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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
I have painful sudden bruies om mylegs and thighs and I am easly bruised, feeling cold, hot flushes and headaches?
Need more info: Sounds like you need a check up and some blood tests asap. ...Read more
I have a numb cold bruise feeling in my head when I touch it do you have any idea what it could be?,
Numbness of area: In /on head noticed when touching it (I can assume we are talking about your scalp as you are not likely able to touch anything in your head without doing some major surgery), is usually due to altered sensibility due to trauma or infection. inflammation of the posterior auricular nerve or the occipital nerve in the back of your head can also do this without trauma or infection. More information? ...Read more
I'm 20 I don't have low iron and I'm not animic. Why do I bruise or get cold easily. I always have a bruises on my legs with no explanation?
Other things: There are other possibilities than the ones you mention. Make sure you tell you pcp. They may do other blood tests to check you out. ...Read more
Hand was injured swollen inside bruised now freezing cold can move fingers but ring finger doesn't want to go all the way up. Is it broken or nerves?
Bad sprain last tuesday - rolled ankle inwards - hugely painful, XR showed no fracture but increasingly swollen, bruised and v cold?
Glad to hear there is no fx, its important to use the RIICE protocol. Offloading your ankle goes a long way here to allow the ligaments to heal as approximated as possible. Give it a 4-6 weeks and get reevaluated if painful see a specialist and it will need to warrant advanced imaging. Feel better! ...Read more
I'm tired all the time, bruise easily, get cold hands and feet, and recently have gotten dark circles around my eyes (i get 9+ hours of sleep)leukemia?
Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.
Child has 6 or 7 small bruises on legs and cold hands and feet. Should I be concerned about anemia? He is otherwise fine (no fever, no nosebleeds, etc).
See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
My 14 year old son has a headache and a very high temperature but his feet are very cold and are starting to look bruised. Should I be concerned?
My right side bottem ribbs hurt, im just getting over a cold and I've been coffing alot, now it feels like my side ribs are bruised, it hurts to laugh?
Muscle/rib pain: When you cough, the muscle of your chest contract to increase the pressure of the thoracic cavity so that air is expelled forcefully, the ribs are part of the thoracic cage, thus the muscle contraction act on the ribs also, there are cases where people fracture their ribs due to excessive coughing, especially those who has osteoporosis. ...Read more
Unexplained big bruise on inside of sons arm Does not change when touched Also has cold symptoms Temp is normal?
Bruise: An active 7 year old boy may easily have injured himself without remembering the incident. If he does not develop other bruises and has no other symptoms or signs of bleeding abnormalities, would advise just watching and waiting. However, if you have any doubts, see a pediatrician. Always better safe than sorry. Hope he is better soon. ...Read more
My son's stunt scooter has smashed into the front of my foot I can't walk and it's bruised but has now gone ice cold?
Be seen immediately.: There's no need to wait. You should go to the emergency room immediately. The vascular supply to the foot may have been compromised. ...Read more
I bit down on something cold and now my tooth hurts and it look bruised near the top by the gum yesterday I couldnot touch the tooth?
Computer: Your computer can't fix your tooth, your Dentist can. Your tooth may be fractured or it may have a cavity. The gum damage may be associated wth the tooth damage or it may be a coincidental separate problem. Please see your Dentist as soon as possible for an examination and necessary imaging, differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more
After having a cold, sinusitis, bronchitis & something viral for a month+. Better now, but is it possible to bruise a rib by coughing harshly?
Bruised feeling on forehead when I press it and sharp stabbing pains that come go. Water sensation in forehead hurts when cold air hits it?
I got kicked in my calf and now it's super hard. Hurts to touch it. There is no bruising I can barley walk and cold hurts it shud I be worried?
NEED EXAM: After a blunt trauma it is possible to have bleeding into the muscle, which could then turn into an encapsulated collection of blood. This is the muscle and not the vessel. It is also possibe for the vein to have been crushed enough to trigger a response that allows a clot to develop in a vessel. A good exam and possibley an ultrasound needed to differentiate. A clot in the vessel will need tx. ...Read more
I have recently had a freezing cold, swollen, numb but painful to touch, paralyzed, bruised coloured wrist with no injury, what could cause this?
Signs of lack of blood getting to the tissues of an arm or a leg include numbness, paralysis, coldness, blue color. These are signs to go to emergency room IMMEDIATELY. If there is a blockage in an artery, measures can be taken to restore circulation and save the affected limb.
Certain meds (eg sumatriptan) constrict arteries, although I've not heard of this particular symptom with sumatriptan. ...Read more
Recently my bruises have been getting red raised and itchy when my skin gets hot or cold. I am not on any regular medication so am a little confused as to why this has started this year.?
A bruise on my shin for the lst 2 yrs has not went away (now brwn in clr). Now, 90% of my bruises won't go away. Cold & warm compress has been applied?
What you are seeing-: -is rust. As hemoglobin breaks down there is residual iron. If the body does not clean the bruised area completely, the iron rusts. This is more likely to happen with a significant bruise and there is a collection of blood involved. Too late to treat now but the next time, use ice, compression, elevate & later heat to aid in absorption. The ice is 2 stop bleeding and swelling. Ice=immediately. ...Read more
I have a cold and cough but have just noticed bruising on my right index finger tip no injury and does not hurt when touch just discoloured?
Knee suddenly developed a burning or a cold burn feeling it has a stinging pain at the fro t of knee cap also my knee is color of a bruise?
See your doctor: This could be due to spontaneous hemarthrosis of the knee or something else that requires expedient attention. ...Read more
My fingernails hurts everytime my hands are cold. Not all fingers, just one of my fingernails. Under the fingernails, I have a little bruise.
Constriction: You may be having arterial constriction due to the cold and causing thi symptom. Concentrate on keeping your hands warm and this should prevent this occurring ...Read more
I sprained my ankle last friday not have bruising in my to middletown does are you still getting numb and or cold to the touch is that normal?
Yes: Answer hard to decipher but it sounds like you sprained your ankle and have bruising and numbness into your toes.? This is fairly typical of moderate ankle sprains as the bleeding / swelling progresses w/ gravity into your foot. Numbness is usually caused by the swelling around digital nerves. It should go away as swelling subsides. See pcp or ors. Good luck! ...Read more
Had normal CBC 2 mos ago, have isolated petechia comes & goes. Just got over cold, feel fine. Small bruises w trauma. Worry about acute leukemia?
Repeat CBC: Probably unlikely, but the easiest thing to do is to repeat your CBC with differential to see if there are any changes worrisome for blood disorders such as leukemia. Sometimes, viral infection can cause transient low platelet which may lead to transient petechia if low enough. Any NSAIDS use? If petechia persists and platelet number is normal, look for abnormal platelet function. ...Read more
Freezing cold swollen numb & painful to touch temporarily paralyzed & bruised coloured wrist & no injury. Docs have seen it and say its just my Fibro?
CTS/ other Dx: It doesn't sound like fibromyalgia from your description. Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion. You may need nerve conduction velocity/electromyogram studies to rule out peripheral neuropathy and imaging like an xray for a start and labwork. It may be carpal tunnel syndrome whicg is often associated with fibromyalgia. Try wearing a splint on your wrist to restrict repetitive flexion/extension. ...Read more