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Is it normal to have permanent visible blood vessels in the sclera?

Is it normal to have permanent visible blood vessels in the sclera?

Yes: Everyone's sclera has blood vessels in it. When the eye is inflamed these vessels dilate and become more noticeable. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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Is it normal for tonsils to have visible blood vessels?

Is it normal for tonsils to have visible blood vessels?

Tonsillar vessels: Yes, it is relatively normal to see superficial veins coarsing across the surface of the tonsils. Not everyone has this condition, but in my practice as an ENT surgeon, I see this commonly. ...Read more

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Visible blood vessels back of throat?

Visible blood vessels back of throat?

Could be normal: Couild be normal vessels on the surface, but best to be examined by your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

Partially: As you mention, dark circles are due to the thin skin and appearance of the blood vessels but the thin skin itself has a tendency to wrinkle more due to aging process and like an empty baloon that looks darker than an inflated one, the wrinkled skin looks darker than when its stretched. In some, the hyperpigmented skin is the problem and that has different solution. ...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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I'v two round bump next to each other on right tonsil,white color and tiny blood vessels visible on them. A bit Rough feelin in throat, no fever. ?

I'v two round bump next to each other on right tonsil,white color and tiny blood vessels visible on them. A bit Rough feelin in throat, no fever. 
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Check for strep.: Strep throat only presents classically in about 30% of adults and about 60% of kids. Even though your throat does not hurt much, since you have a change in appearance of the throat, get checked to be sure you don't have strep. Treatment of strep infections is very important to prevent possible long-term complications, like rheumatic fever, even though that is rarer the older you get. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Arm numbness: The symptoms that you describe may or may not be linked. The numbness in the arm could be from sleeping in an awkward position. The heaviness (weakness?) in the legs is difficult to assess without an examination. See your medical doctor or a neurologist to evaluate your numbness and heaviness. ...Read more

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