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What Does A Burst Vein Look Like
Depends : On the type of spider, and ther are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. ...Read more
Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but twender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it will have apurple color and be firm/hard to the touch. If not sure what the swelling is, get an expert to evaluate and offer treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blue and dilated.: Behind the ear veins are not usually swollen and are difficult to see. The characteristics would be swollen and blue and probably winding. This is not a usual location for swollen veins. One of the common things to swell in this area would be a lymph gland. Other things would be a pimple or cyst. You should see your medical doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin colored bump: A cyst is a painless skin colored growth under the skin. It may get larger with time. ...Read more
Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but tender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it will have a purple color and be firm/hard to the touch. If not sure what the swelling is, get an expert to evaluate and offer treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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A big ball : A bartholin's cyst will be located in one of the labia near the bottom of the vagina on the sides at 6:00 or 9:00. It will soft and squishy and shapes like a ping pong ball. In some cases there will be no pain. When they get infected the pain is severe. If you think you might have one then it is time to schedule a visit to your local obgyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small size: When catheterization is performed, the doctor uses a needle to access the blood vessel. A skinny wire is slid down the needle into the blood vessel to the area of concern. A skinny catheter is slid over the wire and the wire removed leaving the catheter. Remember skin stretches so when the catheter is removed the hole will be very small. Bruising may occur which makes it look bigger. ...Read more
A fistula: A fistula for dialysis is created by connecting a vein in the arm to an artery and giving it usually 6-8 weeks to mature. A good fistula is anatomically not visible but felt through the thrill and bruit it creates. So you should not be able to know the location of a fistula if it is well done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metal clip device: Dr. Welker's answer displays a picture of one type of aneurysm clip, which is commonly utilized in the brain. a aneurysm clip is a small piece of metal that is applied to a blood vessel to close it off / seal it off in order to prevent it from receiving further blood flow. When the metal clip is applied to the vessel, it permanently occludes the blood flow. This keeps aneurysm from bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like a cramp: A blood clot on the leg, usually presents as a painful cramp in the calve. Some are symptoms are typically swelling and discoloration of the extremity. The laster two definitely tell you that a vinous doppler would be in order ASAP. A blood clot in the leg can dislodge and travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolism and this can be life threatening. ...Read more
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Continuous bruising and red spots that look like blood vessels that burst on legs for no reason blood works normal what could it be?
Telangiectasias.: Fine broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin do not indicate any systemic problems which is good. However, if you are interested in treating what is likely a genetic predisposition, the treatment for this is considered cosmetic in nature and can be addressed with the use of laser technology. ...Read more
See below: Ice or cool compresses and compression over the area will help decrease the size of the vessel quickly - but are temporary treatments. The big question is why does it look like that? Was there an injury to the area or body part? Is it a varicose vein? Definitive treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more
Veins rarely burst.: There are 3 types of superficial veins-varicose, spiders and reticular (blue). Varicose veins could bleed following trauma to them but will rarely spontaneously bleed. Spider veins will not bleed unless they are long standing and located over the ankle and skin. In order for these to bleed, scabs form over them and rupture. This is primarily in older patients. Reticular veins do not bleed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several Things.: The most common cause of veins bursting and bleeding in the fingers would be trauma. Other causes could be the taking of blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) but also nsaids, aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed oil, plavix, etc. Another cause could be blood problem resulting in an inability to clot. Obviously, it is impossible to make a diagnosis based on only a few facts. You should see a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weakened vein walls: It is normal for hand veins to become thinner (and therefore more prone to bruising marks, i.e."bursting") as you age. The skin overlying the hand veins also thins rather dramatically with older age, making the veins more prone to bruising w/ mild trauma. Blood thinners, such as Aspirin or plavix, (clopidogrel) increases the incidence of this. I expect the veins are not "diseased" and should not be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age Pressure Reflux: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare: Abnormal connections of the deep high pressure veins and the low pressure surface veins enable abnormally high pressure to be transmitted to the skin veins. This is especially true during exercise. Patients often have leg swelling and pain during and after leg exercise. Occasionally, the pressure is so high that a skin vein becomes weak and can rupture. Lie on back. lift leg up, apply pressure. ...Read more
Yes: If a retinal vein breaks open, the blood within will push around the retina, could escape into the vitreous causing visual disturbance and might lead to a blockage of the vein which could also affect vision. If this is suspected, a retinal specialist should be seen immediately to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more
I had a burst of a vein yesterday on one leg now today 3 in the other. Today's is very painful, Hard and warm. Standing is painful in the area. Should I be concerned?
Haematoma: It sounds like you may have developed a haematoma (solid swelling of clotted blood in the tissue). It is unusual for this to occur spontaneously. You need to see your Family Practitioner who will examine and assist with diagnosis. Your doctor will need to do blood tests to rule out any clotting or blood related disorders that could cause this. ...Read more
Depends: If your eye otherwise feels relatively normal but looks terribly "tomato ketchup" red. It probably is just a bruise (subconjunctival hemorrhage). If mild to moderate discomfort with tearing and discharge and some blurring to vision, then conjunctivitis likely. Often viral mediated, the latter usually is in the setting of a cold or flu like symptoms. ...Read more
My left arm hurts when I use it too much my veins will pop out and it feels like they are gonna burst what could this be?
Go to Dr.: What part of the arm? Prominent veins most of the time are not serious unless is only one arm and associated to swelling, pain or redness or caused by compression of masses in the thorax or axilla. If you exercise too much that arm increases in muscle size plus prominence of veins &may be normal. There is some concern about a possible clot in the deep veins, or arteriovenous fistula if unilateral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been hit by a football in the calf. Straight after I got hit it looked like a vein had burst under the skin. Just wondering what to do.?
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