I have spider veins in my leg, but they are not painful, should I be concerned?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (6)


Answered by Vein Treatment Clinic

If you have associated symptoms such as leg fatigue, leg heaviness, and other lower extremity discomfort, you should first obtain a clinical evaluation and ultrasound study to assess for underlying venous disease.

Otherwise, there are also treatment options for spider veins include sclerotherapy and laser. However, those treatment options depend on whether you present an underlying venous disease causing your superficial veins to dilate. See a vein specialist for any concern.

All the best!

Published on Dec 10, 2018

Answered by Vein Treatment Clinic (View Profile)

If you have associated symptoms such as leg fatigue, leg heaviness, and other lower extremity discomfort, you should first obtain a clinical evaluation and ultrasound study to assess for underlying venous disease.

Otherwise, there are also treatment options for spider veins include sclerotherapy and laser. However, those treatment options depend on whether you present an underlying venous disease causing your superficial veins to dilate. See a vein specialist for any concern.

All the best!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Absolutely not. Asymptomatic spider veins are a cosmetic issue. You could be evaluated at a "vein clinic" and be told you have a deeper saphenous vein issue. Without symptoms, there isn't a reason to treat these if actually present. We see a lot of people for second opinions who actually do not have problems with their deeper veins. If the spider veins are visually unacceptable to you, they are easily treated. providing any underlying "Feeder veins" are also treated.

Published on Nov 10, 2016

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Absolutely not. Asymptomatic spider veins are a cosmetic issue. You could be evaluated at a "vein clinic" and be told you have a deeper saphenous vein issue. Without symptoms, there isn't a reason to treat these if actually present. We see a lot of people for second opinions who actually do not have problems with their deeper veins. If the spider veins are visually unacceptable to you, they are easily treated. providing any underlying "Feeder veins" are also treated.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

Most of the time spider veins are just a cosmetic nuisance, especially spider veins on outside / lateral thigh. They can around the ankle be a sign of more significant vein problems, but without any symptoms, I dont think you should be concerned.

Published on Nov 10, 2016

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Most of the time spider veins are just a cosmetic nuisance, especially spider veins on outside / lateral thigh. They can around the ankle be a sign of more significant vein problems, but without any symptoms, I dont think you should be concerned.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS

If you have no symptoms, then it is of cosmetic concern and you can choose to pay out of pocket to treat them.

Published on Nov 10, 2016

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Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS

If you have no symptoms, then it is of cosmetic concern and you can choose to pay out of pocket to treat them.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

No

Published on Nov 10, 2016

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

No

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Many people have spider veins and there are many reasons for them to occur including genetics, hormones, aging, pregnancy and sun exposure. You should not worry about them. If you choose to have them treated then sclerotherapy would be the treatment of choice.

Published on Jan 21, 2015

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Many people have spider veins and there are many reasons for them to occur including genetics, hormones, aging, pregnancy and sun exposure. You should not worry about them. If you choose to have them treated then sclerotherapy would be the treatment of choice.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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