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Broken Blood Vessel Behind Knee
My husband(age69) has what appears to be a broken blood vessel or clot on the middle of the bottom of his foot. Has moderate pain when he stands or walks. He has also had some vein issues on this same leg and a sore knee. Where should we go from here?
Ortho consult: 69 year old gentleman with ecchymosis on bottom of foot, moderate pain standing or walking, unknown onset, location, and duration of pain. Also c/o pain in knee and possible venous issues of unknown type. You should visit an orthopaedic surgeon for a medical history and physical exam. The orthopaedic surgeon can perform imaging of your husband's lower extremity and evaluate any problems. Good luck ...Read more
It can be: When a blood vessel bursts under the skin it will cause a collection of blood in the tissues called a hematoma. These can be tender and painful with some localized swelling around the hematoma itself. As long as there is no red streaking up the legs, fever, or chills, this should resolve on its own with a little time. You may want to use some heat to the area to speed the healing a little bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do for leg swelling from a broken blood vessel from a fall we have done hot packs and raised leg up but there is a lot of pain and black and blue in foot
Evaluation: Possible doppler venous study.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose veins would be raised, blue and grape-like in appearance. A red rash doesn't sound like veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Ouch!: I'm guessing you probably have a bruise, and you may be a bit sore. But, overall, your exercise is probably doing you far more good than harm! you may want to hold off on the leg curls until you're less sore (if it hurts), or try a different exercise to work your hamstrings. Btw, it might be time to mix it up a little and do something different: swimming or a spin class, for example. Good luck. ...Read more
Leg in pit behind knee felt bruised looked n see blue bulging blood vessels extending from there to front should I worry? Busted vessel or clot?
Difficult: This is difficult to answer without being able to see the lesion but it could be a burst varicose vein or could also be a ruptured cyst behind the knee. You should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more
I have AVN in knees. Today I've developed lumps in blood vessel above knee. Can see and feel them. Don't have any numbness or unusual pain. Visit ER?
A broken blood: vessel is what causes all bruises.Get a more detailed answer ›
Most of the time: It is minor trauma. It can be spontaneous with no cause. However it can be seen from a thrombus from elsewhere or from high blood pressure and is worth checking out with your pcp, especially if you are at risk for those.Things. Most of the time a broken blood vessel can cause minor pain or discomfort. ...Read more
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-conjunctival hemorrhage) and looks bad, but will resolve on its own. There should not be any pain or vision changes it this occurs. If this happens mutiple times, see and ophthalmologist (there may be undelying cause). ...Read more
Usually nothing: This depends on the cause of the "broken blood vessel". Loss of supporting tissue associated with "maturity", medications like Aspirin or non-steroidals, varicosities or local trauma are common causes. The "problem" is usually more cosmetic rather than clinical unless there's blood where it shouldn't be; the body usually takes care of this gradual absorption of the blood like a healing bruise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal: Squeezing an area such as a pimple will cause trauma to the skin around the area resulting in local damage to the tiny blood vessels in the area and could cause a black and blue make. This is nothing to worry about and will resolve over several days. ...Read more
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. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more
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. Veins injured below the skin form a hematoma which will take about 7 to 10 days to heal . Apply ice for the first 48 hours then heat. ...Read more
My son has some broken blood vessel marks on his arm near arm pit what could be the cause is this alarming?
Trauma: Any friction or suction applied to the skin will break blood vessels underneath the skin surface it should go away pretty promptly. ...Read more
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