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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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Can you tell me how to remove my bruises on my knee if it was 10 months ago?

Can you tell me how to remove my bruises on my knee if it was 10 months ago?

Get checked: Bruises have usually been reabsorbed well before the 10 month period. ...Read more

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Is it best to cover this big bruise on my knee with an ACE bandage or medical tape?

Is it best to cover this big bruise on my knee with an ACE bandage or medical tape?

Big bruise on knee: If there is blistering or less viable skin, it is better to put a pad or bandage on the spread pressure over a greater area and lessen risk of skin damage. ...Read more

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I have a random spotted cluster of polka dot bruises on my knee after a concert, others have reported the same thing. What could this mean?

I have a random spotted cluster of  polka dot bruises on my knee after a concert, others have reported the same thing.  What could this mean?

Bug bites or grass..: After a concert, presuming an outdoors concert, little dots may be bug bites on the knees, or scratches/irritation from kneeling on grass, or even irritation from kneeling on mats or other rough textures. A primary care doctor can evaluate, if there are persistent or more symptoms. ...Read more

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I'vehad this bruise on my knee for about three weeks. I have a ping pong sized hard bump on it. It is black and blue with a light center? What is it?

I'vehad this bruise on my knee for about three weeks. I have a ping pong sized hard bump on it. It is black and blue with a light center? What is it?

Hematoma: This is a benign blood clot due to some type of trauma. It will not be any danger to you. As it resolves the center can be lighter. You can hasten its resolution with application of external heat and hot packs. This will help the body remove the clotted blood. Your physician can confirm the diagnoses and see if other issues should be considered. Sometimes it can be aspirated. ...Read more

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Why am i getting red bruises on my knees?

Why am i getting red bruises on my knees?

Impossible to say: It is impossible to answer without being able the visualize the knees. If you are concerned have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have swelling and bruises on my knees. What does this mean?

I have swelling and bruises on my knees. What does this mean?

Many reasons: There could be many reasons for your symptoms ranging from traumatic or non-traumatic causes. You don't need to have an injury to experience the symptoms you have described. Common causes include early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. If you are not satisfied with your recovery and if symptoms are unbearable or worsen then see an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a bruise on my knee and it feels like a bump but it is not raised. Should i get it looked at?

What do you recommend if I have a bruise on my knee and it feels like a bump but it is not raised. Should i get it looked at?

Yes.: You should see a non-surgical sports medicine doctor, who can determine the exact nature of the problem. It could be a little scar tissue, or, perhaps an inflammed bursa (bursitis). ...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