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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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What are possible reasons for poor and uneven skin tone? I.e. darkly coloured skin (not due to exposure to the sun), blood vessels are faintly visible

What are possible reasons for poor and uneven skin tone? I.e. darkly coloured skin (not due to exposure to the sun), blood vessels are faintly visible

Melasma: Just noormal aging can cause our skin to be unevenly colored. The melanocytes that are deep in our skin, make their way to the top of our skin normally at the same speed, but as we begin to age, the pigment is carried by the cells at different times. There are chemical peels and other modalities that can help with these issues. :) ...Read more

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Can you tell me some donating blood tips for more visible veins and faster donation?

Can you tell me some donating blood tips for more visible veins and faster donation?

Hand exercise: Get a soft rubber ball and exercise your hand and forearm by squeezing it many times each day- over the course of weeks your muscles will get stronger and in the process your blood veins will enlarge as well. Short term trick is to warm the arm with warm compresses to increase blood flow and dilate veins ...Read more

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What are the types of blood vessels?

What are the types of blood vessels?

Multiple: Arteries, arterioles, cappilaries, veinules, veins.

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Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Could blood vessels repair themselves?

Yes: The vessels are remodeling all of the time. However if you are talking about a vessel that has an aneurysm or clogged with plaque then no they can not heal those lesions and a surgical correction is required. ...Read more

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What do broken blood vessels look like?

What do broken blood vessels look like?

Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves. ...Read more

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What caused blood vessels to appear in my contacts?

Contacts: Dilated vessels in the eyes can occur from any reason that causes eye irritation (such as contacts, dry eye, blepharitis, etc). ...Read more

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Is there a herb that will open up blood vessels more?

Is there a herb that will open up blood vessels more?

No: A search for a natural cure for "clogged" vessels is an ongoing one. Many have claimed to be effective, but none has proved to be so. I am afraid you will run into a big disappointment trying to find one if you press so. ...Read more

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How long does it take for broken blood vessels to heal?

Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

Yes and no.: If your blood vessels are constricted you may feel cold. There are no diseases of the blood vessels not dilating properly. Blood vessels dilate or contract in response to chemicals in the blood stream, systemic conditions and local environmental factors. ...Read more