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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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I have gotten blood draw twice on same arm now I feel thirsty and veins on Palm of hand by thumb and center spasms non stop. No pain. What could it be?

I have gotten blood draw twice on same arm now I feel thirsty and veins on Palm of hand by thumb and center spasms non stop. No pain. What could it be?

Unlikely blood draw: Unlikely from blood draw as they only take a small amount (1 tablespoon) so unlikely dehydrated. If a simple uncomplicated blood draw then there should have been no damage to tendons or nerves. ...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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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 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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My boyfriend grabbed my hand and I hit the palm kind of hard could I have broken a blood vessel or maybe just sprained it?

My boyfriend grabbed my hand and I hit the palm kind of hard could I have broken a blood vessel or maybe just sprained it?

Maybe: The first thing I have to say is that of the hitting incident was with malice, you need another boyfriend. If you were playing around, then yes, you could have a minor injury that requires no treatment. A major injury would likely be noticed by severe pain or swelling. If this is the case, go to an urgent care center or ER for an evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My cat scratched my palm. What are the symptoms of blood vessel damage?

My cat scratched my palm. What are the symptoms of blood vessel damage?

Persistent bleeding: Cat scratch to palm is unlikely to do major damage to any blood vessels, BUT, risk of infection is high. Usually cat scratches are treated with antibiotics. I'd suggest seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Blood vessel pop on top of my left hand should I get it check out?

Blood vessel pop on top of my left hand should I get it check out?

Supportive care: Rupture of veins are not uncommon. Keep a vigil eye on it. If there is no expansion of blood under the skin, then it should resolve over time. The skin may turn yellow/blue for about two weeks (ecchymosis), but then should subside. If you are not sure, then have a physician check it out. ...Read more

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My hand is all bruised like I popped a blood vessel, but my wrist is really stiff and kinda hurts from my wrist up to my arm. Why?

My hand is all bruised like I popped a blood vessel, but my wrist is really stiff and kinda hurts from my wrist up to my arm. Why?

Difficult to say: If you hand and wrist are swollen, you may have some type of inflammatory arthritis or had some trauma. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I hit my hand lightly with a hammer busted a blood vessel now hand is swollen and hurts do I see my doctor or will it just heal?

I hit my hand lightly with a hammer busted a blood vessel now hand is swollen and hurts do I see my doctor or will it just heal?

Yes see your MD: Some times blood collected in the closed compartments of hand in return the increased pressure inside may damage the nerves and blood vessels, your doctor will evaluate and if needed will refer you to a hand surgeon ...Read more

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I have burst a blood vessel in the middle finger of my right hand twice now in the same month. It starts out as an itchy feeling and ends up purple.

I have burst a blood vessel in the middle finger of my right hand twice now in the same month. It starts out as an itchy feeling and ends up purple.

This is often: An elusive symptom. It actually tends to occur more in women and is sometimes associated with the connective tissue syndrome Raynaud's disease. This is a condition where small blood vessels constrict and may actually rupture such as you describe. It deserves a medical work-up to look for such conditions; you should carefully record the symptoms and circumstances and see your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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On the ball of hand, under thumb blood vessel is swollen & hurts. The area is sore. No injury, I was just doing dishes. Could it be serious?

On the ball of hand, under thumb blood vessel is swollen & hurts. The area is sore. No injury, I was just doing dishes. Could it be serious?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hit hand between index & middle knuckle. Burst blood vessel? 50% of hand is bruised w/a knot between knuckles & very tender; should I b worried?

Hit hand between index & middle knuckle. Burst blood vessel? 50% of hand is bruised w/a knot between knuckles & very tender; should I b worried?

Not necessarily: Can you still bend and straighten your fingers? Any popping or catching? It many be only a bruise / contusion - if so should be improving within several days. If you have continued pain, loss of motion, or popping, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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21 mo old has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line, under skin. Feels like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn't seem to bother her when we gently touch it. No discoloration. We just noticed it when my hand brushed over it.

21 mo old has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line, under skin. Feels like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn't seem to bother her when we gently touch it. No discoloration. We just noticed it when my hand brushed over it.

Likely lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. What you describe is normal. If concerned review this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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Why do my blood vessels in my hand keep breaking?

Why do my blood vessels in my hand keep breaking?

Usually trauma.: There are many veins on the top of the hand which are relatively close to the surface of the skin and are prone to be injured. Trauma to the area (this could be a simple banging of your hand without you even being aware) could result in beaking of the vein leading to a black and blue area. Also medications such as aspirin, blood thinners and even vitamin e. Flaxseed and and nsaids can cause this. ...Read more

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I popped so many blood vessels in my hand its completely black and blue. What do I do?

Ice and pressure: Symptomatic treatment would be ice to the area and compression wrapping with an ace bandage. More importantly, however, is why is this happening to you? Is this do to an injury or to taking blood thinners or do to an underlying blood clotting problem? If symptomatic treatment doesn't help then you should see a hematologist for a clotting evaluation. ...Read more