Question by  rattfan80 (106)

What would cause busted blood vessels in my wrists?


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Trauma is the most typical cause. As we age the collagen in our vessels get weaker and the vessels are prone to rupture with little trauma. Baring this it is possible to have vasculitis causing this. If you are concerned you should see your doctor to be formally evaluated for this.


Answer by  muzic74 (72)

The most common cause of a busted blood vessel is traumatic injury. Any pressure or force exerted on your wrist could cause the vein inside to rupture causing discoloration of the surrounding skin. The amount of force needed to burst a blood vessel varies, so for some people this is a more common occurrence.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Perhaps, the blood is not flowing smoothly from that area. As a result the vessels have gone through major compression and are looking as if they have burst from different areas.


Answer by  JuliaJolie (415)

An injury or a strain could damage the blood vessels in your wrists, causing them to burst. If you're taking any blood thinners it could also exacerbate the condition. It should heal with rest and icing the area.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

1. An impact injury, such as hitting it on a doorway 2. Having your wrists pressed against a surface or awkward angle for a very long period of time with high pressure, such as while gaming


Answer by  dolzc (27)

It happens to me all the time especially when it's too cold and when I do a sudden movement that could hurt my wrist.

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