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Deep Tissue Bruise Symptoms
Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?
Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with plantar fibromatosis and extending to the fibrosarcoma which rarely is vascular and doesn't bleed. The most aggressive tumor of the foot is the synovioma and epitheliod sarcoma which can bleed and tends to rapidly spread. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Depends : The thickness of the fat layer varies greatly between different parts of the body and in different people. The fat layer in hands and feet is usually quite thin while fat on the abdomen can be several inches thick. Obese people may have several inches of fat while athletic people may have nearly none. Nerves are present in the skin and below the fat but tendons are only present underneath the fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1cm painful lump over thoracolumbar fascia. Gp diag as knot. Massage ruled out knot. Area of compression injury 90 days ago. Lipoma or scar tissue?
Go back to gp: You have a significant history of trauma with a compression injury. You have an area that is painful. Your gp thought it was a knot but message did not help. If you had a ct scan with your old injury ask your gp to have it re-read. Otherwise ask your gp to re-evaluate. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big Difference.: A bruise is usually the result of trauma which disrupts the blood vessels resulting in these vessels bleeding usually under the skin to cause a black and blue appearance. This is self limiting and will disappear over time. A DVT is a clot in a deep vein and is usually diagnosed by an ultrasound. Dvt could be dangerous and requires treatment with blood thinners for anywhere from months to years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would scar tissue left from pleurisy show up on a chest x-ray? Also would scar tissue cause recurring chest pain?
Yes: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It's possible to have developed scarring. It's also possible that there's a little bit of leftover damage still healing itself. It's widespread inflammation, takes some time to heal, and that could cause chronic chest pain or discomfort. ...Read more
DVT may show acute swelling, redness and pain of a leg. What does a superficial blood clot show. Same visible appearance?
Dangerous: DVT can be life threatening. Check with your doc. ...Read more
Painful scar tissue left under atypical mole removal spot on calf. Sharp, deep pain. Dermatologist recommended plastic surgeon. What will happen?
2wks ago sudden sore lump under skin on calf. Skin is red also. Not as sore today. No visible bite mark, could it be soft tissue tumor?
Not tumor: Soft tissue sarcomas are more common in thigh region then just under skin in area of calf. The redness suggests inflammation and pain in the area not uncommon with inflammation such as secondary to some bite or phlebitis in vein just under skin of area. A sarcoma would not start denovo with associated pain that then regresses in short period of time. If clinical dx indeterminate then bx needed. ...Read more
Excision of Tumor soft tissue located deep underneath subcanteous tissue attach to outer table of skull, I'll be put to sleep for procedure I'm worrie?
I have splinter hemorrhages + swollen posterior calf from Achilles to gastrocnemius. Area also cold when palpated. Can endocarditis cause this?
Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling. Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?
Leg pain: Can not rule out - any risk factors such as prolonged plane or car rides or recent surgery. Any history of prior clots. Could also be baker's cyst back of knee - check for swelling in the back of the knee. If continues - should get evaluated especially if your leg begins to swell ...Read more
Elbow pain for over 2 weeks. Xrays neg. Still hurts. Why? Nerve damage? Tissue damage? Swollen and tender. No visible bruise.
Inflammation: Swelling denotes inflammation. X-rays being negative means no fracture and you are too young to have osteoarthritis. The inflammation could be tendonitis, bursitis, or some type of inflammatory arthritis depending on where the swelling is located. See an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist if you have not received a diagnosis and plan at this point. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do soft tissue sarcomas such as synovial sarcomas usually bruise? I have a lump with a large bruise diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Scared of cancer.
Any Cancer can bruis: The only way to remove your scared feeling is to get this lump biopsied or removed and check it out under the microscope. Your doctor can guide you further as to how to monitor and resolve your fear ...Read more
Very localized tender knot on mid shin with swelling. No discoloration or warmth. Could it be just or bruise or possible clot?
Usually transient: There are several cutaneous nerves in the area. As the bruising resorbs, this neuropathic discomfort is likely to clear. Be sure to tell your interventionalists about it. There are several possible local complications, so be sure there is nothing else. They will check pulses and hematoma. ...Read more
Yes: Some scar tissue particularly keloid may be associated with pain. This is not completely understood but it clearly associated with inflammation because steroid injections will produce improvements in as little as 3 days. In other situations, scar tissue will entrap nerves as improvement may require surgical release. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard lump-like sensation (a bit deep below surface) within back of neck, off-center to the left. Feel it with slightly deep palpation. Physician did cervical spine x-ray = negative; and ultrasound = inconclusive (contrast, resolution etc).
Second opinion: It could be a lymph node, lipoma, cyst or a cancerous tumor (hopefully not). MRI can be done, if your PCP feels appropriate, for further evaluation if results so far have been inconclusive. You can also consult a general surgeon before deciding about having MRI done, since MRI involves exposure to significant amount of radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, it can: Hematoma is a collection of blood in tissues. This blood can track down under the force of gravity or pressure to the anatomic structures below, such as the face. You want to make sure that the bruising on the face is not due to trauma to other structures. For example, raccoon eyes, bruising around the eyes, can be a sign of a basal skull fracture. Please have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...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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