Is it normal to have lots of spider veins at 30 years old?

My mom had plenty of spider veins her whole life and I guess now it's my turn to battle them. She said that she didn't have as many spider veins in her 30's as I do though. Can I do something to make them stop?

Padme

F, 32, Rhode Island

Tags:woman age 25-34 spider veins

Spider veins are completely normal no matter what age your are. You can start getting them from a really young age as I did. I started getting spider veins on the back of my legs, especially around, the knees when I was around 13.

My mom took me to the doctor to make sure that everything was okay. He just encouraged me to continue exercising and to stop crossing my legs. Even with those suggestions and some research that I've done in the past I've continued to get them. They're kind of embarrassing, but they have never hurt and I have kind of adapted to them.

So, I guess if it's normal for me to get them at 13, it is pretty normal for you to be getting them on your body at thirty.

It's definitely not abnormal to have a lot of spider veins at 30. I actually started to develop spider veins when I was about 16. I wasn't moving enough apparently and somehow that caused my spider veins.

I went to doctor for them and they said that there was nothing unusual about it and that's just kind of where I'm at these days. I definitely pay attention to them to make sure they don't turn into a varicose vein but it’s completely normal to have spider veins at any age.

It is somewhat normal. I am in my 30s too and I have some on my legs already. Spider veins are caused by a number of different things, but them being heredity often plays a role. If you have another family member that has spider veins, there is a higher chance that you will as well, but there are other factors, for example, your occupation. If you have a job that requires a lot of standing (like a hair stylist, a nurse, teachers, or retail workers) you are more likely to have spider veins because of all of the pressure that standing places on legs, especially as you get older. You can also develop spider veins if you have a history of blood clots or if you have been using birth control pills for a long time.