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What happens when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

What happens when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, the size of the vessel, collateral circulation, co-existing illnesses etc. Blood clot in a vein can travel to lung and cause lung infarction. Clot in an artery may damage the tissue/organ supplied by that artery. Heart attack is one example of clot in an artery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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Can a popped blood vessel itch?

Can a popped blood vessel itch?

Yes.: If what you mean by a popped vein is a bulging varicose vein then itching can be due to the varicose vein. Other related symptoms could be aching, cramping, burning, heaviness and pressure. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux examination. ...Read more

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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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Can a blood vessel in eye or retina rupture?

Can a blood vessel in eye or retina rupture?

Yes it is possible: For a blood vessel in the conjunctiva, iris, retina to bleed. Risk factors would include taking blood thinners, trauma, heavy lifting, or having very high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What happens when a blood clot blocks a vessel?

What happens when a blood clot blocks a vessel?

Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, size of the vessel, collateral circulation, associated illnesses, and if the clot gets infected. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Burst blood vessel in your eye getting bigger?

Burst blood vessel in your eye getting bigger?

Surface blood?: Acute subconjunctival hemorrhage is a bright red patch on the white part of eye . There should be no vision loss or pain. Yes...They look like they are spreading as the body resorbs them. Rx is otc tears until gone. ...Read more

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Can a blood vessel burst by throwing up?

Can a blood vessel burst by throwing up?

Blood in vomit?: You can tear the bottom of your esophagus by throwing up hard which will bleed. There are other causes of throwing up blood. The question is unclear what blood vessel but if there is blood in vomit definitely see dr. ...Read more

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Can a blood vessel burst in the penis to cause blood?

Yes: If you are referring to blood in the urine or coming out from the penis, it is not uncommon for this to be due to a ruptured vein in the region of the prostate gland (similar to a nosebleed) often associated with straining but should be evaluated further by a urologist. If referring to blood underneath the skin of the penis (hematoma) due to sex/masturbation, this can occur as well. ...Read more

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How concerning is a burst blood vessel in the brain?

Very concerning: When a blood vessel bursts inside the brain, it bleeds into the surrounding space (or tissue). That causes increased pressure to surrounding structures which can cause significant damage. Smaller bleeds may cause less damage - unless they happen in more vital areas. Large bleeds sometimes need surgery. ...Read more

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Can a gas buildup block a blood vessel?

Can a gas buildup block a blood vessel?

No: Have not heard of gas pressure blocking a vessel. ...Read more

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Could a blocked artery increase blood pressure?

Could a blocked artery increase blood pressure?

Yes.: Narrowing or blockage of renal arteries causes the kidney involved to secrete the enzyme renin which activates the renin- angiotensin- aldosterone system (involved with fluid and blood pressure control). There are medications to treat the hypertension. If the high blood pressure cannot be controlled a renal artery stent may be required. Work with your primary care doctor and a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is caffeine a blood vessel dilator bad?

Is caffeine a blood vessel dilator bad?

Dilator?: Caffeine, if anything should constrict blood vessels and raise your bp. In moderate amounts (like anything) this should not be a problem unless you have some conditions that may improve without the stimulant and vessel constricting effects of caffeine. ...Read more

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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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Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Yes: The vessels are remodeling all of the time. However if you are talking about a vessel that has an aneurysm or clogged with plaque then no they can not heal those lesions and a surgical correction is required. ...Read more

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If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause blood clots?

If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause blood clots?

No: It's on for too short a time. A too-small BP cuff is a problem only because it makes the measured BP appear elevated which is artifactual. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot pop ?

Can a blood clot pop ?

Dislodge: A blood clot can dislodge and travel through the venous or arterial blood system, wreaking havoc on organs such as the lungs or the brain. ...Read more

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Can a bruise turn into a blood clot?

Can a bruise turn into a blood clot?

Not exactly: A bruise is blood in the tissue near the surface in general so you see it. It is "clotted" but localized and will resolve/ resorb over a week or two. A black eye is an example. ...Read more

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Is there collagen in capillary blood vessels?

Is there collagen in capillary blood vessels?

Yes: The basement membrane on which the lining of the capillary rests has collagen as the major constituent. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more