broken blood vessels in shoulders?

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broken blood vessels in shoulders?

Post by Pengui6668 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:08 am

Today after my shoulder excercises i noticed "scratches" on my shoulders. They're not on the surface though. i've seen this in my shoulders before and was just curious what they are? im hinking broken blood vessels but i really dunno.

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Post by Stephen Johnson » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:25 am

They sound like stretch marks

If they are, don't worry about it - they're harmless

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:30 am

If they are stretch marks, they will eventually fade in color. I have them all over both shoulders, front and back, and all the way around both arms.

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Post by Pengui6668 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:28 am

they're not raised though, they're under the skin.

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Post by Obsidian » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:33 pm

I too have those appear when I do Standing Calf Raises. Sometimes it looks as if I've spattered blood just underneath the skin. It'll sometimes follow the stitching on my shirt, create lines, or "spatter", like I mentioned. These almost always go away after about 24 hours, and the doctor basically said that it was simply superficial blood vessel breakage. I carry about 260 pounds on my shoulders when I do a calf raise, so it's understandable. Nothing to worry about if there's a reason for them to be there. Easy bruising on the otherhand can point toward an iron deficiency.

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Post by Ironman » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:26 pm

I have the same issue with calf raises. It seems to me it started happening with 3 sets just over 100 pounds. However at 300 lbs it doesn't seem to be any worse.

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