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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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My wife's tailbone suddenly became tender & has been for a > week. Her skin is not irritated or bruised. Could this be a spinal cyst of some sort?

My wife's tailbone suddenly became tender & has been for a > week. Her skin is not irritated or bruised. Could this be a spinal cyst of some sort?

Most likely this is : A typical case of coccydynia which is a self limiting pain in the coccyx region without any injury that typically presents in a female and is treated by avoiding sitting particularly on hard surfaces. ...Read more

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Why does my spinal column feel bruised?

Why does my spinal column feel bruised?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes of back pain that feels like it is up and down the spinal column. A detailed exam and perhaps an MRI will usually determine the cause. Potential causes can include multi level degenerative disc disease, muscle spasm, or multiple level facet arthritis thy to name a few. There are also inflammatory conditions that affect the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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One spinal bone feels bruised in the center of my back right below bra line, and has been hurting about a month. What could be causing this?

One spinal bone feels bruised in the center of my back right below bra line, and has been hurting about a month. What could be causing this?

A Few Things: The bones of the spine, called vertebrae are held together by ligaments, muscles and what people often call discs. Any of those things can be injured, so pain in the center the back can result from injury to the bone, the muscles or the ligaments. If you don't remember specifically hurting your back, you may want to have a physician check to see if the ligaments or muscles may be injured. ...Read more

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I fell down and i think i hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise. Anything serious?

I fell down and i think i hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise.  Anything serious?

Depends: This really depends on your neurological exam and pain. If there are any neurological deficits or significant pain then you need to be imaged. Otherwise, if its just some pain and you don't have any altered sensation/weakness or any other problems besides a bruise and some pain more than likely you are completely fine. Hope you are doing ok! ...Read more

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My sister has MS diag over a yr. She found an extensive bruise along her spine. She had a spinal tap over a year ago but not sure if related. Serious?

My sister has MS diag over a yr. She found an extensive bruise along her spine. She had a spinal tap over a year ago but not sure if related. Serious?

Unrelated to tap: spinal tap 1 year ago can cause a bruise now. If bruise was not caused by a known injury then it may be an underlying blood disease that needs to be investigated by a hematologist. some times steroids or Aspirin or anti platelet medications can do so. ...Read more

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Had a spinal tap 3 days ago.Mild bruise/pain on back.If something serious was wrong would i know by now?No fever.Thanks for your wisdom and care

Had a spinal tap 3 days ago.Mild bruise/pain on back.If something serious was wrong would i know by now?No fever.Thanks for your wisdom and care

Back pain and: Discomfort after a spinal tap is common. Keep in mind, there is a lot of muscles that needle has to pass through. Like any bruise, may take some time to improve. ...Read more

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Bruises everywhere, extreme fatigue, swelling in lymph nodes and spinal area, breathing difficulties and joint pain. my Cbc is normal. Leukemia?

Bruises everywhere, extreme fatigue, swelling in lymph nodes and spinal area, breathing difficulties and joint pain. my Cbc is normal. Leukemia?

Mgt: I would advise another CBC with a smear, ESR and imaging of affected areas. A lymph node biopsy may be indicated. There are many possible conditions which may present with these findings. ...Read more

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I have a small lump about the size of a marble on the left side of the back of my neck by my spinal cord. Tender.?

I have a small lump about the size of a marble on the left side of the back of my neck by my spinal cord. Tender.?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...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