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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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Hi. friend has weird habits like snapping fingers for no reason, wearing a neck brace but no injury also said he heard voices in mind before. Ideas?

Hi. friend has weird habits like snapping fingers for no reason, wearing a neck brace  but no injury also said he heard voices in mind before. Ideas?

Not definite, but...: Snapping fingers can be a nervous habit, and normal. Wearing an unneeded neck brace seems odd, possibly delusional. Truly hearing voices is an auditory hallucination. In fact this CAN be a normal part of grief or separation, such as "hearing" your dead grandmother. Unfamiliar voices making assertions is common in psychotic disorders- depression and schizophrenia. It's possible he needs help. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I bruise so easily?

What could be a reason that I bruise so easily?

Check with your MD: You may have a bleeding disorder, like low platlet count or increased capillary fragility.Some people more common in females and old age bruise easy without any underlying disease, but you should check with your doctor and he/she may order blood tests to rule out vitamin deficiency like scurvy and platlet count, and clotting factors some meds like blood thinners&aspirin can cause this and liver disea. ...Read more

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Will a sprained finger bruise?

Will a sprained finger bruise?

Not necessarily: A bruise usually appears from torn blood vessels. If you have had a mild sprain, there may be pain and swelling without any bruising ...Read more

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My daughter has bruises on her spine for no apparent reason?

My daughter has bruises on her spine for no apparent reason?

Bruises on spine: Check your daughters mattress. She may be restless or unconfortable while sleeping and bruising her back. ...Read more

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My finger and foot skin changes color in for no reason alought?

My finger and foot skin changes color in for no reason alought?

A few things: Color changes in the fingers and/or toes may have circulatory or neurologic in origin. Raynaud's is a vasospatic condition that causes color and temperature changes. If these cause pain, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to break my finger and not get swelling or bruising?

Is it possible to break my finger and not get swelling or bruising?

Fracture tiny or big: Hairline fracture can occur, we iuse the term fracture to mean anything from a tiny injury to a massive one. Noun the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material. Verb break or cause to break. Synonyms noun. Break - rupture - split - breaking - breakage verb. Break - crack - smash - snap. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why a person with lupus should worry about bruising?

Is there a reason why a person with lupus should worry about bruising?

Like most things: It depends on the degree. Mild bruising no biggie. Moderate bruising common on prednisone. Severe bruising would bring in possibility of low platelets from disease or drug and would require further 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