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why does my bruise itch

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
37 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Walcyk
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Healing: If it is a very bad bruise, cells are damaged and release chemicals that may cause itching, such as histamine from mast cells. Also as a wound, the br ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Bruise w/red circle: If the bruise is recent, it may itch. Some areas of the bruise may be more red or raised than others depending on the impact of the trauma. A typica ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possible : that you have a subcutaneous irritation and inflammation leading to a cellulitis. The bruising indicates a need for observation and evaluation. I sug ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible tick bite: Sometimes a 'bruise' like rash can develop after a tick bite- so I would advise you to show this to a doctor who could help you. Both ticks and mosqui ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Vaginitis: The first question is - have you had any injury to your vaginal area? Have you had any rough sex recently? If not then you could be developing an infl ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
17 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: but if it appeared after you fell and you landed on that area, it may well be a bruise. Otherwise hard to say without a picture of the area to see.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may try warm compresses for a few days, as the blood clot in the tissue ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Perhaps: Bee venom often induces swelling and itching even if you are not allergic to it. However you reaction may also signal the presence of bee venom aller ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Bump on the arm: Could be a lipoma, fibroma or neurofibromatosis. See your doctor.

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