Put a ballpoint pen on the centre of the vein and if it disappears it is a spider naevi
are blemishes caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels supplying the skin.
ATHESE red marks sound very like spider naevi
, small collections of blood vessels resembling a spider.
Chronic Liver Disease can give rise to numerous extrahepatic disorders among which skin disease occupy a central place Jaundice, xerosis, pruritis, pigmentary changes, loss of pubic and axillary hairs, leuconychia, spider naevi
, telangiectasias, striae distensae with dilated veins on abdomen, palmar erythema all are recognized sequelae of liver disease (12, 14).
Is this anything to worry about?Dr Miriam says: These red marks on the face are called spider naevi
and extremely common in pregnancy due to the fact that there's a lot more blood circulating round your body.
Liver spots, on the other hand, are bright red, sometimes called spider naevi
because they have a central red spot with tiny capillaries radiating outwards.