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Is broken blood vessels on chest a sign of bad liver?

Is broken blood vessels on chest a sign of bad liver?

Possible: Superficial veins or t-matts on the chest and abdomen can be associated with cirrhosis of the liver. However, t-matts alone without other symptoms are just that, superficial spider veins of the chest/abdominal wall. Thin patients will limited fatty tissues, very fair skin patients may have more visible veins just due to color. If you note a dramatic increase in t-matts physician review is in order. ...Read more

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


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Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

Yes: Any activity which can significantly increase the pressure in your head or chest, like violent sneezing, coughing, or vomiting, could be related to a subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel). These will not affect your eyesight, and should clear in 7-10 days. It is more likely if the person has high blood pressure, or is taking blood thinners. No treatment is required in most cases. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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