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Veins (Definition)

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


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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

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

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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?

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

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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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What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

Unclear: Not sure I understand this question. If you have more information, we can better help you. ...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

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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?

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

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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?

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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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 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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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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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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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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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