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See a physician: If this is a bruise which has occurred without obvious trauma, then you may need to be evaluated for possible bleeding disorder. Could there have been an insect bite? I would recommend seeing a physician if there is no improvement or if you start seeing other similar lesions. ...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
Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lipid (Fat) Deposits: Although this ring may look purple in people with brown eyes it is actually opaque white/grey. It is caused by lipid (fat) deposits around the periphery of the cornea. It is called arcus senilis. It is a benign finding and occurs commonly but in certain patients can rarely indicate elevated cholesterol and if asymmetric can indicate narrow blood vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This can be normal.: This can be normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yesterday green lump that looked like large vein appeared on top of foot. Felt bruised. Today it's a small red bump surrounded by green bruise. Dvt?
I have blue black squiggly lines on foot under the skin. Appeared 3/4 days ago. A larger blue/black spot underside of foot. Ulcer on same ankle.?
Problem: Are you diabetic, ave you had arterial doppler. Looks like you have some vascular issue. ...Read more
Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xanthogranulas, melanomas, iris atrophy, stretch holes are among other iris lesions or spots that can occur but much less common. If your iris spots are new, have them evaluated by an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: This is most likely a deposit of lipid term 'corneal arcus'. It is benign and will not affect the vision. If the eye is red, painful, or the vision is changing rapidly, - there are some pathologic changes that can occur in this part of the cornea which will appear like a blue ring. These are rare but will need an ophthalmologist to look at them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Venous lakes: Most of the time these collections of blood vessels called venous lakes and can be treated with laser. If in doubt ask your primary care doctor. If they are in doubt have them refer you to a specialist. A dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon should be able to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Frostbite does not: typically affect the entire hand unless there has been severe exposure, in that case having only one hand affected would be unusual too those are cases where both hand and both feet are affected from severe prolonged cold. Frostbite comes in stages, mild is irritated skin, then blisters then dark dark skin which looks dead. Circulation issues can give "blue" hands see your doctor ...Read more
I've long had a large blue bump on my forearm, a small flat blue spot on hip, and now notice a blue bump developing on wrist. Worried. Help! Bluenevi?
Blue bumps: The blue bumps need to be directly examined by your doctor for the correct diagnosis. It is important to identify what these bumps are and to find out if any treatment is necessary. Do not postpone this. Call your doctor for an appointment asap. ...Read more
Suddenly a couple of blue purplish spots appeard on my back. Two quite dark. Rest looks faded.. What is it?
Send us image: Not sure what those are without seeing them. Send us an image. ...Read more
Bruise on forearm with white lump in middle. Reddish-purple 2" diameter doesn't hurt, don't recall hitting it. Is it a bruise, boil? Not bite marks
Trauma?: Have you asked him about any injuries? You should have him seen by the doctor to see why he has the bruises. ...Read more
I got bloodwork done 4 days ago and ever since I’ve had a blue bruise on my inner elbow where the blood was taken. Is this normal?
I woke up this morning and my thighs were really itchy. Now a blue bruise has formed with purple dots. Can this be normal when scratching or more?
I just got off a long flight, and have a purple/blue bruise on right foot. Did not take off shows during flight. Does not hurt. Should i be concerned?
I have a perfectly round purple/blue bruise on left forearm. It is the size of the end of a crayon exactly. Just appeared a week ago, no change whatso?
I pinched my thumb and I have a bruise under my thumbnail-how can I get rid of the ugly black and blue bruise?
Good News I think: Generally, unless there was signficant damage to the nail-bed, the bruising you see, should gradually go away, but it is a very slow process for the old blood to get broken down by the body's defenses. If the problem is persistent, go see your doctor. The good news is that, in most cases, such injuries do heal without medical intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a huge,blue bruise on thigh.I don't recall injuring it.recently had long flight &concerned about DVT.could it look like a large bruise?
Purpura: 32 year old lady with purpura on thigh. It sounds like you have a large bruise with no history of trauma. Need more history including medical conditions you may have, medications you take. This may indicate that you have a problem with coagulation or platelets such as Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura. Workup for a DVT includes physical exam right away, and doppler ultrasound of veins in legs.Gluck ...Read more
Suddenly today I felt pain on the back of my knee when I looked it was a black and blue bruise. It is sore. I can't remember hitting anything.
Blood vessel broke: While it certainly sounds as if they want decile rope and that is what I really hate problem with her scription out the area black and blue suggest that the accumulation in that area did not happen at the moment you say you felt pain and looked down because the color black or blue would not have appeared immediately but rather after several days or several weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dark purple-blue Bruise above my waistline at my 3 o'clock (12 o'clock being my stomach). Just came back from vacation, did some drinking?
Nasty black and blue bruise on inner leg, close to knee for about a week. No longer sore, surrounding areas hurt after working out? Worried.
Pulled muscle: Sounds like you strained either your calf or distal hamstring muscle/ tendon.See your pcp for evaluation. If he/ she thinks it's necessary u could be referred to an ors for evaluation. Most muscle /tendon injuries take 3-6 wks to heal. Good luck! ...Read more
Routine colonoscy Oct.30. IV in radial artery. Took ace bandage off at home. Huge blue bruise for days. Now still have darkened area on arm. Why?
Blood probably: extravasated into the tissues around your wrist and may have "tattooed" you in that area. It will most likely resolve over several months. ...Read more
There is a blue bruise or vein not sure in my left tigh outer part it is very painful and tender to touch and pain in my tigh could it be blood clot?
I am 27 weeks preg. My thigh muscle has been jumping all day and now a big blue bruise has developed on that area and it is very tender.What do I do?
Please go: Please see your doctor asap to discuss treatment options. This could be very serious. ...Read more
Broke my foot last Friday. There was no swelling or bruising. tonight I noticed a large blue bruise in the area of the break. Gone to work. bad idea?
What Fracture ?: A broken foot can describe a lot of things. There was no swelling or bruising for 6 days. I can only assume there was no or minimal pain, since you did not mention it. Just how bad could it be broken? One way to find out is to have the foot evaluated to identify the total extent of the injury. If it is broken, to any extent, it has to be stabilized, most commonly by a cam walker. Now, you decide. ...Read more
Red pin prickrash on both cheeks on face with small light blue bruise close to her mouth had itp below 3 as a toddler 4 years old now and on pinamox ?
Umm, hard to say.: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash then address that specifically. This should be an easy question to pose to your pediatrician during the 4-year old well visit. Without actually viewing the rash and "bruise" in person, any answer would be but a guess. Your daughter deserves better than a guess. ...Read more
Very Swollen tonsils coated with a ton of white puss and now one of my Tonsils has what looks to be a black and blue bruise mixed with puss. Currently?
Doctor can check: It's not easy to see and describe one's own tonsils. Throat and tonsil symptoms can be from flu or cold viruses, strep throat, EBV virus, etc... Doctors have 5-minute tests for strep throat (antibiotics are needed to treat strep). Doctors also have a quick test for Flu A and B. Mono is caused by the EBV virus and can cause big tonsils. One's primary care doctor can examine the throat. ...Read more
Fell down 3steps and have a massive lump and black and blue bruise across most of my right cheek travelling round my thigh can sit, walk only sore?
Get x-ray: you should get that x-ray'ed. An untreated fracture of either the pelvis or femoral head can heal improperly if not set and lead to chronic pain for the rest of your life. In the mean time, get heat on there since it sounds like you did this at least a few days ago given the presence of the bruise as you describe. ...Read more
Pain in left leg on the side above ankle cold to touch and leg swelling and pain in calf and i get blue bruises on my calf without injury what is caus?
? from Advil (ibuprofen): I am not really sure what is going on. You should see a doctor for a definitive answer. ...Read more
Hi, Thursday I got bitten by insect on lower leg was swollen with a red blue bruise, it's still red a d have a pit, most swelling went away? plz help should I see a doctor its been 5 days
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