Does crossing your legs give you spider veins?

The answer is no. A spider vein is a broken capillary, less than 1 mm in diameter, located just below the surface of the skin or sometimes in the dermis itself. By age 50, half of all women have them.

Spider veins, also called telangectasia, are usually from 0.5 to 1 mm in width and are found also on the cheeks, nose, and chin. Spider veins are largely hereditary, especially those in the legs and thighs. ...

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