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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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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
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Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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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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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take anticoagulation
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Wear support stockings
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See a vein specialist
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Walk
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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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