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how long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. can't take a long time?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist.
Dr. Donald Greene
Dermatology 47 years experience
8-12 days: 8-12 days.

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My baby keeps giving herself hickies which turn into huge bruises. Is there anyway to make her stop?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
I have never seen...: ...Any baby manage to give herself a huge bruise by the hickey method. I'd have a doctor take a look; exaggerated bruising can be a sign of abnormal blood clotting, such as itp.
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Does everyone bruise when their joint dislocates?

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Not always: It is possible to dislocate without bruising, but usually a dislocation is accompanied by joint swelling and bruising by about the first few hours. It depends on how traumatic the dislocation was on the surrounding tissue. Be sure to get the joint evaluated by a physician if your suspecting a dislocation.
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Why do I get unexplained bruises periodically?

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Fragile blood vessel: It could be blood thinning medications such as coumarin placid or aspirin. It can be a reaction to a medication younare taking. It can also be a result of a clotting problem which can be found with blood tests. It is best to see doc for exam and blood tests.
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What is the purple bruise on my 16 month old?

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Varies: A 16 month old might be bruised from toddling around. If it is a "bruise" that has been there since birth, it is probably a blue grey macule (formerly called a "mongolian spot"). These are harmless and fade over time. If you are concerned about bruising or easy bleeding, see your baby's doctor.
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this appears to be a healing superficial bruise,
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What type of meningitis causes you to break out into spots that look like bruises?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Any bacterial ones: Any bacterial meningitis associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation can present with "bruise, " actually coalesced petechia and purpura. Meningococcemia with meningitis is a good example.

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