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Pictures of bursting blood vessel in arm?

Pictures of bursting blood vessel in arm?

Skin: Blood vessels bursting on the skin can be due to various reasons. If this is very unusual, please seek medical attention with yor local pcp and/ or dermatologist. ...Read more

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

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Is it normal to have a blood vessel burst in your arm? I do have heart problems so this worrys me.E

Is it normal to have a blood vessel burst in your arm? I do have heart problems so this worrys me.E

Not normal: It is not normal to have a blood vessel burst anywhere in your body. However, trauma can cause this and , if you are on blood thinners for your heart problems, you will be more prone for the blood vessels to bleed from minimum forms of trauma. Often times, people on medications such as aspirin, coumadin, Plavix and Heparin will show signs of bleeding under the skin. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Wear your compression
Daily
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Could a burst blood vessel be recurring?

Could a burst blood vessel be recurring?

Yes: Blood vessel can have recurring ruptures or bleeds. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take anticoagulation
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Wear support stockings
Daily
See a vein specialist
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Walk
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Burst blood vessel in my penis how to get it better a bit quicker?

Leave it alone: Just about anything you do can make it worse. It will usually resolve by itself. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take blood thinners as indicated
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Use elastic compression stockings for symptomatic relief
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
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