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Bruise On My Hand
I have had a light reoccurring bruise on my hand. I thought it was from the hand dryer at work now I have it again with a small knot underneath if?
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
An almond sized scratch or bruise on my hand is peeling after a week, doesn't itch or hurt, looks purple. The edges haven't changed, what is this?
I get bruises on my hands or legs without any injury. Initially they are a little painful and later the pain vanishes and the blue spot disappears?
Easy bruising: Probably hitting something very lightly rather you realize it or not but you can go to the doc and get a work up for easy bruising to be sure there is not a problem. Do you have a problem with periods or gums bleeding or with cuts? If not you are probably ok. ...Read more
I get redish/purple bruises on my hands and arms from any slight pressure on the skin. Would this condition be improved by going back on htr?
Actinic purpura: Frequent bruising on hands/arms is called actinic purpura, and it's caused by gradual sun damage to the skin of those areas over the years. There is no reliable treatment, and hormone replacement therapy will have no effect. Your doctor may want to rule out a clotting problem, but that would be very unusual. ...Read more
Small brown patch of dry bruised looking skin (not really bruised) on my right hand for about a month. It seems to be spreading. No pain. What is it?
Needs to be examined: It is hard to tell without seeing the lesions. ...Read more
Exam and an xray: If needed. Swelling, deformity and pain are common findings. ...Read more
I play volleyball. 3 weeks ago I noticed a bruise in my left hand but then faded. I think it appears when I play. Do you know what it is? Ty
I fell outside on my hands and knees. My knees got bruised up, but my hand got scraped with gravel. Soap and water?
Drew blood on lefthand but missed,so changed righthand.There're 2small bruises around 2holes&my hands are a bit weak.Never drawn blood b4.Why? Thx
Trauma: Just the trauma of the injection sites. Place some ice on the area. Should improve invavfew days ...Read more
I often have unexplained bruises mostly on my hands, and more recently im getting blood in my nails and around the cuticles, for no reason i can see?
May be a problem.: Bruises on hands are very common and are often "unexplained." however, blood around cuticles and under nails is a bit harder to explain. Should probably see doc to exclude other causes of bleeding. ...Read more
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