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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have What Looks Like Broken Blood Vessels On My Shoulders From Lifting A Heavy Object

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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?

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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A Large growing soft mass on back of shoulder that has blood vessels. Could this be liposarcoma or a lipoma?

A Large growing soft mass on back of shoulder that has blood vessels. Could this be liposarcoma or a lipoma?

Could be either: It is important that you consult a surgeon to have the lesion removed and submitted to a pathologist for examination to ascertain if it is lipoma or liposarcoma.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Hi. I woke up this morning with a bruise on my left breast. It looks like burst blood vessels. What would cause this? Thanks

Hi. I woke up this morning with a bruise on my left breast. It looks like burst blood vessels. What would cause this? Thanks

Watch for 1-2 weeks: A bruise on the breast can be caused by trauma which can cause bleeding under skin especially if you are taking aspirin but it can also be somethings less likely like a bleeding disorder, low platelets or rarely, a tumor can show up with a bruise. If it is painless (non- tender) then it is unlikely due to trauma. Watch if it changes or gets bigger, then go see your doctor. Otherwise it may go away ...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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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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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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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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I have broken blood vessels under my skin do they go away after a while or do I need to use a medication. I also would like to know what cause this?

I have broken blood vessels under my skin do they go away after a while or do I need to use a medication. I also would like to know what cause this?

Laser: "Broken" blood vessels are actually permanently dilated blood vessels often seen in sun-exposed skin or on the face in a condition called rosacea. They can be treated with an electric needle, laser or injection (sclerotherapy), all of which can be done by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sm broken blood vessels over the whole body. What could cause this?

Sm broken blood vessels over the whole body. What could cause this?

Needs evaluation: Platelet abnormal, or blood issue and needs full exam and blood work. ...Read more

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What type of therapy uses heat to cause the blood vessels to dilate?

What type of therapy uses heat to cause the blood vessels to dilate?

More information: This is pretty vague. More information is needed to know how to answer. For example, a simple warm compress, bengay, tiger balm, etc causes local blood vessels to dilate. Give us more specifics and we can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Baby ultrasound shows no blood vessels are developed at 7th week, is my thrombophilia the cause?

Baby ultrasound shows no blood vessels are developed at 7th week, is my thrombophilia the cause?

Repeat US: AT 7 weeks of gestation, the fetus is approximately a quarter of an inch in length, about the size of a pea. On US, several structures can be seen and at this age the heartbeat can be detected. It is too early to see formed blood vessels reliably. Repeat the US since it is operator dependent, when the fetus is a few weeks older. Thrombophilia can be a cause of fetal loss, but usually later ...Read more

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Can headbanging to music cause eye blood vessels to break?

Can headbanging to music cause eye blood vessels to break?

Yes: Actually it is the headbanging that is the problem It does not matter whether there is music or not. The eye is resistant to this kind of stress but some are more fragile, especially with underlying disease such as diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes popped blood vessels in the nose? Could me being vegetarian cause the two nose bleeds I had?

I believe: ....In my humble opinion there is no correlation between vein in the nose, bleeding and being a vegetarian.
Check your BP and see an ENT specialist who will cauterize the bleeding points. In case you bleed plug up the nostrils with gauze or cotton and apply pressure from outside with two fingers. ...Read more

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What would cause boken blood vessels in a toddler?

See a pediatrician: The most common reason is trauma but it if there no obvious explanation such as a fall etc consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Does sex cause blood vessels within the body to expand? Or do blood vessels stay the same size during sex?

Does sex cause blood vessels within the body to expand? Or do blood vessels stay the same size during sex?

Some areas do: There are many physical changes in your body that occur during sexual arousal, during intercourse, at climax, and afterwards. In men, increased blood flow to the penis causes erections, and in women similar changes cause changes in vaginal walls and lubrication. During sex, heart rate and blood pressure increases causing changes in blood flow. After orgasm, changes slowly reverse. All normal! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a stye cause broken blood vessels?

Not directly: Stye's are superficial inflammation infection of eyelash follicle gland. Subconjuctival hemorrhage may be spontaneous. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic inflammation of the blood vessels in the periosteum? ...Or are there even any blood vessels there at all?

Yes to blood vessels: The periosteum is a covring on the bone the is involved in bone growth and healing. It is alive so it does have blood vessels to supply it with oxygen aend nutrition. Chronic inflamation of same can be caused by infection, and over use of a muscle attached to the bone (e.g. "shin splints"). ...Read more

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Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Yes it is possible: If vomiting is severe you can break tiny capillaries in the skin causing little red spots called petechiae. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

What could be the cause of broken blood vessels in my legs?

Unclear: Not sure I understand this question. If you have more information, we can better help you. ...Read more

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Sorry for questions I'm just scared from article I read. The guy on article said cherry angiomas are cause estrogen attacks blood vessels this true?

Sorry for questions I'm just scared from article I read. The guy on article said cherry angiomas are cause estrogen attacks blood vessels this true?

Probably not.: In this era of fake news one must be ever vigilant for fake news and hucksters. One of the problems with the Internet is that is no censor. Anyone can say whatever they want without contradiction. If 99% of scientists say one thing and 1% say another, then Fox News says there are 2 sides to the issue (technically correct, but very misleading). There is NO scientific evidence for that claim, just ...Read more

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Can snoring cause the blood vessels in the throat to bleed? I am told by my ENT that's my problem.

Can snoring cause the blood vessels in the throat to bleed? I am told by my ENT that's my problem.

EPISTAXIS: EPISTAXIS or nose bleeding can have many causes. You need to be reexamined and have labs checked avoid NSAIDS which can thin out the blood. Check humidity level in your bedroom and if ...Read more

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Where in a human long bone would you find the conncetive tissue that's heavily laced with blood vessels?

Where in a human long bone would you find the conncetive tissue that's heavily laced with blood vessels?

Bone marrow: Bone marrow resides in long bones and is the source of red and white blood cells. The reason why bone marrow is transplanted to help after chemotherapy and or radiation treatments. ...Read more

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I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

Unlikely: The burn you have, even though I'm sure it's quite painful, is likely too superficial to come in contact with any blood vessels on your forehead. You can consider taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for your pain. Also, applying a cool (not icy cold) compress to the area may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can broken blood vessels cause swelling? I suffered from bulimia but recovered. I haveswelling and numbness of 25 poundsand iam now very sensitive2sugar

Can broken blood vessels cause swelling? I suffered from bulimia but recovered. I haveswelling and numbness of 25 poundsand iam now very sensitive2sugar

Yes: Broken blood vessels be they minor or major will leak blood, swelling is the direct result of this. Not sure about your 25 lb reference. Bulimia is a not something to be casual about. See an md and or therapist to address the physical problems and the source your body image difficulties. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am taking 40mg of Nexium (esomeprazole) daily for a year. I read Nexium (esomeprazole) can cause constriction of blood vessels. Are the effects reversible if I stop now?

I am taking 40mg of Nexium (esomeprazole) daily for a year. I read Nexium (esomeprazole) can cause constriction of blood vessels. Are the effects reversible if I stop now?

Safe: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a safe medication. By suppressing the acid in the stomach it increases the production of a hormone called gastrin. When you stop acid production comes back. ...Read more

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If I've been smoking cigarettes for 2yrs (maybe 2 packs of cigarettes a month for the past 6 months) can that cause perment constricted blood vessels?

If I've been smoking cigarettes for 2yrs (maybe 2 packs of cigarettes a month for the past 6 months) can that cause perment constricted blood vessels?

Absolutely.: Smoking is a major cause of peripheral arterial disease (pad). In fact while pad can occur in non-smokers, smokers are at 16x higher risk. Smoking is also a major cause of coronary artery disease, which is blockages in the arteries that supply the heart. I would certainly advise quitting smoking. A combination of cessation strategies is best and this includes counseling, support groups, and meds. ...Read more