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Causes Of Bruise On The Ears
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
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
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
I have a pain in and behind my right ear, almost feel like when it is bruised. And my body aches, especially lower back. What could be the cause?
Infection: You may have an infection. If the symptoms persist see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
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?
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
Temple is sore like a bruise but no mark. Ear pain, jaw clicking, pain under jaw bone to chin. Doc says TMD. Motrin doesn't help. TMJ cause this pain?
My 3 year old got hurt against a wall & got a bruise on the head. She got 38 degree fever. Is that cause of the hit /shock?
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
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
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 area in my scalp, just above my right ear feels slightly swollen and is quite tender to the touch. What could cause this pain?
Scalp pain: Possibly a cyst? Better see a doctor or do a virtual consult to see for sure ...Read more
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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Yes, very likely: Any infection of the skin can cause the regional lymph nodes to enlarge and become tender. It means you need to take antibiotics for which you should go see your doctor and let him/her examine you and assess the seriousness of this infection and treat it appropriately. ...Read more
Unbarable (!) PAIN: Possibly an outbreak of shingles? Get it seen & if so medicine will help dramatically if early enough ...Read more
My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?
Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day. If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more
I have a medium size bean shaped size bump behind my right ear that's hard and tender to the touch. It causes mild headaches.
If just started, likely a reactive lymph node. If so, wait 7-10 days. If still present, see MD.
I present for more than a few weeks now, see MD. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node on neck just below ear, ~1cm, not tender, feels quite firm, no other symptoms, had it for about 2 weeks now- cause for concern?
Need check up: If no abvious infections that causing this, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
6 days ago, standing on chair, fell. Butt hit floor first then head. Lumps on head still tender. Butt, no bruise, still hurts. Dull, some movements cause sharp pain. See doctor or give time to heal?
Traumas are cumulatv: See an osteopathic medical doctor who can examine, and treat you! You had a tough fall both on the sacrum/tailbone, and head that will affect your neck, shoulders, low back, and hip, and make it uncomfortable to sit, or drive for long periods. No need to stay in pain. If you get dizzy, nauseous, feel like you're going to pass out, have a massive headache, or incredible pain, go to the ER. ...Read more
Vasculitis: I hope this is transient, in which case I would not worry. However, some condition affecting small arteries can cause the symptoms you just described, usually in the elderly. Do not panic and see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Both axillary lymph nodes were very sore yesterday and now they are just very bruised. I have a head cold. Would that cause the bruising?
No, that's unusual: This may be something more than a simple head cold. I'd suggest seeing your family doctor about this. Especially if you have had recent weight loss, fever, night sweats, sore throat, fatigue, decreased appetite, menstrual changes or other constitutional symptoms, even if they were subtle before. Easy bruising is also a concern, especially if it is new. Please see your doc ASAP. Feel better soon! ...Read more
Can SCM cause mastoid process to be slightly enlarged. It's not sore not tender no ear infection. It's more razed up, rounder, than the other one?
Can a tooth that is cracked and rotten cause a lymph node behind my ear to swell and be a little tender?
Sure: The infection is spreading. Please see a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
What would cause a neck lymph node to appear bruised? Possibly unrelated, is excessive tiredness, foggy head, blurred vision.
Could profuse sweating after trauma to head after a fall that causes bruising on the brain be a sign of trauma to the heart also?
I constantly get enlarged and tender lymph nodes behind my ears and it causes me to get a migraine and extremely light headed. Is this normal?
Can bad infection cause cervical lymph nodes swell? Having sore throat, runny nose lot of cough and ear pain for 20 days. Node is tender and painful.
Yes: Respiratory infections can be associated with lymph node swelling. It is usually along the anterior neck and both sides. Lymph node swelling that is more posterior may be associated with mono. Lymph nodes themselves may become infected so if 1 or 2 are larger, red or very tender, this is a possibility. All the best and be examined for any concerns. ...Read more
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
My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head that hurts when he touch it what could be the cause?
Several things: A swollen lymph node, a goose egg from prior trauma he didn't tell you about, an insect bite that is becoming inflamed. If any of these fit you can monitor it until it either goes away or you decide to have it checked out. ...Read more