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Describe the features of a bruise

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces unde ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bruising: You are correct that bruising does become more common as on ages. This is most commonly associated with decrease subcutaneous fats. Other factors are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
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Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nodule: A painful nodule can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction, infectious disease, hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, and other diseases. It is im ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Self Harm: She should be involved in counseling. Talk to her school and she if there are any worrisome issues there. She may be under significant stress. In the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Chemicals: Chemicals in your body are relased during the bruising process. Some of these chemicals promote the urge to scratch, which results from their itch- pr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Bump bang or scratch: Ant trauma to the skin can cause bruising especially in the elderly or those on blood thinners.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
What is a bruise: Bruise is bleeding under the skin and it looks bluish black it can be due to trauma to that area or sometimes comes on spontaneusly due to certain med ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Bruise: A bruise is the release of blood into the tissue with the disruption of blood vessels, usually veins.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Blood thiners ?: Are you on blood thinners such as coumadin or plavix (clopidogrel)? Are you on nsaids? These medications can make you blood thinner and cause you t ... Read More
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