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Large hematoma involving deep tissues on left thigh laterally measuring 4 × 9 × 12 cm. Do I need to see specialist or wil this go away? 1mo ago

Large hematoma involving deep tissues on left thigh laterally measuring 4 × 9 × 12 cm. Do I need to see specialist or wil this go away?  1mo ago

Hematoma : It will eventually resolve but it could take several months if it becomes painful you should see a physician as it could become infected and require evacuation ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

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


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How do you decide between a bruise and a deep tissue injury?

How do you decide between a bruise and a deep tissue injury?

Medical jargon: Very little difference. In assessing a patient, I'd ask about pain severity, location, and quality. History would supply facts about how the injury was sustained. I'd visualize and palpate the area. If there was trauma and now there is pain to touch, one can assume deep tissue injury. If there is also visual color change, there is bruising. There is rarely one without some degree of the other. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a deep tissue bruise of the metatarsal?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a deep tissue bruise of the metatarsal?

Metatarsal is bone: Bone itself is not often referred to as tissue. A deep bruise of the bone is often related to bone marrow edema without any break in the cortex or outer shell of bone. A deep bruise of tissue is synonomous with a contusion. ...Read more

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I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago. It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?

I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago.  It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?

Bruise: Bruises don't last 7 years, and neither do hematomas (blood collections). More likely there is a tear in the muscle which scarred. An MRI is needed to evaluate for other problems as well to image the soft tissues. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma on left side and when I try to take a deep breath it hurt. Is that normal?

I have a hematoma on left side and when I try to take a deep breath it hurt. Is that normal?

Of what, where?: A hematoma is a bruise, and in muscle is like a "charley horse" or similar soreness that is worsened by moving it, so yes, this can be normal. It should improve with cold compresses for couple of days, then switch to warm. If pain not near site, if persists or worsens, or if get fever or new symptoms, see dr for evaluation. ...Read more

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When a hematoma develops after a deep laceration with staples, what should be done?

Different approaches: Surgeons may take different approaches depending on their training and experiences. If the hematoma is expanding and the patient is on blood thinners and an arterial source is suspected or skin compromise is anticipated, evacuation with drainage and control of the bleeding source are indicated. If the bleeding stops and the skin is intact, other surgeons may be conservative with aspiration at 10ds. ...Read more

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Should I seek further treatment for tibia hematoma, soft tissue damage due to auto accident that is still largely visible and painful 6 weeks later?

Should I seek further treatment for tibia hematoma, soft tissue damage due to auto accident that is still largely visible and painful 6 weeks later?

Tibial Hematoma: Yes, whenever a medical condition fails to adequately improve or resolve, it is important to follow-up with your doctor. Acute traumatic injuries, such as a tibial hematoma, that continue to be painful and largely visible at 6 weeks, warrant a second visit to re-evaluate the injury. An appropriate plan of care can be developed based on these findings. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

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

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Hematoma or under skin scar tissue? Hurts to push on it? On my incision. What can I do to make it feel better? Meds don't help ice/heat don't help.

Hematoma or under skin scar tissue? Hurts to push on it? On my incision. What can I do to make it feel better? Meds don't help ice/heat don't help.

Scarring: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin but worse than a bruise. The skin will often have a bluish hue over the site, feel thick, and often is tender. If it's a hematoma & getting larger you should go back to see your doctor soon. Initially it is normal to feel tender & thickening under a scar but this should improve the further out you are from surgery. Massage and time will help. ...Read more

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What can I do for a deep thigh bruise?

What can I do for a deep thigh bruise?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast. ...Read more

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I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, I put terramycin immediately after washing it, am I okay?

I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, I put terramycin immediately after washing it, am I okay?

Need oral antibiotic: Bite wounds carry a lot of serious bacteria and risk infection. The wound should be cleaned and your tetanus updated and you need to be on antibiotics by mouth at least 7-10 days. Suggest you go be seen asap. ...Read more

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Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Days to weeks: These deep injuries depending on the trauma can take days to weeks to recover from especially if there was some bleeding that turned into black and blue's or clot ...Read more

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When you get a bruise can you injure skin or muscle tissue?

When you get a bruise can you injure skin or muscle tissue?

Yes...but: Most bruises reflect extravasated of blood in the surface of the skin. Very common in pts. >65 y/o, females, pts. On anticoagulants (warfarin, aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox, Pradaxa), pts with low platelets (petechiae). Bruises depending on the location, number, color are of value in forensic medicine to help victims from physical abuse death or alive where obviously subcutaneous tissue is injured. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a deep red purple bruise comes and goes same spot and shape?

What does it mean when a deep red purple bruise comes and goes same spot and shape?

Small bleeder: You may have a small vessel that's been bleeding repeatedly. If it's a solitary bruise, it's not likely to mean much. If you're taking Aspirin products, that will contribute to the ease of bruising, but is not necessarily a reason to stop aspirin. If you think the bruise is originating from a deeper structure such as a lumpy place within muscle, and it persists, get checked out. ...Read more

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Any types of bites that cause deep bruising? Bruise rather large. Idr getting. Scared of waiting too long and needing amp. How long do you wait n see?

Any types of bites that cause deep bruising? Bruise rather large. Idr getting. Scared of waiting too long and needing amp. How long do you wait n see?

Spider bite?: Spider bit may cause that and in fact often gets infected. If the problem is spreading, you may need an antibiotic or even removal of the dead tissue. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Woke up in the mid of night with deep bruise likepain on rightinner thigh.looked and sawsmall redpatch+20ish whitebumps andtwo?? Lines fromboth ends ?

Woke up in the mid of night with deep bruise likepain on rightinner thigh.looked and sawsmall redpatch+20ish whitebumps andtwo?? Lines fromboth ends
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Herpes Zoster : The chicken pox virus lives in the spinal nerve root area, and when active, can irritate the nerve and create a patch of dermatome skin as you describe. The pain could get worse. There are antiviral meds that help reduce impact. ...Read more

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How long can deep bone bruise take to heal?

How long can deep bone bruise take to heal?

Possibly weeks: A deep bone bruise can be thought of as almost a fracture. In some cases, they can take weeks to heal. If symptoms persist or remain concerning, return to your physician for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I was kneed in my pelvic area on accident now a deep purple bruise and slight bleeding since?

I was kneed in my pelvic area on accident now a deep purple bruise and slight bleeding since?

See a doctor...: I am assuming that you are talking about vaginal bleeding. This could be no big deal but I would recommend that you see a doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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It feels like I have a deep bruise in my thigh. I am a runner, what can I do I am in so much pain. Should I stop running?

Yes, you should: If you are in that much pain, stop it and see your doc. It is not normal to have that much pain from running, unless you injured yourself some other way besides running.
It could be bursitis, which is not dangerous and can be easily diagnosed, but you should definately check with your doc.
Just remember, you can always run again once you know that nothing bad is happening in there.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Today I noticed a mole with a small purple bruise around it — it is deep purple and almost like a perfect circle?

Today I noticed a mole with a small purple bruise around it — it is deep purple and almost like a perfect circle?

Dermatologist: Any mole that undergoes change in size, shape or color warrants an evaluation by a dermatologist. The purple discoloration may have been caused by leakage of blood from a skin capillary and may fade, away after several days or a week. However, if the mole looks different from before, get it checked. ...Read more

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I keep getting these bruise like marks on my arms. They are a deep red. What causes this? They fade in about a week gradually

I keep getting these bruise like marks on my arms. They are a deep red. What causes this? They fade in about a week gradually

Meds or fragile skin: Meds like Aspirin or blood thinners (Coumadin (warfarin) etc) and having rather fragile skin/blood vessels. Some day to day activities around the house or work can hurt the skin (without breaking it) to cause a bruise. ...Read more

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I have a terrible sudden pain in my L thigh like a deep bruise. No recent injury and no bruise. I have developed tingling in my toes, is it serious?

I have a terrible sudden pain in my L thigh like a deep bruise. No recent injury and no bruise. I have developed tingling in my toes, is it serious?

You on blood thinner: If you're on blood thinners such as coumadin (warfarin) or any of the newer generation anticoagulants then, you should see your doctor immediately if the pain doesn't either disappear quickly or gets worse.especially if bruising begins to be seen. Otherwise, you've unknowingly overstimulated what sounds to be either your sciatic nerve or stretched the L4 or L5 nerve roots in the back. ...Read more

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I suffered what I thought was a deep tibia bone bruise 2 months ago and now I have multiple hard lumps I can move up and down the whole tibia bone.

I suffered what I thought was a deep tibia bone bruise 2 months ago and now I have multiple hard lumps I can move up and down the whole tibia bone.

Varies : When you do sustain a "bone bruise" it can affect the periosteum, which is the lining of the bone. This can result in extra bone formation and the lumps you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and possibly have some further studies. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a deep muscle bruise to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a deep muscle bruise to heal?

Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more

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Is it possible to bruise scar tissue from hernia months after the operation?

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Is it possible to bruise scar tissue from hernia months after the operation?

Hernia pain: Occasionally patients will experience pain following an activity months following a hernia repair. This may be a pulled muscle or injury. It is possible to develop a "bruise" in the area of the hernia repair. I would recommend rest, anti-inflammatory agents, and possibly ice. If it does not resolve, see your surgeon. A recurrent hernia is rare but possible. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more