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How common are spider veins?

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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.

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