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When I was younger I had a bump on my leg and it ended up popping and leaving a black bruise type mark. It's been over 12 years and it's still there?

When I was younger I had a bump on my leg and it ended up popping and leaving a black bruise type mark. It's been over 12 years and it's still there?

Pigmented Scar: It is a scar is benign&does not need any treatment. If it is embarrassing for you due to it's look. Inthat case you can consult your doctor or dermatologist he/she can prescribe a bleaching cream or use lasers to get rid of it. There are some over the counter bleaching creams available without a prescription. We don't know your skin type white, brown or black. Hydroquinolone is the active ingredient ...Read more

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 feel a bruised type of pain in my left breast, what could it be?

I feel a bruised type of pain in my left breast, what could it be?

Exam: Breast changes or concerns needs a physical exam with a doctor. Have you been having yearly mammograms since age 40? Breast tenderness by itself is usually not a concerning development by itself, and can represent hormonal changes, fibrocystic breast condition, etc. But it still needs to be examined with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a bruise type pain in outer left thigh, hurts when I press it, walking hurts too, started this morning, what could this be? No bruise or lumps.

Have a bruise type pain in outer left thigh, hurts when I press it, walking hurts too, started this morning, what could this be? No bruise or lumps.

Tensor fasciitis.: The tensor fascialata is the longest fascia band in the body extending from the lower back to the lateral aspect of the leg below the knee. It can become irritated from gait problems, over use injuries or trauma. Prescription orthotics may be needed. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section. No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section. No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Btrast pain: Painful breast conditions are a fairly common benign condition, often affecting the upper outer breast region. Needs to be examined by a physician to be sure it is benign. Hormonal changes during the monthly cycle, or hormone changes due to medications or birth control pills can be a common cause of breast pain. ...Read more

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Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain (but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain (but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Nursing a baby?: If you are or are not that matters on what to do. If you are consult a lactation consultant. If you are not nursing an infant, have a doctor examine your breasts. This could be infection, or it could be a growth, or it could be normal breast cysts that come and go monthly in some women. Please have a doctor do a history and physical to attend to your problems. ...Read more

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Bruise type mark on chin, is it related to nausea, ear ache and swollen throat I have? The mark just showed up randomly and does not hurt.

Bruise type mark on chin, is it related to nausea, ear ache and swollen throat I have? The mark just showed up randomly and does not hurt.

Please see your Dr.: Earaches and swollen throats do not usually result in bruises. If a person is nauseous and there is retching, sometimes from the pressure created by the retch a bruise may appear, however, this sounds like it really needs an evaluation. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I broke a fall with my hand. Thenar area is painful to touch and movement, with slight bruise. I type all day for work. How best to help heal?

I broke a fall with my hand. Thenar area is painful to touch and movement, with slight bruise. I type all day for work. How best to help heal?

Hand injury: A fall like this can break a hand bone with particular worries about the scaphoid bone. Be examined. Sometimes these need to be casted. You would be unable to type until it recovers. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a small bruised looking type round spot on my left breast, what should I do? I have very large breasts, when itched underneath sometimes bleed

I have a small bruised looking type round spot on my left breast, what should I do? I have very large breasts, when itched underneath sometimes bleed

See a MD: It may simply be a small round bruise from inadvertently bumping into something with that breast, or something more sinister. Have a MD look at the area and relieve your concern. ...Read more

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Can medical professionals tell what type of bruise it is from pictures?

Can medical professionals tell what type of bruise it is from pictures?

Most cannot: Most medical professionals are not trained to identify wounds and what caused them. Forensic pathologists have this training, but there are not many around the country. ...Read more

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What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

Nonspecific.: A brown recluse spider bite can sometimes be mistaken for a severe bruise, but that is serious business. If the area grows rapidly worse and takes on other colors, see your doctor immediately. More likely, though, the bug that bit you just happened to damage a small skin capillary, and that's what caused the bruise. It will heal more slowly than most bites, but it will heal. ...Read more

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What type of bite (possible from a spider) looks like a bruise?

What type of bite (possible from a spider) looks like a bruise?

Where?: Where is this located? Are you sure it's a bite? ...Read more

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What types of bug bites leave bruises?

What types of bug bites leave bruises?

Bites can leave mark: Excessive scratching or rubbing of any bug bite can lead to the bite becoming red or bruised. It is also common for a discolored mark to be left over after the bug bite has healed. The marks usually fade with time or can be treated with a fading cream, if necessary. ...Read more

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I had 2 types of flu at the same time just over a week ago, could that be the reason why my whole body feels bruised when I touch it?

I had 2 types of flu at the same time just over a week ago, could that be the reason why my whole body feels bruised when I touch it?

Flu can be tough: Indeed, some patients say when they catch the flu it's like being run over with a steam roller! A hallmark of the disease is the malaise and 'wiped out' feeling -since it is really a vicious virus. All the more reason to get vaccinated to prevent the flu. Maybe as well you need to take better care of yourself? More sleep, no tobacco/alcohol etc. If you're not better soon, see a doctor to make sure ...Read more

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Any types of bites that cause deep bruising? Bruise rather large. Idr getting. Scared of waiting too long and needing amp. How long do you wait n see?

Any types of bites that cause deep bruising? Bruise rather large. Idr getting. Scared of waiting too long and needing amp. How long do you wait n see?

Spider bite?: Spider bit may cause that and in fact often gets infected. If the problem is spreading, you may need an antibiotic or even removal of the dead tissue. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What types of anemia can cause bruising?

What types of anemia can cause bruising?

Anaemia: Aplastic anaemia has low HB along with low platelet count. The low platelet count is responsible for bruising. It can happen in condition like myelofibrosis, aplastic anemia, severe b12 def, folate def, severe iron def, liver cirrhosis, chemo therapy, radiation, viral infections etc. See your GP if any concerns for further discussion. ...Read more

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What type of meningitis causes you to break out into spots that look like bruises?

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What type of meningitis causes you to break out into spots that look like bruises?

Any bacterial ones: Any bacterial meningitis associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation can present with "bruise, " actually coalesced petechia and purpura. Meningococcemia with meningitis is a good example. ...Read more

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How does ether danlos type 3 cause pots? I'm scared of vadcular type but my veins are not highly visable, no facial signs, no bruising etc.

How does ether danlos type 3 cause pots? I'm scared of vadcular type but my veins are not highly visable, no facial signs, no bruising etc.

Unknown: Twenties male inquires how ehlers-danlos (eds) disorder causes paroxysmal orthostatic tachycardia (pots). I do not think there is official explanation. Pots is surely mediated by autonomic nervous system. My own theory is joint hypermobility of eds stimulates autonomic nerves within brachial & pelvic plexi; causing arterial muscle relaxation, blood pooling, vascular collapse & tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can you identify the possible cause of this type of pain and is there a way I can get it treated? I'm a 21 year old female who had a baby in 2008. Since the birth of my child I've had what I can only describe as phantom bruises all over my body. I get pai

Can you identify the possible cause of this type of pain and is there a way I can get it treated? I'm a 21 year old female who had a baby in 2008. Since the birth of my child I've had what I can only describe as phantom bruises all over my body. I get pai

You: You may be dealing with a condition called fibromyalgia. It is a syndrome that is characterized by widespread body pain. It is difficult to diagnose and treat. If possible resuest a consult with a rheumatologist. You may also want to consider accupuncture or accupressure. If you have any stress or anxiety that needs to be addressed as well.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my left jugular vein may have bruised when I went on waterslide (Twirling Type) there is mild pain felt.

More likely a muscle: If you have pain when touching the area, it is more likley to by a mild injury to your sternocleidomastoid muscle. Try doing some mild neck stretching and if the pain persists or worsens within the next 10-14 days, you may want to go see your Primary Care doctor. Hope this helps.
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I wake up with bruises on my legs could this be some type of blood disorder?

I wake up with bruises on my legs could this be some type of blood disorder?

Evaluation: You need to see your doctor to be evaluated and have blood test ( (CBC, PT, PTT) to find the cause. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bleeding and bruises?

Genetic liver: Liver cirrhosis from several causes can be associated with abnormalities in blood clotting and that can present with bleeding and bruising. No known genetic causes of liver disease as being passed from generation to generation. Some disease can be due unknown causes such as biliary sclerosis, biliary atresia, hemangioma of the liver, focal modular sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I get bruises all over my legs for no reason? 5 unexplainable bruises, not a result of any type of trauma or impact.

Why do I get bruises all over my legs for no reason? 5 unexplainable bruises, not a result of any type of trauma or impact.

Easy bruising: Is this new? Also, over the legs, one may not notice mild traumas in day to day activites. If it is new u should see ur doc to get some blood tests. Sometimes soem infections can cause ur plartelet functions to be abnormal or it may be a new problem. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more