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Bruise has turned an odd color. Should I wait a couple more days?

Bruise has turned an odd color. Should I wait a couple more days?

Not unusual: A bruise typically gives you the typical purple and red appearance. As the blood gets broken down by the body you may get the greenish/ yellow tinges as the hematoma resolves. ...Read more

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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


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Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?

Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?

Finger: You may have inadvertently injured it.I think the pain will disappear in time if necessary you can take an anti-inflammatory ...Read more

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Got bit by a flea a couple of days ago and the bite is still there but surrounded by a redish-purplish patch like a bruise, could it be from scatching?

Got bit by a flea a couple of days ago and the bite is still there but surrounded by a redish-purplish patch like a bruise, could it be from scatching?

Flea bite: Yes, it could be from scratching the area but it could also be from the bite itself that cause a small bleeding in the wound and the blood is now clotted. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bruise on arm in a couple days?

How to get rid of bruise on arm in a couple days?

Takes about 2 weeks: Unfortunately, it takes about 2-4 weeks to disappear depending on the size. You can cover it with makeup to make it less noticeable while it heals. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a severe sprained ankles bruising to get worse after 8 days?

Is it unusual a severe sprained ankles bruising to get worse after 8 days?

No, not normal: When your foot turns over on the leg, the ankle ligament(s) can stretch (sprain) or tear. The treatments for these two things are different and it is important to differentiate between the two. A foot and ankle specialist can often do this just by exam or with a special type of xray (stress inversion) or an arthrogram (joint study). Mri can differentiate between ligament sprain and tear best. ...Read more

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Had cortisone injection 8 days ago in my shoulder . Have huge bruise and it hurts worse than before the injection, is this unusual?

Had cortisone injection 8 days ago in my shoulder . Have huge bruise and it hurts worse than before the injection, is this unusual?

Need more info: Are you on blood thinners or high doses of anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or aspirin? A huge bruise would be unusual under ordinary circumstances. Was there trauma to the shoulder? Increased pain this late may be the signs of infection. Should be feeling better. Have you had any fever or unusual symptoms, -extreme tiredness or flu-like symptoms. You need to see whoever injected you asap. ...Read more

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For 2 days ive had moderate pain and a fever IN my navel, only other odd symptom is a bruise on both large toe-toenails. No other symptoms ?

For 2 days ive had moderate pain and a fever IN my navel, only other odd symptom is a bruise on both large toe-toenails. No other symptoms ?

Uncertain : Uncertain without knowing more about your health status. If you're having fever systemically this is certainly something you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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My eyes feel swollen and bruised plus i've had a dull headache for a couple of months some days worse?

My eyes feel swollen and bruised plus i've had a dull headache for a couple of months some days worse?

See an eye doctor: Based on your description, this can be allergic or even caused by a mild infection. You should not have to suffer for this long. See an eye doctor; your problem can likely be resolved in one or two visits, with a minimum of discomfort. ...Read more

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I got a knee to the thigh which caused bruising. A couple of days later I felt some discomfort on the side of my knee. Is this cause of the bruising.

I got a knee to the thigh which caused bruising. A couple of days later I felt some discomfort on the side of my knee. Is this cause of the bruising.

Bruising:knee pain: The knee to your thigh caused a contusion (bruise) but although this is the first damage one sees, other damage can be done to your knee ligaments, which heal very slowly and would be noticed a "couple days later". Blood from the bruise in your thigh can migrate down to your knee (gravity), and the swelling can also cause mild pain. ...Read more

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I have bruises in my lower leg for no reason. I have an appointment coming up in 7 days is it safe to wait?

I have bruises in my lower leg for no reason. I have an appointment coming up in 7 days is it safe to wait?

If they are : If they are getting worse, or you are bleeding uncontrollably, or running fevers you should call be seen sooner. ...Read more

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I fell straight on my butt roller skating and bruised my tailbone and I has sex a couple days ago and it was painful ?

I fell straight on my butt roller skating and bruised my tailbone and I has sex a couple days ago and it was painful ?

Coccyx: The coccyx is a cartilage structure at the tip of the sacrum(tailbone) and when that is injured it becomes very uncomfortable and unfortunately the discomfort may last week's to months. If you continue to have very severe pain and tenderness, the tailbone probably should be xrayed,however. Discuss this with your physician as needed. Cold applications for 48 hours and hot applications after help. ...Read more

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Missed some of an IV meth shot about 2 days ago and area about 3 inches in diameter is bruised, slightly swollen, and kinda tender, but not in pain. cause for concern? wait it out you think?

Missed some of an IV meth shot about 2 days ago and area about 3 inches in diameter is bruised, slightly swollen, and kinda tender, but not in pain. cause for concern? wait it out you think?

Worst is yet to come: I am VERY concerned about you. The area may undergo necrosis, and you'll need to be seen if it does -- you'll know. But if you're injecting meth, this is NOTHING compared with what awaits you. The meth users I've autopsied have clawed their skin off before they died. You've been given "warnings" about other things that aren't true; the warnings about meth really are. You must stop, man. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my finger? I fell on my pinky finger and heard a cracking sound. It hurts to touch and move and after a couple of days it started to get swollen, and bruise. But i still have complete mobility in my finger. What is wrong with my finger?

What is wrong with my finger? I fell on my pinky finger and heard a cracking sound. It hurts to touch and move and after a couple of days it started to get swollen, and bruise. But i still have complete mobility in my finger. What is wrong with my finger?

There : There can be a sprain of a ligament, a small avulsion fracture, a fracture of the joint, a fracture in the bone in the long or oblique axis, a partial tendon avulsion, a ligament rupture. Whatmay pass for "complete" mobility may seem to be ok but a discerning exam might reveal that there is in fact limitation of motion caused but the swelling. Intraarticular swelling can impede motion or lead to subtle loss of full extension or flexion. Of course finger swelling following trauma may just be a bad bruise if the pain continues it would be worthwhile getting an x-ray as knowledge of the injury whether it is a factor or not may be a guide to return to activity with or without care. If there is a negative x-ray and pain persists it may be worthwhile to see a hand surgeon. Still be aware that a contusion or bas bruise to the finiger especially if it affect the pip joint or proximal interphalangeal joint ( in the middle of the finger) can had symptoms that linger for....Months after an injury. ...Read more

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A couple days ago I smashed my finger in my car door, nail is really bruised, tip of finger is a little numb and white. Can't bend it.

A couple days ago I smashed my finger in my car door, nail is really bruised, tip of finger is a little numb and white. Can't bend it.

Ouch: Could have a fracture, blood under the nail will make it throb. The swelling will contribute to the numbness and difficulty in bending it. Worth going to your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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