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29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?

Muscle problem: Chronic, unprovoked muscle pain associated with unexplained bruising could be a serious problem. There are certain medical conditions that can cause this and would need to be investigated by your physician. There are blood tests that can narrow down the likely causes. Myositis is an example of a condition where the muscles can be painful or weak. ...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 have a bruise on my thigh without injury. Last week it was green now its red with a white center. It does not burn or itch?

I have a bruise on my thigh without injury. Last week it was green now its red with a white center. It does not burn or itch?

If something: Is red with a white center the first thing to consider is infection. Now, it's generally painful if that's the case but how that is related to a bruise can be hard to say unless there was trauma with a disruption of the skin allowing for infection. Not sure but get seen if worsens, swells or gets painful. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you decide between a bruise and a deep tissue injury?

How do you decide between a bruise and a deep tissue injury?

Medical jargon: Very little difference. In assessing a patient, I'd ask about pain severity, location, and quality. History would supply facts about how the injury was sustained. I'd visualize and palpate the area. If there was trauma and now there is pain to touch, one can assume deep tissue injury. If there is also visual color change, there is bruising. There is rarely one without some degree of the other. ...Read more

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Bruising on stomach no injury?

Bruising on stomach no injury?

Ecchymoses: Unexplained subcutaneous bleeding should merit a rapid trip to the doctor for evaluation. Spontaneous bleeding of that nature can turn out to be benign, but a full assessment of each individual patient is warranted under these circumstances. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes bruises on body with no injury

What causes bruises on body with no injury

Purpura: Ideally it should not happen without injury. If happen than may be related some coagulation disorder or some vitamin deficiency. Some platelets disorder . You should see hematologist. ...Read more

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Can bruises show up two days after minor injury ?

Can bruises show up two days after minor injury ?

Bruise: If one forms a hematoma or area of bleeding deeper under the skin it could take a few days for the bruising to show up on the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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Despite no injury, a bruise appeared at the top of my calf4 months ago, it hasn't gone, and has faded to a yellowy/green colour, no pain. Any ideas?

Despite no injury, a bruise appeared at the top of my calf4 months ago, it hasn't gone, and has faded to a yellowy/green colour, no pain. Any ideas?

Get an U/S: An ultrasound will determine if you have a clot. It sounds like you had blood underneath your skin, but that should have resolved sooner than 4 months! ...Read more

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I fell backwards and extended my knee and it is bruised. What is the injury?

I fell backwards and extended my knee and it is bruised. What is the injury?

Ortho eval: I rec seeing an ortho doc for a full eval. You need skilled hands to eval your knee. ...Read more

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Is bruising the side of my knee an injury?

Is bruising the side of my knee an injury?

Bruising Knee: It depends on the histoty, if there is history of traume you can racall then it is due to injury.But if there is no history of injury then you have to think of problems with clotting system in your blood, which makes you bruise easily spontaneously or with minimal unknown trauma. ...Read more

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Bruise in leg 2 inches wide n 2 inches long has clear center. No injury. What might cause this?

Bruise in leg 2 inches wide n 2 inches long has clear center. No injury. What might cause this?

Bruise: Most likely this was either from some trivial trauma or a spontaneous leakage of blood from a skin capillary. This should slowly resolve. If you have frequent unexplained bruising,bleeding from gums or nose, get checked for a hematology problem. Taking aspirin or medications like corticosteroid, Advil and Aleve can make you bruise easily. ...Read more

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Is a painful lump normal after a bruise is almost gone normal? The lump showed up right after the injury

Is a painful lump normal after a bruise is almost gone normal? The lump showed up right after the injury

Likely to be: A hematoma, or collection of blood from soft tissue injury. These eventually, and in most individuals resolve over a number of weeks. Use warm compresses beginning a week after injury and continue. If pain worsens consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Discomfort under ribcage right abdomn. It's constant and feels like a bruise with n umbness. No injury to area?

Discomfort under ribcage right abdomn. It's constant and feels like a bruise with n umbness. No injury to area?

Could be...: Lots of things, including problems with liver, gallbladder, colon, stomach, duodenum, kidney, blood vessels, nerve (including shingles), lung, musculoskeletal, other. See md. ...Read more

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Bruising by tailbone but no injury? This has been happening for a couple years. But it's very bad right now. What should j do?

Bruising by tailbone but no injury? This has been happening for a couple years. But it's very bad right now. What should j do?

Pilonidal cyst?: Pilonidal cysts are recurring painful infections underlying the skin over the tailbone just north of the crack in your behind. ...Read more

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Found out a 1 CM diameter bruise on my leg, blue in color. Is it serious ? Or its too small to be cautious?(have not got any physical injury)

Found out a 1 CM diameter bruise on my leg, blue in color. Is it serious ? Or its too small to be cautious?(have not got any physical injury)

Single episode...: Can be normal. You should have this problem evaluated by your doctor, especially if the bruising has become more frequent or more severe. ...Read more

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For a head bruise/contusion, how many hours after the injury can I apply heat? How many times & how many minutes each time?Use heat for how many days?

For a head bruise/contusion, how many hours after the injury can I apply heat? How many times & how many minutes each time?Use heat for how many days?

No set rules: To minimize swelling after an injury, cold applications are recommended for 24 to 48 hours and then switch to warm applications for 20 minutes every few hours. The heat increases blood supply and breaks down blood clots under skin and promotes healing. Wrap the ice and the hot packs in a towel when applying. Discontinue the warm applications when soreness improves which is usually after several day. ...Read more

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Bruised & swollen toe , non injury . Why?

Bruised  &  swollen  toe , non  injury . Why?

Many reasons possibl: A bruised swollen toe can occur due to an injury such as a contusion or a fracture. Infection can also cause swelling and a bruised feeling, commonly an ingrown toenail can cause these symptoms. Another possible reason is an acute gout attack. The best answer for you is to go see a foot specialist and have your foot xrayed and evaluated. ...Read more

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My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries . what could it be ?

My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries . what could it be ?

Elbow: The most likely answer is he bumped his elbow hard enough to cause some bleeding deep next to the bone. The 'light blood' in the conditions might mean he is on some blood thinner. Even Aspirin can make you more prone to this kind of bleeding. Alternatively, the gout could also be the cause but you didn't mention it being painful. which is usually the case. ...Read more

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Can I lift weights with a bruised face? 3 day old injury

Can I lift weights with a bruised face?
3 day old injury

You may: It is good that you exercise. As long as lifting weights does not cause discomfort in the injured area, you may exercise as you wish.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

Arthritis: Arthritis is inflammation of a joint and this can cause the look of bruising at some times in the knuckle joints,etc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

Explanation : May be you taking any vascular medications, or may be just cold weather causes this. Temperatures changes more often reason of this rffect ...Read more

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Unexplained bruising on left under ribs. 3 painless bruises. No injury or other symptoms. ?

Unexplained bruising on left under ribs. 3 painless bruises. No injury or other symptoms. ?

Monitor: Hi, is this just a random thing or do you get unexplained bruises a lot? If it is the former, just monitor. You could have been bruised without sensing it at the time. If it is the latter, see a doctor for more work up. ...Read more

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Bruising on left side of body different stages of healing no injury or trauma to cause them?

If not taking: any medications, no injury and is recurrent, work up is indicated. Liver function and coagulation work up ...Read more

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Unexplained bruising. I developed one over 6 months ago and one over 2 months ago. Same thigh. Don't recall any injury. ?

Unexplained bruising. I developed one over 6 months ago and one over 2 months ago. Same thigh. Don't recall any injury. ?

Bruising: I would get a few labs checked to make certain you are fine which would include a CBC with a platelet count, a PT/PTT, an iron level, your protein and albumin levels and maybe a bleeding time. As a female, if you had a clotting disorder, I would think you would be aware of it by now as you are 26 and I assume have been having a period every month so that would be very heavy. ...Read more

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This morninh i notice this round flat bruise like thing on my inner thigh next to my virgina i didnt injury myslef or anything?

This morninh i notice this round flat bruise like thing on my inner thigh next to my virgina i didnt injury myslef or anything?

?bruise: Tough to say what this may be without an exam, especially since you do not remember injuring the area. Get a clinical examination if the area does not go away. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Daughter experiencing bruise like pain in upper inner thigh to the touch with no injury or external markings for 4 days. Concerning?

Yes: Pain is always a sign that something is amiss. The description is not specific to a single cause. One must consider what travels in and through that area. There are muscles,bone, blood vessels, a connection through the groin to an area where hernias can occur. With no history of trauma or bruising I would want to examine the site & possibly do an ultrasound to search for a cause. ...Read more

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After car accident, have no external bruising but experiencing pain. Deep tissue bruising? Why does it itch? Seat belt caused injuries.

After car accident, have no external bruising but experiencing pain. Deep tissue bruising? Why does it itch? Seat belt caused injuries.

Bruise, muscle pull: Itching often comes as a part of the healing process related to "cascade" releases of chemicals in the injured area. The initial response is inflammatory cells. As these transition to scar building cells, chemicals that get released trigger mast cells to release a small amount of Histamine. This can produce itching in a big enough release. Any cut, bruise, torn muscle, will produce inflammation. ...Read more

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Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Sitting positions: or a hard mattress are things to consider. Try to not "slouch" while sitting and try sleeping on side if possible to see if these help. Also car seats are often a problem because they have a more reclined position. ...Read more

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Bruise won't fade completely. It's hardly noticeable. On my thigh. Been there for a few months. It was a bad injury, hit it on a table. ?

Bruise won't fade completely. It's hardly noticeable. On my thigh. Been there for a few months. It was a bad injury, hit it on a table. ?

Persistent bruise: You may have had a hepatoma, a small pool of blood under the skin. This takes a long time for the body to reabsorb (sometimes many weeks). The skin may be somewhat "stained" from the pigments in the blood that is slowly being degraded and reabsorbed by the normal slow process. Nothing to worry about. It'll go away eventually. ...Read more

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I've noticed a small bruise appear from no injury or anything on my arm for about a week now, it's still there now but it's been itchy all day?

I've noticed a small bruise appear from no injury or anything on my arm for about a week now, it's still there now but it's been itchy all day?

Bruise: of unexplained origin indicates a need to see your doctor. Are you on a blood thinner? He/she will likely do blood tests and rule out or identify what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

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