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What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

Vasculitis: The cause of most forms of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) is unknown. However we know the immune system plays a role. The immune system is meant to protect the body, but when it becomes "overactive" due to some unknown trigger it can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. This causes narrowing of the blood vessel, decreased blood supply which can cause damage to surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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


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Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Except epidermis: Blood vessels are present in all layers of the skin, except the topmost layer, epidermis. You may consult this site for additional information.
http://www. Siumed. Edu/~dking2/intro/skin. Htm ...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?

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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Why do blood vessels appear bluish or greenish under the skin?

Why do blood vessels appear bluish or greenish under the skin?

Veins are closer: Veins carry blood that has given up oxygen (and headed to the heart and lungs for more oxygen) and that blood is darker than oxygenated blood in the arteries which are deeper and less visible. ...Read more

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I feel like everyone's reading my mind. I don't like being around others, it feels really awkward. I think I have lost blood vessels inside my head.

See a Counselor: See a counselor to be evaluated and be taught coping strategies before it becomes a permanent condition. ...Read more

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I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

Unlikely: The burn you have, even though I'm sure it's quite painful, is likely too superficial to come in contact with any blood vessels on your forehead. You can consider taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for your pain. Also, applying a cool (not icy cold) compress to the area may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Unlikely!: Although one would expect some tenderness at the site of a injured blood vessel, it should remain superficial and not cause any pain in the head proper. If your CT was of the head and is Neg. And the headaches continue, one should follow up with their physician and /or see a Neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small blood vessels: This sounds like small little veins that are so small they just appear like blue spots. The key is that they disappear with pressure...This is called "blanching". ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for poor and uneven skin tone? I.e. darkly coloured skin (not due to exposure to the sun), blood vessels are faintly visible

What are possible reasons for poor and uneven skin tone? I.e. darkly coloured skin (not due to exposure to the sun), blood vessels are faintly visible

Melasma: Just noormal aging can cause our skin to be unevenly colored. The melanocytes that are deep in our skin, make their way to the top of our skin normally at the same speed, but as we begin to age, the pigment is carried by the cells at different times. There are chemical peels and other modalities that can help with these issues. :) ...Read more

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Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Thankfully no: Migraine headaches make you hypersensitive to sounds and every sensations. Every indication is that sounds and sensation are normal events that you are hypersensitive to. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Neuralgia: An irritable superficial scalp nerve may be the cause of this symptom. This is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves without any specific treatment. Less likely would be an inflamed temporal artery. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if this symptom persists. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough, can't swallow, and swollen blood vessels in my head. Should I be seen?

I have a bad cough, can't swallow, and swollen blood vessels in my head. Should I be seen?

Cough, can't swallow: When in doubt see your doctor. If you are concerned, or your symptoms are not improving or you are feeling worse, then it's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious?

Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious?

Maybe: Migraines are benign; however, can sometimes manifest some concerning symptoms, even stroke-like symptoms. The rule of thumb, if you have a headache that has new or different symptoms than your typical headache, that warrants re-evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a sudden sharp headache on the left side of my head, above my left eye. What is concerning is that my left eye blood vessels bursted.?

I had a sudden sharp headache on the left side of my head, above my left eye. What is concerning is that my left eye blood vessels bursted.?

See eye doctor now: Have you had your eye pressure measured? I think you need to see an ophthalmologist immediately to make sure that you don't have glaucoma which can lead to blindness if not promptly treated. An alternate answer would be migraine which is of concern also if it occurs for the 1st time at your age. ...Read more

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Why did my daughter have a cut on her head when she was born? It was emergency C-section. Her blood vessels were popped and head was cone shaped.

Why did my daughter have a cut on her head when she was born? It was emergency C-section. Her blood vessels were popped and head was cone shaped.

C/section risk: The OB cuts through the layers of the uterus during the C-section to reveal a balloon like baby container. The distance between the last layer of uterus and the balloon like lining is the width of a thick sheet of paper. The baby & container presses tightly against the wall. Occasionally the knife nicks baby at what ever point they are under the cutting edge. Shallow nicks heal quickly. ...Read more

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I have a red mark on my face that developed over a year ago, appears to be blood vessels visible and the skin pigment is light around red area. Ideas?

I have a red mark on my face that developed over a year ago, appears to be blood vessels visible and the skin pigment is light around red area. Ideas?

See a dermatologist: A persistent mark like you describe could be many things, including rosacea (a chronic inflammatory condition) to infection (such as a superficial fungal infection) to skin cancer. You should see a dermatologist for a closer inspection and a definitive diagnosis, that will determine what kind of treatment you will need. Good luck! ...Read more

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My straightener was set to 400 degrees and I burned my head on the right side top not on forehead could this cause hemorrhage or damaged blood vessels?

My straightener was set to 400 degrees and I burned my head on the right side top not on forehead could this cause hemorrhage or damaged blood vessels?

Not really: Thermal burn usually involves the epidermis which does not have any blood vessels. This is a first degree burn with no blisters, but pain, redness. If the burn is deeper 2nd degree it involves the dermis which has small blood vessels causes pain, reddness with the hair intact. Again, no hemorrhage, the small blood vessels leak fluids or get coagulated like the tissue. ...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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I burned the side of my head with my straightening iron it was not my forehead it was like on my scalp above my temple did I hurt blood vessels?

I burned the side of my head with my straightening iron it was not my forehead it was like on my scalp above my temple did I hurt blood vessels?

Unlikely, I would: Suggest you apply some aquaphor or vaniply to area, and use cool compresses or ice water to stop burning sensation. Then see derm if any blisters appear. And do not pick scab. Vessles are much deeper than superficial burns. ...Read more

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I had the flu and was puking all night, now ihave popped blood vessels on my skin and my head hurts everytime I cough, will this pain go away?

I had the flu and was puking all night, now ihave popped blood vessels on my skin and my head hurts everytime I cough, will this pain go away?

Yes: If this is in fact influenza you will get better over a period of two weeks or so. Unless you get a secondary bacterial infection you will not benefit from an antibiotic. As long as you are not getting worse after the miserable first five days or so you will continue to gradually improve. If this is influenza it helps to understand why flu shots are recommended. ...Read more

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If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

Partially: As you mention, dark circles are due to the thin skin and appearance of the blood vessels but the thin skin itself has a tendency to wrinkle more due to aging process and like an empty baloon that looks darker than an inflated one, the wrinkled skin looks darker than when its stretched. In some, the hyperpigmented skin is the problem and that has different solution. ...Read more

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When I bend my head forward I get dizzy or side to side MRI was fine, could it be blood vessels? I start p.t. for vesbular therapy on neck tomorrow.

When I bend my head forward I get dizzy or side to side MRI was fine, could it be blood vessels? I start p.t. for vesbular therapy on neck tomorrow.

Could be.: Not as likely in your age. Vertebral artery narrowing can cause dizziness. These vessels can be damaged in neck trauma. If you have had no recent accidents then they are probably ok. These vessels can become narrow when people are 50 or older. If therapy does not work, ask your doctor to check the blood vessels in your head and neck. ...Read more

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I broke blood vessels in both eyes. My eyes & head hurt badly, vision goes blurry sometimes, I squint a lot & I'm sensitive to light. Is this okay?

I broke blood vessels in both eyes. My eyes & head hurt badly, vision goes blurry sometimes, I squint a lot & I'm sensitive to light. Is this okay?

Eye exam asap: It's not very common to experience broken blood vessels in both eyes. In addition, this usually is not associated with other significant symptoms. Since you are noticing other problems, then you should be seen as soon as possible by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Constant headaches in back right side of my head and smelling smoke about once a day. Neurologist said eye blood vessels are fine, but I'm concerned.

Constant headaches in back right side of my head and smelling smoke about once a day. Neurologist said eye blood vessels are fine, but I'm concerned.

Call neurologist: Since you have already seen an expert in this area, make another appt to discuss your concerns and determine if this is a form of migraine or if you need a brain scan ...Read more

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53 yr old female, bruising very easily, also broken blood vessels under skin, new one weekly, also on corner of mouth for no clear reason. Concerning?

53 yr old female, bruising very easily, also broken blood vessels under skin, new one weekly, also on corner of mouth for no clear reason. Concerning?

Possibly: New changes in bruisability could be related to a serious medical condition. Easy bruising in someone who didn't bruise easily or a even increased sensitivity to bruising could be related to many things: aging, vitamin deficiency and certain blood disorders like leukemia. I would recommend check up with a doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that I was bleeding under the skin of my penis (broken blood vessels) and should heal itself. Can I still masturbate before it heals?

My doctor told me that I was bleeding under the skin of my penis (broken blood vessels) and should heal itself. Can I still masturbate before it heals?

With caution: Bruising is likely indicative of overly vigorous sexual activity. The penis can be "broken" as a result of vigorous activity while the penis is erect which would be exceedingly painful and possibly inhibit future erectile function. ...Read more