of disease condition. If you are sure you are good in the two techniques mentioned you may not need to open a clinic. However it may depend on the medical regulation

  31. QUESTION:
    My son is 8 months old and my right ankle is still swollen and painful. Is this serious?
    I had a normal pregnancy with no complications until right after birth when my blood pressure plummeted to 70/42. It came back up in about a day and since then has been fine. The leg that is swollen also has formed numerous spider veins in comparison to almost none in my left leg. If this is an issue to go to a doctor about would I go to a primary care or my ob?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I would go to the doctor... as for which one, i guess it would depend on who YOU think would handle the problem better. I for one like my OB and he always seems to take care of anything that is related to my pregnancies and if he cant he steers me in the right direction.

      Good Luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of spider/vericose veins on my own?
    I am a 21 year old female, and I have recently noticed that I have some veins in the front and back of my thighs that are dark purple/red in colour which I'm not sure are spider or vericose veins. How do I get rid of them on my own? Is it normal for me to have them at such a young age?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi...yes it is normal...I have them also..I don't like having them of course..what woman does.And it is normal at your age...nothing to worry about.But if this is something that is really upsetting to you..then go speak with your doctor about it.Now...as for how to rid yourself of them? It usually requires laser treatments...and it's costly.It takes several laser treatments,but if your willing to undergo this procedure and have the financial means? Then I sure would go myself....But...make sure to speak with your doctor and he/she will talk with you more in depth about this whole issue,ok? Good luck and I hope all goes well.Take care.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can anorexia cause your skin to become transparent?
    I am not exactly anorexic, but I have been unwell and struggling to eat, I have lost lots of weight and I am very thin, I am now rapidly noticing that my skin is transparent, to the point where the veins inside my mouth look varicose. I can see veins everywhere, especially the dark small red ones. I am also getting spider veins and spots on my skin. The flesh in my mouth has lost its elasticity and I can see visible bright red blood vessels travelling from my gums to my teeth. Is this to do with weight loss or vitamin deficiency or something else?
    I have had bood tests last week which appeared normal including blood cultures. I feel weak and tired too and I am still getting panic attacks.

    Also, my pulse has been fast and my body temperature fluctuates from normal to low.
    I have seen more than one doctor and the most recent doctor sent me home telling me to have a holiday. He said there was nothing he could do for me, it COULD be because I've lost weight. But because my bloods were fine he wasn't worried. he again told me it was anxiety!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an overactive thyroid. Probably is vitamin deficiency too. You should really get your doctor to do more tests than he's done already.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to make veins less visible, without surgery?
    I seem to have a lot of veins, though I'm not sure if you could classify them as "spider veins". They're on my inner arms and legs.
    The one I'm most worried about in particular is on my left breast. Is this normal? Also, how can I make it less visible?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is spray-tanning. There really aren't any other remedies. if you are worried that your veins ar visible because you have medical problem then you should go see a doctor. I wish I could help more!

  35. QUESTION:
    Where to buy spider vein creams in Amsterdam?
    Hello,
    I've been suffering from spider veins and I am desperate in removing them , preferibly by healing them
    my question do Spider vein Creams really work and heal the broken spider veins?
    And if they do where can I buy them in Amsterdam?
    Do I need a doctors signature like the rest of the medecine?
    and lastly , Where do they preform Laser treatment in Amsterdam for spider veins incase all my hopes are gone?

    Thank you so much for your time and kindness I truely appreciate it!
    xx

    • ANSWER:
      They alleviate the symptoms but don't remove the veins.

      http://www.spataderkliniekamsterdam.nl/index.html specializes in treatment. Your insurance may well cover most of it.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of spider veins on my nose?
    I have quite a big nose and it looks pink from far away but up close I can see a bunch of veins in it. I'm only 15 and don't drink or do drugs. Is there any way to get rid of these without going to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      CapiDerm Rx® Spider Veins Treatment

  37. QUESTION:
    14 and already have spider veins and questions?
    i am only 14 and i already am getting spider veins. it is genetic bcuz my mom and i think my dad has it but i know for sure my mom does. my question is....

    is this normal and does everybody get them?
    can i do anything to get rid of them?
    how much will it cost for me to get them lasered off?
    and what is the process?

    please and thank you o so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry for you.
      I got spider veins at 12, and it only got worse and worse. I dont wear skirts or shorts since then (it's so sad, I have such nice legs that I never show). (I'm 21 now..)
      Once I went to a place with some injections (shots) that promised me would take them out...I did one session, and the ones where there was the medicine, dissapeared, but other came worse, so I decided not to do that anymore. Also, I have so many that I would have to pinch every inch of my leg to be able to wear skirts. (ok..I'm just complaining not helping you)
      I have no money now...so I just wear jeans all the time (that actually people say makes it worse)
      but as soon as I have money, I'll seek to take them off with laser or some of the technologies out there
      If you have the money to do something about it, look all the information available, talk to a doctor, see what's on the newspaper (I recently seen something being advertised) and get them fixed. because you're too young and it SUCKS being ashamed of showing your legs...but it also sucks to have people pretending it's ok
      (sometimes they dont pretend...when I was 15 and everyone was wearing shorts, even the fat girls, I decided that it wasnt so bad..it was natural, and people wouldnt say anything...the first thing a guy friend did when he saw me with the shorts was: "Ooohhhh my!!!!! Look at all those veins"

      so do something about it

  38. QUESTION:
    Do I need to be concerned if i have Varicose veins ALL OVER my legs, and I am a young athlete?
    I'm very athletic, so I'm not obese, and I'm getting Varicose (spider) veins even on my calfs. Should I be concerned and take this to my doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      It's very common and generally not a problem, just annoying. Ask your doctor if you like--you can get a plastic surgery procedure to remove them.

  39. QUESTION:
    Spider veins normal a bad sign at my age?
    I just turned 18 this february and recently like a couple days ago, I started to develop these red veins in the back my leg. My mom said they were spider veins. Should I be worried and also are these permanent? I also noticed heaviness in my legs and light pain where the veins are. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Usually spider veins are harmless and just a cosmetic problem and it can be associated with pain and heaviness but in some cases it can be caused by an underlying problem. If the pain and heaviness persist you may want to see your doctor.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do I have so many spider veins?
    I'm only 17 and I have them all over my legs. It's disgusting. I'm 5' 6" and weigh 125, so it's not b/c I'm over weight. I am on birth control, but I'm not sure how common spider veins are with that. What are they from?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Emma,

      Although not so common, Contraceptive pill may also induce these symptoms in certain cases.

      Other causes include tight fitting clothes, Prolonged standing, and genetic.

      Conventional treatment often includes sclerotherapy (for spider veins), where the doctor injects a solution into the vein that causes the vein walls to seal shut. Also common methods of treatment are laser surgery or surgical removal of the varicose veins.

      Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been used to promote circulation, and keep a healthy flow of blood pumping through the body and serve as a natural remedy for varicose veins. Astragalus membranaceous is a well-known revitalizing herb used for boosting circulation, while Ruscus acluteatus is known extensively in Europe to improve circulation and relieve pain and discomfort associated with leg conditions thus serving as a natural remedy for varicose veins.

      Anther natural remedy for varicose veins includes homeopathic ingredients such as Rhus tox, Zincum metallicum and Magnesium phosphate all help to promote health in the lower limbs and keep lymph and blood flowing freely. Skin health can be promoted through homeopathic ingredients such as Natrium muriaticum, Kalium muriaticum and Kalium sulphate to distribute oxygen throughout the body and to each individual cell and keep all cell membranes healthy.

      By providing essential oxygen to inflamed or infected cells, these ingredients effectively assists healing, reduce inflammation and removes infected or dead cells.

      Read more on varicose veins or spider veins on the link below to get tips on how to avoid this condition without the use of any medications with simple dietary changes and taking a few precautions.

      hope all this helped

      Good Luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    Can I pass a physical exam with this?
    I am going for a physical exam soon to my doctor. I need to pass a physical to get a certain job. The only thing that I know of that could count against me is I have a small patch of spider veins on the inside of my right ankle. Not sure if this would make any difference or not in the exam. It doesn't disable me from walking or anything. It just looks bad. So will this cause any problem for me to pass a physical?

    • ANSWER:
      You'll be fine, you'll pass!

  42. QUESTION:
    Can surgery permanently remove spider veins?
    I've heard that even if you would undergo surgical procedures to extract the veins, it'll still back. Maybe it'll not be there for some time but eventually it'll start to appear again. Is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      Not really, Gabriela. You must think of them as nature's art, and part of what makes you unique. I am sorry however if they cause pain. Cosmetically, we have what he have. They are not a big issue?

      To clarify, you are aware of the good answer outlining treatment options, quoted below:

      1. Ambulatory Phletectomy- If you have the money (about a couple thousand dollars per leg), then this procedure makes a cut in your leg and uses a hook to fish them out. This can be a lengthy and painful process.

      2. Sclerotherapy- Injecting veins with an agent helps to dissolve the veins

      3. Creams and Lotions- There are many creams and lotions that seem to help with reducing those pesky veins to the point where they are not noticeable to others. The only true treatment is through the Ambulatory Phletectomy. If you against the procedure from the start, then lotions and creams can be prescribed by a doctor are always helpful.

      None of these is 100 percent effective, and if you do something, try the least invasive approach first, and do not risk your health. I agree, not to worry. Perhaps you should see a doctor and find creams.

      To deal with the pain and inflammation, elevate the legs often, and get exercise, either walking or stretching without a lot of effort, just relax but use the muscles and get the circulation going.

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of veins from the thigh area?
    I have lots of purple veins on my thighs which do not seem to wan to go away. It can't be because I am overweight as I am actually underweigh and I am a teenager so it cannot be due to old age. Also I havent had any children, i was wondering whether anybody knew any inexpensive remedies (not bio-oil).

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you have spider veins. well the creams they have out there dont really work. if u want results u will have to go see your doctor for lazer removal or sclerotherapy

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone wear compression socks to prevent spider veins/varicose veins while pregnant?
    I am on my feet long days at the hospital and am only 5 months pregnant now. I was wondering if investing in some compression socks/stockings would help with getting bad veins in my legs, or with swelling later on in general. Has anyone used them? Where do you by them?

    • ANSWER:
      i do i have diabetes and from me being pregnant i have to wear them to prevent blood clots and decress swelling but they do help alot with long days of standing up at work and stuff you may need to go to a medical supply store they are called support hose and they are made by joset but before you do that see if the doctor can prescribe you some so that your insurance will cover the cost or part or it well i hope this helps you.

  45. QUESTION:
    What to do about spider veins?
    I'm only 14 years old and I am already beginning to get small spider veins. How do I get rid of them, and if it's not possible, how can I prevent getting any more?

    • ANSWER:
      Well first of all, please do not worry about it because everyone will get them eventually. I don't think there is a way to permanently get rid of them, but you can prevent getting them. The most common place to get spider veins is on the back of the knees. All the doctors say that crossing your legs at the knee (like most girls do including myself), then you will most likely have bad veins when you get older. The doctors suggest crossing your legs at the ankles instead. This will let the blood keep flowing instead of just stopping at the knee. I hope this information helped you! Remember, PLEASE do not worry about it!

  46. QUESTION:
    What r the means 2 cure bleeding varicose veins when one is suffering from the same on two legs?
    He is having varices on both the legs due to varicose veins which bleed frequently with unmindful scratching still wants to stand long and walk.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Sclerotherapy. In this procedure, your doctor injects small- and medium-sized varicose veins with a solution that scars and closes those veins. In a few weeks, treated varicose veins should fade. Although the same vein may need to be injected more than once, sclerotherapy is effective if done correctly. Sclerotherapy doesn't require anesthesia and can be done in your doctor's office.
      2. Laser surgeries. Doctors are using new technology in laser treatments to close off smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Laser surgery works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. No incisions or needles are used.
      3. Catheter-assisted procedures. In one of these treatments, your doctor inserts a thin tube (catheter) into an enlarged vein and heats the tip of the catheter. As the catheter is pulled out, the heat destroys the vein by causing it to collapse and seal shut. This procedure is usually done for larger varicose veins.
      4. Vein stripping. This procedure involves removing a long vein through small incisions. This is an outpatient procedure for most people. Removing the vein won't affect circulation in your leg because veins deeper in the leg take care of the larger volumes of blood.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why are small purple and pink veins appearing under the surface of my skin?
    I am of normal height and weight for my age and have always had very white, fragile, soft skin. I noticed about a week ago that I had small pink and purple veins just under the surface of the skin on my thighs. I have never had anything like this before and am wondering what it is, what causes it, and what I can do to prevent it.

    • ANSWER:
      it may be spider veins, small veins burst and bruise then fill with blood. they are hereditary there's not much you can do to prevent it, drink plenty of water. there is a treatment, doctors inject the veins with saline
      it doesn't hurt much.

  48. QUESTION:
    Could anybody recommend a reliable spider vein removal cream that works please?
    I am only 15, but I have alot of veins visible on my legs. I am going on holiday soon, and unless I use mountains of fake tan I don't like wearing a bikini because I think people will stare at them. I have been looking at the YSX and skin doctor creams, are these any good? I could not find any reviews for them so maybe some one could help me please? Thank youuu x

    • ANSWER:
      the creams are a waste of money hun xxx
      go to a beautician and they can laser remove them (dosent hurt)... and its permanent.
      save your money for laser removal , as the creams DONT work.
      the laser zaps the 'spider naevus' (spider veins) at the root so they dont come back.
      hope this helps you xx

  49. QUESTION:
    Today was phase 1 of spider vein removal?
    I have a few spider veins on the back of one of my calves. I had an ultrasound and it was determined that I have busted valves at the tops of my thighs. So I had one fixed today. It hurts like heck. I then have to get an ultrasound to make sure it worked before they remove the spider veins. Has anyone done this? I'm so uncomfortable and I'm wondering how long I'm going to be uncomfortable.

    I hate being vain about my veins. Why do girls have to be the pretty ones?

    • ANSWER:
      Call the doctor that did the procedure. Now days, vein procedures should have little pain. Our vein patients get Rx strength ibuprofen and a few narcotics. Most never fill the narc prescription and take only a few of the ibuprofen.

  50. QUESTION:
    What ways are there to get rid of spider veins on your legs?
    Do any of those creams work? Or do you have to go for one of the laser or surgical options?

    • ANSWER:
      "Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy)
      Diminishing Unsightly 'Spider Veins'

      Millions of women are bothered by spider veins - those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles. In fact, it's estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with this common cosmetic problem.

      Today, many plastic surgeons are treating spider veins with sclerotherapy. In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.

      Although this procedure has been used in Europe for more than 50 years, it has only become popular in the United States during the past decade. The introduction of sclerosing agents that are mild enough to be used in small veins has made sclerotherapy predictable and relatively painless.

      If you're considering sclerotherapy to improve the appearance of your legs, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure - when it can help, how it's performed and what results you can expect. It won't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please ask your doctor if there is anything about the procedure you don't understand."


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