Blood Vessels

Blood vessels are tubes by which blood is circulated or distributed to all parts of the body. Arteries, veins, and capillaries are the types of blood vessels. They are composed of three layers tunica externa, tunica media, and tunica intima.

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What is the reason for reduced blood flow in the hand when I place it downwards?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like there is reduced blood flow to my hand. When I place my hand downwards, I can feel the blood flowing into my hand.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Confirming the finding of a reduced blood flow to the hand is done by a simple test. Just press the tip of the finger and when you release the pressure, the color of the finger should return to normal in less than three seconds. You can get an arterial Doppler of the...  Read Full »

Do I need surgical treatment for damaged blood vessels in the penis?

Query: Hello doctor,Years ago, while having sex my blood vessels got damaged. If this is not causing me issues, is this fine to not get it corrected. As long as it did not cause me issues, I was told that I do not need any treatment. But I am wondering if I should have surgery. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, that is true. If you had a blood vessel damaged during sex long ago and there were no issues so far, no need to do any corrective surgery. The penis is rich with blood supply. If one vessel got damaged, other vessels would cover the areas supplied by that vess...  Read Full »

Can arterioles and capillaries feel pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Does MRA show arterioles? Does CTA show small vessels? Can SPECT tell microvasculitis from vasospasm in microvessel? Do arterioles and capillaries feel pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. A machine having high power magnet might be able to show arterioles in MRA (magnetic resonance angiography). A CTA (Computed tomography angiography) might show small vessels but not exactly art...  Read Full »

Can stress cause dilated vasculature?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with dilated vasculature including the abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava and iliac veins (described as aneurysmal in size, 34 mm on right, 21 mm on left). What could cause this? Could stress cause that?  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An aortic aneurysm may result from trauma, infection or most commonly from an intrinsic abnormality of elastin and collagen component of the aortic wall. Genetic abnormalities like Marfan syndrome, Ehler Danlos Syndrome, etc., are associated with aortic syndrome. Risk f...  Read Full »

How can cherry angiomas be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cherry angiomas all over my stomach. Is there a natural way to get rid of them? I am on Lisinopril. I am currently working as a contractor and cannot see a dermatologist. Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, cherry angioma is mainly due to exposure to the sun. It is more common in middle age to old age people. Frankly speaking, there is no cream or tablet to get rid of it. It can occur in any part of the body due to rupture of blood vessels. The only treatment for c...  Read Full »

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