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Popped blood vessel.

  1. Nov 2, 2005 #1

    Mk

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    If I recently had a blood vessel pop in my thumb what should I do? Am I at risk for popping anywhere else?
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2005 #2

    matthyaouw

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    See a doctor if you are worried.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2005 #3

    Monique

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    How did you accomplish that?
     
  5. Nov 2, 2005 #4
    Did you give yourself a puncture wound? Because we "pop" blood vessels all the time, such as capillaries (no significant blood loss can be seen though with caps.)
     
  6. Nov 2, 2005 #5

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    Bruising is essentially a 'popped' bloodvessel that causes bleeding under the skin, that's why more information is necessary with what he means with 'popped' and how that happened.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2005 #6

    Mk

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    I thank you three for the quick replies!

    Its not me its my friend. She said she was just sitting on the couch when she felt a needle prick on her thumb. Ow. An hour later, you could see blue there, then purple, now its red. What could it be?
     
  8. Nov 2, 2005 #7

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    Strange, is she sure she didn't got stung by anything? In any case I would just have a doctor have a look at it, there really is no way to say anything about it at this point.
     
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