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Small Broken Blood Vessels On Legs
Normal.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemangiomas: All those little red bumps or "blisters" on your body are called hemangiomas. These are hereditary growths. If you were to cut them out and look at them under a microscope, you would see thousands of little blood vessels. Hemangiomas are completely benign growths that never turn bad. I treat them with different lasers and they respond beautifully. ...Read more
BROKEN CAPILLARIES: SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. HE OR SHE CAN ZAP THESE A FEW AT A TIME AND TRY TO GET RID OF THEM. ...Read more
Can a bloody spot on the leg under the skin be a sign of thin blood or a busted vessel when on blood thinners?
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. _. ...Read more
Possible Biopsy: Discoloration and spotting on the soles of the foot can be problematic and will need additional work-up. Normally the soles of the foot have no pigment and if there are discoloration then you would need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist for examination and possible biopsy of the lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are very visible veins on my forearms, legs, and chest a sign of a blood clot or aneurysm somewhere in my body?
Tiny petechiea coming and going for a week. Mole appeared yesterday and a gentle squeeze to the area caused broken blood vessels and larger petechia
Usually trauma: The veins on top of the hands are very prone to injury from simply hitting them against an object. This would be the most common reason for them to be bruised and subsequently bleed. Other causes could be medications that you are taking such as aspirin, fish oil and even some vitamins. You may want to follow up with a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Possible: Superficial veins or t-matts on the chest and abdomen can be associated with cirrhosis of the liver. However, t-matts alone without other symptoms are just that, superficial spider veins of the chest/abdominal wall. Thin patients will limited fatty tissues, very fair skin patients may have more visible veins just due to color. If you note a dramatic increase in t-matts physician review is in order. ...Read more
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
Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose veins would be raised, blue and grape-like in appearance. A red rash doesn't sound like veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
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