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bug bite looks like bruise

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Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Need exam: The only way to determine if this is an infection is to be seen. Unless you have the "bug" --it will be difficult to tell what the bite was from.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Sadeh
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hematoma: Is a area of bleeding or blood clot under the skin. Fancy term for bruise, but they can become quite large and painful at times. A break in the sk ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hemorrhage: occasionally the bug venom causes leakage of blood from the blood vessels,resulting in the bruise
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Bruised bite: Certain insects, when they sting or bite, actually inject an anticoagulant material into the area so the blood flows to them more easily. This can lea ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The bruising is the injury to the tissue this will resolve the surrounding redness must be watched to be sure there is no infection and does not sprea ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If you live in an area known to have Lyme disease problem, best to consult your doctor to get treated for it just in case.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably: Do not know what kind of infection would follow the bite of an unnamed bug, but it sounds as if you have developed new symptoms and these are best add ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Likely not: It is strange that a blood vessel would spontaneously rupture. If your hand moves, feels and looks like normal, you are OK. Check out the cause with y ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Unable to answerr: without photo documentation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bruising can : Sometimes occur with spider bites.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
This could be a: spider bite. But it is hard to tell without seeing it. If it's not healing, please have your doctor look at it.
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