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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 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

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Blood vessels are damaged due to increased fragility or due to trauma or both. You don't mention where this blood vessel is? For instance, a blood ves ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Usually nothing: This depends on the cause of the "broken blood vessel". Loss of supporting tissue associated with "maturity", medications like Aspirin or non-steroid ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
In or on surface?: If it is on the surface (you can see it in the mirror) it is most likely not a problem. Occasionally blood vessels break on the surface (called sub-c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Ballon
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Broke blood vessel: Broken blood vessels can cause a bruise that may last a couple of weeks. If it doesn't resolve it may be an angioma (benign blood vessel tumor).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Vei ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saeed Jaffer
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Skin discoloration: Thank you for your question. Skin discoloration of the legs may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin tha ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Fine: A simple subconjunctival hemorrhage is benign ; can use otc tears 3-4x/day till gone ; exercise without restriction. However, true eversion movements ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Wait.: Veins in any location can break usually as a result of trauma. When this happens, it is follow by swelling and a black and blue coloring (ecchymosis) ... Read More
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