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Broken Blood Vessel In Leg
Why do I have large broken blood vessels on legs with bruises for no apparent reason? Could it be circulation issues and what can I do to reduce them?
Should I seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, I can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch
Cellulitis: What you are describing may be either cellulitis (which is an infection of the skin), or DVT (clot in the veins), either of these require urgent treatment and you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. If cellulitis, then the treatment is antibiotics and local care. If dvt, then the treatment is blood thinners. The er can make the diagnosis and begin treatment. ...Read more
Sex on Oct 1. Got depo Oct 8. Have back pain, bloating, and broken blood vessels in legs. 4 negative home tests....could I be pregnant?
Negative tests: Your pregnancy test are negative. Two months after intercourse if you were pregnant the test would be positive. You can rest a sure that you are not pregnant at this time ...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 more
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Three days ago bent over to pick up block and felt 2 pops in left hip. Very painful mostky in hamstring. Just saw broken blood vessels on back of leg?
Will require rehab: Hamstring strains are common injuries in an active population and a common sports injury. A sharp sudden pain and possible pop is experienced. The severity of the injuries is graded from 1-3. A 1 is a slight pull and a 3 is a tear. Strains can be in the substance of the muscle or can involve tearing of the attachment to the pelvic bone. A comprehensive rehab program is needed for a full recovery. ...Read more
It looks like broken blood vessels down my daughter leg (from knee to foot, in about 1 1/2 - 2 " strip)and she hasn't banged or scraped her leg. What could be going on?
Petechia: The common causes of petechia are trauma, which usually is a result of a tourniquet type but maybe due to any trauma. Or due to a deficiency in playlet number or function called itp or due to a more serious Meningococcal infection it also could be do to medications. The key is to observe for spread if the petechia or signs of illness. If that happens see a doctor asap. ...Read more
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 ›
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
I have a purple ring going around my shoulder. It appeared after I had a dislocation. Is it a broken blood vessel?
A door came back on my foot as I was getting in vehicle and I have crushed nerves and broken blood vessel. How do I treat this?
I've been born with a broken blood vessel in my tongue (it looks like a black ball in it.) Could you please tell me what it exactly is?
Doubt your label: A broken blood vessel would scar and heal over time. An enlarged venous malformation might be possible. What would be more likely would be a collection of jumbled blood vessels called a hemangioma. All of these possibilities are evident to a trained observer on physical exam. Whether or not some procedure might be possible to remove it could be determined at that time. ...Read more
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