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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 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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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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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

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I was kicked in the leg playing soccer and now seem to have some broken veins that look like vericose veins. Can anything be done to fix this?

I was kicked in the leg playing soccer and now seem to have some broken veins that look like vericose veins.  Can anything be done to fix this?

See vein specialist : The best way to know what can be done for a vein problem like the one you describe is to see a vein specialist for an evaluation, including a venous ultrasound. Treatment might include sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and/or endovenous theermal ablation--all of which are simple outpatient procedures that can be done in a docotr's office with minimal dscomfort and essentially no down time. ...Read more

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My face experiences hot flashes, I have broken veins on nose, dizzy and tired after flash. I'm healthy. Face feels very hot, affects when nervous?

My face experiences hot flashes, I have broken veins on nose, dizzy and tired after flash. I'm healthy. Face feels very hot, affects when nervous?

Facial flushing : You may have a hot flash sensation with dizziness in response to a prominent autonomic nervous system mediated blood vessels dilatation. The autonomic nervous system is linked to your emotions as well. When nervous, your blood vessels, mediated by sympathetic autonomic function dilates the blood vessels to your face ( and your entire skin vasculature). As blood is shifted you feel dizzy and tired. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic, he has pain and swollen ankles .. He also has broken veins in inner arch of feet and shins. what could this be?

My husband is an alcoholic,  he has pain and swollen ankles .. He also has broken veins in inner arch of feet and shins.  what could this be?

Alcoholic: If you and others are aware that your husband is an alcoholic you must have him taken (or take him yourself) to a doctor who will decide how your husband can be treated. Husband won't be happy but he must be sent to a facility that will help him control his drinking. Tough times but critical. ...Read more

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Do soft tissue sarcomas such as synovial sarcomas usually bruise? I have a lump with a large bruise diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Scared of cancer.

Do soft tissue sarcomas such as synovial sarcomas usually bruise? I have a lump with a large bruise diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Scared of cancer.

Any Cancer can bruis: The only way to remove your scared feeling is to get this lump biopsied or removed and check it out under the microscope. Your doctor can guide you further as to how to monitor and resolve your fear ...Read more

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I'm scared i have a sarcoma top of foot after lump and large bruise. diagnosed as broken vein after x-ray. told cancer wouldn't bruise like that.

I'm scared i have a sarcoma top of foot after lump and large bruise. diagnosed as broken vein after x-ray. told cancer wouldn't bruise like that.

Hematoma, not sarcom: You most likely have a hematoma (a pooled collection of blood clots underneath the skin), a common condition that can occur after a physical injury. It's more common if you are on blood thinners. Sarcomas are usually slow-growing lumps (takes months/yrs) . The only way to be sure is to perform a biopsy. Continue treatment, but talk to a doc who knows you well, esp if not healing. Or use HT Prime. ...Read more

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I have this pain in my ankle. It's right where a broken vein is to the right of my achilles. It only hurts when i move or walk. Strain or blood clot?

Sprain/strain likely: Dynamic pain with motion usually correlates with a strain or sprain injury to the structures underlying your point tenderness. In the are you describe are several tendons (peroneals), the posterior ankle ligaments, your achilles tendon. All named structures could cause local pain with motion when subtly or significantly injured. Seek a thorough examination if the pain does not resolve this week. ...Read more

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Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with plantar fibromatosis and extending to the fibrosarcoma which rarely is vascular and doesn't bleed. The most aggressive tumor of the foot is the synovioma and epitheliod sarcoma which can bleed and tends to rapidly spread. ...Read more

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On 11/4 I was diagnosed with broken vein/vessel on top of foot after a sudden knot and bruising. Busing is fading knot is there. Was told X-ray was normal, just "non-specific soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

On 11/4 I was diagnosed with broken vein/vessel on top of foot after a sudden knot and bruising. Busing is fading knot is there. Was told X-ray was normal, just "non-specific soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

Follow up required: If you have a knot which is not due to trauma, it can be cancerous(?sarcoma). But since you have just noticed this, it is too soon to tell which way it will go. Watch it for 1 to 2 weeks and check if it is increasing in size(ask you souse or friend to also put the fingers around and assess the current size. In case it increases in size over next 2 to 3 weeks, then you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have slight red across cheeks&nose with broken veins underneath. Have had odd symptoms since 15(eg blood in urine). Lupus? Family-graves disease+ms.

I have slight red across cheeks&nose with broken veins underneath. Have had odd symptoms since 15(eg blood in urine). Lupus? Family-graves disease+ms.

Possibly: A family history of autoimmune disease does increase your chances of having an autoimmune disorder. You should see your doctor for further evaluation (history, exam, and lab tests). ...Read more

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I have a broken raised vein by scalp. vomitting. headaches unstabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb l?

I have a broken raised vein by scalp. vomitting. headaches unstabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb l?

Need an exam: Unable to fully understand your question. It seems that you have a broken raised scalp vein, vomiting, headaches and unstable(?) walking(?). Health Tap Question/Answer is not designed to diagnose illness. That would require taking a medical history, asking many focused questions and examining you. The only advice I can give you is that you need to be examined and won't find the answers online. ...Read more