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Broken Blood Vessel In Hand Treatment
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There are no big arteries on top of hand. So the broken vessel is a vein. If the skin is not broken or cut, then you need to take antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Floxin 500 mg twice daily for two weeks.
If the skin is broken, clean the wound with water, apply Bacitracin ointment and clean dressing. Chang dressing every other day till the wound closes. Also take cipr. ...Read more
I have a broken blood vessel in the ball of my hand. It is the size of a large pea and tender to the touch and aches constantly. Been there 3 weeks.
May need drainage.: What describe sounds like something called a hematoma or trapped blood under the skin especially if the cause was secondary to trauma. Usually this would be raised with surrounding blue or yellow-green skin. If you have had for 3 weeks, this may require drainage or evacuation under local anesthesia. You should see a general or hand surgeon. ...Read more
A large bluish lump suddenly appeared on the top of my left hand right about the knuckle, help? Is it a broken blood vessel and a ganglion cysts?
When it is: Causing pain, decreased motion, persistent bleeding or because you are worried. ...Read more
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
Can I do gymnastics (tumbling, uneven parallel bars, vault, balance beam) with a broken blood vessel in my wrist? Also, can I wear gymnastics grips wi
Injury: If the ruptured capillary or vein was caused by an injury, it is not advisable to stress the area at this time. However if the rupture was mild, spontaneous and not caused by injury, you should be able to perform your gymnastics providing there is no associated swelling. Of course if you're experiencing multiple spontaneous capillary or vein ruptures over your body, you will need evaluation by an MD. ...Read more
I got a sharp pain today in my wrist, I thought it was a bug bite. It's now bruised and looks more like a broken blood vessel. Is it dangerous?
thumb keeps turning purple right above the first joint and is sore and tight feeling when I bend it. It comes and goes, is it a broken blood vessel?
Not a bruise: If it comes and goes. Must be reversible blood flow issue. Most commonly it is RAYNAUD"S PHENOMENA from variation in blood flow often due to cold exposure. ...Read more
Broken blood vessel?: Patients with dry eyes and allergies can rub their eyes and experience recurrent broken blood vessels from the physical trauma of rubbing the eyes. In some patients it can be due to elevated inr (too much coumadin) or excessive use of Aspirin or ibuprofen. Treating the dry eye or allergies can reduce this. If you have easy bruising or bleeding, check with your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have broken blood vessel inside my eye and it is affecting my vision. What is the diagnosis and lenght of cure?
Depends: When you say inside of your eye, this is hard to assess as there are many structures in the eye that can have bleeding in such as sclera, anterior chamber, vitreous, retina etc. If you know which one you have bleeding in, you need to let us know for us to be able to help. If you don't, then you needs to be promptly evaluated by physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: Sub conjunctival hemorrhage is a common condition. It may be due to blood pressure ore eye pressure. But usually a cause is not found. Any valsalva maneuver may cause a capillary to break, even heavy lifting or constipation. It is usually benign. But have your eyes checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: "broken blood vessel" is actually not a very specific diagnosis. If a small hemorrhage on the eye surface is meant, then it will typically heal and all blood resorbed within 1-2 weeks. If there is a problem in the back of the eye, it may be the tip of the iceberg. Please consider getting a proper evaluation by an eye care professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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