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What can be the cause of easy bruisibility and why is she slow healing from bruises and wounds can this be because low levels in her blood?

What can be the cause of  easy bruisibility and why is she slow healing from bruises and wounds can this be because low levels in her blood?

Needs an evaluation: There are multiple causes for easy bruising. These include diseases affecting the integrity of the blood vessels, disorders affecting platelet function,disorders resulting in insufficient numbers of platelets, hereditary and acquired disorders of the coagulation system. A careful history and physical and lab tests may result in a diagnosis.If not a referral to a hematologist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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Is bruises and wounds and wounds on leg means leg bone fracture or break? What symptoms should a broken or fractured leg bone be?

Is bruises and wounds and wounds on leg means leg bone fracture or break? What symptoms should a broken or fractured leg bone be?

Have it x-rayed: Can't tell for sure without at least an x-ray or in some cases further radiographic studies. This needs to be evaluated. The wounds are also cause for concern, especially if deep or infected. Get medical attention immediately, ...Read more

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Do bruises or undeep wounds tend to become scars?

Do bruises or undeep wounds tend to become scars?

Bruises no skin yes: Cuts usually leave some scarring, very superficial abrasions usually not, bruises also usually not. ...Read more

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Got bit by a puppy (pit bull, 3 mos old) yesterday. 4 small holes. hurts badly but not actually on any of the 4 wounds. No bruise. What's wrong?

Got bit by a puppy (pit bull, 3 mos old) yesterday. 4 small holes. hurts badly but not actually on any of the 4 wounds. No bruise. What's wrong?

Dog bite: Have this checked in the. Hospital emergency room where the wound will be examined and your tetanus immunization status will be reviewed. If it's deemed advisable, antibiotics may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Why does my skin bruise and tear so readily?

Why does my skin bruise and tear so readily?

Thin: Thinner skin will bruise more easily. Blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Aspirin will contribute. A poor nutritional state will also contribute. Nutritional supplements with bioflavenoids and pycnogenol with help with bruisavility and skin integrity .Protein supplements of Amino Acids amy also be necessary. ...Read more

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My wounds never heal (cuts, bruises, etc.). What could be the problem?

My wounds never heal (cuts, bruises, etc.). What could be the problem?

Check everything: Poor wound healing: you need a thorough medical exam and blood tests: short list: diabetes causes poor wound healing, platelet disorder, liver complications, inr test, lack of certain clotting factors in the blood (usually genetic)... There are too many to list which means you must see your pcp asap, do not let this go. Medical intervention is paramount. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

Several things : There are a variety of reasons: http://nell-rose.Hubpages.Com/hub/easy-bruising-and-thin-skin-the-causes-and-some-self-help-ideas. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment to be put on wound/cut for a person who is diabetic. My friend had a bruise and now some liquid coming from it.

What is the best ointment to be put on wound/cut for a person who is diabetic. My friend had a bruise and now some liquid coming from it.

Wound care: Is difficult in patients with diabetes. Clean the wound with warm soap & water. Apply Neosporin & dress with bandage. If there is pus or liquid coming from the wound, you should have a doc evaluate it & if warranted, prescribe antibiotics to help it heal. Make sure blood sugar is absolutely controlled. If it is not, makes it difficult for the wound to heal. Do not hesitate to have doc check it out ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a dime sized bruise with two little puncture wounds in it. There is a small bump but it does not seem to be causing him pain. ?

My 3 year old son has a dime sized bruise with two little puncture wounds in it. There is a small bump but it does not seem to be causing him pain. ?

Spider bite?: Depending on where you live, there are some spiders that can cause skin to be damaged (i.e.. Brown recluse). It could also be just an allergic reaction to the bite. I thought of bite by spider because of the two spots you describe. I would give a little bit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (check dose w pharmacist) and seek medical attention if it seems to be spreading or turning darker red/purple. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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