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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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See below: Difficult to suggest possibilities without seeing the condition. Has he had recent dental work? Any history of trauma (e.g. From wrestling)? Baseball helmet too tight? See pediatrician for evaluation & options for treatment. Good history may provide the answer. ...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