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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Bruise on forearm with white lump in middle. Reddish-purple 2" diameter doesn't hurt, don't recall hitting it. Is it a bruise, boil? Not bite marks
Likely lipoma: Usually these lesions represent a benign tumor called a lipoma. Resection is usually definitive, but recurrence is fairly frequent. Large size or certain features on MRI may raise concern for other types of tumors or involvement of important local structures, like nerves and blood vessels. Best treated by a surgeon with experience treating sarcomas, like a surgical oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red itchy hard painful bump on calf. Possibly ingrown hair. Pulled tiny sharp hair out, hurt worse. Applied bag balm. Bump smaller now, but I limp. ?
Doctor can check: A bump from an ingrown hair on the lower leg should not cause an amount of pain that would make a person limp. There could be something more serious there, and one's primary care doctor can examine the area to see what is going on. One possibility is a skin cyst (epidermal inclusion cyst) that has gotten inflamed or infected... those usually need to be opened or removed. ...Read more
Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?
Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills,smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more
I found a round quarter size dark purple bruise on my thigh 6 in above my knee. It's raised like a bump don't recall hitting anything should I worry?
If you have a: new onset bruise - I wouldn't worry too much. Injuries can occur without us being aware. However, if this does not recede (as a bruise normally does) than medical evaluation may be considered. Take care. ...Read more
Hematoma: Bruising is nothing out of the ordinary after an injury and sometimes the blood in a bruise will collect into a hematoma. When this blood coagulates it gets hard. This could be the lump. The body should reabsorb this over time but if it grows or doesn't get smaller then seek medical attention. ...Read more
Flesh coloured raised bump (bit bigger than pencil eraser) on bum cheek (inch over from crack). Bit firm and Looks almost like hive, not itchy.
Bump: This is difficult to say without seeing. Is it painful? Oozing anything? The best would be to see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Some spider bites are painful and can be dangerous. In many parts of america the brown recluse (fiddle back) and black widow spiders are found. Both can give a nasty bite. I have seen many brown recluse bites that look bruised to the patient but the tissues are much worse off that just bruised. Spider bites can cause the tissue to break down and even large areas of skin and muscle can be lost. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell on stairs 3 days ago & have large bruise on outer thigh, 5"from hip. It hurts less, but looks worse/bigger. Foot feels tingly? Not just a bruise?
Lump under skin on upper inner thigh last night. Today redness has appeared on surrounding area find it hard to sit/walk pain down thigh. Plz help.
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Anal Itching?: I am assuming your anus itches. Several causes. Partial rectal prolapse can cause this. Mucous glands on the outside and wet and not meant to be there. Causes poor hygiene. Pin worms can cause this. Hemorrhoids can cause this. Yeast and other fungan and bacterial infecitons can cause this. Use baby wipes, balneol or other rectal cleanser. Check for pin worms. Get anoscopic exam by md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more
Irritation? Fungus?: This is common area for fungal infection which would require antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin, lotrimin. Pther possibilities include bacterial infection or dermatitis from friction. These conditions are treated differently. If this persists see doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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