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Why do I have what looks like broken blood vessels on my shoulders from lifting a heavy object?

Why do I have what looks like broken blood vessels on my shoulders from lifting a heavy object?

Bruise: A broken blood vessel causes bruising - extravasation of blood (blood coming out of vessel). Lifting heavy objects serves a stress factor for vessels as it causes pressure to build up in capillaries and if it is high enough to break the vessel wall, it causes blood to come out and build up under the skin causing ecchimosis or what we know as bruising. ...Read more

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After relocating a dislocated shoulder, what do doctors do to the damaged blood vessels or nerves?

Usually nothing: Most shoulder dislocations are not associated with any significant nerve or artery damage. Once the shoulder is relocated the tissues should heal. ...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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2yo just tripped in bathroom and hit forehead hard. Heard it thunk. He cried for a second and is fine. Looks like broken blood vessels there. Worry?

2yo just tripped in bathroom and hit forehead hard. Heard it thunk. He cried for a second and is fine. Looks like broken blood vessels there. Worry?

Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr.Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion.They wake up and barf with a change of status.Any change in personality deserves a visit. ...Read more

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I have a rash on left hip that looks like broken blood vessels. I was currently diagnosed with transverse militis?

I have a rash on left hip that looks like broken blood vessels. I was currently diagnosed with transverse militis?

Complex: Is the rash due to herpes zoster, or is it a sign of lyme disease? Has the reason for the transverse myelitis been diagnosed? Do you possess a viral process, an arteritis from lupus, early multiple sclerosis, devic's? So, in short, this needs to be pinned down precisely, as there are many possible answers, and treatment depends on etiology. Consult experts at a nearby medical school. ...Read more

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It looks like broken blood vessels down my daughter leg (from knee to foot, in about 1 1/2 - 2 " strip)and she hasn't banged or scraped her leg. What could be going on?

It looks like broken blood vessels down my daughter leg (from knee to foot, in about 1 1/2 - 2 " strip)and she hasn't banged or scraped her leg. What could be going on?

Petechia: The common causes of petechia are trauma, which usually is a result of a tourniquet type but maybe due to any trauma. Or due to a deficiency in playlet number or function called itp or due to a more serious Meningococcal infection it also could be do to medications. The key is to observe for spread if the petechia or signs of illness. If that happens see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Should i seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, i can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Should i seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, i can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Cellulitis: What you are describing may be either cellulitis (which is an infection of the skin), or DVT (clot in the veins), either of these require urgent treatment and you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. If cellulitis, then the treatment is antibiotics and local care. If dvt, then the treatment is blood thinners. The er can make the diagnosis and begin treatment. ...Read more

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What looks like burst blood vessels on shoulders?

What looks like burst blood vessels on shoulders?

Spider veins?: The most common burst vessel are telangiectasia or "spider veins". They are caused by sun damage and trauma. ...Read more

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