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Bruise (Definition)

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


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I saw bruises on my arm and buttocks but i don't know how they got there. They're dark purplish color, and when i press the one on my arm it hurts?

I saw bruises on my arm and buttocks but i don't know how they got there. They're dark purplish color, and when i press the one on my arm it hurts?

See below: It is not uncommon to develop bruising and not recall the injury that lead to develop the bruise. This should clear up in a week or so. If you continue to develop bruises without an explanation i would see your physician. ...Read more

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I started receiving iron injections in my buttocks 2 months ago..1 a month..I now have 2 bruises on both sides that aren't doing away..are these perm?

I started receiving iron injections in my buttocks 2 months ago..1 a month..I now have 2 bruises on both sides that aren't doing away..are these perm?

No: Bruising can be from bleeding from the injections you are receiving or from a new trauma. If the bleeding was in the deep tissues like muscles, the stagnant blood can take some time to seep under the skin and thus seen as a bruise. The spreading of blood this way helps it to dissolve. It might take some time to do so. Repeated bruising would require a work up by your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband notices big bruises that appear on the back of my thighs and buttocks. They are unexplained bruises without pain. What could cause this?

You should: Get checked for easy bleeding or bruising. It could be an abnormality in your hemostatic system or platelets. Time to see a doctor for some blood tests. ...Read more

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For months my buttocks bones feel bruised.I haven't excercised or do anything to cause this. After sitting on hard or soft seating still hurts. Why?

For months my buttocks bones feel bruised.I haven't excercised or do anything to cause this. After sitting on hard or soft seating still hurts. Why?

Bruised Coccyx?: Sounds like a bruised coccyx. This could have occurred because of prolonged sitting on a hard surface (wooden bench?) if often takes a long time to heal. If you are required to sit on a hard surface (bench at game, school) it would be advisable to use padding or a device such as a donut (round, small pillow). ...Read more

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I got a steroid shot last year in my buttocks. There is still a bruise and a knot where I was injected. Is this normal? It is still tender as well.

Not Normal!: This may signify some scar tissue from irritation from the medication. Fibrotic scar tissue does occur from time to time. It should be checked. Wish you well! ...Read more

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My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

Maybe vasculitis??: If it has been there for three years it doesn't seem emergent. He should see a good internist for a thorough work up. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...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