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Bruise In My Knee
Bruise above my knee since late january. Not black/blue just darker than area around it. Is that normal seems long time (could it be from B12 defic)?
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Get checked: Bruises have usually been reabsorbed well before the 10 month period. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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