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is bruising a sign of healing

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Probably: As time goes by the mass should go away if not have a medical professional take a look at it. Warm compresses can facilitate getting rid of the bruis ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No: small subcutaneous hematomas (blood under skin)-not dangerous.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
36 years experience Rheumatology
Due to iron in blood: After bruises, the red blood cells break down and are processed by your body. The iron in the red cells (contained in the hemoglobin) is often left be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Can be normal: Pain can last a long time following an injury even if you are in a cam walker. If pain continues discuss it with your physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Yes...: Some sort of injury which has caused bleeding under the skin. It can be very minor or severe.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Contusion: Contusion and concussion are two different things. Concussion can cause bruising or contusion of the brain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Pancreatitis: Acute pancreatitis can cause periumbilical bruising.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
No: Partial-thickness (i.e., 1st- and 2nd-degree) burns are painful. As they heal the pain resolves. It is not unusual for healed burn scars to itch. Full ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Sand
Dr. John Sand answered
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Bruising is not a classic sign of pregnancy but if you have other symptoms or have missed you period or have had a short period get a pregnancy test.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not typically.: The etiology of bruising can be broadly classified into disorders of blood vessels and surrounding tissue, platelet abnormalities, and coagulation dis ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Not exactly: Anemia or low red blood cell count usually presents with other symptoms. You should have an in-person exam and blood tests to get an accurate diagnos ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It could be: Leg redness could part of local skin disease or systemic disease or trauma?
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon King
Dr. Jon King answered
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Itching is a very common part of wound healing. As long as there is no or minimal redness or drainage from the wound there is nothing to worry about. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Bruising is commonly: Seen in leukemia patients with low platelet counts.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: It depends on the reason for swelling. 1- infection means germs in the area causing the swelling and pain and redness and fever if you have those mea ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Yes possibly, and viceversa, the presence of blood clots might sometimes manifest (even if as early/ only/first sign) as easy bruising.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It is very unusual. Explain what you mean by this question.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Yes: Low protein, kidney or liver disease, congestive heart failure, venous abnormality in leg, or even blood clot if there is pain.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be: Swelling can be due to gaseous distension, stool in the colon, a baby in the uterus, urine in the bladder, poor muscle tone. It can also be due to ab ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Not really.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Colen
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Could be hematoma: A bad bruise could lead to a collection of blood beneath the skin which would feel like a fluid collection.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is symptom that indicates healing of gastritis.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: If there has a truly been a (n objectively documented) decrease in iq--that is, cognitive ability--whether quickly or slowly, yes, it is an indication ... Read More

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