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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. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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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I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, i put terramycin immediately after washing it, am i okay?

I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, i put terramycin immediately after washing it, am i okay?

Need oral antibiotic: Bite wounds carry a lot of serious bacteria and risk infection. The wound should be cleaned and your tetanus updated and you need to be on antibiotics by mouth at least 7-10 days. Suggest you go be seen asap. ...Read more

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Full rotator cuff tear has bruising, what is wrong?

Full rotator cuff tear has bruising, what is wrong?

Biceps tendon?: If you have been diagnosed w/ a full-thickness rotator cuff tear by your orthopedic surgeon and have bruising now;esp.In your upper front of your arm u may have ruptured your biceps tendon.(long head) from your shoulder.At your relatively young age this would be uncommon though.See your md. ...Read more

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Whats the probability of a ligament tear(s) with a severe inversion ankle injury ... Ankle very swollen and bruised still in pain waiting ok for mri?

Whats the probability of a ligament tear(s) with a severe inversion ankle injury ... Ankle very swollen and bruised still in pain waiting ok for mri?

Not uncommon: An ankle sprain is just about any thing but a fracture. It may involve just stretching the ankle ligaments to complete tears. The MRI would confirm this and may help the doctor with his treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Surgery wound split 1 week ago. Swelling/pain was gone and it closed but now it has begun to hurt and swell. Not red, but bruised & peeling. Is it OK?

Surgery wound split 1 week ago. Swelling/pain was gone and it closed but now it has begun to hurt and swell. Not red, but bruised & peeling. Is it OK?

Why and where: first what kind of incision we are tlaking about ,like location,size,and what kind of surgery elective vs emegency and to treat what GB,vs appendix,vs female organ the incision laprotomy vs laproscopy why the wound was open and how deep was in only the skin or all the way if the wound split to released infection did it healed naturally or prematurely to answer these questions see your surgeon ...Read more

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Is swelling required for something to tear in the area of the knee? if i can walk but limp the day after an injury, can it be due to bruising or not?

Is swelling required for something to tear in the area of the knee? if i can walk but limp the day after an injury, can it be due to bruising or not?

Tears: Significant tears of structures in the knee are usually accompanied by swelling, tenderness and,at times discoloration. However minor tears may have pain only. See an orthopedic surgeon if pain worsens or persists after resting the knee for a week. Applying cold applications intermittently for 48 hours and then switching to heat, taking NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. ...Read more

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Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down.Normal?

Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down.Normal?

Post-op nephrectomy : If your pain and bruising is on the opposite side of the nephrectomy, i would be concerned for a possible retro peritoneal hematoma, essentially a bruise with a collection of blood that may take long to resorb. When you stand up there is less pressure on the nerves running through that space, you will feel it more sitting. Need to talk to your surgeon about this, esp. If you take blood thinners. ...Read more

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Hi. I got a scar on my neck due to hickey. I scratch it and bleeding, nw the wound already heal,no more bruise but dark scar appear for 2 mnths now :(

Hi. I got a scar on my neck due to hickey. I scratch it and bleeding, nw the wound already heal,no more bruise but dark scar appear for 2 mnths now :(

Show it to: your doctor to make sure that the scar does not have chronic infection. If it is completely epithelialized (covered with skin), you should not be terribly concerned. Sometimes scar can take up to one year to heal. ...Read more

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I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

Bruise ? trauma: Have you had any trauma? do you paly with your boyfriend? Have you fallen. I am not sure this is important but would be good to know the cause. sometimes a vein will rupture spontaneously. Time should resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?

Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?

Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can often be a 6 to 8 week injury to heal. This precludes the training required for the event and coming back too soon can lead to recurrent and actually a worse injury. A good course of physical therapy with a pt that understands the injury is beneficial. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more