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What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

Standing up: if you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What causes bruises on body with no injury

What causes bruises on body with no injury

Purpura: Ideally it should not happen without injury. If happen than may be related some coagulation disorder or some vitamin deficiency. Some platelets disorder . You should see hematologist. ...Read more

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How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

Quite serious: ay not be life threatening, but can damage soft tissue and joints. Also can damage nerves.. ...Read more

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Cause of black eye without trauma ?

Cause of black eye without trauma ?

Broken blood vessel: These are spontaneous and uncommon. If it recurs, we worry about blood disorders like clotting problems and leukemia. ...Read more

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What are some causes of a unilateral swollen lip without a history of trauma or bug bite?

What are some causes of a unilateral swollen lip without a history of trauma or bug bite?

Angioedema: Angioedema is an allergic reaction to something internal or external. Its related to hives and generally clears after 24 hours. Do you notice a relationship to any foods, medications,temperature exposure,physical exercise? Antihistamines or atarax (hydroxyzine) help treat or prevent this reaction. An allergist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

No, trauma does not : Cause ms. Rather it is a disease in those who possess a genetic susceptibility, brought to clinical attention by environmental causes, and this sequence evolves into an autoimmune process. Injury may seem to worsen ms, but this represents an additive damage, not a cause. ...Read more

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How are head injuries a cause of alzheimers?

How are head injuries a cause of alzheimers?

Repetitive injury: Some of this comes from football and hockey players, who have experienced repetitive concussions and head injuries and eventually develop dementia at a young age. These clinical patterns mimic Alzheimer's, but the pathology is more localized to the brain surface with injury. In many pts, head injury increases the risk but does not CAUSE the problem. ...Read more

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What can cause scars without injury?

What can cause scars without injury?

Need information: Not enough information for a meaningful answer. The answer could be related to weight or muscle gains, overall medical condition, medications, hormones and many other things. ...Read more

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What can cause hair line fractures in several areas of the pelvis without trauma?

What can cause hair line fractures in several areas of the pelvis without trauma?

Osteoporosis: Stress or insufficiency fractures of the pelvis are not uncommon in patients with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How long, from time of injury, could the symptoms/signs of concussion become apparent?

How long, from time of injury, could the symptoms/signs of concussion become apparent?

Concussion: Usually the signs and symptoms of a concussion occur at the time of injury, not later. ...Read more

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What kind of head injury would cause loss of memory?

What kind of head injury would cause loss of memory?

Head injury loss mem: Impaired memory is one of the universal problem of people with head injury.There is loss of short term memory.Loss of retrograde amnesia, severe cases of brain injury anteririor grade amnesia.Head injury deped on severity can have different variations of memory loss. ...Read more

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What might be some causes of unexplained bruises?

What might be some causes of unexplained bruises?

Bruising: Bruises are more common with age or deficiencies of vitamins b12, c, or k, or folic acid. Rare diseases that could have symptomatic bruising include lupus, cirrhosis, vasculitis. Some types of cancer, such as hodgkin's disease, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. If you are concerned about symptoms, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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Can post traumatic amnesia occur in patients whith anxiety without getting any form of head injury?

Can post traumatic amnesia occur in patients whith anxiety without getting any form of head injury?

Not likely: Post traumatic amnesia (PTA) is a state of memory impairment that occurs immediately following a traumatic brain injury. This memory loss can be retrograde (loss of memory for events preceding the injury) or anterograde (difficulty formulating new memories after the injury). By definition, you have to have experienced a head injury to get PTA. ...Read more

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What can cause a spontaneous avulsion of a toenail without trauma?

What can cause a spontaneous avulsion of a toenail without trauma?

Varies: Poor shoe wear, nail disease such as an underlying fungal infection, running long distances and many other conditions can potentially cause a spontaneous loss of a nail. Don't hesitate to see a podiatrist for a good exam. ...Read more

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What causes bruises on body with no injury

Purpura: Ideally it should not happen without injury. If happen than may be related some coagulation disorder or some vitamin deficiency. Some platelets disorder . You should see hematologist. ...Read more

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Bruise in leg 2 inches wide n 2 inches long has clear center. No injury. What might cause this?

Bruise in leg 2 inches wide n 2 inches long has clear center. No injury. What might cause this?

Bruise: Most likely this was either from some trivial trauma or a spontaneous leakage of blood from a skin capillary. This should slowly resolve. If you have frequent unexplained bruising,bleeding from gums or nose, get checked for a hematology problem. Taking aspirin or medications like corticosteroid, Advil and Aleve can make you bruise easily. ...Read more

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What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

Arthritis: Arthritis is inflammation of a joint and this can cause the look of bruising at some times in the knuckle joints,etc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

Explanation : May be you taking any vascular medications, or may be just cold weather causes this. Temperatures changes more often reason of this rffect ...Read more

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Bruising on left side of body different stages of healing no injury or trauma to cause them?

Bruising on left side of body different stages of healing no injury or trauma to cause them?

If not taking: any medications, no injury and is recurrent, work up is indicated. Liver function and coagulation work up ...Read more

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After car accident, have no external bruising but experiencing pain. Deep tissue bruising? Why does it itch? Seat belt caused injuries.

After car accident, have no external bruising but experiencing pain. Deep tissue bruising? Why does it itch? Seat belt caused injuries.

Bruise, muscle pull: Itching often comes as a part of the healing process related to "cascade" releases of chemicals in the injured area. The initial response is inflammatory cells. As these transition to scar building cells, chemicals that get released trigger mast cells to release a small amount of Histamine. This can produce itching in a big enough release. Any cut, bruise, torn muscle, will produce inflammation. ...Read more

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Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Sitting positions: or a hard mattress are things to consider. Try to not "slouch" while sitting and try sleeping on side if possible to see if these help. Also car seats are often a problem because they have a more reclined position. ...Read more

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Abdominal bruising...Unexplained i can send a pic. What could cause this? I don't recall any kind of injury

Abdominal bruising...Unexplained i can send a pic. What could cause this?  I don't recall any kind of injury

Get examined: It could be due to a blood disorder, liver/spleen/kidney disorder etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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Does having a reduced platelet count mean that even minor injuries would cause petachiae or bruising? Thanks.

Does having a reduced platelet count mean that even minor injuries would cause petachiae or bruising? Thanks.

It depends: It depends on the actual count(number of platelets). A Platelet count of <20,000 raises risk of skin bleeding. But a count of >50,000 is adequate to prevent any bleeding. If the platelets are < 10,000, you are at risk for serious bleeding. What is your count? What is the diagnosis( ?cause of low platelets, told to you???) ...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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I have recently had a freezing cold, swollen, numb but painful to touch, paralyzed, bruised coloured wrist with no injury, what could cause this?

I have recently had a freezing cold, swollen, numb but painful to touch, paralyzed, bruised coloured wrist with no injury, what could cause this?

EMERGENCY: Signs of lack of blood getting to the tissues of an arm or a leg include numbness, paralysis, coldness, blue color. These are signs to go to emergency room IMMEDIATELY. If there is a blockage in an artery, measures can be taken to restore circulation and save the affected limb. Certain meds (eg sumatriptan) constrict arteries, although I've not heard of this particular symptom with sumatriptan. ...Read more

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Ive been getting a bruise on my left upper ribcage and bruising on my lower right side on my stomach but i haven't had any injury to cause this..

Ive been getting a bruise on my left upper ribcage and bruising on my lower right side on my stomach but i haven't had any injury to cause this..

Bruising: Spontaneous signs of bruising(ecchymoses) can occur after taking aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) or with certain blood or liver disorders. If unexplained ecchymoses or bleeding elsewhere such as gums, nose, etc occur, a hematologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing unexplained bruising to the left side of my body. The bruising aren't exclusive to a limb or abdomen. No injury to cause?

I have been experiencing unexplained bruising to the left side of my body. The bruising aren't exclusive to a limb or abdomen. No injury to cause?

This might: be the first symptom of coagulopathy or platelet disorder, so you need to consult a physician for blood tests. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more