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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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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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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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can my infected ear piercing cause the lymph nodes behind by ear to be tender?

Can my infected ear piercing cause the lymph nodes behind by ear to be tender?

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

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My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

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

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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.

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.

Duration?: 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

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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

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What can cause tender temples , sore eyes and tender bones behind ears

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

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Bruising (Definition)

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