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Inlaw has got bruises all over him. Doctor said it's eczema under skin and they have diagnosed him with liver problem. He has high bp. How bad is it?

Inlaw has got bruises all over him. Doctor said it's eczema under skin and they have diagnosed him with liver problem. He has high bp. How bad is it?

Complex issue: This is a complex issue in patient with multiple medical problems and we don't have all relevant data about his medical status, age and history to answer your question properly. Severe eczema can present with bruises as well as severe liver disease. Simply being old also has skin bruises. Please discuss with a local physician. ...Read more

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Liver tests came back normal still have itchy no rash skin, tender right up qaud, and fatigue, what can be causing this?

Liver tests came back normal still have itchy no rash skin, tender right up qaud, and fatigue, what can be causing this?

Gallbladder? Viral?: Gallbladder problems can cause RUQ pain, itching, and fatigue. Also some viral infections can cause this. Itching may be due to dry skin. See your doctor if persists. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the best bruise or dark skin coverup cream?

Dermablend: I recommend dermablend but there are others. Your department store cosmetologist can help you. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of dark skin marks from cuts, scraps or bruises?

Is there an easy and fast way to take care of dark skin marks from cuts, scraps or bruises?

Bleaching cream: A prescription bleaching cream may help resolve the spots. In addition, the use of a sunscreen maybe make them less noticeable. ...Read more

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Found dark colored splotch on skin. Looks like a bruise but the dark area feels elevated and dry. No itching. What could it be?

Found dark colored splotch on skin. Looks like a bruise but the dark area feels elevated and dry. No itching. What could it be?

Many. Get checked: A skin lesion that you have described could be due to many causes. Whatever the reason it is best ro have a dermatologist check it out if you want to know exactly what it is. If it is serious then early diagnosis is important. ...Read more

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I have dark bruises on my waist and bottom without any physical damage. There is also a thin layer of dry skin on the bruise but cannot be peeled off.

I have dark bruises on my waist and bottom without any physical damage. There is also a thin layer of dry skin on the bruise but cannot be peeled off.

You should: Have your blood checked for Platelet (as well as other) clotting abnormalities. The PRESSURE of ANY elastic around your waist may be causing bruising if there are platelet problems. Sometimes FRAGILITY of the tiniest blood vessels are the "culprit" If so VITAMIN C may be helpful!
Inform your PCP (Primary Care Provider) about this issue!
Hope this helps!
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Can you please tell me, should a bruised bone leave a bruise on the skin?

Can you please tell me, should a bruised bone leave a bruise on the skin?

Ecchymoses: There are many causes of a persistent bruising the skin. These range every where from the actual trauma to the site to to drug eruptions caused by the taking of certain drugs for a long time. There is no way to tell you what this diagnosis is without looking at it. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tell if dark skin under my big toenail is a bruise or not?

Is there any way to tell if dark skin under my big toenail is a bruise or not?

The tissue: In question can be sampled. If at the edge of the nail, it can be clipped and looked at with the naked eye. A history of trauma would also correlate with a bruise. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a dark bruise on the bottom of my earlobe. I have not hit my head and it's not by a piercing.

I woke up this morning with a dark bruise on the bottom of my earlobe. I have not hit my head and it's not by a piercing.

Earlobe bruise: Tender Areas with less skin such as the ear lobe can often bruise, even with minimal trauma or if slept on in the same position for too long etc. Hopefully, in time this is a simple bruise, and it will go away, if it does not, then see you Doc. If you are taking Ibuprofen or aspirin etc, the bruising would stay longer as they increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Every so often I get what starts off as small red dots under the skin they then go darker and then the area turns yellow like a bruise no pain then go?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing and touching the lesion. Occasionally, doctors may even need to biopsy or culture the lesion to make a determination. Best to see you family doctor or dermatologist to get you the best answer. ...Read more

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I was bitten by my horse about a month ago (the bite broke the skin slightly, weird injury I know) and it left a scar behind. How can I fade the scar? It looks like I always have a dark colored bruise on my shoulder where I was bitten?

I was bitten by my horse about a month ago (the bite broke the skin slightly, weird injury I know) and it left a scar behind. How can I fade the scar? It looks like I always have a dark colored bruise on my shoulder where I was bitten?

Soft tissue injury: Time will be your best friend. Sounds like a soft tissue injury. So just monitor it but do not touch. It will take several months to resolve be patient and try to avoid horses! ...Read more

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My skin is very dark over the lower 5 bones of my spine. It almost looks bruised, but I’ve had it for as long as I can remember.

My skin is very dark over the lower 5 bones of my spine. It almost looks bruised, but I’ve had it for as long as I can remember.

NormalRestAssured: That is the way you are and have been and there is nothing wrong with it, You can rest assured and it does not need any intervention ...Read more

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I woke up one morning with a random darker skin coloured splotch on both of my boobs, my nipples look bruised, and they are soar. What's wrong?

I woke up one morning with a random darker skin coloured splotch on both of my boobs, my nipples look bruised, and they are soar. What's wrong?

Breast symptoms: Assuming no trauma was involved. Including intimate relations, it makes sense to have a physician examine your breasts and rule out infection as well as cancer. Please make an appointment to see your PMD as soon as possible, if the symptoms and signs described continue without any aggravating physical trauma. ...Read more

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Had a local reaction to a vaccine two weeks ago. All the swelling and redness went away, but now my skin is discolored like a fading darker bruise?

Had a local reaction to a vaccine two weeks ago. All the swelling and redness went away, but now my skin is discolored like a fading darker bruise?

Bruise: Sometimes bruising can be worse than others. As long as you feel well and it is trending toward improving, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bruises on my legs, I don't know the cause. They start by being red and hard when I touch. After some time it gets dark and the skin peels off.

Exam-asap: This may be a coagulation or blood disorder and requires direct observation. Evaluation, blood testing, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Branch fell hitting my chin. Lump soon formed. No broken skin. Had all functions. Dark purple bruise, tender small lump remain 4 days. Is chin broken?

Branch fell hitting my chin. Lump soon formed. No broken skin. Had all functions. Dark purple bruise, tender small lump remain 4 days. Is chin broken?

Injury: Injuries can be difficult to diagnose without seeing the patient face to face. Although you have normal function as you stated, it might be better to let your doctor check you if there is bruising ...Read more

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I went to the hospital and they took blood. It's 8 hours later and my arm is throbbing in pain. The skin is very dark & bruised, too. Is this normal?

I went to the hospital and they took blood. It's 8 hours later and my arm is throbbing in pain. The skin is very dark & bruised, too. Is this normal?

Hematoma: It's a hematoma and it's not normal, but it most likely isn't worrisome either. Ice it, elevate it, and put an ace wrap on it. Go to the er if you develop tingling, coolness, or pain in the hand/fingers as this can mean the pressure has built up too much (compartment syndrome) and is cutting off the blood supply down from the site. ...Read more

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Huge very dark purple bruise right thigh discovered 2 days ago and is getting bigger, no pain or tenderness feel a small knot under skin?

Huge very dark purple bruise right thigh discovered 2 days ago and is getting bigger, no pain or tenderness feel a small knot under skin?

Bruise: You don't remember bumping into something? A large bruise without trauma is unlikely. The knot you feel is probably a blood clot under the skin that will dissipate on its own. The medications you listed should not cause your bruise. It will look worse before it looks better. If you think it was indeed spontaneous, you should really have your doctor check a CBC on you. ...Read more

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Suddenly I got dark purple bruise on skin of my hand. It's not painful though. Don't remember if its hit anywhere. Should I consult physician soon?

Suddenly I got dark purple bruise on skin of my hand. It's not painful though. Don't remember if its hit anywhere. Should I consult physician soon?

If it doesn't go: Away in a couple weeks then see doctor. It will turn more yellow and purple before it goes away if it is just a bruise (i get them all the time and don't always know from where) Vitamin D 6000mg is quite high unless you have low levels, get it checked ...Read more

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Seems like my left eye twitch spasm has most disappeared however inthe corner of eye by nose it looks like dark bruise on skin by nose in deep crevice?

Seems like my left eye twitch spasm has most disappeared however inthe corner of eye by nose it looks like dark bruise on skin by nose in deep crevice?

Subconjunctival heme: You probably a small bruise (subconjunctival hemorrhage) that was probably caused by rubbing due to your itchy eyes. You also may have some swollen medial canthal tissue that is redder and irritated. I'd continue with artificial tears like refresh optive, ! & if itchy, zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops. If you are not getting better, have an eye md check your eyes. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old daughter was knocked down backwards but didn't hit her head. No visible bruises or swelling. 4days later dark veins n shoulder n neck pain?

My 9 yr old daughter was knocked down backwards but didn't hit her head. No visible bruises or swelling. 4days later dark veins n shoulder n neck pain?

Still is trauma: Glad she did not hit her head. Being knpcked backwards can still cause trauma. She may be manifesting a deep bruise on her shoulder and the neck pain would not be unexpected...You can try homeopathic arnica and see her doc if the neck pain persists. I am a fan of chiropractors and craniosacral therapy in cases like this as well. ...Read more

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Have a mole that appeared on my fore head after I went to an air shiw and got burnt my face peeled but it has not gone away its dark brown and raised im also so weak and fatigued and bruise super eaisily what can be going on I had skin cancer 5years ago a

Have a mole that appeared on my fore head after I went to an air shiw and got burnt my face peeled but it has not gone away its dark brown and raised im also so weak and fatigued and bruise super eaisily what can be going on I had skin cancer 5years ago a

Too much!: To deal with for a computer question. I would make sure you get checked out as your concerns could be serious.

With a history of skin cancer at a very young age, you need to be extremely protective of your skin whenever you are going to be outside. You should wear sunscreen every day, and re-apply at least every 4 hours when you are in the sun. Wear a hat and protective clothing too! ...Read more

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Can you bruise your liver?

Can you bruise your liver?

Yes: When your liver moves up against the rib cage when your body stops (quickly like in a car accident). Blunt force applied directly to the right upper quadrant can push the ribs down against the liver. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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