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Burst blood vessel dangerous in leg, should I be concerned?

Burst blood vessel dangerous in leg, should I be concerned?

Yes: Spontaneous rupture of a vessel in the leg is not normal. You should seek consultation with your primary care physician and consider a referral to a vascular specialist or phlebologist(vein doctor). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a busted blood vessel to heal in your leg?

How long does it take for a busted blood vessel to heal in your leg?

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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What causes a blood vessel in left leg to pop?

What causes a blood vessel in left leg to pop?

Vein disease: When patients have a genetic disease called venous insufficiency, they have venous hypertension and a backward flow of blood called reflux... This causes dilatation of veins, and thins out the overlying skin until the vein gets inflamed or ruptures. The leg eould need a compression wrap or even a suture and compression until the underlying condition can be treated either done in office. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's dangerous to take a blood sample from the superficial leg veins?

Can you tell me if it's dangerous to take a blood sample from the superficial leg veins?

Should be safe.: Blood drawing is usually done from hand and arm veins because it is technically easier and more accessible. There are occasions when blood is drawn from both superficial or deep leg veins but these carry a higher risk of potential complications especially phlebitis (superficial or deep). As a precaution, blood is only drawn from the leg veins if no hand veins are available. ...Read more

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Should a broken blood vessel in the leg be very painful and swollen after two days?

It can be: When a blood vessel bursts under the skin it will cause a collection of blood in the tissues called a hematoma. These can be tender and painful with some localized swelling around the hematoma itself. As long as there is no red streaking up the legs, fever, or chills, this should resolve on its own with a little time. You may want to use some heat to the area to speed the healing a little bit. ...Read more

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I popped a blood vessel behind my knee after doing a leg curl. What should I do?

I popped a blood vessel behind my knee after doing a leg curl. What should I do?

Ouch!: I'm guessing you probably have a bruise, and you may be a bit sore. But, overall, your exercise is probably doing you far more good than harm! you may want to hold off on the leg curls until you're less sore (if it hurts), or try a different exercise to work your hamstrings. Btw, it might be time to mix it up a little and do something different: swimming or a spin class, for example. Good luck. ...Read more

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25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?

25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?

Many possibilities: The symptoms you describe suggest a significant problem with your blood's clotting mechanisms. You should get in to see your doctor immediately for and exam and some tests. ...Read more

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Occasionally a blood vessel in my lower leg ruptures & it stings, a lump forms that is very painful to the touch & appearance of a bruise.?

Occasionally a blood vessel in my lower leg ruptures & it stings, a lump forms that is very painful to the touch & appearance of a bruise.?

Question?: Not sure what the question is you are asking. However, this can happen. Doesn't necessarily mean anything bad but it can certainly hurt. You may need to consider some type of compression socks/hose. ...Read more

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What procedure can be done to eliminate infection in leg after blood vessel graft following heart bypass?

What procedure can be done to eliminate infection in leg after blood vessel graft following heart bypass?

Infection: Any infection after surgery is bad. You probably need IV antibiotics and get a culture from the infected site. This my need a readmission for proper treatment. Please see the doctor. ...Read more

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