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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?

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

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Should a broken blood vessel in the leg be very painful and swollen after two days?

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 more

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Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

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

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I popped a blood vessel behind my knee after doing a leg curl. What should I do?

I popped a blood vessel behind my knee after doing a leg curl. What should I do?

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

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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?

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

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I have broken blood vessel on my ankle. What should I do?

I have broken blood vessel on my ankle. What should I do?

Depends on size: Depending on size of vessel and where located. If small and superficial, do nothing unless you want cosmetic surgery. If a large vessel you need to see a vascular doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What is the cause of broken blood vessel in finger no trauma female 38?

What is the cause of broken blood vessel in finger no trauma female 38?

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

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I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Help?

I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Help?

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

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Red dot on eyelid is it a broken blood vessel?

Broke blood vessel: Broken blood vessels can cause a bruise that may last a couple of weeks. If it doesn't resolve it may be an angioma (benign blood vessel tumor). ...Read more

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Broken blood vessel on my lip, what should I do?

Broken vessel on lip: You describe what may be a venous lake (blue) or a hemagioma (red) small vascular lesions (blood vessel lesions) can be treated with cosmetic lasers to reduce their size or eliminate them altogether. ...Read more

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Should i swim wittha broken blood vessel in my eye?

No problem: Regardless of where the broken blood vessel is, whether it is on the whites of your eyes, or inside your eye on the retina, it is safe to go swimming. ...Read more

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Broken blood vessel in eye, should I be concerned?

Broken blood vessel in eye, should I be concerned?

Broken blood vessels: This does not affect the vision, or eye pressure. More frequent in those on prophylactic Aspirin therpay. See you eye care professional. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a broken blood vessel?

How do doctors treat a broken blood vessel?

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 more

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Broken blood vessel from squeezing spot, is this okay?

Broken blood vessel from squeezing spot, is this okay?

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

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Will a broken blood vessel in the neck heal on its own?

Will a broken blood vessel in the neck heal on its own?

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

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I have a huge broken blood vessel on my thigh, how do I fix this?

I have a huge broken blood vessel on my thigh, how do I fix this?

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

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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