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Your Small, Dilated Capillaries May Also be Known as:
Dilated veins
Spider veins
Visible capillaries
Visible veins

Top 3 Small, Dilated Capillaries Causes

  1. 1.Acute Variceal Hemorrhage

    Acute variceal hemorrhage is a condition that can occur secondary to (as a result of) liver disease. Blood vessels bringing blood from the digestive tract back to the heart which course through the esophagus (a muscular tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) become dilated. In acute variceal hemorrhage, these vessels burst, resulting in internal bleeding.

    Call 911 immediately. You must be admitted to intensive care to receive blood transfusions as well as antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk of a bacterial infection.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, vomiting, abdominal pain (stomach ache), constipation, lightheadedness
    Symptoms that always occur with acute variceal hemorrhage:
    being severely ill, hidden: signs of upper gi bleeding
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Ataxia - Telangiectasia (Louis - Bar Syndrome)

    Ataxia-Telangiectasia is a rare, brain degenerative, inherited disease causing disability. Ataxia refers to poor coordination and telangiectasia to small dilated blood vessels.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, difficulty with coordination, numbness or tingling sensations in skin, jerky, unsteady, or uncoordinated walk, motor disturbance
    Symptoms that always occur with ataxia-telangiectasia (louis-bar syndrome):
    difficulty with coordination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Osler - Weber - Rendu Syndrome (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia)

    Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is a genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formations all over your body, causing bleeding.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who will diagnose based on a physical exam, imaging, and family history questions. Treatment is to control the bleeding when it happens.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nose bleed that started spontaneously, small, dilated capillaries, red rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Small, Dilated Capillaries

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?

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Small, Dilated Capillaries Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced small, dilated capillaries have also experienced:

    • 10% Prominent Superficial Veins
    • 5% Skin Changes Resembling a Spider's Web
    • 3% Nausea
  • People who have experienced small, dilated capillaries were most often matched with:

    • 19% Osler - Weber - Rendu Syndrome (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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