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Plaque In Eye Vessels
Atherosclerosis: Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc. Or the plaque can break open sending little pieces down stream or worse the plaque can break open and potentate a blood clot that completely and suddenly blocks the flow of blood - think heart attack or stroke. This is the #1 cause of death in the United States. ...Read more
If I have a flesh colored plaque in inner corner of my eye, do I see ophthalmologist or dermatologist? How can they test/treat it?
Eye doctor: Anything that involves the eye itself should be seen by an eye doctor. This is also true if a skin lesion is very near the eyelid. ...Read more
Reducing blood: High lipid levels can speed up a process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are normally smooth on the inside, but as you age, a sticky substance called plaque forms in the walls of your arteries. Plaque is made of lipids and other materials in your blood. As more plaque builds up, your arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually, reduced flow causes problems. ...Read more
A young man about 15yrs presents with erythemal scales, yellowish plaques on the eye brows, nasolebial folds, glasbella and presternal area. What is t?
It would be helpful to see a picture, but the differential includes seborrheic dermatitis, tinea infection or psoriasis. Any of the atopic dermatites could be considered. Also, contact dermatitis or allergen exposure.
I would lean towards seborrheic dermatitis given the distribution.
Just a guess though. ...Read more
Can you tell me the major products found in plaque, inside a blood vessel, that lead to a heart attack?
LDL-P: Particles, triglyceride s all found in fats. ...Read more
See a cardiologist:
A cardiologist would likely order a CT scan of your carotids (the arteries in your neck) & also check whether type 2 diabetes is contributing to the plaque formation Starting you on a statin (a cholesterol lowering drug) would certainly be a option.
Hope this helps
Austin U Sargent MD PhD ...Read more
Have a plaque: If u r asking about it it sound u r worried, so it is better to see your PCP for advise. ...Read more
Since fish oil contains fat, is it still good for you - does it cause or prevent plaque? Taking 2g for dry eye/BP/cholesterol and it seems to help.
Yes: Some OTC Fish oil tablets do have high Fat content which are not enough Omega 3/6. If you have prescription strength Fish oil like Lovaza, other fat content is minimal This does help bring down Triglycerides and LDL. Helps prevent the Plaqque build up in arteries. It should be associated with CV exercise and healthy dietary habit, ...Read more
My friends dad had a drooping eye, doctors ran tests to find that he had plaque build up in an artery close to the brain. ...Best options.? .....
Ct corn angio- norm myocardial morphology/function. No plaque/stenosis. Mild myocardial bridge mid of LAD w/o significant attenuation of vessel. Explain?
Coronary angio: Simplest answer to your question is it is normal....Myocardial bridge without attenuation of vessel is normal variant. ...Read more
I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should I worry?
Don't panic: The area below the tongue has a high density of salivary glands. Sounds like you may have an occluded salivary gland. Sometimes these occlusions clear on there own with salivary secretions. They tend to occur when you are dehydrated. Drink lots of water. And see your dentist for an examination of the bump ...Read more
Nurse called me and said I have mild plaque in veins, I have to come in to see dr. My question is what is the procedure for these results?
Procedure?: The doctor will discuss the findings with you but I assume that it is your heart that you are talking about. Likely this will mean no procedure but your doctor should clarify. ...Read more
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat? Myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque, head pain, chest pain-symptoms!?
Blood on the eye:
Yes you can pop a small capilary on the surface of the eye. It will often look like a small paint brush painted a red streak.
It often comes with straining or trauma.
It can be frightening but innocent.
It will resolve without drops and without visual damage.
If it was from trauma then you must see the eyeMD/ophthalmologist.. ...Read more
Sub conj nemorrhage: A broken blood vessel on the surface of your eye is totally harmless. It can be caused by a hard cough or sneeze, a hard bowel movement, or even just rubbing your eyes. It may occur more often in people who take blood thinners or Aspirin on a regular basis. There is no treatment necessary for this, but it may take up to two weeks to resolve. ...Read more
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Just wait: If you are referring to a subconjunctival hemorrhage, or "broken blood vessel", there is really nothing to do to make them go away faster. Usually takes between 4-10 days to resolve. If you get repeated broken blood vessels, the blood pressure and blood clotting parameters can be checked. The hemorrhages will not affect your vision. ...Read more
Subconjunctival heme: Your description sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage which is very common. The most common cause is dry eye/ ocular surface irritation which would explain your headache. I would try using artificial tears and observation. If you develop decreased vision or increased pain, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Need exam to diagnos: Cannot make a definite diagnosis without an ophthalmologist examination. Some clues that it may be a broken blood vessel are 1. It is usually painless, usually noticed by someone else. 2. It is a shiny brick-red color. If you are experiencing many recurrences, you should check your blood pressure. Artificial tears can beused for comfort. If you have pain or blurred vision need to see ophthalm. ...Read more
? dry eyes: It could be dry eyes, but it is better to see am eye dr. Or evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Thin vein: You did something to increase the venous pressure in your head; probably coughing or sneezing or lifting something heavy. This caused a little blood seepage from a thin vessel on the eye surface. These are dramatic looking but benign and your eye will absorb the blood over 3-8 days. ...Read more
Sounds like a nevus: Or mole in the eye. If it has changed it should be evaluated. Blood vessels are not brown. ...Read more