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Tiny, reddish spots on labia. No itchiness. Today one started bleeding. Was told about 5 years ago it was blood vessels. why the bleeding? Worry?

Tiny, reddish spots on labia. No itchiness. Today one started bleeding.  Was told about 5 years ago it was blood vessels. why the bleeding? Worry?

Varices?: Your report suggests the presence of congenital labial varices like those in the scrotum. They are annoying especially at seeing bleeding after their rupture usually by mindless scratch. Of course, it is hard to tell for 100% sure without a direct a look at. If confirmed, they require no practical care of any forms but mentally coping process. ...Read more

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Whitish, itchy, bumpy Idiopathic hives turn flat & red after taking antihistamine. Is that normal? Maybe problems with mast cells / blood vessels?

Whitish, itchy, bumpy Idiopathic hives turn flat & red after taking antihistamine. Is that normal? Maybe problems with mast cells / blood vessels?

Yes and no: Hives can at times behave this way but if you only have hives then it is unlikely that your problem is a mast cell disorder. Be sure you use a moisturizer immediately after bathing since dry skin can cause itchy bumps. You may also try upping the antihistamine dose to 4 x daily. If still not helpful , it is time to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

Bruising could be: Side effects of blood thinners - aspirin, nsaids, fish oil, warfarin.Itchy rash could be eczema, fungal infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I have about 15 tiny ruptured blood vessel looking dots on my inner arms, they aren't raised, itchy, or painful. I lift my heavy baby a lot connected?

I have about 15 tiny ruptured blood vessel looking dots on my inner arms, they aren't raised, itchy, or painful. I lift my heavy baby a lot connected?

Petechiae : you have petechia on your inner arms. So long as this is only from where you have repeated trauma from lifting the baby it is ok. This is like bruising. If you notice it elsewhere then it could be a sign of low platelets and you would need to see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have burst a blood vessel in the middle finger of my right hand twice now in the same month. It starts out as an itchy feeling and ends up purple.

I have burst a blood vessel in the middle finger of my right hand twice now in the same month. It starts out as an itchy feeling and ends up purple.

This is often: an elusive symptom. It actually tends to occur more in women and is sometimes associated with the connective tissue syndrome Raynaud's disease. This is a condition where small blood vessels constrict and may actually rupture such as you describe. It deserves a medical work-up to look for such conditions; you should carefully record the symptoms and circumstances and see your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have a burst blood vessel in my left eye which is neither sore of itchy but does seem 2 b spreading. What do u think it could b?

I have a burst blood vessel in my left eye which is neither sore of itchy but does seem 2 b spreading. What do u think it could b?

Subconjunctival : Hemorrhage is almost certainly what you have. I agree with what has been said. These look scary but are completely harmless. Nothing needs to be, or should be, done. These take care of themselves. ...Read more

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Been doing crossfit 5yrs. Only been doing HIIT 3wks. After HIIT class 2 days ago veins on ea. side of my head were swollen, tender & itchy. Why?

Been doing crossfit 5yrs. Only been doing HIIT 3wks. After HIIT class 2 days ago veins on ea. side of my head were swollen, tender & itchy. Why?

The only explanation: I can possibly suggest is greater elevation of blood pressure associated with the High Intensity Interval Training.Sometimes when veins have been engorged due to increased pressure in the vascular system there is the sensation of itchiness;not sure about tenderness.I would consider some heart rate and blood pressure monitoring as you are adding HIIT into your regimen. And probably discuss with Doc ...Read more

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The veins in my wrist are extremely itchy. Why; some sort of allergy?

The veins in my wrist are extremely itchy. Why; some sort of allergy?

Dry skin: My guess - pure guess - is that the skin overlying your veins itch - likely due to dry skin. "allergic" involvement of veins - actually immunologic involvement of veins is called vasculitis. The symptoms are bruising, burning & possibly pain. But this is another question that is hard to answer on healthnet. You are going to have to see your physician for this one. ...Read more

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I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

Itchy rash: It will be hard to give you an answer without looking at the rash, you need to see your doctor about it for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a few red, itchy, and small dots on my hands. But it's on top of on of my veins (right hand).

I have a few red, itchy, and small dots on my hands. But it's on top of on of my veins (right hand).

Rash: it is impossible to tell what kind of rash this is I would try and over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps ...Read more

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Hi, I have these itchy, small, red dots on one of my veins. There's just three dots but really itchy. ( On my right hand)?

Hi, I have these itchy, small, red dots on one of my veins. There's just three dots but really itchy. ( On my right hand)?

Hard to tell: Try topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem keeps on returning, then will need to consider the presence of a contact dermatitis. It is impossible at this time to make a diagnosis however based on the brief description. ...Read more

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Why are both of my eyes red (i can see red veins) its not bloodshot red? Kind of itchy, hurts sometimes, and the skin around it swollen.

Why are both of my eyes red (i can see red veins) its not bloodshot red? Kind of itchy, hurts sometimes, and the skin around it swollen.

Sounds like: An allergic conjunctivitis. Try cold compresses and some otc fexofenadine once daily. If thick discharge from eyes start or your vision deteriorates then see your doctor. Remove contacts if you wear them until completely resolved. ...Read more

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Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!

Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!

Collateral veins: Non specific and would need an exam but could be related to central vein blockage. Bodybuilder can get them. Would follow up with md. ...Read more

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Veins on my palms and soles get swollen and itchy at random times. I take losartan for HBP and .25mg levothyroxine. Heat and cold make it worse.

Veins on my palms and soles get swollen and itchy at random times. I take losartan for HBP and .25mg levothyroxine. Heat and cold make it worse.

Vascular disease: See a internist or vascular surgeon for possible workup for peripheral vascular disease. This can include testing of the arteries as well as veins for blockages. They can be removed or bypassed if narrowed. Some meds can also help.
If you have already had these things ruled out then sensible measure like avoidance of heat and cold is the easiest solution . ...Read more

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How are you? I'm having pain in the veins on my left hand and hands are very itchy. What could this be coming from? Any ideas at all will be helpful!!

How are you? I'm having pain in the veins on my left hand and hands are very itchy. What could this be coming from? Any ideas at all will be helpful!!

Age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized red circle on my breast came a week ago. Its not raised, no texture, not itchy, spider veins coming off it. Not ring worm?

Irritation?: Dermatitis is a red circular rash. It could be that. You can try Hydrocortisone 1% cream 3 times a day for a week. If that doesn't work then you should be seen to find out what it is. Ringworm is itchy and raised, so that is not likely in your case. ...Read more

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9 month old has redness in right eye. No pain, no discharge, no itchiness. It doesn't brother him. Cluster of red veins right of pupil. How to treat?

9 month old has redness in right eye. No pain, no discharge, no itchiness. It doesn't brother him. Cluster of red veins right of pupil. How to treat?

Bloodshot eye: Leave it alone. It could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage and will get better by itself - could take a week. If he has pain or other symptoms, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Right breast itches and red veins appear. No skin flaking or rash. Extremely itchy so I itch it raw. Is this normal? Just in one breast.

Right breast itches and red veins appear. No skin flaking or rash. Extremely itchy so I itch it raw. Is this normal? Just in one breast.

Unsure: That sounds like Tinea Corporis. If so it should respond to one of the OTC anti-fungal topical medications. If that does not work, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry eyes n blepharitis.Use natural tears. Eyes always hav red veins, sometimes itchy, gritty. How to tell when I have infection or inflammation (dry)?

Dry eyes n blepharitis.Use natural tears. Eyes always hav red veins, sometimes itchy, gritty. How to tell when I have infection or inflammation (dry)?

Blepharitis can: manifest with inflamed eyelid margins and debris from both inflammatory and infectious etiologies (causes). This may lead to dry eye, red eye and even blurred vision. Tackling the root problem, blepharitis, will help the associated symptoms. Identifying the cause of your blepharitis by your ophthalmologist will in turn lead to to a directed treatment plan. ...Read more

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Both eyes are itchy frm eyelid but right eye is red from veins, Can i use eyedrops to make it stop from over-the-counter and which ones are the best?

Both eyes are itchy frm eyelid but right eye is red from veins, Can i use eyedrops to make it stop from over-the-counter and which ones are the best?

Depends what it's: itching from, allergy or animal dander? Rubbing eyes will make it more red. Whatever you do, don't use a eye decongestant as it will give your rebound redness that is hard to manage. If from animal dander, you must wash your hands after petting an animal, and use non preservative lubricating drops. If from allergy, there is mast cell OTC antihistamine/mast cell stabilizer available (Ketotifen). ...Read more

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Had itp.Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands.Scalp aslo itches.Tried steroid cream, it didn't help.Now also have purple veins on legs?

Had itp.Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands.Scalp aslo itches.Tried steroid cream, it didn't help.Now also have purple veins on legs?

See doctor: Although itchy skin per se is not alarming, when it is associated with purple veins on legs , the problem is likely serious. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Yes: The vessels are remodeling all of the time. However if you are talking about a vessel that has an aneurysm or clogged with plaque then no they can not heal those lesions and a surgical correction is required. ...Read more