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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Overview)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter greater than 1 centimeter.


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Here lately I have been bruising very easily...What could be the cause. No know conditions?

Here lately I have been bruising very easily...What could be the cause. No know conditions?

Bruising: What do you take for your headaches? Aspirin based products an make you bruise easily. If no medications taken, see your doctor for blood tests.

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Overview)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter greater than 1 centimeter.


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What does it mean if I have bruising?

What does it mean if I have bruising?

Purple skin mark: A bruise is a leakage of blood from a skin vein. Most bruises are caused by trauma to the skin in otherwise healthy people. If there is no trauma, it can signify something wrong with the vein, or with the bloods ability to coagulate properly, and can signify a blood disorder like leukemia. Older peope get arm bruises, and even tearing of the skin, from thin, sun damaged skin.

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How do I treat a centipede bite with a lot of swelling and bruising?

How do I treat a centipede bite with a lot of swelling and bruising?

Centipede: Wash the wound with water ; soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID for pain. Antihistamines can be used for itching. Pain ; swelling are normal for centipede bites. However, if swelling is excessive or the skin is necrotic then you will need wound care. Check your tetanus status. If you don't know when you last shot was or it has been over 10 years - that should be repeated as soon as possible.

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What is the difference between ecchymoses?

What is the difference between ecchymoses?

What do you mean?: Ecchymosis means bruising. This can occur after a blunt trauma or laceration or fracture, or anything else that would cause bleeding.

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

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, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises.

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2 years ago I finished treatments for acute lymphoma lukiemia, I've been bruising badly recently, is this a sign its coming back?

Not necessarily: However, you should call your oncologist and have a CBC done. Any new medications? Could also be due to recent infections, stress, etc. I would not worry. Hope this helps.

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How can I quickly cure bruising quickly?

How can I quickly cure bruising quickly?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds.

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Bruising from july this year my legs covered in blue/black marks that look like bruise but r not. Net says its due 2 pred/cellcept what can get rid off?

Need Diagnosis: Before treating this, you need an actual diagnosis. Google is great for many things, but it is probably worse at medicine than the most incompetent doctor in the world.

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Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica best before: While the evidence is not very convincing, arnica (an herbal homeopathic product) may help with swelling and bruising from surgery. It seems to work best if started before surgery or right after, so at 3 days it probably won't do a lot of good. On the other hand, it is inexpensive and probably low risk. Be sure to talk to your plastic surgeon before starting any medications or supplements though.

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Does dysport cause bruising? If so, is there anything I can do before or right after dysport injections to prevent or minimize bruises? .

Does dysport cause bruising? If so, is there anything I can do before or right after dysport injections to prevent or minimize bruises? .

It can: Dysport, just like any injection, can cause some bruising. Some areas are more prone to bruising than others (ex crow's feet) and some people are more prone to bruises. You can take oral arnica before for a few days, ice prior to and after the injection, use topical and/or oral arnica afterwards, avoid taking aspiring/motrin/etc for a few days before, avoid excessive alcohol intake as well.

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I am having fillers done on face. I have to avoid garlic to avoid bruising. What about salad dressing that has garlic in it, is that to be avoided, too?

I am having fillers done on face. I have to avoid garlic to avoid bruising. What about salad dressing that has garlic in it, is that to be avoided, too?

Garlic: Since you are already working with a physician, that doctor can best answer your question. Generally speaking however, the amount of garlic in most food would not be enough to affect bleeding.

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Hello, I am wondering if the day after I get my blood drawn if bruising/internal bleedingmarks should appear?

Hello, I am wondering if the day after I get my blood drawn if bruising/internal bleedingmarks should appear?

Sometimes this: Happens and it's from a traumatic draw. Applying ice packs for two days then warm packs should help. It should clear up in 1-2 weeks. Don' t worry.

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What would cause a 8 year to hit themselves to the point of bruising. She has been to 3 different Dr.'s and all have geven meds for the problem.?

What would cause a 8 year to hit themselves to the point of bruising. She has been to 3 different Dr.'s and all have geven meds for the problem.?

Self Harm: She should be involved in counseling. Talk to her school and she if there are any worrisome issues there. She may be under significant stress. In the meantime distraction or ignoring the behavior might help. Medication may not be the best answer. All the best.

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What is the difference between ecchymoses?

What do you mean?: Ecchymosis means bruising. This can occur after a blunt trauma or laceration or fracture, or anything else that would cause bleeding.

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What is the definition or description of: Ecchymoses?

Ecchymosis: Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter greater than 1 centimeter.

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What kind of testing should be done for repeated ecchymoses?

What kind of testing should be done for repeated ecchymoses?

Bleeding time: Bleeding time may be useful as well as other tests of the clotting cascade including prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, and inr. A hematologist is the person to see for a bleeding disorder.

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Why am I bruising so bad?

Why am I bruising so bad?

Stop anticoagulants: Bruising is caused by bleeding and implies coagulation problems. Aspirin, nsaids, coumadin, (warfarin) plavix, xarelto, some herbals, and many others lead to bleeding. Check for these causes. Otherwise need a hematologist to check blood for lack of clotting factors as easy bruising/bleeding is not a good or natural sign, especially in a young person. Limit trauma.

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