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Bruise and lump dont know how I got it. Woke up with it?

Bruise and lump dont know how I got it. Woke up with it?

Not enough info.: Please provide amplifying information when re-asking question. Thanks. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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My 3 month old still has a bruise and lump from her 2 month shots. Is that normal? If not, what should I do?

My 3 month old still has a bruise and lump from her 2 month shots. Is that normal? If not, what should I do?

Hematoma: This is most likely a congealed blood clot under the skin where some minor bleeding occurred at the time of the injection. Warm applications help dissolve the clot which is harmless. Sometimes it has to be removed with a small incision if the lump is very firm and tender. Your pediatrician can advise you. ...Read more

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Hi my husband has been constipated for a a while now .he just found a bruise and lump on his left side.what could it be?

Hi my husband has been constipated for a a while now .he just found a bruise and lump on his left side.what could it be?

Lump: Any lump of unknown origin needs to be diagnosed and treated. It could be a cyst or something more serious but he needs to understand what he is dealing w/and get it treated. Please have him see his doc. It may be the cause of his constipation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bruise with lump and very swollen after car wreck. Been icing it 4 hrs after wreck and have been. Whats this? How to heal it? Should i see my do

Bruise with lump  and very swollen after car wreck. Been icing it 4 hrs after wreck and have been. Whats this? How to heal it? Should i see my do

Usually time ; rest: Bruising injuries after trauma are common and usually result form some bleeding in the local tissues. Most of these should resolve with rest of the affected area in 2-3 weeks. If you have a significant amount of pain with use of that area that could be an indication of an underlying fracture and you should probably be evaluated and have xrays done. See your doctor if not better after 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I keep landing hard on my forearm below elbow in volleyball. there's a large bruise and lump that I can't touch. still have full range of motion ?

I keep landing hard on my forearm below elbow in volleyball. there's a large bruise and lump that I can't touch. still have full range of motion ?

Arm pain: Likely just a hematoma or collection of blood under the skin. If ice and elevation and ibuprofen don't help resolve it, I would see an MD for an X-ray. If you have any numbness or tingling or paler color to your hand, go to ER as you may be cutting off blood or nerve supply to your hand from the swelling in your forearm. ...Read more

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I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

It's something: You say bruise, lump, and sprain....Was there trauma? If not you need to get that lump examined and make sure its nothing serious. ...Read more

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Sore bruise and lump on calf. Haven't slipped or hit anything. Veins showing near it. Very sore to touch?

Sore bruise and lump on calf. Haven't slipped or hit anything. Veins showing near it. Very sore to touch?

See a doctor: If you have an inherited problem with your veins, one of then could be inflamed. This is called thrombophlebitis. See a vein specialist: www.Phlebology.Org or referral from your doctor for venous ultrasound of your leg. Compression stockings, ice to area and elevate leg when sitting until you get in asap. ...Read more

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Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain(but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain(but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Nursing a baby?: If you are or are not that matters on what to do. If you are consult a lactation consultant. If you are not nursing an infant, have a doctor examine your breasts. This could be infection, or it could be a growth, or it could be normal breast cysts that come and go monthly in some women. Please have a doctor do a history and physical to attend to your problems. ...Read more

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I have a bruise colored lump on the back of my earlobe right under one of the piercings in my ear the lumps sore to touch what may this be?

I have a bruise colored lump on the back of my earlobe right under one of the piercings in my ear the lumps sore to touch what may this be?

? keloid: This may be a form of extra scar tissue called keloid. Ears are a common location, it's due to the trauma of the ear piercing. How long have the lumps been present and are they enlarging. Any history of problems with wound healing elsewhere in the body? ...Read more

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My friend is complaining about severe pain on her rib cage , she also discovered a bruise and a lump there also , what could it be?

My friend is complaining about severe pain on her rib cage , she also discovered a bruise and a lump there also , what could it be?

Likely trauma: Bruising and swelling in an area that hurts almost always indicates some trauma. It's possible that your friend has a broken rib or just soft tissue injury. Do they remember any history of trauma? If not, did they get hit in the head? It is possible that it could be something else, but i would give it some time to go away. If it doesn't, they should see their doctor. ...Read more

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Dropped long table against my leg 16 days ago.Still have bruise, lump and feels hot to the touch.Also, some surface numbness.Is that normal?

Dropped long table against my leg 16 days ago.Still have bruise, lump and feels hot to the touch.Also, some surface numbness.Is that normal?

Could be: You may have actually bruised the bone and/or hurt the nerve. "bone bruising" and swelling can cause compression on the nerve and cause the numbness. You can see your doctor if it persists, but these injuries can take a while to to resolve. ...Read more

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My toe got bruised & there's a lump inside & i went to press it & felt something bursting inside & the lump disappear/shrink. What actually happening?

My toe got bruised & there's a lump inside & i went to press it & felt something bursting inside & the lump disappear/shrink. What actually happening?

Blood blister: You probably had a blood blister ( bleeding below the skin ) which ruptured when u pressed on it. The toe skin is very thick so it didn't rupture superficially. ...Read more

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Smashed side of my wrist into solid door very hard was verby painful swelling had gone down not painful slight bruise but hard lump still where I hit it cause?

Smashed side of my wrist into solid door very hard was verby painful swelling had gone down not painful slight bruise but hard lump still where I hit it cause?

Hematoma: If you hit wrist - evan after swelling down and pain less severe - there is usually some degree of blood collection in subcutaneous tissue ( hematoma) and even in surface of bone ( periosteum) . It can attract more calcium as healing process and lump become hard and takes months to resolve. If any doubt have a X ray and see your doc. ...Read more

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I am 16 with a hard red/bruised lump under my left armpit its been there for about 4/5 months, seen 3 doctors and none are to sure what it could be. ?

I am 16 with a hard red/bruised lump under my left armpit its been there for about 4/5 months, seen 3 doctors and none are to sure what it could be. ?

Lump : After seeing three doctors has anyone suggested doing a biopsy. The lesion is hopefully benign but after5 months and thee doctors someone, the patient, meaning you, might want an answer. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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