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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?

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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Have a lipoma lump on my upper arm and now have what looks like a broken blood vessel coming down my arm?

Have a lipoma lump on my upper arm and now have what looks like a broken blood vessel coming down my arm?

Consult with a GS: You should make an appointment to see a general surgeon for an opinion on what the lesion most likely is and how it should be treated. ...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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I noticed a funny discoloration on my lower right calf back in may, I figured it was from a broken blood vessel or exercising and based on my research?

I noticed a funny discoloration on my lower right calf back in may, I figured it was from a broken blood vessel or exercising and based on my research?

Skin discoloration: Thank you for your question. Skin discoloration of the legs may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause this as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical agents or otherwise. Having an examination and evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a broken blood vessel or sprained wrist?

I have a broken blood vessel or sprained wrist?

A swollen wrist: Can suggest a fracture or a sprain. One must be careful not just to leave it on fractured wrist just a sprain as there are sprains and ligament injuries that are significant and need care. If a wrist is swollen after trauma A proper evaluation includes x-rays and Exam concurrently. Seei an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon ...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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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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Should a broken blood vessel in the leg be very painful and swollen after two days?

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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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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I had a broken blood vessel removed a long time ago. It just came back in the same place it used to be. Any thoughts on why this happened?

Possibly: Blood vessels are damaged due to increased fragility or due to trauma or both. You don't mention where this blood vessel is? For instance, a blood vessel may hemorrhage in the white of eye (sclera) when you cough hard or sneeze hard. Blood vessels in the rectum (hemorrhoids) rupture and bleed with straining and hard stools. See the pattern? ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a broken blood vessel cause swelling in limb?

Please tell me, could a broken blood vessel cause swelling in limb?

Of course: The damaged blood vessels bleed beneath the surface of the skin spilling blood into the area surrounding the blood vessel in any part of the body. ...Read more

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