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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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Back middle of thigh tender and sore. No redness. No recent obvious strain/injury. Very tender. 12 weeks preg. Sedentary lifestyle. Dvt? Feels bruised

Back middle of thigh tender and sore. No redness. No recent obvious strain/injury. Very tender. 12 weeks preg. Sedentary lifestyle. Dvt? Feels bruised

Need sonogram veins.: You should have a venous ultrasound to look for dvt. Pregnancy and sedentary life style puts you at increased risk for dvt. Your symptoms are vague but you should rule out a DVT and the best test for this is a venous ultrasound. There is no risk to the developing fetus from this test and it gives a lot of useful information. ...Read more

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Right ankle/foot feels very heavy &weak. No injury no swelling. Just odd.

Right ankle/foot  feels very heavy &weak. No injury  no swelling. Just odd.

Questionable case.: I think this is a case for a Dr. who can actually evaluate the areas involved. You need to have the nerves and the movements involved. Many cases it could be due to a positioning effect but to be sure you need it to be evaluated. ...Read more

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A Week ago i injured my left shin, IT still feels bruised but no visual bruising, now my ankle is swollen/bruised with knee pain?

A Week ago i injured my left shin, IT still feels bruised but no visual bruising, now my ankle is swollen/bruised with knee pain?

Blood has leaked: blood from injury in your shin has leaked into your ankle causing the bruising and swelling. You can discuss with your physician about trying to identify the site of injury in your shin ...Read more

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Very hard impact below ankle bone. Can walk with slight pain but, constant dull ache, numb, bruise, cannot touch area and a little swollen. Any ideas?

Very hard impact below ankle bone. Can walk with slight pain but, constant dull ache, numb, bruise, cannot touch area and a little swollen. Any ideas?

Get an xray: First, you should get an xray to rule-out a fracture. The numbness could be from a contusion our bruise to the sural nerve which runs behind and below the ankle bone. Rice: rest, ice, compression and elevation. See your podiatrist or orthopedist. If it is not broken, symptoms should resolve within a week or two. ...Read more

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Black bruise on inner thigh just appeared no reason leg hurts real bad and swollen with extreme foot pain?

Black bruise on inner thigh just appeared no reason leg hurts real bad and  swollen with extreme foot pain?

Extreme pain : Should always be checked out. In my differential diagnosis would be a clot which requires you to go to the emergency room.....Better be safe than sorry....A clot could potentially kill you.... ...Read more

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Ankle swollen, Feels fine to touch. Just aches from around my heel, ankle and up my leg alittle. no injury. blood clot?

Ankle swollen, Feels fine to touch. Just aches from around my heel, ankle and up my leg alittle. no injury. blood clot?

Not blood clot: Uncertain why you're having this discomfort. It possibly could be related to your level of conditioning. In order to clarify the reason for the aching you need to have an evaluation by your physician and decide what if anything else is going on. It can be due to no specific medical problems and just a part of your normal physiology ...Read more

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Hit on left shin w softball. Huge bump rite away. have swelling, bruising on foot, slight achiness while walking or after icing. What could be wrong?

Hit on left shin w softball. Huge bump rite away. have swelling, bruising on foot, slight achiness while walking or after icing. What could be wrong?

Likely a Bruise: You likely have a bruise, but a softball is fairly hard and usually is traveling very fast. A fracture is unlikely but you should be evaluated by your physician to make sure it is not present. A simple X-ray will be able to tell. ...Read more

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Shin pain. No bruising or injury. No swelling. No heat or redness. Ice and rest help a tiny bit. Roll ankle makes pain unbearable.

Shin pain. No bruising or injury. No swelling. No heat or redness. Ice and rest help a tiny bit. Roll ankle makes pain unbearable.

Stretch muscles: "Shin splint" pain w/ no injury is best treated w/NSAIDs ( ibuprofen), stretching of your lower leg muscles ( w/ theraband) and weight loss.If no improvement consult w/ an orthopaedic surgeon for definitive diagnosis and examination.Lower limb alignment can predispose to shin pain. Other diagnoses(i.e) stress fractures,for instance have to be ruled out. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Hurt knee (fell hard) on Sat couldn't walk on it still pain no bruising. can walk now but streaky black bruising and redness on knee any ideas?

Takes time : You probably sprained your muscle. Typically skin and muscle inflammation takes few days to weeks to completely heal. Take anti inflammatory medicines. Elevate the swollen part over the pillow. Avoid exertion but use the affected part. Eat proteins diet. If no open wound and swelling and pain is better that is good. If pain and swelling become worse, or redness increases or open wound see Dr. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I felt pain below left knee and saw an unexplained bruise later. No injury. Bruise has faded a lot but painful lump still there. Ideas?

Two weeks ago I felt pain below left knee and saw an unexplained bruise later. No injury. Bruise has faded a lot but painful lump still there. Ideas?

Check it out: It is not unusual to bump yourself and not remember or notice until you see a bruise or feel pain. I have had this experience from exercise, or even house cleaning if I am not paying attention. Since the bruise has faded, you. Ignt give it a bit more time to watch for improvement. Try to recall when it happened. If it is still bothering you or gets worse again, go see your PCP. ...Read more

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I punched a rug & now my pinky area feels sore, no bruise or swelling? Any idea?

I punched a rug & now my pinky area feels sore, no bruise or swelling? Any idea?

Pain 5th finger: I'm not sure when this happened; but persistent pain beyond 3-4 days or any abnormal position of the finger should be checked with an X-RAY. The mechanism also suggests a fracture, which may be tiny. It also may be suggestive of a Boxer's fracture. All the best. ...Read more

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I woke up with a bruise-like pain on abdoimnal area localized to my LUQ? There is no bruise just feels like a bruise.

I woke up with a bruise-like pain on abdoimnal area localized to my LUQ? There is no bruise just feels like a bruise.

Ache: LUQ structures include muscle,spleen,or intestines. Muscular inflammation or strain would be affected by motions. If the discomfort persists or tenderness develops, have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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From knee to ankle front side to inner calf on both legs feels very sore when touched. like a bruise feeling. no injury, medium activivity?

From knee to ankle front side to inner calf on both legs feels very sore when touched. like a bruise feeling. no injury, medium activivity?

Shin splints: You could be experiencing shin splints. They can present as soreness to pain on the anterior (front) calf. Shin splints can occur after athletic type activities (walking/running) when a proper warm up or stretching is not done prior to the activity. Shin splints can also be caused when there is an imbalance in strength between the anterior (front) and posterior (back) calf muscles. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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