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Doctor insights on: I Can See Small Blood Vessels Under My Skin

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?

Small blood vessels: This sounds like small little veins that are so small they just appear like blue spots. The key is that they disappear with pressure...This is called "blanching". ...Read more

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3 small burst blood vessels in L hand in last year. Doctor unconcerned after first 2. Swells up slightly tingly when it happens then fine. Can see bluish lump after, that stays. Anxious about cause?

3 small burst blood vessels in L hand in last year. Doctor unconcerned after first 2. Swells up slightly tingly when it happens then fine. Can see bluish lump after, that stays. Anxious about cause?

Allergic purpura?: Spontaneous purpura (small vessel or capillary hemorrhage) should be investigated by a dermatologist or a hematologist. What you are describing may reflect an allergic injury to your capillaries (leucocytoclastic vasculitis) or other blood/ blood vessel disorder ...Read more

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I have broken blood vessels under my skin do they go away after a while or do I need to use a medication. i also would like to know what cause this?

I have broken blood vessels under my skin do they go away after a while or do I need to use a medication. i also would like to know what cause this?

Laser: "Broken" blood vessels are actually permanently dilated blood vessels often seen in sun-exposed skin or on the face in a condition called rosacea. They can be treated with an electric needle, laser or injection (sclerotherapy), all of which can be done by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Except epidermis: Blood vessels are present in all layers of the skin, except the topmost layer, epidermis. You may consult this site for additional information. http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/intro/skin.htm ...Read more

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Is it normal to see blood vessels inside your cheek?

Is it normal to see blood vessels inside your cheek?

Blood vessels : The inside of your cheek is a mucous membrane and it is possible to see small blood vessel's which are very superficial.The inner cheek is almost like a transparently window into the underlying soft tissues. ...Read more

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What to do if i can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

What to do if i can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

Eye mirrors: Your lenses are causing your cornea to act like a mirror, so you are seeing your retinal vessles. If your contact tinted, you may need to change to clear lenses. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to see the blood vessels in the eye?

Is it normal to be able to see the blood vessels in the eye?

In or on the eye?: If you mean those that are on the white of the eye, they can certainly be prominent. If they have become this way recently, you should have your eyes examined. If you can see a branching pattern when your eye is rubbed (don't try this if you don't see it), you are experiencing the vessels of the retina in a negative fashion. This is normal. ...Read more

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Blood vessels spasms, what kind of specialist do I see?

Blood vessels spasms, what kind of specialist do I see?

Vascular surgeon.: Vascular surgeons deal with the circulation which consists of arteries and veins. You should consult with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do blood vessels appear bluish or greenish under the skin?

Why do blood vessels appear bluish or greenish under the skin?

Veins are closer: Veins carry blood that has given up oxygen(and headed to the heart and lungs for more oxygen) and that blood is darker than oxygenated blood in the arteries which are deeper and less visible. ...Read more