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Busted Blood Vessel In Throat
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
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
Red spot in eye like popped bld. Vssl.? Area around and under eye tender and pain. Is it just a popped blood vessel from high blood pressure?
Yes: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is not uncommon in patients with high blood pressure. It is usually due to a ruptured small conjunctival blood vessel. It will usually resolve in 1-2 wks; avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin (warfarin) (unless needed), heavy lifting, straining, smoking. See MD for BP check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suddenly had broken blood vessels in my hand/wrist...followed by pain/slightly swollen....history of blood clots?
Don't worry: This is a common occurrence and we see often. Should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more
No: Generally clots in the veins cause swelling and pain. The leg tends to have a normal or slightly warm.These clots can travel to your lungs with pain and shortness of breath. A clot in the artery diminishes blood flow to the legs and causes them to be cold and without pulses and with severe pain. Be checked out rapidly for either concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Please stop both immediately and seek help. ...Read more
It depends: This one needs more info. What do mean by popped a blood vessel? Small blood vessels called capillaries can break and cause a small bruise and it does not mean anything. Uncommon if young, age is important with this. Was there trauma? Was it a vein or artery? Did he need to go to the ER to stop it? Has it happened before? All of these are important ?'s to see if anything of concern, but unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood on the eye: Yes you can pop a small capilary on the surface of the eye.It will often look like a small paint brush painted a red streak.. It often comes with straining or trauma.. It can be frightening but innocent. It will resolve without drops and without visual damage. If it was from trauma then you must see the eyeMD/ophthalmologist.. ...Read more
Multiple options.: Facial spider veins are very common and there are many alternatives to treatment. They will not resolve without treatment unless due to trauma.They are due to many factors including genetics, sun exposure, fair skin, and some medical conditions. Options include sclerotherapy, infrared pulsed light, laser, veinwave, veingogh and microneedle radio frequency results with treatment are very good. ...Read more
Subconjunctival heme: I'd recommend an eye exam by your eye doctor and your medical doctor. Most of the time these hemorrhages happen spontaneously, but they can occur from valsalva maneuvers (coughing, sneezing, vomiting, lifting a heavy weight, straining in the bathroom, etc), high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or blood thinners. They will resolve on their own. ...Read more
Breathing problem: Swollen blood vessels don't cause difficulty breathing but rather the mucosa (lining) that swells up narrows the nasal passages. Swelling of the mucosa is caused by engorged blood vessels as a result of inflammation either infectious (colds) or allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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