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Is it normal to have a blood vessel burst in your arm? I do have heart problems so this worrys me.E

Is it normal to have a blood vessel burst in your arm? I do have heart problems so this worrys me.E

Not normal: It is not normal to have a blood vessel burst anywhere in your body. However, trauma can cause this and , if you are on blood thinners for your heart problems, you will be more prone for the blood vessels to bleed from minimum forms of trauma. Often times, people on medications such as aspirin, coumadin, Plavix and Heparin will show signs of bleeding under the skin. ...Read more

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Pictures of bursting blood vessel in arm?

Pictures of bursting blood vessel in arm?

Skin: Blood vessels bursting on the skin can be due to various reasons. If this is very unusual, please seek medical attention with yor local pcp and/ or dermatologist. ...Read more

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If you had a blood vessel that burst, would you feel it?

If you had a blood vessel that burst, would you feel it?

You should.: Blood vessels can burst in almost any location. If it is on the surface then you probably will feel some pain followed by evidence of bruising with black and blue marks. If a blood vessel deep in the body should burst then the symptoms will be different depending on the location. This could occur in the abdomen, head, chest, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a burst blood vessel be recurring?

Yes/No: Spider veins in the legs are a common source of spontaneous bleeding, especially when one is heated as with exercise, or taking a hot bath/shower. These can be injected (sclerotherapy) for relief, and more importantly, evaluation of the leg veins with ultrasound is indicated. Should there be axial venous reflux, this can be easily fixed. See www.Phlebology.Org and visit a phlebologist. ...Read more

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Can a blood vessel burst in the penis to cause blood?

Can a blood vessel burst in the penis to cause blood?

Yes: If you are referring to blood in the urine or coming out from the penis, it is not uncommon for this to be due to a ruptured vein in the region of the prostate gland (similar to a nosebleed) often associated with straining but should be evaluated further by a urologist. If referring to blood underneath the skin of the penis (hematoma) due to sex/masturbation, this can occur as well. ...Read more

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