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Is it possible for an IV needle/catheter to break off in vein and what would be the consequences and intervention if so?

Is it possible for an IV needle/catheter to break off in vein and what would be the consequences and intervention if so?

Yes: They can break but rare. They will break if they are not in the vein usually and they will get stuck under the skin, even if they break in the vein there is nothing to do surgically. But you have to watch for signs of infection at the site like redness, swelling, pain. That means it is getting infected and need to be removed. Very rarely they will move from the vein toward the heart. ...Read more

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Why do blood veins break in your hands without an injury to them?

Why do blood veins break in your hands without an injury to them?

Incidental trauma: Some people have thin skin, loss of fat in the hands or friable veins. The smallest bump or tear can lead to bruising, particularly if you are on medications like aspirin. ...Read more

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I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break

I have a hot burning sensation in my right leg? What cause it, could it be a vein trying to break

Several Options.: A burning sensation in the leg can be due to several factors but most commonly due to nerve irritation. Sometimes, an inflammation of the vein can cause a similar symptom but this is usually associated with pain along the course of the vein. This would not be due to a vein breaking or trying to break. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? Would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? Thanks

Is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? Would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? Thanks

Navel is a remnant: The navel is more like a scar or remnant of where the umbilical cord was attached. There are no vessel in it or attached to it as an adult
so there is no risk of any vessels breaking. ...Read more

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Spider veins after patella break 13 weeks ago. Cannot use knee properly as yet. Bend ability about 80 degrees.

Spider veins after patella break 13 weeks ago. Cannot use knee properly as yet. Bend ability about 80 degrees.

Laser: Continue to work on your knee mobility. If the spider veins bother you, laser treatments or sclerosing agents for larger veins could be helpful. ...Read more

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If you develope a blood clot in the femoar vein of the left lower limb, what could happen if the clot breaks loose?

If you develope a blood clot in the femoar vein of the left lower limb, what could happen if the clot breaks loose?

Pulmomary Embolism: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more

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Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?

Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?

Seek MD attention: Would recommend to see your Primary Care Doctor or to go to an Urgent Care center to be evaluated.

You may require antibiotics depending on what the physical examination shows ...Read more

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Is it possible for a scratch to break a vessel under a person's eye and cause it too look like a spider vein or birthmark?

Is it possible for a scratch to break a vessel under a person's eye and cause it too look like a spider vein or birthmark?

Yes: A scratch can cause a vessel to bleed immediately under the surface of the skin to cause a red mark. It should resolve in 1-2 weeks though. ...Read more

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I've superfic. Thromboph. In my hand following an IV. Hard vein, sensitivity. Can blood clots break loose and travel to lungs=death? When shall I worry

I've superfic. Thromboph. In my hand following an IV. Hard vein, sensitivity. Can blood clots break loose and travel to lungs=death? When shall I worry

Treat the thromboph: Anytime the veins are inflamed, there is a potential for thrombosis and thrombi can break off and travel to the right side of the heart and from there to the lung. However, the balancing system of thrombolysis can dissolve the thrombus and anticoagulant drugs can prevent it from forming in the first place. Not every thromboembolus leads to death, especially if you have healthy lungs. ...Read more

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Can over straining while passing stool leads to nerve or vein in head & neck to break? After straining during bowel movements feel pain in forehead.

Can over straining while passing stool leads to nerve or vein in head & neck to break? After straining during bowel movements feel pain in forehead.

Headaches: Straining for bowel movements can increase intra abdominal and intra cranial pressure. Most of the time there is no threat to brain vessels. Very very rarely if a person has brain artery aneurysm then there is a possibility of rupture and bleeding in side the brain, which can lead to severe sudden headache, coma and death if not taken care quick;y. ...Read more

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I am 41 been back on combined oral contraceptive pill after a 10 yr break. Noticed getting thread veins on my legs is this related?

I am 41 been back on combined oral contraceptive pill after a 10 yr break. Noticed getting thread veins on my legs is this related?

Can be: 50% of women by the time they are 50 have vein disease and goes up every decade. Oral contraception can cause more veins and pregnancies even more. Try 5 healthy vein practices: exercise like walking and biking, calf muscle pumping, elevate your legs, wear compression stockings for prolonged sitting and standing, dorsiflexion of ankle, eat or take bioflavonoids:grapefruit, pineapple, reservatrol. ...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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What causes blood vessels to break in hands and feet?

What causes blood vessels to break in hands and feet?

Many possibilites: You need a hematology workup if it is significant to check your bleeding / clotting factors. ...Read more

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Can you break any other vessels are bone in the finger if continue to use that hand?

Can you break any other vessels are bone in the finger if continue to use that hand?

Not certain: I am not clear as to your question. You can use you hand depending on the type of changes you have in your fingers and the vessels. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can headbanging to music cause eye blood vessels to break?

Can headbanging to music cause eye blood vessels to break?

Yes: Actually it is the headbanging that is the problem It does not matter whether there is music or not. The eye is resistant to this kind of stress but some are more fragile, especially with underlying disease such as diabetes. ...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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How often can I break blood vessels in my hands & feet before it is something of concern? 1/wk. Mid-40s. Sometimes 2-5/week. (2nite: opening fridge dr

How often can I break blood vessels in my hands & feet before it is something of concern? 1/wk. Mid-40s. Sometimes 2-5/week. (2nite: opening fridge dr

Doctor can check: If a person breaks blood vessels more easily than other people do, there may be a problem. A primary care doctor can evaluate, to see if the patient's blood vessels are more fragile than normal, and to check for slow blood clotting (which would let more blood leak from broken vessels, forming visible blood spots and bruises). ...Read more

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Is it true that when in labor the vessels in uterus open up so when "your water breaks" naturally ect. It can enter your bloodstream causing AFE?

Is it true that when in labor the vessels in uterus open up so when "your water breaks" naturally ect. It can enter your bloodstream causing AFE?

Yes: It is true, but extremely rare. AFE is a tragic outcome in a labor that happens very very very rarely. It is unfortunately also very very very dangerous if it happens. I have seen it occur once in my career and it did not go well despite the best possible care.

The good news is that again, its super super rare. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Sinus pressure: Sinus issues can cause the eyes to be red and inflamed but will not cause blood vessels on the eye surface to break. ...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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Could heavy straining like heavy sneezing coughing and vomiting etc cause blood vessels in the iris to burst/break? If so what are the symptoms?

Could heavy straining like heavy sneezing coughing and vomiting etc cause blood vessels in the iris to burst/break? If so what are the symptoms?

No: We don't see blood vessels in the iris break in these scenarios, however it is very common to get subconjunctival hemorrhages where a blood vessel on the white of your eye breaks, causing an appearance of a red eye. ...Read more

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Why does a vein visibly move?

Why does a vein visibly move?

Connective tissue: Veins (in the hands, especially) tend to be fixed only at branching points. Tough connective tissue holding them in one place is only present in certain anatomical locations. In the rest of the hand and arms, the veins may "roll" or move through the tissue plane they are in. This is totally normal. ...Read more

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How do I help heal a cut vein?

How do I help heal a cut vein?

You cannot!: If you have a cut vein, it will be bleeding and the wound will likely be open. Get professional help asap. ...Read more

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Can I pop a vein from yelling?

Can I pop a vein from yelling?

Maybe: A small blood vessel in your eye. Neck vein may get engorged but they will not "pop" when you yell mainly the upper body veins register an increase pressure, but as I said besides the eyes I have not heard of any other place by simply yelling... ...Read more

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How to know if you cut a vein?

You bleed: Although some bleeding is usual after a traumatic puncture or laceration, the way to identify if you damaged a big vessel is by the amount of bleeding and the difficulty in stopping the bleeding. If you damaged a vein you would see that blood flow is continuous while if you damaged an artery the blood flow would be pulsatile. ...Read more

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What could an inflamed vein mean?

What could an inflamed vein mean?

Phlebitis: An inflamed vein is another name for superficial phlebitis. This can occur for many reasons but is commonly due to IV insertions, medications and even sclerotherapy. The vein becomes tender and hard. Initial treatment is with warm compresses, and anti-inflammlatories. If this doesn't resolve it, then evacuation or even local excision of the vein can be done but usually at a later time. ...Read more

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How to know if you popped a vein?

Swelling bruise: A 'popped vein' may mean that the vein 'leaked'. Veins are tubes containing blood -so they don't pop like a balloon. However, if a vein is injured -usually a direct impact or injury - the vein can 'suddenly' leak. In that case, you would experience a rapidly developing bruise with swelling and sometimes pain. A normal vein clots quickly, so the leak will stop limiting the swelling. ...Read more