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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 wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

Blood tests: If she is not on blood thinners such as Aspirin she needs complete blood count including platelets, pt and ppt to evaluate her clotting ability. At 47 I would check why she bruises so easily. ...Read more

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My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

She Needs a checkup!: Many things can lead to easy bruisability. Usually it makes you think about low or dysfunctional platelets, but the reasons can be minor or very serious. Some things to consider are medications, drugs, alcohol, infection, cancer, bone marrow conditions and genetic abnormalities. ...Read more

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My wife bruises on her legs without even bumping or hitting herself on anything. What causes this? She also drinks very little water.

My wife bruises on her legs without even bumping or hitting herself on anything. What causes this? She also drinks very little water.

Needs evaluation: Bruising very easily is often benign, but in some cases can be a symptom of an underlying illness, including blood clotting disorders and some cancers. Very large bruises or easy bleeding, e.g. Frequent nosebleeds, would be of particular concern. A simple evaluation including history, exam, blood counts, and labs to check blood clotting would be advisable, especially if the problem is new. ...Read more

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My left nipple keeps turning purple, like a bruise, but if I get water on it it goes back to normal, what are the reasons for that?!

My left nipple keeps turning purple, like a bruise, but if I get water on it it goes back to normal, what are the reasons for that?!

Not sure: Your symptoms are somewhat odd and nothing "jumps" out that would cause this. Sometimes it is best to see a dr. And get an routine exam, and in your case an exam that would include a comprehensive breast exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bruised feeling on forehead when I press it and sharp stabbing pains that come go. Water sensation in forehead hurts when cold air hits it?

Bruised feeling on forehead when I press it and sharp stabbing pains that come go. Water sensation in forehead hurts when cold air hits it?

Neuropathic: Sounds like neuropathic pain from your supraorbital nerve. Possible some type of "tic de la roux" which is a specific neuropathic condition that can respond to medications. Although in that distribution could very well be irritated nerve. ...Read more

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Why when I get out of the shower my going to have to bruises underneath my left and right armpit? I have some on my back near my shoulders? I tried to get it off with warm water because it didn't look like the normal bruise but it kept reappearing

Why when I get out of the shower my going to have to bruises underneath my left and right armpit? I have some on my back near my shoulders? I tried to get it off with warm water because it didn't look like the normal bruise but it kept reappearing

Skin color changes: Hi Rachel229
Skin discoloration can happen after superficial bleeding caused by trauma, but it can also result from allergic responses (most common under your eyes) or from some forms of skin cancer (check with a practitioner if it persists) or some infections. So...maybe not a bruise, and I would suggest seeing your own practitioner. ...Read more

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I dropped a metal water bottle filled with ice water on top of my foot. It is swollen and bruised but pain is mild to moderate. Is it broken?

I dropped a metal water bottle filled with ice water on top of my foot. It is swollen and bruised but pain is mild to moderate. Is it broken?

Xray or time: Are the only two ways to be certain of this. An xray can be done to check for any fracture. If you are able to walk and bear weight normally, you could wait and see how things are in several days and seek medical care if you've had no improvement. Most injuries like this are contusions to the soft tissue; ice, elevation, and over the counter pain relievers can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of dark thin blood? Had routine labs & my blood came out like water from a faucet. Typically thick. Now very bruised. Only take Nexium (esomeprazole) & enbrel

Causes of dark thin blood? Had routine labs & my blood came out like water from a faucet. Typically thick. Now very bruised. Only take Nexium (esomeprazole) & enbrel

Probably OK: You are probably OK. The primary reason in blood draws that sometimes blood comes out quickly like flowing water and other times slowly like syrup has to do with the size of the vein and the size of the needle. Big vein & big needle the blood flows like water. Venous blood - that's the blood you want them to take - is dark. Enbrel (etanercept) could effect your platelet count. ...Read more

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Is there anything strong enough to help my pain from my cracked rib, bruised rib, and bronchidus? I'm 37 and I injured myself on a water slide at wet n wild last sunday. I was laying down on the slide on a mat, when the slide turned it slammed me against t

Is there anything strong enough to help my pain from my cracked rib, bruised rib, and bronchidus? I'm 37 and I injured myself on a water slide at wet n wild last sunday. I was laying down on the slide on a mat, when the slide turned it slammed me against t

Hello.: Hello. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can sometimes be very helpful, it may not be strong enough for the pain control you are looking for. You might need narcotics and you can only get that by prescription. If you don't have medical insurance you might look into a clinic in your area that provides sliding fee services. Take care. ...Read more

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I fell outside on my hands and knees. My knees got bruised up, but my hand got scraped with gravel. Soap and water?

I fell outside on my hands and knees. My knees got bruised up, but my hand got scraped with gravel. Soap and water?

Yes: Soap and water is appropriate - if any laceration and is deep with bleeding not controlled you may need sutures. Monitor for signs of infection such as increasing redness, pain or drainage - if signs, seek care from a medical provider. ...Read more

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I have left my hot water bottle on my stomach its left a heat bruise on my stomach what cream can I use to clear it up?

I have left my hot water bottle on my stomach its left a heat bruise on my stomach what cream can I use to clear it up?

Like a burn.: When a hot water bottle or heating pad is left on the body surface for too long, it burns the skin. It should be treated like any other burn: OTC antibiotic ointment, oral pain medication such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. An ice pack to the area can also help alleviate pain. ...Read more

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Slipped down a water drain, & scrapped n bruised shin. This happened about 4 months ago now can't feel that part of leg. Should I go to doctor?

Slipped down a water drain, & scrapped n bruised shin. This happened about 4 months ago now can't feel that part of leg. Should I go to doctor?

Nerve injury: Sounds like a superficial nerve injury. If so, not much can be done other than patience. Nerves are very slow to recover. See a doc to be sure. ...Read more

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I was poked in the eye a couple days ago and it bruised fast. I wear contacts and glasses but today it's red swollen and watering. What is wrong?

I was poked in the eye a couple days ago and it bruised fast. I wear contacts and glasses but today it's red swollen and watering. What is wrong?

Depends: Was the poke to the skin and bone around the eye or to the eye itself.? Is your vision ok? Is your eye light sensitive? If the eye is involved in any way, it is best to either see an er doctor or better yet an ophthalmologist to make sure there is nothing serious out of sorts inside your eye. ...Read more

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I have mild ear pain in the left eardrum after being hit by a water jet a swimming pool. Bruised? Ruptured? Cautions?

I have mild ear pain in the left eardrum after being hit by a water jet a swimming pool. Bruised? Ruptured? Cautions?

Possible: Possible to have a simple "bruise" or a rupture Membrane. An exam is needed to tell you for sure. If ruptured, caution to avoid getting bacteria in the ear as you would be more at risk of getting a more serious infection. In fact if ruptured, it is recommended to use sterile Ear drops (usually for the eye) in the ear canal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have terrible pain where my eye lashes are. The eye is swollen and feels bruised when I blink. What is wrong? Iv used a hot compress and warm water rinse also I used an ice pack

I have terrible pain where my eye lashes are. The eye is swollen and feels bruised when I blink. What is wrong? Iv used a hot compress and warm water rinse also I used an ice pack

Stye? Blepharitis: Could be couple of things including a stye or blepharitis. Correct identification is required before suggesting a treatment. Please see your eye doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more