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Brusing That Looks Like Hickeys
I got hit behind the ear and I have a bruise that looks like a hickey. Hurts to shake my head side to side. Should I be worried or is it nothing?
I had a hickey that turned to a bruise that has been there for a month and won't go away, when should I be concerned? Will it take longer to go away?
Bruise: A bruise should not last that long. It can be either hyper-pigmentation changes or you should check with your local physician to make sure that you don't have bleeding disorder. ...Read more
2, 1" ovals on my back, purple with red tint. Look like bruise hickey but I don't know how they got there or how long they've been there?
New: Well the coloration indicates recent injury to the tissue. How? Not sure what you did. Just watch to see if resolves in about 1 week ...Read more
When I scratch I get a hickey like bruise, and sometimes it blisters after looking that way. This is recent wondering what could cause this?
See doctor: What you described is consistent with a blistering auto-immune disorder. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination and may be some tests to sort it out. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on chest. It started two weeks ago and they are now beginning to look a bit like bruises/hickeys. Help?
Nice try: Appreciate your trying to describe your rash, but you really have to be seen to be diagnosed. Duration of the rash also signals that you need to be examined. Please talk to your GP's office and ask if they want you to see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Every few weeks I keep getting red/blue marks on my arms and face, they look like little hickeys/ bruises, what could it be? Thanks.
My 19 mo old has had a few hickey like bruises onforearm. They appear at daycare. Unknown if injured. He does like to carry multiple things at once.
Unlikely by carrying: It is unlikely that a toddler gets bruised up by carrying things, unless the toddler has a disorder causing easy-bruising (which would usually lead to many leg bruises because toddlers fall down and also run into lots of things). His pediatrician can examine the pattern and appearance of bruises, and perhaps come up with some ideas about them. ...Read more
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 : (
I'm 20 years old. My aunt died of "spider" cancer. My question is can your bruises turn into cancerous tumors and could hickeys do the same?
NO: I have no idea what you mean by "spider" cancer but it may be some local term for the process. Many cancer patients will develop bruises at times during their chemo treatments or from the disease. Bruises or hickeys do not turn into cancer. Some collections of cancerous leukemia cells can appear to be bruises under the skin. ...Read more
I thought I had a bug bit on my side right below my bra line, it itches and looks like a hickey but isn't what could it be?
Urticaria: Allergic in nature. Apply Benadryl gelGet a more detailed answer ›
I woke up with what looked like s bruise but it has a nodule and does it hurt. It hasn't hesled in over two weeks looks the same.
Nodule: A painful nodule can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction, infectious disease, hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, and other diseases. It is important to know where the nodule is, what medications you are on and whether you are having other symptoms such as cough, bowel problems arthritis. You should see your primary care doctor. He may refer you to a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more
Where?: Where is this located? Are you sure it's a bite? ...Read more
No: No it likely does not mean that. ...Read more
Had a bite about 2 months ago. Another one in same place. Don't know what it is. It's looks like a bruise now. What do I do?
Hard to diagnose: Type of bite without seeing it. Could you have scratched it and caused a bruise? A bite can bruise on its own. Anyone else at home or work getting bitten? Do u have pets, go outside, walk in grass, is the bite on a skin exposed area or normally covered with clothes? Many Things to consider. ...Read more
I have an indent above my butt looks like it was scooped out with a spoon big in size andbeen there for a while looks like a bruise?
Spina Bifada: This is caused when the bones of the lower spine don't form properly. You have what is called spins bifada occulta. Meaning you have no symptoms from it other than the dimple above your bottom. You can look up more on WebMD under spina bifada? ...Read more
Hi I have this rash on my body that's like skin coloured and next day it looks kinda like hickeys?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor if it does not go away in a week or so.
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I have a green patch on my skin it looks and feels like a bruise however it has been on my skin for about a year now?
Hello, I have a spot on my hip that looks like a hickey. It comes and goes every once in awhile and its always in the exact same spot.
Dermatology: This is interesting; however, cannot be diagnosed online. I suggest a dermatologu evaluation and photo documentation. ...Read more
I have a mark on my arm from sucking on it as a small child. It looks like a hickey basically. What would happen if I tattooed over this mark?
Doubt it: If you have a mark there, I doubt it has anything to do with your teething/sucking habits as a baby. Those all heal if the skin is normal. You likely have congenital skin defect or nevus. These often have irregular depth and a collection of blood vessels underneath. If you know an experienced tattoo artist they can look at the skin and let you know how well a tattoo would take/cover it. ...Read more
My hickey has not gone away for four months and if I rub on it with a spoon it makes the blood rise and turn bright red and looks like a bubble?
Pressing on it: With a spoon (if done vigorously or often) could cause an ongoing bruise. ...Read more
I have a weird oval mark on my arm that looks like a hickey. Any ideas what it could be? Never seen anything like it before. I.imgur. Com/sKewrZ9.jpg
Contact dermatitis: Thanks for the picture! Based on the shape, it looks like an allergic reaction to something that was in contact with your skin, i.e. contact dermatitis. The treatment usually involves avoiding the substance that caused the reaction in the first place and a steroid cream to get rid of the rash. However, I strongly encourage you to see a dermatologist for an exact definitive diagnosis ASAP. ...Read more
I was rollerblading and I had fallen twice but I only had a big bruise but now it's turned into a huge swelling and there's what looks like a small bug bite there too?
Hematoma: Is a area of bleeding or blood clot under the skin. Fancy term for bruise, but they can become quite large and painful at times. A break in the skin over a hematoma can allow bacteria to get in. This can lead to a septic hematoma (infected bruise). I'm concerned the "bug bite there too" might actually be an early abscess/ boil. You should see a local physician or urgent care today. ...Read more
Very general?: Could you let us know what your specific concern is so that we can work to give you a helpful response. Please clarify further and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
May be blood vessels: It may be blood vessels that gives a bluish-black discolorations. See your doctor for clarification. ...Read more
When I scratch my legs I get what looks like a hickey. It lasts for several days. What is the cause of this?
Tiny vessel damage: If it lasts for a few days and looks like a hickey, you are probably scratching hard enough to damage the tiny capillary blood vessels in the skin, and what you are seeing is a tiny bruise in the area you scratched. Do you have any other easy bleeding symptoms like nose bleeds, heavy periods, gums bleeding with brushing teeth - then may want to check if blood doesn't clot right. ...Read more
I have. Rash on both sides of my neck. It does not itch showed up around menopause time. Looks like hickey?
Needs to be seen.: It's hard to diagnose a rash here, without seeing it. How long has it been there? (not sure when menopause was for you). Any other symptoms? I would recommend seeing your own doctor or a dermatologist, or doing a HealthTap Prime consult, so that one of us can look at the rash and be able to help you better. ...Read more
I'm concerned about my 6 year old boy I've noticed looks like bruise just underneath his testicals it black /blue?
? varicocele: It could be something called a varicocele, which is a collection of blood vessels around and under the testicle. If there is no pain, I would just set up an appointment next week at his pediatrician's office to check it out. If pain, could have a twisted testicle - that is a more urgent matter and worth a trip to the ER. ...Read more
Hello, I have a bump that hurts on my bikini area. It looks like a bruise. I have had it a few days. What could it be?
Insufficient info: It is difficult to say what it may be without examining the lesion. It may be a bruise, and it is one it should resolve 10-14 days though it may leave slight discoloration. If it has not resolved and is painful, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a bruise which gets bigger each day and looks like there's blood under my skin? Could it be anything more serious than a bruise?
What are Bruises: Bruises are blood clots. Blood leaks into tissue after an injury and then takes some time to be reabsorbed. A bruise that is growing is very worrisome and nothing you sit at home waiting to see if it stops. If this bruise is more than one day old and still growing please get in to see your family physician. ...Read more