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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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I have tiny red spots on my chest, some of them are little bumps and some look like broken blood vessels they appeared out of nowhere.

I have tiny red spots on my chest, some of them are little bumps and some look like broken blood vessels they appeared out of nowhere.

Petechiae: Petechiae are reddish spots that appear when intradermal blood vessels break and bleed into the skin. The can appear because of crying, coughing, vomiting, childbirth. They can also appear because of use of medications like aspirin, carbamazepine, viral infections or some chronic medical conditions. If the Petechiae persist or worsen then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash on upper chest w/ broken blood vessels for 9 m getting worse. I also had 2 spider angio. Appear on my breasts & dozens of cherry angio. All over.?

Rash on upper chest w/ broken blood vessels for 9 m getting worse. I also had 2 spider angio. Appear on my breasts & dozens of cherry angio. All over.?

Doctors can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to make sure there is no internal disease going on. If symptoms are then only on the skin, a dermatologist can examine the skin and decide with the patient which lesions can be removed, how easy it is to do, how long it takes, and how much it costs. ...Read more

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My aunt has swollen ankles and hands blood vessels have broken on her chest and her eyes look yellow ? Any ideas?

My aunt has swollen ankles and hands blood vessels have broken on her chest and her eyes look yellow ? Any  ideas?

Liver disease?: It is hard to say without more information and a physical examination but sounds consistent with a condition of the liver causing jaundice. Have her see her primary care doctor to get examined, a diagnosis and treatment. ...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.

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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I have swollen blood vessels when hands are hanging, if I hold them above the chest level, they look normal.Is it normal?

I have swollen blood vessels when  hands are hanging, if I hold them above  the chest level, they look normal.Is it normal?

Probably: Blood pumped by the heart goes to the hand in arteries and comes back in the veins, which have no pump. Veins have a thin wall and are easily distended. Gravity pulls the blood down, distending the veins. Lifting the arms pulls blood back to the heart and the veins shrink. Further tests would be needed if arm elevation did not empty the veins. ...Read more

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What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face,  there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

Red Spots - causes.: There are multiple causes of red spots (telangiectasia) of the skin including aging, genetics, sun exposure, hormones and medications. Sometimes no reason can be found. An easy treatment for these (excluding the eyes) is either a topical laser or fine needle radio frequency. They do recur over time. ...Read more

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Does heat cause expansion of right leg blood vessels, ( almost feels like bursting, sometimes) , suffocation, & chest pain?

Chest: The symptoms you describe could be associated with a significant problem. You should be seen by a doctor soon. ...Read more

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