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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?

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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Have a lipoma lump on my upper arm and now have what looks like a broken blood vessel coming down my arm?

Have a lipoma lump on my upper arm and now have what looks like a broken blood vessel coming down my arm?

Consult with a GS: You should make an appointment to see a general surgeon for an opinion on what the lesion most likely is and how it should be treated. ...Read more

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Why do I have broken blood vessels all over my torso? It's starting to spread to my arms and chest.

Spider angiomas: I believe you are talking about spider angiomas which may be benign but also may indicate liver disease. You may wish to have blood work done for definitive answer. Are they getting worsse? More than five areas? If so, go see you pcp for work up. ...Read more

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Noticed some red tiny dots on skin past year, are they blood vessels? Have never had them before, appearing on the sides of my upper arms

Noticed some red tiny dots on skin past year, are they blood vessels? Have never had them before, appearing on the sides of my upper arms

Need more details: Not all red dots are the same.

Your doctor can ask important questions, look at them carefully and in light of all your known medical conditions and diagnose and advise or refer you. ...Read more

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Wondering what conditions can cause swelling of the blood vessels almost all over the body, especially eyes, arms, legs?

Wondering what conditions can cause swelling of the blood vessels almost all over the body, especially eyes, arms, legs?

Swelling: I would need to know if you have any other symptoms but in any case swelling all over warrants a trip to your doctor soon. ...Read more

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When I cough too hard, sneeze or vomit my blood vessels hurt. I literally feel pain in my chest, shoulders, arms and legs. How bad is this?

When I cough too hard, sneeze or vomit my blood vessels hurt. I literally feel pain in my chest, shoulders, arms and legs. How bad is this?

Really intense cough: All the parts of your body are connected so if you have a really intense cough it is not surprising that you feel it rattling other parts of your body. Now the question is why are you coughing so intensely. I obviously don't know what is causing the cough. It could be an infectious process, an allergic one or something else. You should see your doc ASAP and get a work up. ...Read more

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Severe itching over arms and legs only above blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin bones both legs. Could they be related, anything serious??

Severe itching over arms and legs only above blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin bones both legs. Could they be related, anything serious??

Ans: Your itching could be from several sources. So best to see your doctor. The aching could be from several etiologies. Do you take any medications? Need some more information. So again best to see your doctor ...Read more

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I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet, legs and arms, burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet, legs and arms, burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

Sounds like: Some of your symptoms may be related to your fibromyalgia. It does not look like you are taking any medication for this. If you are having swelling/edema in your extremities that can also be a cause for the "burst veins". Varicose veins can also become inflamed, causing your symptoms. I would recommend you see your doctor to have these addressed. There ARE treatments for fibromyalgia! ...Read more

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In the last 2 days I have had two blood vessels pop in my wrist. I also think I might have tennis elbow (never diagnosed). Can they be related?

In the last 2 days I have had two blood vessels pop in my wrist. I also think I might have tennis elbow (never diagnosed). Can they be related?

No: Lateral epicondylitis is an overuse of forearm flexor muscles, and a resultant pulling at their insertion at the lateral elbow. Blood vessel pops may have a vascular cause, and is rare enough to have it looked at by your doctor to determine that this is not a more significant problem, such as a blockage ...Read more

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Since I have started to donate blood, the veins on my arm have become a lot more noticeable, help?

Since I have started to donate blood, the veins on my arm have become a lot more noticeable, help?

Blood volume shifts: When we use any part of our bodies, they respond with remodeling. If you donate regularly, the drawing of blood causes demand for new volume in the circulation, which is mostly in the veins and also turns on new blood cell formation. As long as the phlebotomy procedure does not harm the veins, increased blood flow of repeated donation is often visible as more prominent appearance of the veins. ...Read more

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Hi what causes green veins on the arm and its abit painful...it happened after I took blood test two days ago.

Hi what causes green veins on the arm and its abit painful...it happened after I took blood test two days ago.

Phlebitis: You may have developed a bruise at the blood draw site, or even a minor infection/inflammation like phlebitis. If it worsens, see the Dr. ...Read more

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Veins are so fyn dat dey don't appear on my arm wen I went to give blood sample? Is dat a matter of concern? Plz reply urgently, . M stressed

Veins are so fyn dat dey don't appear on my arm wen I went to give blood sample? Is dat a matter of concern? Plz reply urgently, . M stressed

Not to worry: There are plenty of veins in the body that can be tapped by an experienced phlebotomist for blood collection. ...Read more

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Forearm veins. I recently lost blood circulation in my left arm but I got it back to flowing. Weird question but now one of the veins in my left arm looks different from my right arm. Should I be worried?

Forearm veins. I recently lost blood circulation in my left arm but I got it back to flowing. Weird question but now one of the veins in my left arm looks different from my right arm. Should I be worried?

Prominent veins: Did you have blockage in the circulation at the age of 18 yrs? What was the reason for it. It is not common to have upper extremity circulatory block especially at your age. Talk to some one with the detailed history. Block In the vein or artery? do you have preexisting blood clotting abnormality. It is not the visible vein but your underlying problem is more important to be addressed properly., ...Read more

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Alot of my veins have become rock hard in my arms and hard lumps also. Yes I use to be a IV drug user. Will those go away or seek attn. I have checked it out and the blood I drew out wuz dark and sludge like

See your doctor: People who have extensively injected into their veins may develop clots and scarring to the point where it blocks all of the superficial veins in their body. Some IV addicts end up injecting into their neck to hit the jugular veins after they use up all the others. See your doctor for an evaluation. It is unusual for superficial clotting to have any major health consequences, but can cause edema. ...Read more

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Mom had blood taken from her right arm over 3 months ago in the hospital. She has no lymph nodes in that arm. Now has dark veins in that arm?

Probably not related: Taking blood one time probably would not cause lymphadema- that's what we most worried about. But dark veins- if painful could be thrombophlebitis. Have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

If it is symmetrical: It is just U. Especially if thin & somewhat muscular. No worries. If only 1 side, have it evaled. ...Read more

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Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal. Something serious?

Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal. Something serious?

Probably not.: The purple veins are most likely a condition called livido reticularis. This Is a benign condition seen more during the winter (cold)
The red dots combined with the livido suggest a vasculitic (inflammation of the small vessel) this can be seen in viral infections (self limited) or connective tissue diseases such as cryoglobulonemia or antiphospholipid syndrome. Consult rheumatolgy if persists. ...Read more

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Why are the 'blue' veins in my arms/hands/chest suddenly much more visible? Heart checked last year, and blood test just two weeks ago, all clear.

Positional: When you place your arms and legs lower than your heart, they fill and become prominent. When they're above your heart, they collapse and appears as "streaks." Also, when you're well tanned, they're less visible. AS your tan fades, you see them better. Darker veins are NOT a sign of disease! ...Read more

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Long car trip 26 hours each way. Dull ache/heavy left arm and prominent blue veins in arms/chest. Could this be a blood clot? Should I go to the ER?

Long car trip 26 hours each way. Dull ache/heavy left arm and prominent blue veins in arms/chest. Could this be a blood clot? Should I go to the ER?

Blood clots: Could be. Rare to have blood clot in arms be a problem. Are the prominent veins new? If so I would go to ER. Many causes and not many of the causes are something you want to have. So find out what ER thinks. ...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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The veins in my hands, arms and feet are becoming darker and protruding more. Chest x-ray/blood work/endoscopy were normal. Should I be concerned?

The veins in my hands, arms and feet are becoming darker and protruding more. Chest x-ray/blood work/endoscopy were normal. Should I be concerned?

No: Prominent veins are not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

Bruising could be: Side effects of blood thinners - aspirin, nsaids, fish oil, warfarin.Itchy rash could be eczema, fungal infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I have left arm pain radiates to hand. Hand veins bulge more than right. Blood clot? Negative d dimer. Ultrasound on legs came back negative as well.

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I have left arm pain radiates to hand. Hand veins bulge more than right. Blood clot? Negative d dimer. Ultrasound on legs came back negative as well.

Upper Arm DVT?: This can be a sign of an upper arm deep venous thrombosis (dvt). These are somewhat unusual in a young lady, so certainly I agree with the possibility of a thoracic outlet syndorme (tos), particularly a sub-entity of it called "effort thrombosis" or "paget-schroetter syndrome." this is often associated with swelling of the arm, bulging veins, and a feeling of arm heaviness. ...Read more

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1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

Veinous inflammation: The antecubital vein which was probably the target of the blood draw runs up towards the armpit where it joins other veins. You may have had a small blood clot where the needle was placed that then traveled up to your armpit. It will dissolve on its own. Or the pressure on the vein from the repeated tourniquet may have stretched and inflamed it. Ouch. Very sorry about your ordeal. ...Read more

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Took blood pressure test, forearm veins pulsed hard. 2 in hemorage apeared under wrist. I am 24, 154/92. Concerns about ruptures, weakened veins?

Took blood pressure test, forearm veins pulsed hard. 2 in hemorage apeared under wrist. I am 24, 154/92. Concerns about ruptures, weakened veins?

Bruising: Assuming you are describing bruising occurring as a result of BP measurement performed with a sphygmomanometer in an otherwise healthy young man one would have concerns regarding platelet or coagulation disorder especially if recurrent or at multiple sites. ...Read more