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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bruise On The Ears

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Can scratching your ears cause bruising?

Can scratching your ears cause bruising?

Yes: Both inside and outside, scratching the ears too vigorously can cause bruising. If you bruise easily anywhere on the body, you should be seen by a doctor to make sure you don't have something else going on as well. ...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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What causes could bruising to the ears be my 2 year old woke up with bruising to his ears and cheek ?

What causes could bruising to the ears be my 2 year old woke up with bruising to his ears and cheek ?

First thought/trauma: The only kids i've seen with ear bruising have been traumatized.Either pinched or resulting from a slap , the bruising of trauma is rather distinctive in its location & evident to a er physician or pediatrician. If not, an exam can give you an idea. ...Read more

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About a month ago I noticed a bruise behind my right ear. there was no injury to cause it and when I touch it I get dizzy. what could it be?

About a month ago I noticed a bruise behind my right ear. there was no injury to cause it and when I touch it I get dizzy. what could it be?

Well : Could be an injury you don't remember. Rarely they could be a bleeding disorder. Recommend consult Healthtap or primary care doctor for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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What can I do if I can't suction 9mo's nose? She's too forceful and I've bruised her nose twice (husband's away). Will this cause ear infection?

What can I do if I can't suction 9mo's nose? She's too forceful and I've bruised her nose twice (husband's away). Will this cause ear infection?

Nasal suction: You need to be carful not to use too much force to suck the mucus. Must install saline nose drops or spray before suction to loosen up the mucus, hold the child & be careful not to hurt the baby in the process. Ear infection can result from nasal congestion. Good luck ...Read more

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Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Possibly TMJ: Tender spot in front of ear and below temple can be Temporal Mandibular Joint disorder. Look closely in mirror to note if chin opens vertically or jogs right or left when the jaw is slowly opened and closed. Irregular motion correlates with asymmetric movement of the jawbone where it connects to the skull at this place in front of the ear, and which is called the Temporal Mandibular Joint. ...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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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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Can eczema hertipicum cause bruising to inner and outer pinna ?

Can eczema hertipicum cause bruising to inner and outer pinna ?

Maybe?: Eczema herpeticum occurs in areas where atopic eczema is prersent. Ears aren't a common site for eczema. Sometimes bruising develops if there areas are scratched. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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