What are reticular veins?
Another type of vein is the reticular vein, which is also
bluish but deeper than the spider veins, and often "feed" blood to the spider vein.
These reticular veins need to be treated for the spider veins to be eliminated. They may
be symptomatic, especially in dependent areas of the leg.
The term “varicose veins” commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although
varicosities can occur elsewhere e.g. scrotum
(varicocele), esophagus (varices), rectum (hemorrhoids) etc.