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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


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A week ago i had an IV in my hand. The IV site got a green-brown bruise out of the middle of no where today, what could cause this?

A week ago i had an IV in my hand. The IV site got a green-brown bruise out of the middle of no where today, what could cause this?

Hematoma: During the placement of your IV blood leeked around IV catheter under your skin. Hematoma ( bruise) changes color over absorption. You did not notice the bruise originally , but due to the color change it became more noticeable. Should go away within few days. ...Read more

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Cause for bluish grey hands in evening , swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?

Cause for bluish grey hands in evening , swollen, achey and feel bruised but are not bruised. Goes up the arm and part of back. Help please?

Hand pain: Difficult to say. If you live in a cold place then reynauds is a possibility. The cold induces spasm of your hand arteries which causes bluish fingers. Otherwise autoimmune diseases come to mind. More info needed. ...Read more

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What could cause my finger tips to feel bruised and "stabbing" pain in my hands and feet?

What could cause my finger tips to feel bruised and "stabbing" pain in my hands and feet?

Neuropathy: Pain in fingertips and toes could be poor blood flow or nerve damage. These symptoms result from diabetes, high blood pressure and blood vessel diseases like raynauds. Sounds like its time for you to seek medical care. ...Read more

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I hit my hand, and now my 4 fingers are swollen, and bruised. What is the cause? Does low iron cause this?

I hit my hand, and now my 4 fingers are swollen, and bruised.  What is the cause?  Does low iron cause this?

Hurt, not iron: If you hit your hand hard enough to cause bleeding inside, the blood will follow gravity and so will the bruise. Fingers may swell also. Not related to iron levels. Elevate your hand, wrap it with ace and wrap fingers with Coban if needed. Don't use ice or NSAID's. Apply cream or jell with Arnica in it. Give it a couple weeks to heal. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Lifted weights raked leaves 2 hours used leaf blower too. Blood vessel burst in right shoulder/bruised Prone to these in hands Cause for concern?

Lifted weights raked leaves 2 hours used leaf blower too. Blood vessel burst in right shoulder/bruised Prone to these in hands Cause for concern?

Recurrent Bruises: Trauma to superficial blood vessels can result in rupture and pooling of blood below skin surfaces--bruise. Can be normal due to excessive trauma; but this can also be a heralding sign of other serious conditions. Connective tissue disorders, autoimmune disorders, adrenal gland disorders are just a few conditions that may result in friable vessels. Consider review with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Cold weather: This first part answer is yes, second one also yes. Cold causes vasoconstriction resulting in decreased blood flow to skin, this is why the skin dries, cracks etc.. And bruises will take longer to heal. ...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