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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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


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Causes of a bruised feeling itchy scalp?

Causes of a bruised feeling itchy scalp?

Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes of bruises and the skin and you need to be evaluated that if you're bruising is excessive. I'm sorry I can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized bruise on my scalp's right front. The area is bald and sometimes tha bruise is itchy and there's a slight soreness if I scratch?

I have a quarter sized bruise on my scalp's right front. The area is bald and sometimes tha bruise is itchy and there's a slight soreness if I scratch?

Bald patch: Since this bald patch has a bruise and itches at times and is occasionally sore, I recommend that your physician or dermatologist examine you to check for fungal infection, chronic trauma, alopecia areata or any other skin or scalp pathology. Your personal physician may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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For the past 4 weeks, I've had a green painful but itchy bruise that has not changed at all, and I just got another one the other day. Why?

For the past 4 weeks, I've had a green painful but itchy bruise that has not changed at all, and I just got another one the other day. Why?

See your doctor: Bruises go thru several stages as it heals soem will take longer than otehrs just depending on the force of the injury. Most of the time its not itchy though, Do you have eczema or other skin lesions in different areas? You should see you doctor ...Read more

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Weird, itchy, bruised thing on my leg?

Weird, itchy, bruised thing on my leg?

Many possibilities: Without a picture or more info, this could be many many different things. ...Read more

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I had a metal shelf fall on my shin in December and it's still bruised and super itchy, what could be the problem?

I had a metal shelf fall on my shin in December and it's still bruised and super itchy, what could be the problem?

Bone contusion: By the way you describe the injury, you could have sustained a bone contusion, which characteristically can take awhile to get better. Don't hesitate to be seen and examined. An MRI can potentially help to confirm the diagnosis. There are other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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I have a Mosquitoes bite for almost a month... still very itchy... Bruise around the around... Plus I have been having Diarrhea for the past week... s?

I have a Mosquitoes bite for almost a month... still very itchy... Bruise around the around... Plus I have been having Diarrhea for the past week... s?

Mosquito bite: Did you actually see the mosquito bite? Have you travelled to South Florida or Sourh America? (Zika) It may not be a mosquito bite but another bug (spider). Would follow up today with urgent care as you may need antibiotics and further evaluation, regular mosquito bites resolve within 1-2 weeks.., ...Read more

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Thought I had an mosquito bite on my thigh as itchy but it was a large itchy bruise (no injury). It went away, but has now returned in the same spot.

Thought I had an mosquito bite on my thigh as itchy but it was a large itchy bruise (no injury). It went away, but has now returned in the same spot.

Hive?: Not sure, but hives have characteristics similar to this (can have appearance of large mosquito bite, itch, come and go). Can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. Otherwise, may be helpful to photograph the lesion in case it "goes" before seeing a physician ...Read more

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I have red bruise like bumps all over my legs, they are painful and feel like a bruise and are itchy. What could this be?

I have red bruise like bumps all over my legs, they are painful and feel like a bruise and are itchy. What could this be?

Well: Emanation in person or with photographs with Healthtap type visit required for specific diagnosis and skin treatment ...Read more

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I hit my shin very hard on the rim of my tub and now it's bruised. The bruise is very itchy and somewhat swollen. How do I relive this? Is it normal?

I hit my shin very hard on the rim of my tub and now it's bruised. The bruise is very itchy and somewhat swollen. How do I relive this? Is it normal?

ICE: I would follow the RICE rule. REST, ICE, COMPRESSION AND ELEVATION. I would wrap an ice pack around the area and monitor. Don't have the pack on more than 10 minutes at a time. You may want to place a towel between the pack and the bruise. If it persists, see a dr. ...Read more

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I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

No, you are having an: allergic reaction to the ticks saliva. Put hydrocortisone cream on it. It should get better in next few days. If it does not, see your Dr. If the tick was not attached for 24 hrs, little chance of lyme disease. ...Read more

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4 days ago, a metal clipboard fell on my toe its still slightly swollen, bruised & starting to get itchy w/ limited bending pain w/ prolonged standing

4 days ago, a metal clipboard fell on my toe its still slightly swollen, bruised & starting to get itchy w/ limited bending pain w/ prolonged standing

Clipboard: As long as there was no break in the skin and the toe did not change in position this sounds normal. It may take up to 4 weeks for the swelling to resolve. If symptoms continue after 4 weeks seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have itchy bites with bruising in them, what could it be?

I have itchy bites with bruising in them, what could it be?

ITCHY BITES BRUISING: ITCHY BITES COULD BE DUE TO VARIOUS INSECTS.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ANIMALS AROUND YOU?
DO YOU WEAR ANY FRAGRANCES?
IF THESE DO NOT RESOLVE, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy bug bite with a hard red line coming from the center of it. There is also a bruise around the bite. I've drawn around it to see if?

I have a red itchy bug bite with a hard red line coming from the center of it. There is also a bruise around the bite. I've drawn around it to see if?

You are: Correct in drawing that line...It may very well be infected! (The red line may represent lymphatic spread of infection) Suggest you get "hands on" consultation (An ER or Urgent Care center if your Primary Care physician cannot see you within next 24 hours!!) In the meantime HOT WET SOAKS. ......
Hope this is helpful
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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I believe I may have gotten a serious bug bite, it started out small and itchy then spread and is now bruised and very painfull what could it be?

I believe I may have gotten a serious bug bite, it started out small and itchy then spread and is now bruised and very painfull what could it be?

Spider bite?: It sounds like a spider bite. I recommend you get checked by a doctor if it is very painful and getting worse. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise but it is not itchy or painful?

Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise but it is not itchy or painful?

Yes: The bruising is the injury to the tissue this will resolve the surrounding redness must be watched to be sure there is no infection and does not spread. Now a bug bite wound is a set up for an infection so keep the are clean and dry and watch for any spreading If so see your doctor ...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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Yesterday I noticed I hada small bruise on my leg, even though I didn't hit myself. Today I woke up &seen that it got bigger &is itchy what can it be?

Yesterday I noticed I hada small bruise on my leg, even though I didn't hit myself. Today I woke up &seen that it got bigger &is itchy what can it be?

Maybe infected: We scratch at night and maybe you did, irritating it, maybe even infecting it breaking skin, introducing what was under your nails into bruise-may need antibiotics... Maybe part of process of bruise development in which it swells, before gets better. If very tense, painful, seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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I had a small itchy bug bite on my leg that turned into a half dollar sized bruise. The bruise is still visible over 4 weeks later should I be concern?

I had a small itchy bug bite on my leg that turned into a half dollar sized bruise. The bruise is still visible over 4 weeks later should I be concern?

Possibly but: The bruise will likely go away in a couple of weeks. However if you live in areas where Lyme disease (carried by a deer tick) is endemic, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed a spot on my left side months ago that has not gone away. It kind of looks like a bruise, but more faint. 2inches in size. Not itchy or pain?

I noticed a spot on my left side months ago that has not gone away. It kind of looks like a bruise, but more faint. 2inches in size. Not itchy or pain?

Most likely benign: Cannot tell like this. You need personal examination of the skin. If you are thatch concerned her examined by your MD or call HT prime via video conferencing. One of us can help you. ...Read more

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I have a large bruise on my thigh. It is bumpy and itchy. Is that a sign of healing?

I have a large bruise on my thigh. It is bumpy and itchy. Is that a sign of healing?

Probably: As time goes by the mass should go away if not have a medical professional take a look at it. Warm compresses can facilitate getting rid of the bruise faster. ...Read more

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This could be a bruise but it doesn't hurt or anything. It's not a rash either because it's not itchy. Any idea what it could be?

This could be a bruise but it doesn't hurt or anything. It's not a rash either because it's not itchy. Any idea what it could be?

Need to see it: Not all bruises hurt, and not all rashes itch. If it doesn't go away in a month I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have hicky-like bruises! Could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

I have hicky-like bruises! Could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

Stop the pill: This may be an idiosyncratic reaction or an autoimmune reaction affecting your clotting system. Stop the medication now and consult your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My inner thigh was itchy and I kept scratching it over a pair of pants, later that night I noticed a big bruise with some darker spots.

My inner thigh was itchy and I kept scratching it over a pair of pants, later that night I noticed a big bruise with some darker spots.

Sounds like a bruise: However, it could be a bug bite and some of these are serious. Take a photo of it and post here or show your physician, perhaps you'll get a better opinion. Meanwhile, cool compresses will help with itching and won't worsen the bruise. Don't take any aspirin or NSAID such as Ibuprofen (your Advil) until this is resolved. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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