What do broken capillaries on the arms&legs mean?

Answer A broken capillary, also known as a "spider vein" or telangiectasia, is a small, curling, threadlike line, pink to red to blue, often on the arms or legs. What broken capillaries mean often depends... Read More »

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What Are Broken Capillaries?

A common term for broken capillaries is spider veins. A capillary is a small blood vessel located in the tissues of the body. When the vessels tear, the blood seeps out and becomes visible on the s... Read More »

What are the treatments for broken capillaries?

Broken capillaries can cause an unsightly appearance on the body. Many individuals with this problem choose to get treatment, and there are several options available.DefinitionCapillaries are the s... Read More »

What causes broken capillaries in the ankles?

Broken capillaries, which are tiny, red thread-like veins in the skin of the face, arms, legs and ankles, have many causes. But broken capillaries that occur only on the ankles and are combined wit... Read More »

What causes broken capillaries in your eye?

Broken capillaries in the eye can be caused by rubbing the eye, sneezing or coughing. Broken capillaries are common and are not considered dangerous, although they can look alarming and red for a w... Read More »