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I have a bad cough, can't swallow, and swollen blood vessels in my head. Should I be seen?

I have a bad cough, can't swallow, and swollen blood vessels in my head. Should I be seen?

Cough, can't swallow: When in doubt see your doctor. If you are concerned, or your symptoms are not improving or you are feeling worse, then it's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Swollen Face (Definition)

= facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, ...Read more


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Lowgrade fever off/on, swollen face and neck, high sed rate, normal blood work, no allergies, rash from rt chest to rt palm, body aches, 6 months ongoing?

Lowgrade fever off/on, swollen face and neck, high sed rate, normal blood work, no allergies, rash from rt chest to rt palm, body aches, 6 months ongoing?

Autoimmune disease: Unfortunately, you have a complex situation and something that is tricky to diagnose. It sounds like you have been to several doctors already. It sounds like you need a dermatologist to see you and do a skin biopsy, immunologist work up or rheumatologist. It could be a rare infection, but more likely autoimmune at this point. ...Read more

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What causes swollen blood vessels behind your eye?

What causes swollen blood vessels behind your eye?

Need further testing: There could be several causes for swollen blood vessels in the retina, but you would need further workup. ...Read more

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Took half a amlitripline an it caused water retetnion which causes dizziness with me my blood vessels feel swollen everywhere?

Took half a amlitripline an it caused water retetnion which causes dizziness with me my blood vessels feel swollen everywhere?

Your blood vessels: Are not "swollen everywhere;" if they were, you wouldn't be online, you'd be near death. Was that your question? I can't find any other questions in your post. ...Read more

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I have a little red dot right next to my cornea with blood vessels stretching out from it. Not many symptoms. Sometimes ichy. Was swollen, but briefly?

I have a little red dot right next to my cornea with blood vessels stretching out from it. Not many symptoms. Sometimes ichy. Was swollen, but briefly?

Pingueculum: An exam would be helpful. A visual is worth a thousand words. It could be a pingueculum, a phlectenule, vascular tumor (angioma), nevus, teratoma, dermoid, granuloma, papilloma, conjunctival neoplasm. Lots of possibilities an for reassurance, see an eye md for an exam. ...Read more

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I have swollen blood vessels when hands are hanging, if I hold them above the chest level, they look normal. Is it normal?

I have swollen blood vessels when hands are hanging, if I hold them above the chest level, they look normal. Is it normal?

Probably: Blood pumped by the heart goes to the hand in arteries and comes back in the veins, which have no pump. Veins have a thin wall and are easily distended. Gravity pulls the blood down, distending the veins. Lifting the arms pulls blood back to the heart and the veins shrink. Further tests would be needed if arm elevation did not empty the veins. ...Read more

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After I had sex, during which I used a penis ring, my penis became swollen and discolored plus I can see broken blood vessels what do I do?

After I had sex, during which I used a penis ring, my penis became swollen and discolored plus I can see broken blood vessels what do I do?

See answer: If having no significant pain, likely just a rupture of a superficial blood vessel (s) and local ice pack, avoiding erections/intercourse, and observation may be all that you need. May take couple of weeks for discoloration to completely resolve. If you are having pain, swelling is worsening, bleeding from meatus, or are concerned, you should either go to the er or see a urologist within 24 hrs. ...Read more

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My ankle got hit and now it is a little swollen, I can walk but there is some pain and, there is broken blood vessels on my ankle bone. What is it?

My ankle got hit and now it is a little swollen, I can walk but there is some pain and, there is broken blood vessels on my ankle bone. What is it?

See a Doctor.: You need to make an appt with a podiatrist or orthopaedist. An x-ray will probably be ordered. You should apply ice 20min on 20 min off for the first 48 hrs, and rest the affected ankle. ...Read more

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Are their any blood vessels near the tragus part of the ear? I feel a swollen lump in that area could it be an anurysm?

Are their any blood vessels near the tragus part of the ear? I feel a swollen lump in that area could it be an anurysm?

Not likely: You are probably feeling a swollen lymph node. If you are sick it is related. If you are not and it hasn't gone down you should be checked out. While of course there are blood vessels there. It is quite unlikely that you have an aneurysm. You doctor's examination will help figure it out. ...Read more

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Has a cluster of blood vessels/hemangioma which looks like a bump/swollen above the left eye, where do I get this treated?

Eye doc: See your ophthalmologist. If this doctor feels unconfortable removing it, you may be referred to an oculoplastic specialist. ...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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My aunt has swollen ankles and hands blood vessels have broken on her chest and her eyes look yellow? Any ideas?

My aunt has swollen ankles and hands blood vessels have broken on her chest and her eyes look yellow? Any ideas?

Liver disease?: It is hard to say without more information and a physical examination but sounds consistent with a condition of the liver causing jaundice. Have her see her primary care doctor to get examined, a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

Unlikely: The burn you have, even though I'm sure it's quite painful, is likely too superficial to come in contact with any blood vessels on your forehead. You can consider taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for your pain. Also, applying a cool (not icy cold) compress to the area may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Husband was swinging son upside down, accidentally hit his neck against the door frame. He has broken blood vessels on his face/neck. Is that normal?

Husband was swinging son upside down, accidentally hit his neck against the door frame. He has broken blood vessels on his face/neck. Is that normal?

Neck injury: This action is very dangerous, you should take you your child to ER ASAP, it depends on the force of the impact against the door, he might need X ray of his head & neck. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

Vasculitis: The cause of most forms of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) is unknown. However we know the immune system plays a role. The immune system is meant to protect the body, but when it becomes "overactive" due to some unknown trigger it can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. This causes narrowing of the blood vessel, decreased blood supply which can cause damage to surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

Not broken: Enlarged capillaries may appear as red lines on the face. Sometimes blue. Mostly the cheeks and nose. Related to pale skin, sun damage, pregnancy, hormones, rosacea, age. Easily treated by dermatologist by laser or electrodessication. Are you taking ORAL isotretinoin? See your DR and review your meds. Your symptoms need evaluation. ...Read more

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My blood vessels break easily and pretty badly on my face. Will they recover? How to make them stronger?

My blood vessels break easily and pretty badly on my face. Will they recover? How to make them stronger?

Misunderstanding?: Blood vessels do not normally break. Thus question is impossible to interpret. Perhaps a good skin doctor should examine you. ...Read more

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I feel like everyone's reading my mind. I don't like being around others, it feels really awkward. I think I have lost blood vessels inside my head.

I feel like everyone's reading my mind. I don't like being around others, it feels really awkward. I think I have lost blood vessels inside my head.

See a Counselor: See a counselor to be evaluated and be taught coping strategies before it becomes a permanent condition. ...Read more

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Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Unlikely!: Although one would expect some tenderness at the site of a injured blood vessel, it should remain superficial and not cause any pain in the head proper. If your CT was of the head and is Neg. And the headaches continue, one should follow up with their physician and /or see a Neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Thankfully no: Migraine headaches make you hypersensitive to sounds and every sensations. Every indication is that sounds and sensation are normal events that you are hypersensitive to. ...Read more

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How do you treat broken blood vessels on face from bumping into a metal rack? Hot or cold?

How do you treat broken blood vessels on face from bumping into a metal rack? Hot or cold?

I would: Use ice for the first couple of days. 20 min on. Rest of the hour off. Do this 2-3 times a day. For first couple days. I would avaiod heat. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Neuralgia: An irritable superficial scalp nerve may be the cause of this symptom. This is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves without any specific treatment. Less likely would be an inflamed temporal artery. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if this symptom persists. ...Read more

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Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Yes it is possible: If vomiting is severe you can break tiny capillaries in the skin causing little red spots called petechiae. ...Read more

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Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious?

Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious?

Maybe: Migraines are benign; however, can sometimes manifest some concerning symptoms, even stroke-like symptoms. The rule of thumb, if you have a headache that has new or different symptoms than your typical headache, that warrants re-evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have some small permanent spots on my face. A couple I assumeare blood vessels, but I have some of which are just flesh colored and raised over pores. Nothing makes them go away. I can photos?

I have some small permanent spots on my face. A couple I assumeare blood vessels, but I have some of which are just flesh colored and raised over pores. Nothing makes them go away. I can photos?

See a derm: Sounds like sebaceous hyperplasi, a condition that does not respond to creams or other topical treatment. They need to be removed by a dermatologist (cautery, laser, etc). As it is a benign condition, it usually is not reimbursable by insurance. ...Read more

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I had a sudden sharp headache on the left side of my head, above my left eye. What is concerning is that my left eye blood vessels bursted.?

See eye doctor now: Have you had your eye pressure measured? I think you need to see an ophthalmologist immediately to make sure that you don't have glaucoma which can lead to blindness if not promptly treated. An alternate answer would be migraine which is of concern also if it occurs for the 1st time at your age. ...Read more

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Why did my daughter have a cut on her head when she was born? It was emergency C-section. Her blood vessels were popped and head was cone shaped.

Why did my daughter have a cut on her head when she was born? It was emergency C-section. Her blood vessels were popped and head was cone shaped.

C/section risk: The OB cuts through the layers of the uterus during the C-section to reveal a balloon like baby container. The distance between the last layer of uterus and the balloon like lining is the width of a thick sheet of paper. The baby & container presses tightly against the wall. Occasionally the knife nicks baby at what ever point they are under the cutting edge. Shallow nicks heal quickly. ...Read more

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I have a red mark on my face that developed over a year ago, appears to be blood vessels visible and the skin pigment is light around red area. Ideas?

I have a red mark on my face that developed over a year ago, appears to be blood vessels visible and the skin pigment is light around red area. Ideas?

See a dermatologist: A persistent mark like you describe could be many things, including rosacea (a chronic inflammatory condition) to infection (such as a superficial fungal infection) to skin cancer. You should see a dermatologist for a closer inspection and a definitive diagnosis, that will determine what kind of treatment you will need. Good luck! ...Read more

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My straightener was set to 400 degrees and I burned my head on the right side top not on forehead could this cause hemorrhage or damaged blood vessels?

My straightener was set to 400 degrees and I burned my head on the right side top not on forehead could this cause hemorrhage or damaged blood vessels?

Not really: Thermal burn usually involves the epidermis which does not have any blood vessels. This is a first degree burn with no blisters, but pain, redness. If the burn is deeper 2nd degree it involves the dermis which has small blood vessels causes pain, reddness with the hair intact. Again, no hemorrhage, the small blood vessels leak fluids or get coagulated like the tissue. ...Read more

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What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

Red Spots - causes.: There are multiple causes of red spots (telangiectasia) of the skin including aging, genetics, sun exposure, hormones and medications. Sometimes no reason can be found. An easy treatment for these (excluding the eyes) is either a topical laser or fine needle radio frequency. They do recur over time. ...Read more

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I burned the side of my head with my straightening iron it was not my forehead it was like on my scalp above my temple did I hurt blood vessels?

I burned the side of my head with my straightening iron it was not my forehead it was like on my scalp above my temple did I hurt blood vessels?

Unlikely, I would: Suggest you apply some aquaphor or vaniply to area, and use cool compresses or ice water to stop burning sensation. Then see derm if any blisters appear. And do not pick scab. Vessles are much deeper than superficial burns. ...Read more

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Blood vessel punctured from novocaine injection. Immediate swelling and bruise on face. Initially decreased now swollen again and very tender.

Blood vessel punctured from novocaine injection. Immediate swelling and bruise on face. Initially decreased now swollen again and very tender.

Relatively Common: I am surmising you received Noocaine from your dentist. Having an injection anywhere can rupture blood vessels from the injection. Sorry! Use Ice packs for 15-20min 2-3x Daily over the affected area for a few more days will help. If you have further concerns, you should seek the help of a healthcare professional. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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