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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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I started taking Flinstones MV w/ Iron 2 days ago, because I had anemia symptoms. My jaw hurts to open, temples are tender to touch. Are they related?

I started taking Flinstones MV w/ Iron 2 days ago, because I had anemia symptoms. My jaw hurts to open, temples are tender to touch. Are they related?

Not related: There is no relation between your vitamin intake/anemia and your jaw/temple pain. I would recommend seeing a doctor who can examine you and determine the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Vein my right temple seems to be slightly swollen, pulse is very strong and is tender to the touch but no other symptoms. Temporal arteritis?

Vein my right temple seems to be slightly swollen, pulse is very strong and is tender to the touch but no other symptoms. Temporal arteritis?

Temporal arteritis: You describe a swollen "vein" in the temple. Temporal arteritis is an inflammatory condition of uncertain ideology affecting the temporal artery and other large arteries, like the aorta. It is unlikely that you have this condition. However, the best option is to see an MD urgently, as giant cell arteritis can cause occlusion of the ophthalmic artery and blindness. Treatment is may be needed. ...Read more

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What symptoms should you look out for if you bang your head, it bleeds and bruises but there is no real cut?

What symptoms should you look out for if you bang your head, it bleeds and bruises but there is no real cut?

Consciousness level: For severe head trauma, the concern is a delayed bleeding in the space between the bone and the brain envelopes. It usually happens within 24 h. The first symptom would be lethargy leading to loss of consciousness. It is good to observe the patient for 24 hours, waking them up every couple of hours at night. ...Read more

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Almost a decade ago, bumped my head really hard. It was bruised and had none of the usual adverse symptoms after except for the bruising. I did the u?

Almost a decade ago, bumped my head really hard. It was bruised and had none of the usual adverse symptoms after except for the bruising. I did the u?

Unclear question: Your question was incomplete, however, it is unlikely that you have any residual effects from bumping your head.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hit bck of my head ona wall, I hv a small bruise, I hv no symptoms of concussionexcept rly minorheadache, is'it safe 4me to sleep & go to doc on sat.

Hit bck of my head ona wall, I hv a small bruise, I hv no symptoms of concussionexcept rly minorheadache, is'it safe 4me to sleep & go to doc on sat.

Head trauma: You can safely go to sleep. As long as you haven't lost conciousnss or have not noted any personality changes you can wait until saturday before going to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the severity if I had slight bleeding on the right hemisphere on the frontal lobe and have a quarter size bruise. No symptoms of head trauma.

What is the severity if I had slight bleeding on the right hemisphere on the frontal lobe and have a quarter size bruise. No symptoms of head trauma.

By CT??: Confused about how you know you had bleeding on your frontal lobe? By ct? If so, why did you get the ct if no head trauma? Really hard to answer this question without more info. Good luck! ...Read more

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I bumped my head last night on a cabinet. Slight bruise, slightly swelling, a headache and eye ache. I still feel symptoms. How should I treat this?

I bumped my head last night on a cabinet. Slight bruise, slightly swelling, a headache and eye ache. I still feel symptoms. How should I treat this?

Head injury: You should rest and avoid anything that causes increased symptoms. With your history of frequent head injury I would recommend you get examined if symptoms persist for more than a few days ...Read more

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Bumped my head on table while on coumadin (warfarin). The spot feels sore to touch. No bruising or other symptoms. Inr usually 2-2.5. Should I be concerned?

Bumped my head on table while on coumadin (warfarin). The spot feels sore to touch. No bruising or other symptoms. Inr usually 2-2.5. Should I be concerned?

Potential: Warfarin prevents one's ability to clot... Avoidance of any trauma, no matter how insignificant is of utmost importance, lest you develop a hematoma... ...Read more

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My husband had a knock to the head 2 days ago 12 stitches, a clear head X-ray and no symptoms of concussion. But has swelling and bruising around the eyes now. Wound checked today and no signs of infection. Should we be worried about swelling?

My husband had a knock to the head 2 days ago 12 stitches, a clear head X-ray and no symptoms of concussion. But has swelling and bruising around the eyes now. Wound checked today and no signs of infection. Should we be worried about swelling?

Head injury: Most likely post traumatic tissue swelling and extravasation of blood to periorbital area. Should resolve in three weeks. If any continuing neurologic symptoms consider CT or MRI scan. Can apply warm moist compresses around eyes. ...Read more

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I got elbowed on the side of my head near my temple it feels bruised now? Is this normal or do I need immediate medical attention?

I got elbowed on the side of my head near my temple it feels bruised now? Is this normal or do I need immediate medical attention?

Normal: Unless you have severe headache, double vision, nausea, vomiting or hemispheres symptoms (left or right side of your body paralysis or numbness) I wouldn't worry
Any questions get a CT ...Read more

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I've got bruising on my temple as well as on the top of my forehead, I haven't banged it.

I've got bruising on my temple as well as on the top of my forehead, I haven't banged it.

See provider: Unexplained bruising needs to be evaluated to make sure that there are not any underlying bleeding problems. Schedule an appt with your provider to look into this. ...Read more

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My temple feels bruised right above my right temple when I press on it. How long should I wait to see a doctor?

My temple feels bruised right above my right temple when I press on it. How long should I wait to see a doctor?

It depends: It depends on your age. If you are over 50 see your doctor and be valuated for temporal arteritis. This is true even if you do not have other symptoms such as headache, visual changes or jaw pain when you chew. ...Read more

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I was rubbing temple yesterday felt sore this morining looked I have a bruise. Do not remember hitting, what would cause it.?

I was rubbing temple yesterday felt sore this morining looked I have a bruise. Do not remember hitting, what would cause it.?

Temporal Artritis if: Excessive sweating, fever, general ill feeling, jaw pain that comes and goes or occurs when chewing, loss of appetite, pain and stiffness in the neck, upper arms, shoulder, and hips, throbbing headache on one side of the head or the back of the head, scalp sensitivity, tenderness when touching the temple, vision difficulties, blurred vision, double vision, thick tender artery on that side. ...Read more

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Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??

Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??

Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples. What are the causes as I doctor cannot seem to find a cause.?

My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples. What are the causes as I doctor cannot seem to find a cause.?

Due to trauma: Since your son sounds overall healthy and without other conditions, I think the bruising is due to very mild friction/trauma. This happens because his skin has become thin & the tissues that support the underlying blood vessels are more fragile. Mild friction or rubbing may induce this. If this were a trend for something more serious-he might have bleeding gums/frequent nosebleeds. ...Read more

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My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when I press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when I press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

Depends: Sometimes tension headaches and sinus problems can cause soreness along the temples. If it continues, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a fall with a lump on my temple, on warfarin. Bruises have spread all over my face. What is the best way to restore the face. I've iced the lump?

I had a fall with a lump on my temple, on warfarin. Bruises have spread all over my face. What is the best way to restore the face. I've iced the lump?

“Tincture of time”: Take a "tincture of time". Sometimes in medicine the best treatment is no treatment, but let time pass and hopefully you will be much better.
It is good to be patient in your case. ...Read more

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With temporal arteritis would your temple be sore to the touch like a bruise?

With temporal arteritis would your temple be sore to the touch like a bruise?

Yes: Sure can. Arteritis is inflammation of the artery, which means it is swollen. This swollen artery pushes on the layers of tissue over it and when you press on the skin, it presses on the artery. There are also a lot of nerves both around the artery and in the skin which is also reacting to the increased swelling and pressure from touch. ...Read more

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Having left sided neck pain and temples feel bruised and feels like bubbling underneath skin. What could this be. Feel fatigue and achy.?

Having left sided neck pain and temples feel bruised and feels like bubbling underneath skin. What could this be. Feel fatigue and achy.?

Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of the muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses. Treatment includes massage, physical therapy, biofeedback and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Botox injections in the scalp muscles and a variety of medications may reduce the headaches. See a neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more

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Does temporal arteritis always have bruised temple or scalp feeling, and is this feeling intermittent or constant? Same question for the headache?

Does temporal arteritis always have bruised temple or scalp feeling, and is this feeling intermittent or constant? Same question for the headache?

Common: In temporal arteritis headache is very common, but not always present. The bruised temple or scalp feeling is less common than the headache. ...Read more

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My bf has a lump on his temple. It doesn't have bruising & its not a zit/pimple/boil. Been there for 2 weeks. Also has a pulse!? Help!

My bf has a lump on his temple. It doesn't have bruising & its not a zit/pimple/boil. Been there for 2 weeks. Also has a pulse!? Help!

Should get checked: Not sure about what this "lump" is but if it is pulsing than you should have this checked by your doctor. It could be blood vessel or have proximity to one. ...Read more

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BEEN getting Sharp stabbing pains on right Side between my temple and EaR. That area including My EYE Feels Bruised. What Could it be? Been a WeEK now

BEEN getting Sharp stabbing pains on right Side between my temple and EaR. That area including My EYE Feels Bruised. What Could it be? Been a WeEK now

Temporal Arteritis?: If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. See your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP. ...Read more

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