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what do broken blood vessels look like?

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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves.
Answered on Oct 3, 2018

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