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Are broken blood vessels caused from running?

Are broken blood vessels caused from running?

Possibly: If the running is very traumatic say through obstacles courses or your are pounding pavement in poorly cushioned shoes , ie military recruits running on hard pavement in boots, then they it can cause broken blood vessels. If you are in well cushioned shoes on reasonable terrain you should have anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Can broken blood vessels cause swelling?I suffered from bulimia but recovered.I haveswelling and numbness of 25 poundsand iam now very sensitive2sugar

Can broken blood vessels cause swelling?I suffered from bulimia but recovered.I haveswelling and numbness of 25 poundsand iam now very sensitive2sugar

Yes: Broken blood vessels be they minor or major will leak blood, swelling is the direct result of this. Not sure about your 25 lb reference. Bulimia is a not something to be casual about. See an md and or therapist to address the physical problems and the source your body image difficulties. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a broken blood vessel cause swelling in limb?

Please tell me, could a broken blood vessel cause swelling in limb?

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

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Have a bright red mark under my tongue, looks like a broken blood vessel. What would cause this? I am a healthy 50yr old female.

Have a bright red mark under my tongue, looks like a broken blood vessel.  What would cause this? I am a healthy 50yr old female.

See your dentist: Could be a broken vessel or hematoma from injury (toothbrush, food, etc.), but tough to tell without a photo. There are many blood vessels (varices) under the tongue-some can appear large and superficial--hence the large purplish-red area. Could be a benign lesion of blood vessels (hemangioma) or a "port-wine stain". Lack of pain does not equal safe. Get it checked out by your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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What caused blood vessels to appear in my contacts?

What caused blood vessels to appear in my contacts?

Contacts: Dilated vessels in the eyes can occur from any reason that causes eye irritation (such as contacts, dry eye, blepharitis, etc). ...Read more

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Sm broken blood vessels over the whole body. What could cause this?

Sm broken blood vessels over the whole body. What could cause this?

Needs evaluation: Platelet abnormal, or blood issue and needs full exam and blood work. ...Read more

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I have broken blood vessels under my skin do they go away after a while or do I need to use a medication. i also would like to know what cause this?

I have broken blood vessels under my skin do they go away after a while or do I need to use a medication. i also would like to know what cause this?

Laser: "Broken" blood vessels are actually permanently dilated blood vessels often seen in sun-exposed skin or on the face in a condition called rosacea. They can be treated with an electric needle, laser or injection (sclerotherapy), all of which can be done by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause boken blood vessels in a toddler?

See a pediatrician: The most common reason is trauma but it if there no obvious explanation such as a fall etc consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

Not broken: Enlarged capillaries may appear as red lines on the face. Sometimes blue. Mostly the cheeks and nose. Related to pale skin, sun damage, pregnancy, hormones, rosacea, age. Easily treated by dermatologist by laser or electrodessication. Are you taking ORAL isotretinoin? See your DR and review your meds. Your symptoms need evaluation. ...Read more

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Does sex cause blood vessels within the body to expand? Or do blood vessels stay the same size during sex?

Does sex cause blood vessels within the body to expand? Or do blood vessels stay the same size during sex?

Some areas do: There are many physical changes in your body that occur during sexual arousal, during intercourse, at climax, and afterwards. In men, increased blood flow to the penis causes erections, and in women similar changes cause changes in vaginal walls and lubrication. During sex, heart rate and blood pressure increases causing changes in blood flow. After orgasm, changes slowly reverse. All normal! ...Read more