Is it normal to have spider veins at 25?

I've had spider veins since I was 23 and I'm an active person. I don't get what I'm doing wrong.

Aeryn

F, 25, Connecticut

Tags:woman age 25-34 spider veins

I experienced my first spider veins and even had early stages of varicose veins in my early 20s. I've recently had them treated after all these years. During my consultation, the doctor explained that it's a myth that only older people develop spider veins, which are a form of varicose veins. It is usually a inherited condition. My mother had such terrible varicose veins that she had multiple surgeries starting in her 30s. Veins covered her lower calves and extended into her mid thighs. I noticed my first varicose vein in my early 20s when I was working as a hairdresser, and they became painful during my first pregnancy.

I had my varicose veins and some spider veins treated with sclerotherapy. The injections were painless, but the area was mildly uncomfortable during the first few days. The veins completely disappeared! I highly recommend that you see a doctor to have spider veins treated early and to get some insight on how to prevent them in the future.

Spider veins can be caused by different issues like pregnancy and hormones. I'm really active, and I thought that spider veins were only for older or inactive people. I started running more and kindof hoped that they would go away. I worked and completed my first marathon. I was so excited and really liked how I looked and felt, but the spider veins kept getting worse. I didn't like how they looked, and I didn't like the itching and burning sensation that I would get each night. I saw a vein specialist who recommended sclerotherapy. A few of my spider veins were early signs of a varicose vein problem. I'm going to have some follow-up visits and will continue to watch for spider and varicose veins. The treated veins will not return, and I'm thrilled with the results that I received from the injections.

I've had spider veins since I was about 25 or 26. I started noticing them more after I had my last child. Over the course of the past few years, I've noticed that they got worse. It is possible to have spider veins at a young age or when you're older. My spider veins are likely the result of being overweight and putting too much pressure on my legs. Excess weight at a young age has led to many health problems that have hit me over the past few years, some that are serious and some that are unsightly, such as spider veins.

I’m 26 and I’ve had spider veins since I was 20, so you’re not alone. I work out daily and eat a healthy diet. I’m not overweight and I don’t eat a ton of salt. My doctor says it may be related to the birth control pills that I’ve been taking since I was 18. I’m going to try a different form of contraception to see if that helps the problem. I don’t like how they look and I’m considering getting injections soon if they don’t go away on their own. My doctor also said they could be hereditary, so I guess there’s nothing I can do if that’s the case other than getting them removed by injection. On the plus side, I don’t have any problems with the blood flow in my legs.