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I fell and landed on my right hip, on a metal threshold two days ago. The area hasn't bruised but itches and occasionally burns. Is that normal?

I fell and landed on my right hip, on a metal threshold two days ago. The area hasn't bruised but itches and occasionally burns. Is that normal?

Probably healing: If you are able to walk normally and have no other symptoms than what you describe as burning and itching in the area I would reassure you that it is not a serious injury. If you develop a rash or other symptoms in the next few days you should seek attention again- otherwise no treatment and be reassured ...Read more

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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There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. It feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. It feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

Needs examination: Any mass in any part of the body is a concern. It may be a simple lymph node but your doctor needs to examine this and evaluate further by ultrasound or biopsy if necessary to determine the cause of the mass ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

Not sure but the: Only way to find out is monitor it to make sure it doesn't evolve normally and go away. Bruises tend to enlarge briefly for 1-2 days, then change color from red/black to green/yellow, then start to fade. If you continue to have bruises throughout your body, then you need to get checked out for certain diseases by a healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Healing: If it is a very bad bruise, cells are damaged and release chemicals that may cause itching, such as histamine from mast cells. Also as a wound, the bruise, heals it contracts and this causes itching from the contraction. ...Read more

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I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

Bruise w/red circle: If the bruise is recent, it may itch. Some areas of the bruise may be more red or raised than others depending on the impact of the trauma. A typical bruise will start resolving in a couple of days, turning from purple to green to yellow then gone all together. If the redness persists or the bruise has not started to go away in a couple of days, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Its like round, purple bruise, it also itches and sometimes feel a burning sensation. What could this be, this is on my arms

Its like round, purple bruise, it also itches and sometimes feel a burning sensation. What could this be, this is on my arms

Many possibilities: If there is only one, it could be a bruise. If many of them, possibilities include eczema, ringworm, contact dermatitis to something you're allergic to, and a variety of less common, more esoteric problems. A dermatologist needs to examine you directly in order to tell you exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I was stung by four bees in two weeks. But after I'm stung the area swells, itches, and bruises. Am I allergic at all?! please help! Thanks!

I was stung by four bees in two weeks. But after I'm stung the area swells, itches, and bruises. Am I allergic at all?! please help! Thanks!

Perhaps: Bee venom often induces swelling and itching even if you are not allergic to it. However you reaction may also signal the presence of bee venom allergy. If you have no other problems such as fainting, breathing problem, or throat swelling, no further treatment is indicated. Be sure to scrape out or use tweezer to remove the stinger nearest to the skin when you get stung again next time. ...Read more

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All over body pain and unexplained bruising. All tests come back normal. The bruises on my chest itches and is painful. What could be wrong?

All over body pain and unexplained bruising. All tests come back normal. The bruises on my chest itches and is painful. What could be wrong?

We Can Not Guess: We can not guess what could be wrong with you without more detailed history, pysical exam and what tests you have had. And what if any treatment has been recommended by your treating doctor who ordered the tests you state. I will follow up with the doctor or consult a dermatologist for secong opinion ...Read more

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I got bite by a mosquito I think. On my boob, still itches looks like a bruise. This is from Saturday night.

I got bite by a mosquito I think. On my boob, still itches looks like a bruise. This is from Saturday night.

Possible tick bite: Sometimes a 'bruise' like rash can develop after a tick bite- so I would advise you to show this to a doctor who could help you. Both ticks and mosquitoes inject saliva when they bite, so the result can be an itchy spot later on. Ticks like skin folds, so not sure if this bite is closer to your arm pit or something where it would be a good spot to hide? Ticks (nymphs) can be VERY SMALL too. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot kind of looks like a bruise on my buttcrack. It doesn't hurt but at times itches. 1st noticed when I fell. Any ideas?

I have a brown spot kind of looks like a bruise on my buttcrack. It doesn't hurt but at times itches. 1st noticed when I fell. Any ideas?

Hard to say: But if it appeared after you fell and you landed on that area, it may well be a bruise. Otherwise hard to say without a picture of the area to see. ...Read more

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Last night I was sitting outside and something either stung me or bit me. Today it itches but is painful to touch w. Bruising. Should I see a doc?

Last night I was sitting outside and something either stung me or bit me. Today it itches but is painful to touch w. Bruising. Should I see a doc?

Bite: It may have been a spider bite. It it gets worse over the next 2 days instead of better, have it seen. Be seen for any infection concerns. Keep it clean and apply a topical antibiotic if you have no allergies. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a redness around half of the glans closest to the body. Sometimes it itches or feels like a bruise but mostly not. No disfunction. Have photos.

I have a redness around half of the glans closest to the body. Sometimes it itches or feels like a bruise but mostly not. No disfunction. Have photos.

Evaluation: The best thing is to see physician for evaluation. Pictures help, but detailed exam is much better way to go. ...Read more

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It feels like I've bruised my arch on my right foot and it also itches. What could be causing it?

It feels like I've bruised my arch on my right foot and it also itches. What could be causing it?

Itchy feet: Sorry you have to go thru that :- (you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. This is a very common condition that can cause all sorts of discomfort. Check your feet and see if they are peeling or cracked, even between the toes. A mild topical anti fungal may help or topical steroid cream. If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly? What is this called or what causes it?

What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly? What is this called or what causes it?

Itchy rashes: There are a whole host of rashes that cause itching and if scratched long enough will cause sloughing of skin. Please be more srecific or enclose a pivture so we can help you. ...Read more

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I have this bruise like thing on arm and it has reddish brown spots around it. It doesn't hurt but itches and now I have a fever. What could it be?

I have this bruise like thing on arm and it has reddish brown spots around it. It doesn't hurt but itches and now I have a fever. What could it be?

Celluliltis of arm: Because of the fever go to your physician for evaluation and treatment
You will likely require antibiotic therapy
If fever is above 101F best go to ER for immediate evaluation
Staph aureus, Group A streptococcus are common skin invading infecting organisms ...Read more

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Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Not exactly: Sound like you have developed a condition called "Olecranon bursitis, " commonly known as "baker's elbow." This is due to increase synovial fluid collection in the Olecranon bursa as result of the initial injury to the area. It is body's response to injury and/or inflammation to the region. However, other possibilities, include: hematoma and infection, which needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Shins are sensitive: Shins do not have a lot of padding there so it is easy to get a small bump and end up with a bruise. If it does not heal up notmally as a bruise should in a week to 10 days then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Have a bruise on the back of my thigh for 2 wks it itches like crazy for 2 wks been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and itch cream not working I need suggestions plz?

See a dermatologist: Could be several things, mainly infection needs to be ruled out, cannot suuggest online, history and physical examination by a dermatologist or your doctor first is needed, good luck ...Read more

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Bug bite on ankle. Hurts, itches, swollen and bruised. About an inch from the bite is a cluster of liquid filled blisters. What could it be?

Bug bite on ankle. Hurts, itches, swollen and bruised. About an inch from the bite is a cluster of liquid filled blisters. What could it be?

Bug bite reaction: Assuming it is definitely a bug bite, this is probably more bites or reaction to any venom injected by the insect. See your pcp if it doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more

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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Rash: Your history is interesting but I am not sure it is related to the miscarriage. You do not describe where the rash is, but you need to have a doctor look at it for a proper diagnosis. Some individuals have cyclical hives with their menstrual cycles, and that may be your case. ...Read more

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I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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