Are these spider angiomas? Does this mean I have cirrhosis?
Patient :Are these spider angiomas? Does this mean I have cirrhosis? I have 6 of these on 1 upper arm, 1 near my wrist and maybe 1 on the other arm. I'm 26. 2 of them have been on my arm for at least a year, I'm not sure about the others.
Symptoms: Red spots on arm, white spots on arms and legs look like loss of pigment.
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I understand your concern.
No, these look like depigmented spots and not the characteristic spider angiomas associated with liver cirrhosis. Moreover, the age group mentioned by you is not at all prone for cirrhosis.
I will like to know in the follow-up if you have a history of drinking. If so, how many drinks per day and any previous liver or gastric issues.
This will help me assess your situation better.
Hope this was helpful,
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