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Doctor insights on: Small Broken Blood Vessels On Legs

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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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What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

Unclear: Not sure I understand this question. If you have more information, we can better help you. ...Read more

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Why are my blood vessels in my leg bursting?

Why are my blood vessels in my leg bursting?

Spider veins?: Are you describing varicose veins or spider veins? Then it is likely a combination of heredity and or trauma. If this is the case see a vein specialist. If this something else please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Three days ago bent over to pick up block and felt 2 pops in left hip. Very painful mostky in hamstring. Just saw broken blood vessels on back of leg?

Three days ago bent over to pick up block and felt 2 pops in left hip. Very painful mostky in hamstring. Just saw broken blood vessels on back of leg?

Will require rehab: Hamstring strains are common injuries in an active population and a common sports injury. A sharp sudden pain and possible pop is experienced. The severity of the injuries is graded from 1-3. A 1 is a slight pull and a 3 is a tear. Strains can be in the substance of the muscle or can involve tearing of the attachment to the pelvic bone. A comprehensive rehab program is needed for a full recovery. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels in my leg to break? It stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.

What causes blood vessels in my leg to break?  It stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.

BLOOD VESSELS IN LEG: This could be a problem if it has lasted for a long time. I would certainly recommend you see your primary care physician as soon as possible. You may need a full examination including your heart. High blood pressure might be a cause, do not delay! ...Read more

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Possible to have "weak" blood vessels? Sometimes after working out I get a bad bruise on leg which fades to a little knot before slowly going away.

Possible to have "weak" blood vessels? Sometimes after working out I get a bad bruise on leg which fades to a little knot before slowly going away.

Likely Hematoma: You may be working out too hard and rupturing your blood vessels into the exercised muscles. Take it easier, and build up to heavy reps rather than jumping right in. Now, it is possible that your vessels break easily (are "weak"), or your blood is "thin" (you don't clot normally). Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatories (unless you get a hematoma, when they are helpful); try vitamin c. ...Read more

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A doctor gave me trazodone for leg pain he says my blood vessels are constricted and gave me trazodone what should I take?

A doctor gave me trazodone for leg pain he says my blood vessels are constricted and gave me trazodone what should I take?

Talk to the doctor: Please make sure it was given for leg pain with blood vessel constriction. It could be that he gave it to you for your concurrent depression and/or insomnia. But it's also possible that he meant to write a prescription for another medication such as trental, (pentoxifylline) but may have been mistaken somehow for trazodone. Please check with the doctor who gave you the prescription. ...Read more

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Does heat cause expansion of right leg blood vessels, (almost feels like bursting, sometimes), suffocation, & chest pain?

Chest: The symptoms you describe could be associated with a significant problem. You should be seen by a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn on my legs and the blood vessels broke which caused tiny red clusters of dots all over. How long does it take to heal? Treatments?

I got a bad sunburn on my legs and the blood vessels broke which caused tiny red clusters of dots all over. How long does it take to heal? Treatments?

Usually : A second degree burn which will cause capillary damage and/or bleeding. You can use mild antiseptic ointment or get Rx medication from your physician. Time frame- 2-3 weeks. Consider SPF of 40 or greater. ...Read more

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It looks like broken blood vessels down my daughter leg (from knee to foot, in about 1 1/2 – 2 " strip)and she hasn't banged or scraped her leg. What could be going on?

Petechia: The common causes of petechia are trauma, which usually is a result of a tourniquet type but maybe due to any trauma. Or due to a deficiency in playlet number or function called itp or due to a more serious Meningococcal infection it also could be done to medications. The key is to observe for spread if the petechia or signs of illness. If that happens see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Leg in pit behind knee felt bruised looked n see blue bulging blood vessels extending from there to front should I worry? Busted vessel or clot?

Leg in pit behind knee felt bruised looked n see blue bulging blood vessels extending from there to front should I worry? Busted vessel or clot?

Difficult: This is difficult to answer without being able to see the lesion but it could be a burst varicose vein or could also be a ruptured cyst behind the knee. You should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Wondering what conditions can cause swelling of the blood vessels almost all over the body, especially eyes, arms, legs?

Wondering what conditions can cause swelling of the blood vessels almost all over the body, especially eyes, arms, legs?

Swelling: I would need to know if you have any other symptoms but in any case swelling all over warrants a trip to your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is it a concern to have blood vessels that break very easily and sometimes spontaneously. Mostly on legs also tongue and sole of foot?

Is it a concern to have blood vessels that break very easily and sometimes spontaneously. Mostly on legs also tongue and sole of foot?

Blood vessels: I would have this issue evaluated to determine why your blood vessels are easily rupturing. I would seek care firstly by your primary care physician to determine if there is a blood related issue such as low platelet count, or poorly functioning platelets. If this workup does not reveal any issues, I would recommend increasing fruits and vegetables that are rich in flavonoid's, which strengthen ...Read more

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Continuous bruising and red spots that look like blood vessels that burst on legs for no reason blood works normal what could it be?

Continuous bruising and red spots that look like blood vessels that burst on legs for no reason blood works normal what could it be?

Telangiectasias.: Fine broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin do not indicate any systemic problems which is good. However, if you are interested in treating what is likely a genetic predisposition, the treatment for this is considered cosmetic in nature and can be addressed with the use of laser technology. ...Read more

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Should I seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, I can't move my toes. Also, has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Should I seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, I can't move my toes. Also, has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Cellulitis: What you are describing may be either cellulitis (which is an infection of the skin), or DVT (clot in the veins), either of these require urgent treatment and you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. If cellulitis, then the treatment is antibiotics and local care. If dvt, then the treatment is blood thinners. The er can make the diagnosis and begin treatment. ...Read more

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When I cough too hard, sneeze or vomit my blood vessels hurt. I literally feel pain in my chest, shoulders, arms and legs. How bad is this?

When I cough too hard, sneeze or vomit my blood vessels hurt. I literally feel pain in my chest, shoulders, arms and legs. How bad is this?

Really intense cough: All the parts of your body are connected so if you have a really intense cough it is not surprising that you feel it rattling other parts of your body. Now the question is why are you coughing so intensely. I obviously don't know what is causing the cough. It could be an infectious process, an allergic one or something else. You should see your doc ASAP and get a work up. ...Read more

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Severe itching over arms and legs only above blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin-bones both legs. Could they be related, anything serious??

Severe itching over arms and legs only above blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin-bones both legs. Could they be related, anything serious??

Ans: Your itching could be from several sources. So best to see your doctor. The aching could be from several etiologies. Do you take any medications? Need some more information. So again best to see your doctor ...Read more

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I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet, legs and arms, burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet, legs and arms, burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

Sounds like: Some of your symptoms may be related to your fibromyalgia. It does not look like you are taking any medication for this. If you are having swelling/edema in your extremities that can also be a cause for the "burst veins". Varicose veins can also become inflamed, causing your symptoms. I would recommend you see your doctor to have these addressed. There ARE treatments for fibromyalgia! ...Read more

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I have a sensation on the inner thigh medial knee where it feels like the blood vessels are rearranging themselves and then stop, at least once a day.?

I have a sensation on the inner thigh medial knee where it feels like the blood vessels are rearranging themselves and then stop, at least once a day.?

Vein problem?: Venous insufficiency presents with leg heaviness, fatigue, swelling, pain (aching, sharp, burning, stinging), itching, restless legs, cramping. Seek help of phlebologist by going to www.Phlebology. Org, and look for one in your area. Proper evaluation will help find the cause. ...Read more

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My dr is sure that my calf edema is from leaky blood vessels. What could make him so confident?

The question is why: Edema always leaks from blood vessels, but why? It could be related to too much salt in the diet or pressure on veins from being overweight, varicose veins, or too much standing.

It sounds like the doc was saying there's no evidence of a more serious cause like heart, lung, kidney or liver disease or blocked veins. ...Read more