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I have a busted vein my my eye what should I do?

I have a busted vein my my eye what should I do?

Conservative: If your eye otherwise feels relatively normal but looks terribly "tomato ketchup" red, you likely have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Usually these are a result of mechanical (rubbing) mechanism but some are from sneezing, coughing, & straining. If you take Aspirin or other anticoagulants, they are more common. Artificial tears are adequate for soothing. If itchy eye component, then try Zaditor ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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A few days ago I noticed the main vein on underside of my lwrist was tender & raised. The next day it was also hard & was red around it. Busted vein?

A few days ago I noticed the main vein on underside of my lwrist was tender & raised. The next day it was also hard & was red around it. Busted vein?

Maybe phlebitis..: I suspect you may have some inflammation in the vein caused by some clotting--phlebitis. Possible trauma/prolonged pressure to the vein area causing the clot to form. Recent iv/injection, scratches from cat/dog, rose-thorn, or even bug-bite can do so. Certainly we worry about risk of infection. So, I recommend consulting doc for eval. Use some warm compresses and Motrin for now. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend dropped a water bottle on his foot and thinks he busted a vein. What would happen to his foot if he really busted a vein?

My friend dropped a water bottle on his foot and thinks he busted a vein. What would happen to his foot if he really busted a vein?

Nothing serious: He would get a big back and blue mark and it might be sore but it will go away by itself and be just fine. ...Read more

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I just busted two veins in my hand one of which made my finger swell. Is there a reason I keeo busting them in my hands.

I just busted two veins in my hand one of which made my finger swell. Is there a reason I keeo busting them in my hands.

Thin Walled Veins: The hand has a complex blood supply to each finger. There are two digital arteries on each finger which are "thick" walled and relatively easy to sew for replants. The veins are "Thin Walled" & easy to compromise. If you catching or lifting anything with heavy resistance, you can easily rupture veins. Consider wearing gloves, such as bicycle gloves, for many activities with resistance in a day. ...Read more

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I have just injected my self with meth into my vein and it has swollen up and hurts I have missed the vein or busted it wot can I do to reduce swellin?

I have just injected my self with meth into my vein and it has swollen up and hurts I have missed the vein or busted it wot can I do to reduce swellin?

Seek medical help: Injecting meth can cause local skin necrosis, cellulitis and deep tissue infections, not to mention endocarditis with destruction of your heart valves. Stop shooting up and seek medical attention asap. If a severe local infection developes you could potentially lose an arm.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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6yr/old Child has either spider veins or busted blood vessels on her neck and has been there about 1 yr. Is this normal if not what could be wrong?

6yr/old Child has either spider veins or busted blood vessels on her neck and has been there about 1 yr. Is this normal if not what could be wrong?

Unusual Symptoms: This is an unusual problem. As with any skin condition, it would be helpful to be able to examine the area of concern before determining a diagnosis and plan of care. Call your doctor to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Can an IV cause vein damage?

Can an IV cause vein damage?

IV vein damage.: Iv's can cause vein damage either by the iv itself injuring the vein or by the solution passed through the IV which can irritate the vein causing it to clot or become inflammed. ...Read more

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Can IV have caused vein damage?

Can IV have caused vein damage?

IV vein damage: In order for an IV to enter a vein it has to damage the vein (every time it's placed). Luckily our veins are pretty hardy and they usually recover and heal these injuries. Sometimes we are not so lucky and they clot where they were punctured or rarely even become infected. Compared to the number of IVs placed the percent of complications is pretty low. ...Read more

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Can your body create new veins?

Can your body create new veins?

Yes.: Our bodies have the ability to create new veins and it does it all the time. In fact, people with spider and varicose veins often complain about new vein formation if veins recur following sclerotherapy or varicose vein treatment. Even people who develop clots in veins frequently have new veins grow around the clots. ...Read more

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My veins hurt after working out?

Swollen muscles: When you workout your muscle your muscles swell a bit and accumulate Lactic Acid. The superficial veins on top of your muscles are drained / drain into deep veins through these muscles. They superficial veins just don't drain quite as well, and tend to accumulate the Lactic Acid which can cause soreness. You might try compression sleeves to see if that helps. ...Read more

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What is portal vein obstruction.

What is portal vein obstruction.

Portal vein: Is the vein that collects the blood reach in absorbed fatty particles, protein particles and sugars form the entire gut and will bring all these to the liver that will process them. Obstruction means that the the flow in this vein is "obstructed" it depends however where is the location: b4 the liver, in the liver or above the liver. Hope a gstroenterologist is overlooking this case... ...Read more

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What causes pain in your veins?

What causes pain in your veins?

Veins: First of all which veins, second of all are you sure it is your veins? ...Read more

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How is vein (jugular) examined?

How is vein (jugular) examined?

Several ways: On physical exam the examiner can observe the pulsations in the neck. This requires some skill and not all physicians are experienced in this. A Doppler test can evaluate the flow in the internal jugular veins. Computed tomography can also evaluate the venous flow when contrast is injected. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have cyste in my varicous veins?

I have cyste in my varicous veins?

Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. They may look like cysts but are not. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I notice that my veins are fading?

I notice that my veins are fading?

Drink fluids: Veins can fade for number reasons such as body position and hydration status. This is a normal response however it could also be a sign of dehydration. ...Read more

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Do human veins enlarge with aging?

Do human veins enlarge with aging?

Usually not: Hoever with aging especially in the hands and arms as we loose fat padding under the skin and as the skin gets sinner, the veins will look bulging more.
Of course if you develop varicose vein in the legs they will get bigger than a sop called normal vein. ...Read more

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Can MS cause central vein occlusion?

Can MS cause central vein occlusion?

Must disagree: This is a bandwagon that seems trendy, but the overwhelming evidence so far suggests that the blocks in the jugular and azygous veins draining into the neck, can be seen in normals as well as ms patients, and there is absolutely no backup congestion blood products found in the brain. This is a risky and absolutely unnecessary procedure, in spite of numerous advocates. No effect on ms. ...Read more

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How can I treat this vein pain stuff?

How can I treat this vein pain stuff?

Vein specialist.: If you are having symptoms related to veins then you should see a vein specialist for a full evaluation and recommendations as to treatment and prevention. Go to the American College of Phlebology website for info. ...Read more

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Why do weightlifters' veins stick out?

Easy question!: For lifting any weight, we stop breathing, we bear down, contract the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm as also during a bm or child birth. Suddenly, the beneficial negative thoracal pressure becomes very high making venous blood flow stop and veins will bulge in the face, head, chest, arms, legs. The higher the lifted weight, the more it is done, the more veins with time will stick out! ...Read more

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What causes my veins to be so prominent?

What causes my veins to be so prominent?

Many possiblities: There are many possibilities why vein may be more visible. Standing on feet for a longer amount of time for several days, increased hydration, but one common cause is pregnancy. Veins also tend to be more visible in thin or fair skinned individual. If it a concern please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my veins all the sudden visible?

Why are my veins all the sudden visible?

Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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How can I treat & cure my varicous veins?

How can I treat & cure my varicous veins?

Seek a vein doctor: Usually, the the source of the problem can be diagnosed with ultrasound. Develop a treatment plan with a specialist. Expect multiple visits but minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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What makes your veins darker than usual?

What makes your veins darker than usual?

Normal.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infected vein?

Infected veins: The symptoms of an infected vein would be pain or tenderness along the veins and the signs of an infected vein would be swelling, redness, drainage from the vein or even pus around the vein. Often times fever would also be present. If there is any question of a vein infection, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my veins so visible?

I'm wondering why are my veins so visible?

Normal.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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Why are my veins all of a sudden visible?

Why are my veins all of a sudden visible?

Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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Random bump on vein. What could that mean?

Soft veins: As you know, veins are very soft, so having a bump is unusual. Unless the area is red and tender, what you are feeling is probably something in the same area that is causing the bump such as a cyst on a tendon. Depending on the area you are feeling this. There are lots of structures that run under, next to or as part of the vein as it travels. Observe this unless it has other symptoms that worsen. ...Read more