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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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My gf was beaten. She has two broken ribs, bruised, swollen vagina, dislocated jaw. She has pain in her abdomen and it feels hard. What can she do?

My gf was beaten. She has two broken ribs, bruised, swollen vagina, dislocated jaw. She has pain in her abdomen and it feels hard. What can she do?

Exam, police report: Hi. It sounds like it may have been a beating and sexual assault as well. She needs to be examined in a safe and nurturing environment, and a police report needs top be filed to hopefully catch the person who did this. Planned parenthood is excellent, and any ER is equipped to deal with assaults and police reports. I'm glad she's alive. I hope she can recover from the emotional trauma as well. ...Read more

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I had sex with my girlfriend like two days past.today she found out she has some bruises on her vagina what she can do to become normal again?

I had sex with my girlfriend like two days past.today she found out she has some bruises on her vagina what she can do to become normal again?

Very basic care.: Rarely the tears will get infected, but mostly they just need a little time to heal, and some very basic care. The tears themselves thus are not medically an issue for the most part, because they do heal so rapidly . If you have bruising or tearing you should see your gyno to make sure that is the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had dry throbbing bruised symptoms in my vagina since having my daughter. No smell or discharge &no real itching.It comes and goes. Is Yeast inf?

I've had dry throbbing bruised symptoms in my vagina since having my daughter. No smell or discharge &no real itching.It comes and goes. Is Yeast inf?

Bruised sensation: A throbbing bruised sensation is not a common symptom associated with yeast infections, but it is commonly associated with childbirth. While I am not sure how long ago you delivered, if your symptoms last more than a few days, you should be evaluated. You should also have a 6 week postpartum visit with your OB provider. ...Read more

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Yesterday my son accidentally kicked me in the vagina. Now it is swollen and bruised. Aside from icing it, do I need to be concerned?

Yesterday my son accidentally kicked me in the vagina.  Now it is swollen and bruised.  Aside from icing it, do I need to be concerned?

Likely not: observe for signs of infection: increased tenderness and swelling. See your health care provider if that occurs. An anti-inflammatory NSAID may also help. ...Read more

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Small (.5 inch about) bruise-looking thing between my thigh and vagina. What could this be?

Small (.5 inch about) bruise-looking thing between my thigh and vagina. What could this be?

Many things: Is it painful? Did you injure yourself? Is the area raised?
It could be an area of inflammation from an ingrown hair. If you are worried, see your doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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My friend had sex with her boyfriend about 2 days ago and found strange bruise-like discolorations on the outside of her vagina, what could it be?

My friend had sex with her boyfriend about 2 days ago and found strange bruise-like discolorations on the outside of her vagina, what could it be?

Impact: Active / "rough" sexual intercourse can do this, as can size discrepancies between partners (as in one 5'1" other 6'3"--not what you were thinking). Duration of 'activities' can also. As long as improves / resolves over next few days, should not be any problem. If persists / worsens, see gyn. ...Read more

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It hurt when I have sex on one side of my vagina. I looked at it and it has a small cut lookinging bruise on one side of my vagina on the inside HELP?

It hurt when I have sex on one side of my vagina. I looked at it and it has a small cut lookinging bruise on one side of my vagina on the inside HELP?

Pelvic rest: Rest your vagina for a week or two, the cut should heal. May also us some vaseline or coconut oil to facilitate healing. Do you know how you got this cut? If so, avoid activities that may have caused this cut. However, if it does not heal in a week or two, get yourself checked. ...Read more

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During sex yest. The penis slipped out and rammed in between my vagina and anus and it is now bruised in that area. Should i be worried? Please answer

During sex yest. The penis slipped out and rammed in between my vagina and anus and it is now bruised in that area. Should i be worried? Please answer

The safest thing is: To see your gyn for an exam, as long as the bruise is not enlarging or pain getting worse most likely will heal, i also rec you getting your clotting factors checking as that usually should cause a bruise from that. ...Read more

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I have a pain in between my stomach & vagina . It feels like a bruise when I move or press on it . Any help ? At first it hurt when I walked .

I have a pain in between my stomach & vagina . It feels like a bruise when I move or press on it . Any help ? 
At first it hurt when I walked .

Hard to say: Could be related to infection or inflammation of the few organs in that area - bladder seems most likely for that kind of pain, but could also be a sexually transmitted disease, or a bowel problem. Less likely would be appendicitis or an ovarian issue or pregnancy. If there is any concern about pregnancy at all you should have a home pregnancy test done. ...Read more

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I recently had sex and my vagina is swollen to the point where it looks like a little ball. It's purple and hurts to the touch. It's also bruised.

I recently had sex and my vagina is swollen to the point where it looks like a little ball. It's purple and hurts to the touch. It's also bruised.

Depends: I don't know how recently you had intercourse. If it was a few hours ago, especially if it was your first time, you can have traumatic bruising and swelling from vigorous intercourse. If it was a day or more ago, you may have an infection. You may need to see your doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Nickel sized hard/soft lump near vagina like bikini area hurts with pressure redish/ bruised look not popable lookn will shrink but not when iritated?

Nickel sized hard/soft lump near vagina like bikini area hurts with pressure redish/ bruised look not popable lookn will shrink but not when iritated?

I have a few ideas: Sounds like some sort of problem that gets inflamed and then gets better. It could be an underlying mass with or without infection. It might just be an infection. In any case please be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more

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Is my irregular bleeding something to worry about? I am a 30 year black woman. Im having irregular bleeding from my vagina. I usually put one finger in when im in the shower to clean the inside so i thought i bruised it a little, but yesterday morning i

Is my irregular bleeding something to worry about? I am a 30 year black woman.

Im having irregular bleeding from my vagina. I usually put one finger in when im in the shower to clean the inside so i thought i bruised it a little, but yesterday morning i

You : You need to have a complete gynecological evaluation to be sure that you don't have an injury. Please be seen immediately and have an evaluation to be sure there isn't a perforation or infection. If you develop fever, pain, heavier bleeding, or light-headedness/fainting then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a bump on your vagina lip and feels like a bruise but you haven't had sex?

What does it mean when you have a bump on your vagina lip and feels like a bruise but you haven't had sex?

Go to the Doctor: It means you should tell your parents and get to the doctor to get an examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just woke up and discovered a hard bum on the outer lip of my vagina. It is about the size of a pencil eraser and hurts like a bruise when touched?

I just woke up and discovered a hard bum on the outer lip of my vagina. It is about the size of a pencil eraser and hurts like a bruise when touched?

Below: Use some warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for about 15 minutes each time.

If the "bump" becomes larger, or more tender, then I suggest you see your Dr. ...Read more

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Been having intercourse since then,ive been experiencing pain as if there was a bruise under my pelvis (bone next to vagina opening).what can this be?

Been having intercourse since then,ive been experiencing pain as if there was a bruise under my pelvis (bone next to vagina opening).what can this be?

Obgyn visit: Intercourse should not be painful. If it is then an examination by an obgyn is warranted. A careful history an thorough exam can be done to help determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Hi there, I have a tender lump in my groin area but slightly more on my vagina that my inner thigh. It almost looks bruised and red. Smaller on above ?

Hi there, I have a tender lump in my groin area but slightly more on my vagina that my inner thigh. It almost looks bruised and red. Smaller on above ?

Examination: Your may have a blocked pore and a skin abcsess underneath, but if its close to the vagina, depending on actual area affected, one of your vaginal secretion glands may be affected. In any case, it would best to take yourself to youe Gynecologist and let them have a look ...Read more

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What should I do about the bruising? I have bruising where my vagina meets my inner thigh. I have had this bruising for 4 years. Ever since i got my period when i was 10

This : This question is confusing to me. "bruising" occurs when something traumatic injures the blood vessels under our skin, breaking them, and causing bleeding under the skin. That is what we see as a bruise. I am assuming you have a dark area there. If it is on both sides, it may be a skin pigmentation issue. If it is on one side, i would be concerned that it could be a skin lesion. I would ask that you have a gynecological or possibly a dermatological (skin doctor) evaluation to assess the area and be sure that it is normal for you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps in my vagina lips, they look like the bumps on your tongue. They keep itching and it hurts kind of like a bruise?

How to get rid of bumps in my vagina lips, they look like the bumps on your tongue. They keep itching and it hurts kind of like a bruise?

Wart virus: The outer portion of the vagina (vulva) is sensitive to clothing irritation. The "bumps" could be wart virus which can be painful and to be certain, you should consult a physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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My vagina is swollen and dark purpleish like it's bruised, but not painful unless having sex. I've had a lot more "wetness" and higher sex drive.

My vagina is swollen and dark purpleish like it's bruised, but not painful unless having sex. I've had a lot more "wetness" and higher sex drive.

Engorgement: the vaginal labia will become engorged with blood when sexually stimulated; however, discoloration after vigorous intercourse may be related to bruising from thrusting or position. The "wetness" is a good sign that you are highly sexually sensitive and the sex drive s hormonal. Please be safe with BC and condoms. ...Read more

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A lump just below my stomach, not on my vagina but on my waste line where the top of my underwear sits, its very painful and bruising what is it?!?

A lump just below my stomach, not on my vagina but on my waste line where the top of my underwear sits, its very painful and bruising what is  it?!?

Injury?: Depends on your medical history but it could be something transient that will go away on its own. But if you're getting worse or developing new symptoms i recommend prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more