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My grandson who is 6 has 2 blue bruises on either side of his groin what could of caused this?

My grandson who is 6 has 2 blue bruises on either side of his groin what could of caused this?

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

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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I am experiencing a blue bruise on underside of penis as well as a irritated frenulum?

I am experiencing a blue bruise on underside of penis as well as a irritated frenulum?

Injury?: I would guess this is the result of minor injury from overly vigorous sex or masturbation. But see a doctor if it doesn't heal promply or if you otherwise remain concerned about it. ...Read more

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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 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?

Bruise: Many causes of bruises aren't memorable - you could have bumped your arm, or a small vein could have burst to cause the bruise. They take weeks to resolve. As long as not tender/increasing/red, or with streaks, you should be OK! ...Read more

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I pinched my thumb and I have a bruise under my thumbnail-how can I get rid of the ugly black and blue bruise?

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 more

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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

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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.

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 there was a blood vessel that broke causing pain- the area being black and blue suggests that the event did not happen at the moment you say you felt pain and looked down. The color black or blue would not have appeared immediately but rather after at least several days following the incident. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Yes, but not DVT: It could be a blood clot, but likely not a deep venous thrombosis, the type that can potentially be dangerous. Warm compresses and NSAIDs like Ibuprofen if u can take that medicine might help. If not, or if significant leg swelling on that side, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Should I go see a doctor for human bite on my arm? This 13 year old girl bit my arm during a confrontation when I had to hold her head down. At first, I just had few scraped skin on my arm, but few days later, I noticed a greenish-blue bruise in a circle

Hello.: Hello. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last five years, then recommend you be seen. If you develop redness, tenderness, swelling, drainage, warmth, red streaks or fever, you would need to be seen for an infection. This is a psychiatrist answering. I hope that you are receiving help as a family for the difficult interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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Why might I have a blue bruise inside cheek and nerve pain throughout my right top row of teeth. Is the bruise associated with my needing a root canal? (Per dentist reccomendation)

Why might I have a blue bruise inside cheek and nerve pain throughout my right top row of teeth. Is the bruise associated with my needing a root canal? (Per dentist reccomendation)

Immediate treatment: Pain probably due to infected (abscessed) tooth. Please have root canal Rx done ASAP, before infection spreads further. Blue lesion may be bruise from spreading infection or from trauma. There is also a lesion known as a Blue Nevus that can be quite consequential. Please do not delay your treatment any further. ...Read more

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5yo has small blue bruise over lower back, starting to turn yellow? Is this ok? I heard bruises on legs ok not back or stomach. Doesn't remember hitti

5yo has small blue bruise over lower back, starting to turn yellow? Is this ok? I heard bruises on legs ok not back or stomach. Doesn't remember hitti

Bruising on the back: Particularly over the spine can occur with play unnoticed by the child. The yellow is normal. Bruises on soft areas like the stomach or sides are less common since more force is needed compared to bony areas. If she is otherwise well there should be no concern. If she is having multiple unexplained bruises, nose/gum bleeding, or you fear she is being injured, an exam by her Pediatrician is needed. ...Read more

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Blue bruise marks on lips. Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Blue bruise marks on lips. Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Complete exam: These symptoms could be related to a much more serious condition like cardiac, vascular or malignancy (cancer). Start with the cardiologist, lab tests, chest xray, ekg, stress test and proceed from there. Now! ...Read more

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Hello! For a long time for my body appear strange blue dots (bruises). As a small (9yo), I became ill with an adrenal tumor. Is it possible that these?

Hello! For a long time for my body appear strange blue dots (bruises). As a small (9yo), I became ill with an adrenal tumor. Is it possible that these?

Not likely: It is possible that these blue skin spots could be related to your childhood cancer, but it is not likely as you are so far out from your treatment. That said, please have your doctor examine them. ...Read more

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Can Melanoma appear as a 1 inch irregular diameter blue/grey bruise? On the upper outside arm?

Can Melanoma appear as a 1 inch irregular diameter blue/grey bruise? On the upper outside arm?

Melanoma/bruise: Melanoma can appear anywhere. The color is usually dark brown/black and irregular. Melanomas can be flat or a bump but don't usually have a bruise unless there has been trauma to the area on top of it. A bruise is caused by bleeding under the skin. A bruise can become dark, but eventually becomes lighter, green and then yellow. It will go away. If the lesion bleeds or gets larger, see a doc ...Read more

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My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

Maybe: But it depends on how much was damaged. If it's just a small area, then it probably won't. If it involves most of the nail bed, it probably will. Time will tell! If you want to get a more accurate answer, consider a virtual consult. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I woke up with dark blue purple bruises on my arms and legs. What may ne the cause?

Hi I woke up with dark blue purple bruises on my arms and legs. What may ne the cause?

Sudden bruising!: Sudden bruising can be serious. If no other changes you may want to see a medical professional
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My mom 65 yrs old gets big blue black bruises tht don't hurt on legs & thighs without hitting herself anywhere. Asthma & mild depression. Worrisome?

My mom 65 yrs old gets big blue black bruises tht don't hurt on legs & thighs without hitting herself anywhere. Asthma & mild depression. Worrisome?

Yes, this calls for: A trip to your local MD. Bruising as you described is a sx of possible major health conditions that can only be assessed in the doctor's office. The depression also needs to be assessed, either there or at a psychiatrist's office, since there are possible complicating medicals... ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a blue and black bruise?

What is the best way to take care of a blue and black bruise?

Ice & compression: Ice nd compression help alleviate the acute pain from a bruise. A bruise is really what occurs visibly when there is underlying injury and bleeding. Warm therapy is contraindicated acutely as it will likely aggravate the situation and allow for more bleeding. Compression thwarts further bleeding and swelling by providing counter pressure. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why we get black- and-blue marks as bruises?

Could use expert help with why we get black- and-blue marks as bruises?

many reasons: Sometimes these are just normal. If you take a baby Aspirin they are more common. If you get a lot of them then you need to see your doctor to make sure there is no problem. Even a slight bruise can cause them sometimes. ...Read more

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I got hit by a pitch in softball on my calf. I have a round perfect hollow circle, with a surrounding blue and purple bruise. It hurts when extended.

I got hit by a pitch in softball on my calf. I have a round perfect hollow circle, with a surrounding blue and purple bruise. It hurts when extended.

Bruising is typical: In this type of soft tissue injury. It is not uncommon to have sustained a fracture in the tibia or fibula after being hit with a softball. If you are concerned I would recommend getting an xray and treatment. Otherwise elevate, ice packs, anti-inflammatories, wrapping and stretching are your best options! ...Read more

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What can cause a bee sting turn black and blue like a bruise?

What can cause a bee sting turn black and blue like a bruise?

Painful hematoma: The stinger may have injured/punctured a superficial blood vessel that bled locally causing the hematoma (bruise). Ice, elevation, decreased use, and minimal compression (ace wrap) should help improve your pain and bruising from a local hematoma. If symptoms do not improve in a day or two, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Just stubbed my pinky toe not even an hour ago, it hurt for about ten minutess. Now it stings really bad and is bruised blue and purple. Is that bad? .

Maybe: Try off-loading it with a stiff sandal and wrapping it next to the 4th toe (buddy splinting). Use ice and antiinflammatory medication (ibuprofen, etc). If it continues to hurt for 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor, but all they'll do is what I just instructed with an xray. Good luck. ...Read more

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29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year. Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year. Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

Muscle problem: Chronic, unprovoked muscle pain associated with unexplained bruising could be a serious problem. There are certain medical conditions that can cause this and would need to be investigated by your physician. There are blood tests that can narrow down the likely causes. Myositis is an example of a condition where the muscles can be painful or weak. ...Read more

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My foot got steeped on by a soccer cleat yesterday and today there is pain when walking and blue and black bruises have occurred. When to see a doctor?

My foot got steeped on by a soccer cleat yesterday and today there is pain when walking and blue and black bruises have occurred. When to see a doctor?

Give it a few days: OUCH!! That must have really hurt. It is not surprising that you are in pain and bruised. It doesn't sound like your skin was pierced and you can put weight on it which is good. I would see if it improves in the next two days. If it gets worse before then, see your doctor. But also have your doctor look at to if it does not start feeling better. ...Read more

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I fell on my wrist earlier today while skiing. It doesn't hurt, just feels tight and I have a blue mark- probably a bruise. Nothing to worry about?

I fell on my wrist earlier today while skiing. It doesn't hurt, just feels tight and I have a blue mark- probably a bruise. Nothing to worry about?

Hmmmm. . .: Bad sprains can also have a blue mark. Is there swelling in addition to the tightness and blue mark? It's easier than you think to break a wrist bone. You may want to get an xray to be sure, especially if this is your dominant hand. ...Read more

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Tiny white bumps on perineum and lots of redness on perineum/anus, anus looks bruised and blue. Constipated, hurts to poop. What could this be?

Tiny white bumps on perineum and lots of redness on perineum/anus, anus looks bruised and blue. Constipated, hurts to poop. What could this be?

Do not sqeezed: Do not squeezed the tiny pumps, if you already did, that could explain the bruises and the redness.
the tiny pumps are a oil gland cysts best to leave them alone, otherwise they becomes infected if they were squeezed.
if you did not, constipation will not cause the redness, and the bruising, unless you had anal sex or a rough sex.
if you did not do neither go and see a doctor, please. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more