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Is this a spider angioma?

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hello guys,

yesterday i noticed this new spot on my left hand. You can't see it in the photo, but if i use a flash light, you can barely see very small veins coming from the red spot in the middle. it is very small, beneath 2mm. as i am kind of a drinker, i sure am concerned about liver disease. i don't have any other symptoms and this spot is the only one.

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ThreeSmiles profile image

Hi insert

You could try 111online as we aren’t meant to comment on photos.

This lockdown really is getting boring isn’t it?

Chris884 profile image
Chris884 in reply to ThreeSmiles

Are cherry anignomas seen in cirrhosis or is it spider anignomas?

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AyrshireK in reply to Chris884

In reply to Chriss884 not original poser - it's Spider Angioma that sometimes happen with cirrhosis. This from the BLT page in Early Symptoms of cirrhosis section of the cirrhosis page "spider-like small blood capillaries on the skin above waist level (spider angiomas)"


Morning insertname00

We appreciate that you must feel very concerned, however community guidelines do explain we are not a medical forum and ask that members do not ask for interpretation or medical advice.

No one is medically qualified on the forum and it is important that you discuss any concerns with your own doctor.

In the meantime, for more information regarding liver disease, you may wish to visit the British Liver Trust website:

Take care and best wishes.

Laura009 profile image

If you are concerned about your liver as you are "a bit of a drinker" wouldn't it be wise to stop drinking then you wouldn't have to worry about your liver or little red spots appearing? Alcohol can also cause paranoia

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