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Black And Blue Cohosh
Causes contractions: Wisdom says: avoid this in most all cases. There are certainly some who know how to make good use of ancient herbal therapies, but very few. This is powerful stuff and quite toxic. Action is complex, but vaso-constriction is part of it. It induces labor regardless of the readiness of the fetus. Steer clear or be prepared for facing a medical emergency. ...Read more
Uncertain: Although there is folklore indicating blue cohosh may cause early abortions there is no research to back this up. And it can have serious side effects such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, chest pain, increased blood pressure, increased blood sugar. Recommend avoiding this if you are pregnant. ...Read more
SImple basic care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area which has coloration. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently help. ...Read more
I fell on a rock at my uncle's camp yesterday and have a big black and blue. How long do they take to heal?
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Childbirth?: If you are referring to bruising around the eyes at the time of childbirth, this is very common. With a normal delivery, it can still be somewhat traumatic to the baby, and bruising can be seen around the eyes. Usually there is no injury. If you are unsure you can ask your pediatrician, or if this has developed at a later age, an immediate eye examination or discussion with peds is indicated. ...Read more
Spider bites: Sometimes spider bites will look very dark black or blue/purple. There are only 2 types of poisonous spiders in north america- the black widow and brown recluse. They usually cause flu like symptoms and severe pain. Most spiders are not dangerous, but keep the area clean to prevent infection. ...Read more
I notice i get blue black easily. Even a slight knock on the table or chair will give me blue black. Please advice.
Easy bruising: If you are one of those people who bruises easily, you may be completely healthy! some people seem to have more fragile tissues that tear and bleed under the skin ( ecchymosis). The platelets are the blood cells involved in clotting our blood. Mild decrease in number or function could cause easy bruising, as can decreased function of blood clotting proteins like von willebrand factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up with my finger black and blue
and I didn't injure it in any way. What could be causing this? I'm not having any pain.
Immediate MD: 56 year old lady with dizziness, vertigo, painless blue digit. You need immediate full history and medical exam, you may have arrhythmia causing your dizziness and throwing emboli to your finger. At the very least, dangerous causes need to be ruled out ASAP. There are less dangerous causes as well such as vasospasm, Raynaud's phenomenon. See MD as soon as possible please. Good luck. ...Read more
Got a few mosquito bites. A black and blue has formed around one of them which is worrying me. I was scratching it a lot beforehand. Is this normal?
Not uncommon: This can happen but if it does not improve by the end of 2 weeks, check with your doctor. ...Read more
Was there an injury?: That is one way to develop black and blue. It also can be from a tight shoe or a circulatory dosorder. Is it painful.? Is the skin excessively cold or even hot. These all play into the possibilities. If this persists for more than a few days, or is swollen or cold, see a physician immediately. Try elevating foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: If right near the needle stick site (usually the inside of your elbow), it suggests that you had some bleeding into the tissues and made a pretty good sized bruise, that will take time to reabsorb and go away. Local warm compresses can help speed up the process. If painful / hot / or other symptoms, have it checked by your dr or an urgent care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Never a good sign: Turning black and blue and all the while painful is not normal for a breast. This should be seen by your regular doctor soon. ...Read more
Strange: This is rather strange requires a picture or visualization. Consult Healthtap with pictures or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I had a tffc repair 12 days ago. My fingers are stil black and blue with swelling. Is this normal?
TFFC: I am unfamiliar with the abbreviation, "TFFC." Please explain. Thank you very much. ...Read more
I have a semi large lump or mass in the bottom of my sack and an area around the lump is black and blue what could this be?
Hmmm: Since it doesn't sound painful it likely a varicocele rather than a torsion of the testicle. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
Strange looking black and blue marks under my breasts and pains in my torso and i did not have an accident or hit into anything.
Tight bra: This can be a result from a tight bra underwire. Wear a larger size and see if the problem is resolved and better to get bras without underwire. ...Read more
My 2 1/2 year old son has a 3 inch light brown spot on the base of his spine. When he was younger, that spot was always a dark blue/black.
Have a small bump below skin (pea size, gets bigger when I bend back). The area has a black and blue mark above thebump hurts now and then.what is it?
The most likely: explanation is that you have a benign lipoma (fatty accumulation below the skin) with, coincidentally, a bruise near it. But there are some more serious kinds of bleeding or skin problems that have an ecchymosis or bruise associated with them. It would be best if you could have your doctor or a skin specialist/Dermatologist take a look at this. Make an appointment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
My son recently went on a hunting trip and banged his head really badly. Immediately he received a large soft squishy lump and very bad black and blue mark that is just now starting to fade. The lump is still there however it it now hard. He is complainin
Localized bleeding: Bruises or hematomas are actually localized areas of bleeding from direct trauma to the involved area. The coloration is initially very dark (black and blue) but quickly fades to lighter shades as the body and local tissues metabolize and breakdown the millions of red cells that make up the bruise. Darker coloration correlates with a denser volume of bleeding. ...Read more
I was laying down and all of a sudden my nose turned black and blue and started hurting any ideas on what it is?
See a Doc orgo to ER: Nobody can tell what happened to your nose and how unless we get detailed history and do a detailed examination for you symptoms it may be something serious so see youir doctor asap. ...Read more
My leg is blue/black after a car crash but i feel no pain. What is causing this? Im 30 years old and this car crash happened today.
See a doctor: Although you feel fine, i highly recommend you see your physician. You could have an internal injury. The black/blue mark represents bleeding under the skin. You should have the evaluated by a doctor to be sure there is not a serious injury. ...Read more
My wrist is black and blue with a part slightly poking my skin. Is my wrist broken? I can barely move it
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