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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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


Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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I just shot up and ruptured/busted the vein went to doctor said it looksinfected and giveme some antibiotics. Its swollen n hurts what could happen?

I just shot up and ruptured/busted the vein went to  doctor said it looksinfected and giveme some antibiotics. Its swollen n hurts what could happen?

Infection: Shooting up and doing drugs is very dangerous. You are risking your life in many ways. The infection you developed could spread and cause loss of skin and tissue. It can spread to your blood stream and make you very sick and even die. It can cause vegetations to form on your heart which can break off and cause a stroke.... ...Read more

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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
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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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Dr. Neal Hakimi
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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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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Yesterday My knee was hurting. Looked and saw I had a swollen blood vein popping out of the top of my knee. Last night saw it busted and now bruised?

Yesterday My knee was hurting. Looked and saw I had a swollen blood vein popping out of the top of my knee. Last night saw it busted and now bruised?

Happens sometimes: Sometimes it is possible to have a blood vessel rupture spontaneously and leave a bruise. If this is a one time occurrence then treat it like any other bruise with ice, rest, elevation, compression and don't worry. If this happens recurrently then see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Ewing
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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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Dr. John Landi
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How do you know if a vein is damaged ?

How do you know if a vein is damaged ?

Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves. ...Read more

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Dr. Traci Buxton
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If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

If one of the testiclel is having some visible vein on it, what does it mean?

Varicocoele: An enlarged blood vessel or varicose vein in the scrotum is called a varicocoele and is usually harmless unless it becomes inflamed and painful, at which time you should see a physician. ...Read more

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