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Broken blood vessels are most often caused by minor trauma, such as bruises and bumps, according to Nutra Legacy. However, Nutra Legacy also notes that broken vessels can occur as a result of the natural aging process. C... More »

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A broken blood vessel in the arm can be caused by an injury, bruise, allergic reaction, viral infection, blood illness or an autoimmune disorder, according to the New York Times. Aging skin and medical treatments such as... More »

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Broken blood vessels can be attributed to a number of causes, most commonly injury, according to Healthline. Physical strain such as that induced by crying, coughing or vomiting may also contribute to broken blood vessel... More »

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