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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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I have a deep bruise behind my left knee dors not go away and does not hurt,now im noticing the same above my elbows with a rash.

I have a deep bruise behind my left knee dors not go away and does not hurt,now im noticing the same above my elbows with a rash.

Bruising: If this bruising is happening spontaneously without any injury or trauma please see your doctor as soon as you can to be examined. This could be a sign of a more serious issue. ...Read more

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My mother in law has a bruise behind her knee. She says it is sensitive. What can it be?

My mother in law has a bruise behind her knee. She says it is sensitive. What can it be?

Most likely varicose: Superficial in type when they get inflamed they are sensitive to touch, check with your doctor, advil (ibuprofen) and moist heat usually help. ...Read more

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I discovered a very deep and dark purple bruise behind my knee 2 days ago...It is swollen a bit and very sore. I do not remember hitting or banging it?

I discovered a very deep and dark purple bruise behind my knee 2 days ago...It is swollen a bit and very sore. I do not remember hitting or banging it?

Post knee bruise: Not unusual to have spontaneous rupture of a posterior knee cyst,without a history of trauma. expect bruising and discomfort to resolve gradually . Avoid activities and positions that produce increased discomfort. Use ice , alleve for 7- 10 days ...Read more

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I am 45 years old with a nickel size bruise behind my knee...it is painful to touch. Area is tender but not red and slightly swollen. 6 flights recent?

I am 45 years old with a nickel size bruise behind my knee...it is painful to touch. Area is tender but not red and slightly swollen. 6 flights recent?

Please get examined.: The examination should include a careful physical examination, ultrasound, & lab tests. This should be dealt with with all haste. Please let me know the results of your evaluation. ...Read more

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My mother had bone marow biopsy done on Friday. Today I noticed a large bruise behind her knee. Is this alarming?

My mother had bone marow biopsy done on Friday. Today I noticed a large bruise behind her knee. Is this alarming?

It is due to bleedin: It is not uncommon to have a small bruise after the bone marrow test which is often done with a large bore needle. Usually it stops with immediate pressure applied after the procedure. But if it has showed up in your leg,, that indicates more extensive bleeding. So you must inform your doctor who did the procedure. Make sure that your Platelet count is Ok and your Hemoglobin(Hb) has not dropped ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more