Spider nevi

What is Spider nevi?

A spider angioma (also known as a nevus araneus, spider nevus, vascular spider, and spider telangiectasia) is a type of telangiectasis (swollen blood vessels) 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 and young children. However, having more than 3 spider angiomas is likely to be abnormal and may be a sign of liver disease.

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Hi, I am from South Africa. I have spider angiomias (spider nevi ) all over the upper trunk of my body (above breast line to half way up my neck ,...

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Welcome and thanks for posting your query to HealthcareMagic.
As per your query you have spider angiomias all over the upper body and is not...

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I am 59 and I suppose a Heavy drinker. I am starting to get dark red blotches under my skin mainly on my hands. Is this liver related? I have up...

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I Hi and welcome to HCM.
It can be related. It can be somehting called spider nevus too and this is then sign of serious deisease.
YOu should do...

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I have had one small red dot on my hand since I was 16 (think it might be spider angioma ) In the next 15 years I got a couple more. Now I m 32 and...

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Hi there.

Do you experience any fever, pain, increased warmth over these dots ?

Any blood in stools or urine ?

Generally in pregnancy the hormone...

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