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Is a bruise caused by a blown vein?

Is a bruise caused by a blown vein?

Possible: Bruise can be a sign a damage muscle, blood vessels, fracture, or even internal organ injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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How long can an average testicular bruise last for? 2-3 weeks too long? Had US showed nothing. Assuming bruise.(hit it) can bruise cause permanent dmg

How long can an average testicular bruise last for? 2-3 weeks too long? Had US showed nothing. Assuming bruise.(hit it) can bruise cause permanent dmg

Maybe: The testicle is very sensitive and because of its location is easily injured. The pain from mild trauma and a normal ultrasound usually should be gone with 5-7 days. If it is continuing get back to see your urologist. ...Read more

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Do impacts on the body that cause bruises cause cancer?

Do impacts on the body that cause bruises cause cancer?

Trauma that : Bruises is not a cause of cancer. It may be a sign of abuse, low self-esteem, accident-prone. Extant cancers may bleed when traumatized. ...Read more

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Can a bruise caused by bumping into the wall lead to a swollen lymph node?

Can a bruise caused by bumping into the wall lead to a swollen lymph node?

Bruising: Bruising usually does not cause lymph node swelling. Check CBC-especially platelets, LDH, PT/PTT/ INR and follow up w/ doc to look for other lymph nodes/spleen may be coincidental or do to blood count abnormalities ...Read more

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Are the characteristics of a bruise caused by low blood count or something else?

Are the characteristics of a bruise caused by low blood count or something else?

Not sure what u mean: A bruise is just a subcutaneous collection of blood that has escaped the confines of the vascular space. It's appearance changes with local metabolism of hemoglobin. If you are referring to bruising in general, people with low platelet counts or deficiencies/dysfunction in some humoral clotting factors (eg., vwf, fibrinogen, etc.) are sensitive to bruising/bleeding from even minor trauma. ...Read more

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Could having a large bruise cause a leg cramp?

Could having a large bruise cause a leg cramp?

Leg Cramps: Definitely. But the opposite may also be true. You may have traumatized the muscle which lead to the cramps and bruising. ...Read more

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Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

Bruises Leg Ulcers: When the injury is severe enough --and this may not be evident for days-- to the lower legs (and elsewhere), there may injury to the surface of the skin and then a hematoma forms under the superficial break in the skin. As the hematoma matures, it swells (think of jello in the refrig) and the pressure then breaks through the skin and begins to ooze currant colored material. Seek wound care! ...Read more

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Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

ENT: Please see ENT for evaluation. It may be that your uvula is healing much as a black eye will and your immune system has eaten away the hemosiderin from the bruising and left a yellowish tinge you are seeing with a light shining on your uvula. If it is turning white you need to be seen ASAP Good luck. ...Read more

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Lump in(not on)lower right leg beneath tender light bruise. Can very light bruises cause a lump underneath IN the body, not exterior? This normal?

Lump in(not on)lower right leg beneath tender light bruise. Can very light bruises cause a lump underneath IN the body, not exterior? This normal?

Thrombosed vein?: You might be describing a bruise (blood leak) around a throbosed (obliterated) deep vein, especially if you have varicose veins or other bruises on your legs ...Read more

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Felt 2 lumps on my tibia 1 below other. No pain at 1st, now 1 is painful-sore, and both have grown. Never bumped leg/no bruises. Causes/concerns pls?

Felt 2 lumps on my tibia 1 below other. No pain at 1st, now 1 is painful-sore, and both have grown. Never bumped leg/no bruises. Causes/concerns pls?

Bumps on tibia: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without examination and X-rays. From simple osteoma to periateritis nodosa is a long list of differential diagnosis. Get examined by your physician ...Read more

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Could 3 small bruises cause an elevated d-dimer? Also, online info says vitamin C supplementation can affect PPT results. Would they be high or low?

Could 3 small bruises cause an elevated d-dimer? Also, online info says vitamin C supplementation can affect PPT results. Would they be high or low?

Labs: I'd be surprised if the d-dimer was up because of bruises, and would not discount a high value as part of the big picture just because you're been bruised. You know that many healthies have "elevated" this-or-that. People on megadose vitamin C may have extra oxalate in the blood that some folks suggest could bind the calcium reagent; this isn't something we actually worry about. ...Read more

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Recently a leg injury gave me a giant bruise. A previous bruise caused the skin to open and I had to have wound care. Do not take blood thinners/no diabetes. Is there anyway I can promote healing?

Recently a leg injury gave me a giant bruise.  A previous bruise caused the skin to open and I had to have wound care. Do not take blood thinners/no diabetes. Is there anyway I can promote healing?

Cover the wound: Research has shown that healing is promoted by maintaining an occluded, moist environment. If the wound has drainage you should place a product which absorbs it such as an Alginate, if it is too dry place a gell like Silvasorb. Keep it occluded with gauze or other products for 2-3 days and keep the area clean. ...Read more

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HELP! Do broken capillaries heal on their own??? Do bruises always cause broken capillaries?

HELP! Do broken capillaries heal on their own??? Do bruises always cause broken capillaries?

Bruises: Broken capillaries do heal on their own over time. Also, A bruise is the result of broken blood vessels under the skin due to trauma — the discoloration seen is due to the blood that has been leaked by the damaged vessels. The bruise changes color as the blood under the bruise slowly get broken down and reabsorbed. ...Read more

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