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I have hip c. I also have spider nerve all over my back ,arms ,chest, legs,an face
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Have you been seen for your Hep C?  are you in treatment?
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1747881 tn?1546175878
Spider veins are not really a symptom of hep c however they are a symptom of cirrhosis which is caused by hep c, here is a post on the subject from Hector on the subject from the cirrhosis forum.

My advice would be to see a doctor, either a gastroenterologist or a hepatologist.


Sep 30, 2015
Spider veins or nevi (plural of vein) can be caused by age, injuries, sun exposure, family history/ genetics, obesity, hormonal changes, or in advanced liver disease (cirrhosis), but often the cause is unknown. For most people, the veins are not a medical concern.

When they occur due to cirrhosis and the inability of the liver to function properly they are usually one of a number changes to the body that are caused by hormone deregulation. For a male there is a loss of the ability for the body to process testosterone and so there is a build of female hormones. The ratio of testosterone to estrogen balance is altered. This build up of female hormones can lead to the appearance of spider veins on the skin, a loss of body hair including pubic hair and Gynecomastia, the growth of breast tissue with the presence of a rubbery or firm mass extending concentrically from the nipples and testicular atrophy. Some or all of these complications can be seen in males with advanced cirrhosis.

As with all complications of cirrhosis the only permanent treatment, for even these benign conditions, as opposed to the life-threatening complications of cirrhosis, is reversal of the cirrhosis with its restoration of full liver function or a liver transplant where a new fully functional organ restores a person’s liver health.

Should spider veins be of concern they can be treated by a dermatologist using laser surgery.


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Really helpful, thanks to all :)
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