Reticular Veins

Definition - What does Reticular Veins mean?

Reticular veins are often found in conjunction with varicose or spider veins. However, reticular veins are considered feeder veins that will lead to a larger vein. Issues with reticular veins are often categorized as superficial venous insufficiency (SVI). The appearance of these veins often occurs on the legs, and isn't typically found to be life-threatening but can change or grow with age or injury.

TheConsultation explains Reticular Veins

The appearance of reticular veins is often caused by a weakening of the walls of the vein that allows leaked or pooled blood in affected areas. While these areas are most typically found on the legs, they can also be seen on the face. Reticular or “feeder” veins are often larger than spider veins, but smaller in appearance than varicose veins. Reticular veins often appear as flatter or less twisted than spider veins as well.

The reticular veins condition can also be associated with some discomfort such as itching or a burning sensation.

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