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Is it dangerous to have vein collapse during blood work? What could it be from? Could it be a vascular problem?
No: Vasospasm (vein shrinking) during blood work is commonly seen and not dangerous. It is the result of anxiety, anticipation of the potential pain with the needle stick, which activates the sympathetic nervous system resulting in vasospasm. It does not imply vascular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood loss: Most often this is used to refer to hemorrhagic shock or shock due to blood loss. If there is a rapid loss of blood a person will go into shock (low blood pressure, decreased responsiveness). This is usually accompanied by a rapid heart rate if due to blood loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more
Increased blood flow: Refers to increased blood flow to an area due; typically due to an increased number of blood vessels supplying the area in question or an increase in the degree of blood flow that is being "routed" to that area of the body. Common reasons for increased vascularity can be the body trying to heal an area of injury or a need to increased metabolism for that area. Pathology such as tumors also cause ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood vessels: "vasculum" is latin for vessel.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more