U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

need doctor's help! will lymph nodes bruise?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

FL
A 33-year-old male asked:

Why do I get so bruise up real quick?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Medications, thin sk: Medications such as packs coumarin and Aspirin will lead to easy bruising. Older thin skin bruises easily and vitamin defciencies , especially vitamin c or low zinc can increase bruising. There can also be problem with clotting. Have doctor review meds, and do evaluation with platelet count, pt and prt to rule out any underlying problems.Then can add vitamin c and zinc to decrease bruising.
CA
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you bruise easy and stay bruised for long period of time?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Poor clottong: Blood vessels are fragile or platelet count is low. Suggest blood test for platelets, ptp and ppt with your primary.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What would cause a bruise with no known reason?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Abnormal clotting: Abnormalities of blood clotting mechanisms, e.g., low platelet counts, fragile blood vessels, low coagulation factors can result in bruising without trauma. If you are experiencing such symptoms, see your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of a bruise.?

1 doctor answer10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise.
A 47-year-old member asked:

I bruise very easily. What causes this?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allison Greco
Dr. Allison Greco answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Many causes: Brusing may be normal, and inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
medications can be responsible too such as aspirin and other similar drugs.
Feb 24, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jul 20, 2014

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.