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Can you bruise a vein?

Can you bruise a vein?

Yes: Most bruises are due to leakage from damaged veins when they are struck or crushed. A blow sufficient to damage a vein is likely to cause leakage which would be interpreted as a bruise. ...Read more

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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Is a bruise caused by a blown vein?

Is a bruise caused by a blown vein?

Possible: Bruise can be a sign a damage muscle, blood vessels, fracture, or even internal organ injury. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bruise on a vein?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bruise on a vein?

Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma. This hematoma is trapped blood beneath the skin and is best treated with heat and ibuprofen. It usually resolves over about 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a lot of bruises, they're already there for over an year. Did lots of bloodtests and they looked at my veins etc. But they can't help me?!

I have a lot of bruises, they're already there for over an year. Did lots of bloodtests and they looked at my veins etc. But they can't help me?!

Complex problem: This is a complex problem. This simple answer forum is not the place to get answers to this complex problem. Could be related to blood cell problem, connective tissue disorders as well as a host of other endocrine problems. Consider workup by an internal medicine physician with appropriate referral to indicated specialist (s). ...Read more

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I noticed a bruise with red in the middle of my shaft on the vein im really worried I want it to go away how can I get it to go away? Please help

I noticed a bruise with red in the middle of my shaft on the vein im really worried I want it to go away how can I get it to go away? Please help

Eccymosis: Bruise or ecchymosis is bleed under the skin due to trauma leading to capillary rupture. Just banging against something can do it. Takes about 3 weeks minimum to go away. Nothing can be done to make it go away, happens on it's own. ...Read more

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I have a random bruise on my side and the surrounding veins seems to be raised or something. I can see them which is strange because I normally cannot?

I have a random bruise on my side and the surrounding veins seems to be raised or something. I can see them which is strange because I normally cannot?

A bruise is a common: Skin injury, results with discoloration of the skin. This can occur when people bump into something or when something bumps into them. If you have pain you should have a doctor examine the affected area. If an injury is obviously a bruise & the doctor doesn't suspect any broken bones, the doctor will probably not perform any tests. ...Read more

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Shall I see my doctor about a bruised vein?

Shall I see my doctor about a bruised vein?

Several Things.: The most common cause of veins bursting and bleeding would be trauma. Other causes could be the taking of blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) but also nsaids, aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed oil, plavix, etc. Another cause could be blood problem resulting in an inability to clot. Obviously, it is impossible to make a diagnosis based on only a few facts. You should see a hematologist if bruising recurs. ...Read more

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Varicose vein feels like a bruise, what can cause this?

Varicose vein feels like a bruise, what can cause this?

Veins: You could have some thrombis or clotting in your veins. See a vascular surgeon and have a venous doppler done to be sure. A vascular surgeon can also give you a treatment plan for those painful veins. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma. This hematoma is trapped blood beneath the skin and is best treated with heat and ibuprofen. It usually resolves over about 10 days. ...Read more

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My 5 month has popped tiney veins on his cheek it looks like a bruise. Will it go away?

My 5 month has popped tiney veins on his cheek it looks like a bruise. Will it go away?

Probably: It's hard to say without looking at it, but most spots that pop up will disappear. Would minimize sun exposure and have it checked out if it's worse or not improved in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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I have a light bruise along a vein in my arm. The area hasn't experienced any trauma, should I be worried?

I have a light bruise along a vein in my arm. The area hasn't experienced any trauma, should I be worried?

Bruise along vein: Keep an eye on it. It is not very common to have problems with the veins in the arms. Spontaneous blood clots in the arms are very rare in the absence of trauma. Phlebitis (vein inflammation) in the arms is also rare. If not swollen, red or painful, and if you don't have fevers or any other symptoms, just watch it. If it gets worse or you have bleeding other places, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can attempting to cannulate a vein and missing be bad? It ended up in a big lump and bruise, will it be ok?

Can attempting to cannulate a vein and missing be bad? It ended up in a big lump and bruise, will it be ok?

Vein puncture: It will most likely be ok. Use cold compression a couple times a day. If it persists after 4-6 weeks you might want to see a physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I hit my wrist right on the bruise I already had and almost fainted. Did I pop a vein by accident?

What to do if I hit my wrist right on the bruise I already had and almost fainted. Did I pop a vein by accident?

Bruise: If nothing happened, then you did not. If the bruise looks worse, then yes, you did reopen the bleeding source. ...Read more

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I have a vein on the inside part of my arm that's causing pain and bruising. You can follow the vein and as youfollow it there is bruising?

I have a vein on the inside part of my arm that's causing pain and bruising. You can follow the vein and as youfollow it there is bruising?

Strange: Actual bruising would mean there is a hole in the vein. Seems unlikely at 56 for you just to be bruising with no real pressure unless there is injury or a needlestick. Do you have very fragile skin and does this happen anywhere else in your body? Try not to irritate or "follow" this vein, and if you want, apply a warm compress. Have a doctor check if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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How does ether danlos type 3 cause pots? I'm scared of vadcular type but my veins are not highly visable, no facial signs, no bruising etc.

How does ether danlos type 3 cause pots? I'm scared of vadcular type but my veins are not highly visable, no facial signs, no bruising etc.

Unknown: Twenties male inquires how ehlers-danlos (eds) disorder causes paroxysmal orthostatic tachycardia (pots). I do not think there is official explanation. Pots is surely mediated by autonomic nervous system. My own theory is joint hypermobility of eds stimulates autonomic nerves within brachial & pelvic plexi; causing arterial muscle relaxation, blood pooling, vascular collapse & tachycardia. ...Read more

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