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what kind of insect bite leaves a bruise

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: 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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Likely nothing: The insect bit you hard enough to puncture a few superficial capillaries (small blood vessels) which leaked into the skin and produced a bruise!
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Very common: Many insects inject a small amount of anticoagulant into their bits so they can suck out blood more easily before it clots. This causes some minor loc ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: 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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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Not a big deal: If you are sure it's a bite and it's painless then i would not worry.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Insect bite bruise: Insects often inject a tiny little bit of anti-coagulant 'venom' into the area when they bite you so it is easier for them to suck your blood. This ca ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Watch: Watch it for signs of infection with increasing redness and swelling. Watch it for worsening skin darkening or skin ulceration, which can be a sign of ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Many: I would see your doctor to confirm the insect bite and treat accordingly.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: Look for an entry point in your skin for the possibility of this being an insect bite. If no punctae site-may be a mild traumatic injury that you don' ... Read More
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