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How+to+treat+broken+blood+vessel+in+hand top of hand very swollen and moving into wrist?

How+to+treat+broken+blood+vessel+in+hand top of hand very swollen and moving into wrist?

Depends: Best is to see a doctor to evalute and treat.
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

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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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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.

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

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When should a broken blood vessel in the wrist be seen by a doctor?

When should a broken blood vessel in the wrist be seen by a doctor?

When it is: Causing pain, decreased motion, persistent bleeding or because you are worried. ...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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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

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

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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?

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?

Likely not: It is strange that a blood vessel would spontaneously rupture. If your hand moves, feels and looks like normal, you are OK. Check out the cause with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for years. Is there any cure?

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 more

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I have broken blood vessel inside my eye and it is affecting my vision. What is the diagnosis and lenght of cure?

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 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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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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Camomile eye drops for broken blood vessel?

Camomile eye drops for broken blood vessel?

No treatment: I'm unaware of any respectable company producing chamomile eye drops. There are no eyedrops that will help with broken blood vessels on the eye. They are harmless and will spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

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 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 long does it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

How long does it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

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 more

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How long does it take a broken blood vessel in the eye to fully heal?

How long does it take a broken blood vessel in the eye to fully heal?

Variable: Usually a few weeks as the blood is broken down (changes colors and fades) and eventually completely reabsorbed from a conjunctival hemorrhage. Sometimes the heme gets larger before going away. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a black eye and broken blood vessel to heal?

How long does it take for a black eye and broken blood vessel to heal?

"Black eye" resoluti: A "black eye" and "broken blood vessel" in the conjunctiva (white) of the eye are like bruises and will slowly disappear over 2-3 weeks, first turning dark red then brown and finally yellowish before disappearing. ...Read more

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I had a headache and I woke up w/ a broken blood vessel in my eye. Is that abnormal?

I had a headache and I woke up w/ a broken blood vessel in my eye. Is that abnormal?

Probably not related: I don't know how a headache could have caused a bleed on the surface of the eye, unless you had vomiting with the headache. The broken blood vessel is self limited, and is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Another broken blood vessel or something from straining. Something wrong with my eyeball vessels?

Another broken blood vessel or something from straining. Something wrong with my eyeball vessels?

Unlikely: You may have a slightly weakened vein on the surface of the eye which responds to strain, coughing or sneezing by leaking a tiny touch of blood. Unless you have a clotting problem (do you bruise easily? Are you bleeding elsewhere?), you don't have to worry about a bit of blood on the white of the eye which looks dramatic but is usually benign. ...Read more

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Is it normal to almost faint when you put on your contacts with a broken blood vessel in your eye?

Is it normal to almost faint when you put on your contacts with a broken blood vessel in your eye?

Possible vasovagal…: Event where there is a sudden drop in your blood pressure and you can feel faint, lightheaded, and sweaty. This is a common phenomenon that can occur when the eyes are touched or manipulated. I think that the broken blood vessel is unrelated and will likely resolve just as a bruise in the skin will resolve. All the best! ...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