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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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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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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?

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

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I am dizzy, got bruises out of nowhere, I get tired when I've slept a normal amount of hours, got headaches, feel depressed, am cold all the time.?

I am dizzy, got bruises out of nowhere, I get tired when I've slept a normal amount of hours, got headaches, feel depressed, am cold all the time.?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms that are unexplained, and which you're asking about. Sounds like you need to see your physician for an evaluation and workup. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Why is my upper breast feel like it's bruised I just got a cold cravings I had unprotected sex 1-10-15 no period since 9-17-14 what's going on?

Why is my upper breast feel like it's bruised I just got a cold cravings I had unprotected sex 1-10-15 no period since 9-17-14 what's going on?

Different issues: You mention multiple different symptoms and there is not enough space to cover all three. Briefly - see an Obgyn to discuss irregular menstrual cycles. There are many options for cycle regulation. Breast pain needs to be evaluated first with a physical exam. Not cold cravings are? If you are having unprotected sex consider seeing a doctor for birth control and STD testing. ...Read more

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I have this pain under my breast when pushing on my rib cage. Feels bruised like I was punched. Was recently sick with common cold. Light cough, phlegm?

I have this pain under my breast when pushing on my rib cage. Feels bruised like I was punched. Was recently sick with common cold. Light cough, phlegm?

An upper respiratory: Infection with a significant cough can very well stranger Castro chondral junction and that's what you would feel under your breast is where the rib and the cartlidge comes together treated with NSAIDs and heat and hopefully you'll get over the flu or bronchitis fast. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and feet always very cold and nearly purple and my toes on each foot beside the big toe feel very sore like bruised?

Why are my hands and feet always very cold and nearly purple and my toes on each foot beside the big toe feel very sore like bruised?

You might have: Something called raynauds. It is not serious but if you live where it is cold, then this condition caused especially fingertips, fingers and toes to turn bluish purple and sometimes even white. People who have it really bad will find it happens even when putting their hand in the freezer at home or in the grocery store. Verapamil sometimes helps but other meds might help more. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 3 days ago, I can walk with some pain. There is some swelling and bruising also foot feels cold and tingeley. Do I need 2 c a doc?

I sprained my ankle 3 days ago, I can walk with some pain. There is some swelling and bruising also foot feels cold and tingeley. Do I need 2 c a doc?

Sprain: Elevate the ankle and ice the ankle from time to time. An ankle brace would help. Do some seated range of motion exercises such as clockwise and counterclockwise circles with the toes a couple of times a day. If pain persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?

Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?

Not fun fall: Ice is always your best friend when you fall, especially with swelling and bruising of your knee/ ankle. You do want to have it checked out, especially if your ankle is swollen to determine if it's a strain or sprain.For either, it's important to keep it elevated above your heart level, to help reduce swelling. Imaging may be needed if you can't weight bear. So, using crutches until ur seen is good. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold feeling in my forehead and it hurts like a bruise?

What to do if I have a cold feeling in my forehead and it hurts like a bruise?

Cold feeling: Sounds like minor focal neuralgia of 1st branch of trigeminal nerve. Try hot moist compresses and ibuprofen. See PCP if persists, may be indication for neuron tin ...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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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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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.?

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.?

See doctor: Might be something common line atopic dermatitis or eczema, or something more serious such as vasculitis or panniculitis or other skin condition. Best to see a dermatologist for evaluation, diagnosis (may possibly require a biopsy), and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Could be: Early sign of vasculitis, especially if you smoke, so show it to your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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