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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Cause for bluish grey hands in evening , swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?

Cause for bluish grey hands in evening , swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?

Hand pain: Difficult to say. If you live in a cold place then reynauds is a possibility. The cold induces spasm of your hand arteries which causes bluish fingers. Otherwise autoimmune diseases come to mind. More info needed. ...Read more

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When I sprained my wrist 8 mon ago I have lots of achy pain in my hand where my fing. Joined in. Dr just said it was a bruise. the pain is back why?

When I sprained my wrist 8 mon ago I have lots of achy pain in my hand where my fing. Joined in. Dr just said it was a bruise. the pain is back why?

Hard to say: You may have injured your fingers at the same time as the wrist injury, but you and you doctors were distracted by the wrist pain. After 8 months, recurrent pain has to have a complete new evaluation. See your Doctor again. If you are not happy with your Doctor, ask for a referral or go to a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Ive had numbness in my back for months. Its the size of an adult hand and on my R shoulder blade. If its not totally numb it feels slightly bruised.

Ive had numbness in my back for months. Its the size of an adult hand and on my R shoulder blade. If its not totally numb it feels slightly bruised.

Needs evaluation: This would need a formal history and physical examination to make an accurate diagnosis. Would need to answer several more questions. Start with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in back of hand 2inch under point finger.hurts when squeeze hand pick something up w/ it.Was slightly bruised but gone now.Can't remember injury?

Pain in back of hand 2inch under point finger.hurts when squeeze hand pick something up w/ it.Was slightly bruised but gone now.Can't remember injury?

A gangion cyst: Probably is a Ganglion cyst a benign sac filled with a jellylike fluid.Originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule.They are the most common lumps of the hand and some times they may rupture`espontaneosly and give you the bruised like condition.Treatment depend upon how symptomatic they are. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?

Should i be concerned of lower right hand back swelling bruising after fall onto conceret onto arm of chair?

SWELLING BRUISING: SORRY, BUT I CANNOT SEE YOUR BRUISING. AND I DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. AND WHEN IT ACTUALLY DID HAPPEN. PLEASE SEE YOU PCP. DO NOT DELAY. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I get redish/purple bruises on my hands and arms from any slight pressure on the skin. Would this condition be improved by going back on htr?

I get redish/purple bruises on my hands and arms from any slight pressure on the skin.  Would this condition be improved by going back on htr?

Actinic purpura: Frequent bruising on hands/arms is called actinic purpura, and it's caused by gradual sun damage to the skin of those areas over the years. There is no reliable treatment, and hormone replacement therapy will have no effect. Your doctor may want to rule out a clotting problem, but that would be very unusual. ...Read more

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I got a large bruise on my breast it was bigger than my hand The dr said if I got a lump to go back to the dr now I think I have one how serious is it?

I got a large bruise on my breast it was bigger than my hand The dr said if I got a lump to go back to the dr now I think I have one how serious is it?

Bruise: It could be a hematoma - a collection of blood - usually due to trauma. Or it could be an enlarging benign cyst. Neither are serious - more of a nuisance and discomfort. May need to be drained. I agree with the re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more