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If I get spider veins during week 21 of pregnancy, will they last?

Spider veins are a cluster of blood vessels that tend to appear on the top of your skin during pregnancy, and may show up around week 21. They're called "spider veins" because they are rather thin and often show up in a spider like or sunburst like pattern (though they can also appear as single, isolated veins). They most commonly appear on your neck or face. Spider veins may annoy you during your pregnancy, but most women find that they go away after they've had their baby.

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