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How longdoes ittake for a broken vein to heal?

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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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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Broken vein on the top of my lip?

Broken vein on the top of my lip?

Can happen: Your lips have a lot of blood flow/supply. A broken vein can happen. Venous lakes can occur as well. ...Read more

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Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Big difference.: A broken wrist is usually very painful and there will be swelling and limitation of motion. There may also be deformity of the appearance. A broken vein usually causes some black and blue around the area and tends to get better relatively quickly. If any doubt, you should either see your md or go to an urgent care. ...Read more

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Why do I have a broken vein on top of my hand?

Why do I have a broken vein on top of my hand?

Usually trauma.: There are many veins on the top of the hand which are relatively close to the surface of the skin and are prone to be injured.Trauma to the area (this could be a simple banging of your hand without you even being aware) could result in beaking of the vein leading to a black and blue area. Also medications such as aspirin, blood thinners and even vitamin e. Flaxseed and and nsaids can cause this. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

Swelling vs bruise: Blood clot causes swelling and pain. If deep vein - alot of swelling. If superificial vein - then sometimes thrombophlebitis. Broken vein causes bruising or staining. ...Read more

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I have like broken veins on my calf on my left leg. I had it for a while but more developed, its not extremely bad though. What causes this?

I have   like broken veins on my calf on my left leg.  I had it for a while but more developed, its not extremely bad though. What causes this?

Veins: Usually is hereditary. This can come from standing too much and wearing something tight around your waist that compresses the Vena Cava. use support stockings and follow with vein specialist. ...Read more