Font Size: Increase | Decrease

How common are spider veins?

more videos from this doctor

» Watch Next Video by Stephanie M. Dentoni, MD - Will my varicose veins go away if I change my diet?

Video Overview

How common are spider veins? Spider veins are very common especially among women. They are mostly found on your lower extremities. They can be found anywhere in the body. They are small blue, purple or red veins and mostly a cosmetic concern. They are easily treated with visual sclerotherapy. If you see these spider veins around your ankles, there may be an underlying problem. A diagnostic ultrasound may be recommended.

Disclaimer: The information found on this website is intended to be general medical information; it is not a medical diagnosis or medical advice. Specific medical advice can only be given with full knowledge of all of the facts and circumstances of your health situation. You should seek consultation with a doctor familiar with your medical condition. Posting a question on this website does not create a doctor-patient relationship. All questions you post will be available to the public; do not include confidential information in your question.