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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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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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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This happened after unprotected sex with my longtime girlfriend (2 years). We had a pretty lengthy intercourse. Per my research, it could be a bruise, caused by the friction and due to the fact that we do not use lubricant or Balanitis. Difference?

This happened after unprotected sex with my longtime girlfriend (2 years). We had a pretty lengthy intercourse. Per my research, it could be a bruise, caused by the friction and due to the fact that we do not use lubricant or Balanitis. Difference?

Off sex for now,...: The reported sequence of events suggests a strong connection between physical abrasion with/without topical sex-enhancing agent or tool and skin changes. So, if bearable, you may be off sex and see for now. For men, tight long foreskin often contributes to local irritation after intercourse. For long-term care, circumcision is needed. To assure what it is, seek evaluation & counsleing timely. Best ...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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Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?

Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?

Skin?: If you are referring to visible bruising in the skin it is not usually arterial bleeding. Rather, it is localized small veins and capillaries. Deeper muscle injury can involve smaller arterioles which quickly retract and stop bleeding. All else being normal bruises are reabsorbed over time and resolve. ...Read more

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Can bruised ribs cause nausea?

Can bruised ribs cause nausea?

Ribs: The pain from bruised ribs can in some people cause nausea. ...Read more

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Can a bruise be caused by artery instead of vein. And if so does it heal like other bruises

Can a bruise be caused by artery instead of vein. And if so does it heal like other bruises

Both can bruise.: Both an artery and a vein can bleed resulting in a bruise (hematoma or black and blue mark). Small arteries can cause the same type of bruise as a vein but larger arteries can cause more extensive bruising. ...Read more

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I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. Quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. Quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

Pilonidal cyst: This is a common place to find pilonidal cysts which can cause Sx as you describe. If this is recurrent may want to see your doc to consider treatment. On the other hand this could just have been a bruise. Sometimes you don't remember getting hit.... ...Read more

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Had sex with gf 9 times in a day and penis tip got bruised hence caused sex duration to decrease, will i ever be able to last 40 minutes like before w/o ejaculating

Had sex with gf 9 times in a day and penis tip got bruised hence caused sex duration to decrease, will i ever be able to last 40 minutes like before w/o ejaculating

Five common issues : You should be able to return to your baseline once your penis tip has recovered given your age. There are five common issues that would preclude your ability to sustain such an erection: premature ejaculation, testosterone deficiency, vascular disease, medication, or diabetes. Considering the limited history that you provided, I see no reason that you can not resume your baseline activity. ...Read more

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Can a bruise ankle cause poping when running in soccer?

Can a bruise ankle cause poping when running in soccer?

Sprain?: If you can continue to weight bear without much pain, the chances are it is a simple sprain. However, inflammation sets in about 6-12 hrs post injury and if you find that you are not able to put weight on it at any stage, see a Dr. You may need an X Ray to rule out an avulsion fracture, which is when a tiny flake of bone can get pulled off with the ligament during a sprain as well ...Read more

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How to get rid of bruised eye caused by filler?

How to get rid of bruised eye caused by filler?

Tincture of time: Mostly it will resorb over time, but to help it, avoid taking medicines which thin the blood (ibuprofen, advil, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin), rubbing the area. ...Read more

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Several small bruises on calf. Did ultrasound to rule out dvt. Bruises aren't caused by injury. What can it be?

Several small bruises on calf.  Did ultrasound to rule out dvt. Bruises aren't caused by injury.  What can it be?

Bruises: Bruising can result from minor trauma that we don't notice or remember. There may be fragility of the local tissues. There may be some clotting factor or platelet dysfunction. ...Read more

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65 year old female and frequent, lengthy nose bleeds. Bruise easily -cause?

65 year old female and frequent, lengthy nose bleeds.  Bruise easily -cause?

Bleeding disorder?: I would like to get a thorough history: has this been happening for many years or is it recent? The most common cause is taking an anticoagulant, like aspirin, or vitamin e, garlic, Ibuprofen etc. Would also probably get a platelet count. Usually it's nothing major, but it should get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more