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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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Ankle bruised and discolored for last two years and getting bigger?

Ankle bruised and discolored for last two years and getting bigger?

An ankle bruise for: 2 years really doesn;t make sense. So maybe you have varicose veins or spider veins or "stasis dermatitis"....And the bigger and bigger is the ankle swelling...Or the dermatitis expanded....See the doctor...Who might recommend compressive socks/stockings. (if thats the problem). ...Read more

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Ankle is bruised and swollen all the way around does that mean its broken?

Depends: The bone may be broken, but you will need to have an x-ray taken to be certain. ...Read more

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I was playing around in my room and slipped and hit my dresser with the inside of my ankle it bruised and it hurts when u tounch it. Why ?

I was playing around in my room and slipped and hit my dresser with the inside of my ankle it bruised and it hurts when u tounch it. Why ?

Ankle Bruise: it hurts because you injured the tissue enough to cause it to bleed which causes the bruise. In medical terms we call a bruise a hematoma, which is blood in the tissues. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle, its bruised, swollen and i can't walk? Is it broken?

Possibly: You absolutely need to have your ankle evaluated for a fracture. A fracture can only be determined from a xray and evaluation by your doctor. See a foot/ankle specialist immediately before you do more harm to your ankle. ...Read more

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My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?

My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?

Let see if i can hel: When of the things could be the problem that he have ligament injury which did not healed. Other things could be have a small fracture of the cartilage in the talus did not healed. Check it out, both could be diagnose with MRI of the area. ...Read more

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Fell hard on my ankle, was bruised and swollen badly for weeks. Three months later, ankle still swollen and a little sore, why? Wasn't sprained.

Fell hard on my ankle, was bruised and swollen badly for weeks. Three months later, ankle still swollen and a little sore, why? Wasn't sprained.

Consult your doctor: It is common for one to experience swelling and pain for several months following an ankle injury. Consult your physician to see what treatment options are best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more