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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Are bruises dangerous?

Are bruises dangerous?

No.: For the most part, not dangerous at all. As they go away over 1-2 weeks they may turn a little yellowish, but that's normal. As long as the pain's going away also, there's nothing to worry about! cheers! ...Read more

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A spider bite with a bruise, dangerous?

It isn't that : Uncommon to have bruising around a spider bit. In ; of it's self it is not of great concern. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). ...Read more

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Are these bruises dangerous in any way? I too have many large unexplained bruises and am on apo-escitalopram and .25mg of clonazepam.

Are these bruises dangerous in any way?  I too have many large unexplained bruises and am on apo-escitalopram and .25mg  of clonazepam.

Unexplained bruises: need to be examined by your doctor. Your blood MAY be too thin or it may be in response to a medication. The whole picture needs to be looked at. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bruised cervix can be dangerous? How will my doctor be able to tell if I have bruised cervix?

Bruised cervix can be dangerous?  How will my doctor be able to tell if I have bruised cervix?

I have never seen: Nor heard of bruising of the cervix. If you are having pain with intercourse you may wanna get checked. Painful intercourse, or pelvic pain in general can be caused from many things but the cervix can withstand a high degree of trauma. Babies come through there. Good luck. ...Read more

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A mosquito bited me a couple houres ago , it got swollen and purple. Is that dangerous ? Because i'm afraid of the purple bruise

A mosquito bited me a couple houres ago , it got swollen and purple. Is that dangerous ? Because i'm afraid of the purple bruise

Bite : It may or may not be s bite. Sometimes people get a skin infection or malady they attribute to a bite but sometimes is not a bite. See a physician if you have itching or if the area is painful hot or swollen. It may be an allergic reaction. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son age 10 has a bruise that is hard and small like a marble on his butt. He believes its from a fall-6 months ago. Is this dangerous?

My son age 10 has a bruise that is hard and small like a marble on his butt. He believes its from a fall-6 months ago. Is this dangerous?

Could be a cyst: It could be a cyst and was noticed after the bruise or it could be from the actual injury. In either case, should see a surgeon or a plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine and advise. ...Read more

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I fell off my bike and my whole arm is bruised and swollen is it dangerous?

I fell off my bike and my whole arm is bruised and swollen is it dangerous?

Plan. : I can not tell you exactly how dangerous is it. But can help yourself : put the ice on swollen and bruised area for few hours. Check your movements: fingers, hand and forearm, shoulders. If it very painful you may be need XRay. Urgent care clinic and ER - your choice. If it will be worse tomorrow you need evaluation. ...Read more

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I have spots in my hands, in my left even more like a bruise but painless. Is it dangerous? What is it?

I have spots in my hands, in my left even more like a bruise but painless. Is it dangerous? What is it?

Exam needed: Without examining you there is no way to make a diagnosis. See your physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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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