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What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

The circulation is: Temporarily not as good in the area of the injury. Circulation feels nice & warm. Tissue which is not perfusing as well may feel cooler. ...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 have a numb cold bruise feeling in my head when I touch it do you have any idea what it could be?,

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

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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?

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?

Hand Injury: You need to seek medical care as soon as possible. There can be several reasons for your symptoms. This is not the forum to seek advice about those symptoms. See your primary care physician, an urgent care or the emergency for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Bad sprain last tuesday - rolled ankle inwards - hugely painful, XR showed no fracture but increasingly swollen, bruised and v cold?

Bad sprain last tuesday - rolled ankle inwards - hugely painful, XR showed no fracture but increasingly swollen, bruised and v cold?

R.I.I.C.E.: Hello,
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

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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?

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?

Leukemia: Can be diagnosed via blood work and bone marrow biopsy.
The symptoms you describe and concern you express are enough to warrant a doctors visit. The symptoms are not enough to make a diagnosis. Please see your doctor asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.

Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.

Be checked: Be assessed. You are describing symptoms that may be related to a blood clot or nerve damage. You need to have both these possibilities ruled out. All the best. ...Read more

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Why do my lungs feel bruised whilst I have a cold?

Why do my lungs feel bruised whilst I have a cold?

Sore lungs: Hello ~ because any cough you might have forcefully removes the surface epithelium of the bronchi and this can give some irritation and pain of its own so your lungs feel sore. They are. Use water/saline inhalation and make into steam and inhale. This relieves it. Thanks ...Read more

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Are there any blood disorders that cause bruising or make you cold?

Are there any blood disorders that cause bruising or make you cold?

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

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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?

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

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Unexplained big bruise on inside of sons arm Does not change when touched Also has cold symptoms Temp is normal?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Neuropathic: Sounds like neuropathic pain from your supraorbital nerve. Possible some type of "tic de la roux" which is a specific neuropathic condition that can respond to medications. Although in that distribution could very well be irritated nerve. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have recently had a freezing cold, swollen, numb but painful to touch, paralyzed, bruised coloured wrist with no injury, what could cause this?

I have recently had a freezing cold, swollen, numb but painful to touch, paralyzed, bruised coloured wrist with no injury, what could cause this?

EMERGENCY: 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

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