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My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples. What are the causes as I doctor cannot seem to find a cause.?

My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples. What are the causes as I doctor cannot seem to find a cause.?

Due to trauma: Since your son sounds overall healthy and without other conditions, I think the bruising is due to very mild friction/trauma. This happens because his skin has become thin & the tissues that support the underlying blood vessels are more fragile. Mild friction or rubbing may induce this. If this were a trend for something more serious-he might have bleeding gums/frequent nosebleeds. ...Read more

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


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Back of head, right side, tender to touch, vigorous big movement. Feels like bruise, but no recollection of recent trauma. Hurts when lying down. Causes?

Back of head, right side, tender to touch, vigorous big movement. Feels like bruise, but no recollection of recent trauma. Hurts when lying down. Causes?

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.
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Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?

Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?

Orofacial pain: Orofavial pain could be due to many reasons. Usually the main reason is odontogenic in origin. Please have a checkup By your dentist first and then take it from there ...Read more

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There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

Not serious: You can get inflammation in the muscles or superficial nerves in the scalp. It may even be a bruise from pulling your hair back or wearing a ball cap. Take some Motrin and put some ice on it ...Read more

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What could cause constant tenderness in temporalis muscle? Muscle on side of head tender when touched.

What could cause constant tenderness in temporalis muscle? Muscle on side of head tender when touched.

Temporalis: Most commonly this occurs with TMJ syndrome and bruxism, i.e. grinding. Try soft foods for a few days. No excessive chewing, no hard food substances, no jowling. No gum chewing, no hard candies. Take ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have tender spot on my back of head on both sides about an 1 1/2in behind ears and sinus pressure. Can this be a sinus infection or something else?

I have tender spot on my back of head on both sides about an 1 1/2in behind ears and sinus pressure. Can this be a sinus infection or something else?

Less likely sinus: This is more likely a tension or other form of headache as opposed to a sinus headache. Most who believe they have a sinus headache, don't. Its a good idea to get examined by a doctor to get a formal diagnosis. The treatment can vary depending on the cause. ...Read more

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I have a pain only to touch on the right side of my head, feels like it's bruised but I haven't hurt myself. Only coin size pain?

I have a pain only to touch on the right side of my head, feels like it's bruised but I haven't hurt myself. Only coin size pain?

Neuritis?: One can't be certain but we could consider a localized neuritis. Your physician will need to evaluate you and see if there is such a clinical finding. ...Read more

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My son tripped and hit his head and has a bump on the side of his head raised up and bruised right away?

My son tripped and hit his head and has a bump on the side of his head raised up and bruised right away?

Head injury: Should be monitored closely. Needs to be examined if not acting like himself, is sleepy, vomits or had loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Severe pain or a bruise like feeling when I touch my head from the back the pain is in the middle of my head towards the right side more on earlevel?

Severe pain or a bruise like feeling when I touch my head from the back the pain is in the middle of my head towards the right side more on earlevel?

Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like you might have this. I would consider icing the area and using anti-inflammatories to help. If it does not resolve you might see your doctor for a occipital nerve block with steroid. ...Read more

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Hi my 6 month old fell off the couch and landed on the front side of his head. He cried immediately for about a minute but no bruises. Should I worry?

Hi my 6 month old fell off the couch and landed on the front side of his head. He cried immediately for about a minute but no bruises. Should I worry?

Closed Head Injuries: Closed head injuries in children are relatively common due to their activity level and altered center of gravity. Most serious head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, seizure and immediate vomiting. Serious injuries rarely become apparent within 24-48 hours after the injury and are associated with multiple episodes of vomiting, altered mental status, seizures, etc, ...Read more

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Does ibprofen cause bruising even on face?

Does ibprofen cause bruising even on face?

Yes: All nsaids such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen can do this.
Talk to your physician, if he needs to check your blood count. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a small bruise on the head of penis, there is no pain as well.

What could be the cause of a small bruise on the head of penis, there is no pain as well.

Impact: "rough" or "firm" impact from intercourse, or occasionally masturbation, can cause an appearance as you describe. It should resolve on its own in a few days. ...Read more

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I got elbowed on the side of my head near my temple it feels bruised now? Is this normal or do I need immediate medical attention?

I got elbowed on the side of my head near my temple it feels bruised now? Is this normal or do I need immediate medical attention?

Normal: Unless you have severe headache, double vision, nausea, vomiting or hemispheres symptoms (left or right side of your body paralysis or numbness) I wouldn't worry
Any questions get a CT ...Read more

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An abusive boyfriend two months ago, kicked me in the side of my head. My tragus since is swollen and appears bruised. Should I be concerned?

An abusive boyfriend two months ago, kicked me in the side of my head. My tragus since is swollen and appears bruised. Should I be concerned?

Let ENT have a look: It is difficult to advise you about the condition of your tragus without examining your ear. Given that it continues to look swollen and bruise, it raises concern that you may have developed a hematoma (blood clot) that is resolving. The integrity of the cartilage needs to be assessed. Make an appointment with an ENT and let them examine you and recommend what to do next, if anything. Good luck! ...Read more

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3 days ago, back right of head hurts, like a bruise/achy feeling, especially when pressed. Now, only hurts when pressed. No recent trauma. Possible causes?

3 days ago, back right of head hurts, like a bruise/achy feeling, especially when pressed. Now, only hurts when pressed. No recent trauma. Possible causes?

Plan: It almost impossible to tell the real cause not seeing this spot on your head. But. If it's getting better, it's good. You can continue to observe yourself, and if this symptom subside, most likely no needs to worry. If not, you have to go to a doctor. ...Read more

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Why when I woke up the side of my eye/upper left face feels bruised? It really hurts : (What should I do to help my face?

Why when I woke up the side of my eye/upper left face feels bruised? It really hurts : (What should I do to help my face?

Face Feels bruised: Can you send a photo? Do you have any skin lesions? If can't see anything, you likely slept on your side face in a way that makes it feel strange. If persists, you might need check for diabetes. Rarely are such symptoms due to a tumor but see MD if persists. ...Read more

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I have pain in the back right side of my head as if I pulled a muscle or bruised it some how what do you think this is? Thanks

I have pain in the back right side of my head as if I pulled a muscle or bruised it some how what do you think this is? Thanks

Possibly "referred": In the absence of any known trauma to the area, it is probably a referred pain from another structure in the head or neck. Headaches are common but this is atypical and would require a more thorough history and exam. Some thongs to consider: muscle pain from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) results from the fatigue in your jaw muscles from bruxism. ...Read more

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On the left side of my head above the ear I have been getting a on an off pain. It feels like a bruise and sensitive to touch?

On the left side of my head above the ear I have been getting a on an off pain. It feels like a bruise and sensitive to touch?

It may actually be: A small contusion caused by minor trauma that you don't remember. It is really not unusual to get a bump on the head while sleeping--on bed frame for example. It would be safe to watch for a few days. You probably don't need pain killers I would guess. If it persists 2-3 weeks or more, see your doctor for evaluation. Remote possibilities include migraine or neuropathy/? nerve impingement. Stay well ...Read more

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The past few days the top middle of my head feels sore and bruised to the touch but I did not bump it or injure it in anyway. What could cause this?

The past few days the top middle of my head feels sore and bruised to the touch but I did not bump it or injure it in anyway. What could cause this?

Sore scalp vertex: Dear member012:
this could be referred pain from the sphenoid sinus. This could be related to sinusitis or allergy. I would consult with a board certified otolaryngologist (ent). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm quite worried, on the back of my head-left side, in level with my ear... For 3 days now it has been a constant pain, bruised feeling? Help?

Hi, I'm quite worried, on the back of my head-left side, in level with my ear... For 3 days now it has been a constant pain, bruised feeling? Help?

See a doctor: You will need to see your doctor for an evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. There are many problems that could cause the symptoms you describe, but only an examination can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 2 year old child to cause bruising to their own face. Finger sized in a circle shape matching on both cheeks from biting h on the?

Is it possible for a 2 year old child to cause bruising to their own face. Finger sized in a circle shape matching on both cheeks from biting h on the?

Biting what??: It is quite common to get circular bruising marks from suction with a object like a bottle top or cup, etc. But it would be difficult for a 2 year old to cause bruising on their face by biting them selves. Bites by other children are common at this age, and usually will show the individual teeth marks. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more