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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Common: Not normal but common given the size of the bruise. It should slowly improve with time.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it is: Usually when you fracture your foot, the bone bleed, with gravity the blood travel to the bottom and form what we call hematoma, it take a little time ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bruise,: Sorry to hear about your bruise. However, what you describe is common. The bruise often spreads and this allows your body to ""clean it up". This may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes, especially of nerve healing has to occur as well.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: A broken bone can give a variety of symptoms including burning, throbbing, swelling, warmth.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Hickeys: Yes, if the suction was hard enough, you could do enough tissue damage to call swelling. Seek help if it gets too bad.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: The itch is due to skin sensitivity after the inflammatory response. Apply some Calamine with Vaseline daily.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it may: Yes bumps from the injuries may take a while to go away.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: Itching is a sign that your injury is healing. It happens usually when the injury scabs over. Usually if the graze is superficial and not very deep th ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
29 years experience Dermatology
Not really.: Sometimes a bruise, a collection of blood, can leave a residual bump, but i wouldn't assume that's what it is, i would see a dermatologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
37 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: Some people develop an allergy to neosporin. It is a triple antibiotic, and something called neomycin which is one of the antibiotics can cause allerg ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Later, the bite site may develop itching, burning, redness, and rarely, localized intense pain (some soft tick bites) in some individuals. A few indiv ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: It's more likely from the injection or you accidentally biting yourself while you were numb.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: if its obvious thay means its alredy big may meann nothing check it out donot squeeze it let md checkit
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: Please this is not normal. I say please to urge you to sign off of the internet and to get to the doctor or a good dermatology office urgently. Bleedi ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Many bruises are palpable. Any question of a deep-vein thrombus though should be seen.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not usually: Usually they slowly heal and resolve. Continued bleeding can be related to recurrent trauma. Try to stop the bleeding with direct pressure, then pro ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Brokn en leg: Yes swelling is very common. Keep leg elevated to reduce swelling.
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Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
>90% of all plantar: Warts resolve on their own with no treatment at all in 5 years. They should be treated at least mildly however.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
A Callus: Yes.Healing bones form a callus or "lump" at the fracture site, which usually mo;ds back to normal form over time.
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Needs checking: Hard to say without seeing. Need to examine to determine if it is just prominent folds behind the anterior fauces (which is normal) or whether there ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Un usual: Were that biobsy taken from, i believe it is un usual to have that much pain for months.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disord ... Read More

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