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busted blood vessel in wrist

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Yes: A broken blood vessel is usually the result of trauma and it results in bleeding under the skin to foam a black and blue mark (ecchymosis). The blood ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A swollen wrist: can suggest a fracture or a sprain. One must be careful not just to leave it on fractured wrist just a sprain as there are sprains and ligament injur ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Injury: If the ruptured capillary or vein was caused by an injury, it is not advisable to stress the area at this time. However if the rupture was mild,sponta ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Flashner
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Hematoma wrist: Was there an open cut/wound when first injured? Is there pain? Limited movement? Red streaking of the skin of your forearm above where you were inj ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
When it is: causing pain, decreased motion, persistent bleeding or because you are worried.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may be due to increased muscle size from weight training. The increased muscle size sometimes compresses the blood vessels (don't want t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
You might hit: a nerve. If injury is old, there something called regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) that tends to last a long time, see a neurolo ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Likely not: It is strange that a blood vessel would spontaneously rupture. If your hand moves, feels and looks like normal, you are OK. Check out the cause with y ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Best is to see a doctor to evalute and treat. There are no big arteries on top of hand. So the broken vessel is a vein. If the skin is not broken or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
Difficult to say: If you hand and wrist are swollen, you may have some type of inflammatory arthritis or had some trauma. See your doctor for further evaluation.

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