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


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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 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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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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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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Can you rupture a blood vessel in your elbow by pressing a pressure point in your hand i just need to know?

Can you rupture a blood vessel in your elbow by pressing a pressure point in your hand i just need to know?

NO: Your body has built-in safety features. One is collateral blood flow--it allows blood to continue to flow into and around a blocked area in order to prevent the accumulation of platelets which can lead to clotting. ...Read more

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