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what causes small vessel disease in the legs

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes, that is: Peripheral vascular disease. Raynaud's will not cause this.
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Some times: If revasculizing leads to a higher flow rate and increased pressure then small blood vessels may open up and deliver more oxygen to the tissues. But i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
20 years experience Podiatry
Yes. : Ischemic pain from poor circulation can be quite severe and should be evaluated on an urgent basis.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Poor circulation: Poor circulation ( peripheral arterial disease - pad) can cause pain in legs, feet on walking. Smoking is a common cause, as well as diabetes.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Pain in the feet is much more likely to come from small vessel disease in the feet and involvement of distal nerves.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Cholesterol buildup: Is usually responsible. It is most common in diabetics and persons with coronary artery disease, but can happen in anyone. It causes parts of the col ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Unclear: Not sure i understand this question. If you have more information, we can better help you.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Hmmm: Bleeding in your lungs is not good. You need to see a respiratory doctor. They usually do not burst in your lungs....
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: A broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye causes a subconjunctival hemorrhage, an ugly but harmless lesion. They can occur spontaneously, by r ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
29 years experience Phlebology
Vein disease: When patients have a genetic disease called venous insufficiency, they have venous hypertension and a backward flow of blood called reflux... This ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonally mediated: Sometimes, autocrine hormones released from fibroids can cause the dilation of blood vessels to allow blood to be diverted to the fibroid and can be s ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Limited vs diffuse: What's the difference between an isolated shower and a hurricane?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Variety: Diffuse body pain in all 4 quadrants may be due to fibromyalgia. If a problem in the limbs alone, could be initial sign of peripheral neuropathy. So ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Heavy lifting/strain: Heavy lifting and straining can cause it too. Straining can occur with difficulty going to the bathroom, sneezing or coughing.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
DVT: Deep venous clots in the lower extremity most commonly happens in the setting of inactivity, following injuries, surgery. It may happen with some unde ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: i don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. i do not know if it is one leg or both. i presuem the test showed that you did ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sarcoma?: It's unusual for a mri to miss a tumor. If you are still having bone pain, a bone scan may be helpful
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: That is highly unlikely. Pulmonary hemorrhage from a ruptured blood vessel is an uncommon condition. Perhaps you are referring to blood in the mucou ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Autoimmune disease: Autoimmune disease such as lupus can cause vasculitis in cerebral vessels. You need to be evaluated by a rheumatologist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Saunders
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Swelling: I would need to know if you have any other symptoms but in any case swelling all over warrants a trip to your doctor soon.

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