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Does a normal brain MRI without contrast show blood vessel abnormalities or do you need another test like an MRA?

Does a normal brain MRI without contrast show blood vessel abnormalities or do you need another test like an MRA?

Depends on question: Common misconception: MRI (or MRA) doesn't "see everything". ANY imaging test used to help confirm a diagnosis has limitations & doesn't establish Dx from "thin air". MRI can see SOME of the effects of blood vessel abnormalities (like scarring or infarction) & perhaps large abnormalities like aneurysms, but isn't the best test to determine blood flow. So it depends on clinical question being asked ...Read more

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


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Punch biopsy showed blood vessel formation/benign. Any connection to gallbladder/heart? This was thought to be shingles prior. Worries or not?

Punch biopsy showed blood vessel formation/benign. Any connection to gallbladder/heart? This was thought to be shingles prior. Worries or not?

Skin problem?: Benign vascular malformations are very common in the skin and are not usually related to other heath problems. There are some exceptions so be certain to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Baby ultrasound shows no blood vessels are developed at 7th week, is my thrombophilia the cause?

Baby ultrasound shows no blood vessels are developed at 7th week, is my thrombophilia the cause?

Repeat US: AT 7 weeks of gestation, the fetus is approximately a quarter of an inch in length, about the size of a pea. On US, several structures can be seen and at this age the heartbeat can be detected. It is too early to see formed blood vessels reliably. Repeat the US since it is operator dependent, when the fetus is a few weeks older. Thrombophilia can be a cause of fetal loss, but usually later ...Read more

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If skin biopsy showed benign blood vessel formation would an MRI be necessary to rule out underlying cause and if so what would it show?

If skin biopsy showed benign blood vessel formation would an MRI be necessary to rule out underlying cause and if so what would it show?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Why was the biopsy done? Do you have any symptoms? MRI is not a useful tool for diagnosing skin disorders. ...Read more

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Does an xray show widening if blood vessels accurately?

Not usually: Plain x-ray is not a usual modality to evaluate blood vessels. If by "widening" you mean dilatation or aneurysm, ultrasound is the most common diagnostic tool to start with. However, depending on location of the vessel ct or MRI may be reasonable starting points. Ct does use xray. Angiography is a diagnostic tool I use when treating blood vessel disease and is very good at evaluating as well. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray showed enlarged blood vessel, now have pain under left shoulder blade when breathing and coughing, dr hasn't returned my calls-please help?

Chest X-ray showed enlarged blood vessel, now have pain under left shoulder blade when breathing and coughing, dr hasn't returned my calls-please help?

Hard to say: There are many vessels shown on a chest x-ray. Without knowing just which one I can't give you an exact answer. One thing you have going for you is your young age. At your age you are unlikely having a heart attack or aortic dissection. The pain and enlarged vessel may also be unrelated. However, if you can't get an answer from your doc you need to go to an er asap. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and my pap showed I have new blood vessels on my cervix and that I have abnormal cells. Doc said come back in 6months. Should I be worried?

I'm 23 and my pap showed I have new blood vessels on my cervix and that I have abnormal cells. Doc said come back in 6months. Should I be worried?

No worries: "Abnormal cells" usually means HPV infection and the kinds of cell changes that could mean future cervical cancer risk. If such changes are mild, repeat pap in a few months is typical. However, I haven't a clue what is meant by a pap showing "new blood vessels". Contact your doctor to clarify all the details. But if she doesn't need to see you for 6 months, you can safely assume it's not serious. ...Read more

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Drs office called with chest xray results and said it showed a calcified blood vessel but dr wasn't worried. What does this mean? Should I worry?

Drs office called with chest xray results and said it showed a calcified blood vessel but dr wasn't worried. What does this mean? Should I worry?

Don't worry: Calcified blood vessel in the chest simply means that one of your blood vessels has some calcium in the lining. It is usually is not a problem especially at the age of 27. To be sure that there's nothing wrong you might ask what the results of your recent blood test were especially the metabolic panel ...Read more

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The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

Probably normal: Ultrasound findings. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to review the ultrasound results with you in relation to your medical history, physical exam ; blood tests. ...Read more

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I had BC 5 years ago stage 1 no lymph nodes/blood vessels (5mm) GR1. A CT shows now 3 nodules RT lower lung subpleural 1.5, 2, 3.6 mm. Metastasis?

I had BC 5 years ago stage 1 no lymph nodes/blood vessels (5mm) GR1. A CT shows now 3 nodules RT lower lung subpleural 1.5, 2, 3.6 mm. Metastasis?

Possible: Complicated question as there is not enough data - most breast CA recurs early, but not always. Usually dependent on hormone receptor status. I would be concerned about another cancer producing these nodules - could also be nothing.... ...Read more

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What are the types of blood vessels?

What are the types of blood vessels?

Multiple: Arteries, arterioles, cappilaries, veinules, veins.

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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

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What do broken blood vessels look like?

What do broken blood vessels look like?

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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What caused blood vessels to appear in my contacts?

Contacts: Dilated vessels in the eyes can occur from any reason that causes eye irritation (such as contacts, dry eye, blepharitis, etc). ...Read more

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Is there a herb that will open up blood vessels more?

Is there a herb that will open up blood vessels more?

No: A search for a natural cure for "clogged" vessels is an ongoing one. Many have claimed to be effective, but none has proved to be so. I am afraid you will run into a big disappointment trying to find one if you press so. ...Read more

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How long does it take for broken blood vessels to heal?

How long does it take for broken blood vessels to heal?

Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

Yes and no.: If your blood vessels are constricted you may feel cold. There are no diseases of the blood vessels not dilating properly. Blood vessels dilate or contract in response to chemicals in the blood stream, systemic conditions and local environmental factors. ...Read more

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Sm broken blood vessels over the whole body. What could cause this?

Needs evaluation: Platelet abnormal, or blood issue and needs full exam and blood work. ...Read more

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Why do I have what looks like broken blood vessels on my shoulders from lifting a heavy object?

Why do I have what looks like broken blood vessels on my shoulders from lifting a heavy object?

Bruise: A broken blood vessel causes bruising - extravasation of blood (blood coming out of vessel). Lifting heavy objects serves a stress factor for vessels as it causes pressure to build up in capillaries and if it is high enough to break the vessel wall, it causes blood to come out and build up under the skin causing ecchimosis or what we know as bruising. ...Read more

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Can you die from inflammed blood vessels?

Big topic: Many types of inflamed blood vessels: thrombophlebitis is is usually hard, inflamed superficial blood vessels in the leg veins. Usually patients have underlying medical condition of their veins called venous insufficiency or reflux. Need to see phlebology dr. Www. Phlebology. Org do ultrasound scan now. This can lead to deep vein clot which is dangerous. Use ice, ibuprofen, compression, walking. ...Read more

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What causes ballon in blood vessels and anyrums?

What causes ballon in blood vessels and anyrums?

Genetics: This is usually genetic in a young, healthy person. High blood pressure and atherosclerosis can lead to this in older adults as well as smoking cigarettes. ...Read more

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Which vasodilators acting directly on blood vessels?

Which vasodilators acting directly on blood vessels?

There are several: Nitroglycerin and Papaverine are two commonly used topical vasodilators. ...Read more

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What drugs target tumor blood vessels?

What drugs target tumor blood vessels?

Avastin (bevacizumab): Drugs have been developed that antagonize vascular endothelial growth factors or receptors for such growth factors. ...Read more