A 32-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for a scratch to break a vessel under a person's eye and cause it too look like a spider vein or birthmark?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: A scratch can cause a vessel to bleed immediately under the surface of the skin to cause a red mark. It should resolve in 1-2 weeks though.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Albert Malvehy
21 years experience Phlebology
Yes. : Small blood vessels break all the time. They can bruise in all sorts of interesting ways.
Answered on Oct 23, 2013

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