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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
After relocating a dislocated shoulder, what do doctors do to the damaged blood vessels or nerves?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi I have had a sore throat for over a week - no other symptoms. It looks like a patch of redspots like broken blood vessels on the top off my throat.
See your doc: Many viruses can do this, but you need a swab to correctly diagnose this throat rash, so correct treatment can be started. ...Read more
Why do I have large broken blood vessels on legs with bruises for no apparent reason? Could it be circulation issues and what can I do to reduce them?
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?
Needs evaluation: Platelet abnormal, or blood issue and needs full exam and blood work. ...Read more
Dilate: Heat causes dilation of blood vessels and cold causes constriction. ...Read more
Viral: Autoimmune reaction or viral infection could be the cause. ...Read more
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
Not: It may hip-hop diverts blood to limb muscles..........Joking. ...Read more
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
What causes popped blood vessels in the nose? Could me being vegetarian cause the two nose bleeds I had?
....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
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
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
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
I have irritated blood vessels in my eye and it almost looks like in the corner it's bleeding it stings and I don't know what I did to it or what happened?
Unclear: Not sure I understand this question. If you have more information, we can better help you. ...Read more
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
I have blood vessels spontaneously bursting in my legs. Very painful and large. What could cause this?
Pain: Most likely varicose veinGet a more detailed answer ›
Can snoring cause the blood vessels in the throat to bleed? I am told by my ENT that's my problem.
Where in a human long bone would you find the conncetive tissue that's heavily laced with blood vessels?
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
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
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?
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
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