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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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I have this bruise on my right thigh that hurts but isn't very visible. what could cause this. i have a few bug bites in the area?

I have this bruise on my right thigh that hurts but isn't very visible. what could cause this. i have a few bug bites in the area?

Localized reaction: Maybe it is an underlying localized reaction from the bug bites. If continues, then get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a bruise in the middle of my collarbone and there is a bump. I haven't had any recent trauma to the area. What could have caused it?

I have a bruise in the middle of my collarbone and there is a bump. I haven't had any recent trauma to the area. What could have caused it?

Some sort of minor -: Trauma must have occured, like bumping into something, without realizing it when happened. Any history of drinking? Any meds you are on, like aspirin, which in some people can cause bruising? If there is a fx, then it might have been due to a weakened bone from a cyst, that broke, from day to day activities, resulting in a bruise, bump. I am sure that would be rather painful. See an orthopod. ...Read more

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Tenderness in i.V area after IV was taken out bruise was there and is now gone cause?

Tenderness in i.V area after IV was taken out bruise was there and is now gone
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Small trauma: An IV needle inserted through your skin and into your vein was trauma to your body. No way around it, expected, appropriate trauma. The vein may even have a small amount of blood clot or "inflammatory" response as a result of the catheter having been there for hours or days. With time, the bruise and tenderness will resolve, just like most trauma does. Patience + warm washcloth soaks may help. ...Read more

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I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

Pilonidal cyst: This is a common place to find pilonidal cysts which can cause Sx as you describe. If this is recurrent may want to see your doc to consider treatment. On the other hand this could just have been a bruise. Sometimes you don't remember getting hit.... ...Read more

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How big of an injury would cause venous leak? I hit the area but there was no bruising or swelling. I was able to get full erection within an hour

How big of an injury would cause venous leak? I hit the area but there was no bruising or swelling. I was able to get full erection within an hour

Very big: With your question as written you should be fine, as there is not any bruising, swelling and your function is now normal with regards to blood flow and erections. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can swaddling a new born cause bruise like marks on the tummy area?

Can swaddling a new born cause bruise like marks on the tummy area?

Possibly : Swaddling even when tight generally does not cause bruising. It may be the diapers (too tight or allergic reaction), clothing, or a normal newborn rash called erythema toxicum. These should spontaneously resolve. If you notice more bruising or if they don't resolve as expected go see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How big of an injury to a flaccid penis could cause a venous leak? If you hit the area but no bruising occurred after does that mean no injury?

How big of an injury to a flaccid penis could cause a venous leak?  If you hit the area but no bruising occurred after does that mean no injury?

Here are some ...: Did you ask the same Q, which was answered before? Nonetheless, I would repeat: What you described indicates you didn't get an injury leading to venous leakage, which is usually referred to a rare cause for ED by inborn valve defect of penile veins resulting in insufficiency to shut off the blood outflow so to maintain penile engorgement and rigidity for sexual intercourse or masturbation. So, no. ...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