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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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Lingering non painful bruise on the back of right knee. More on the left side. Been there 3+ months?

Lingering non painful bruise on the back of right knee. More on the left side. Been there 3+ months?

Too long!: Without having re-injured it, a bruise should be gone by now. Since it isn't, please get it checked and find out what is causing it, and why it won't heal. You may be having continued bleeding under the skin and finding out why that's happening is very important. ...Read more

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I slipped and fell on my right knee. I see no bruise but it has been burning me alot. Does this mean nothing is wrong?

I slipped and fell on my right knee.  I see no bruise but it has been burning me alot.  Does this mean nothing is wrong?

No: The fact you're having pain tells me that there is something wrong. It's hard to tell based on one symptom of pain whether it is a superficial damage or a deeper one. If you recover without any residual consequences (pain, lack of function), then chances are the damage was small and superficial only. If those are present, seek professional attention. ...Read more

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I recently fell off of a scooter straight on my right knee. Now I am having a lot of pain going up stairs. No bruising yet though. ?

I recently fell off of a scooter straight on my right knee. Now I am having a lot of pain going up stairs. No bruising yet though. ?

Get Exam & X-rays: Not all injuries are obvious initially. Since you ARE continuing to have trouble, go to find out some details. Talk with a doctor about your fall and subsequent pains,get an exam and a few straight forward x-rays. That will likely sort out the problem. ...Read more

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Sixty-year-old female has sharp pain on outer side of right knee only when kneeling. Knee is not swollen or bruised looking. Will rest help?

Sixty-year-old female has sharp pain on outer side of right knee only when kneeling. Knee is not swollen or bruised looking. Will rest help?

Depends: If the pain has been present for more than 2 weeks, it may need to be evaluated further. Locking, catching, or giving out are signs of.A more serious problem. ...Read more

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Sore knee. Not kneecap but just below it. Bending it hurts. No known injury. No bruising. Right knee only. What to do?

Sore knee. Not kneecap but just below it.  Bending it hurts. No known injury. No bruising. Right knee only.  What to do?

Tendinitis : Sounds like patellar tendinitis. Try taking a NSAID ( Ibuprofen) for several days and avoiding activities that may aggravate your tendinitis( leg extensions, lunges, stair - climbing, running sports , etc.). Ice massage to the tendon when 'sore' can be helpful.Nsaid compounding creams( prescription required) are helpful. See an Orthopedic Surgeon for definitive diagnosis. GL! ...Read more

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Fell on my right knee while running, now there's lots of bruising on and just under my knee, and it's swelling majorly. what to do?

Fell on my right knee while running, now there's lots of bruising on and just under my knee, and it's swelling majorly. what to do?

Orthopaedics consult: You should visit an orthopaedic surgeon in clinic. Try to stay off your knee, rest, put ice on your knee, compression ace bandage and elevate the knee. You need to have the knee examined. If you can put weight on the knee and pivot, may not be too serious, but if you can't bear weight or have severe swelling it may indicate fracture or ligament injury if there is blood in joint. Good luck. ...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