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Veins in body seen visible on chest, stomach, feet, reddish in color. What could be causing this?

i have been noticing my veins in my whole body have become way more started in my chest and now has moved to my whole body..legs, sides of stomach , feet , hands, underarms, everywhere and noticed tonight i have these spots on the lower part of my legs and feet that almost look reddish/orange in color they dont hurt but it is worrying me
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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thank you for your query,
your symptoms point towards a condition called spider naevi.

spider angioma is found slightly beneath the skin surface, often containing a central red spot and reddish extensions which radiate outwards like a spider's web. They are common and may be benign, presenting in around 10-15% of healthy adults However, having more than five spider naevi may be a sign of liver disease.

its caused to the hormone estrogen.most of these are asymptomatic and resolve on their own.

if you're concerned about the spots you can get a basic liver funtion test done to know the cause.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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