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Describe the features of a bruise.?

Describe the features of a bruise.?

Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise. ...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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I woke up with what looked like s bruise but it has a nodule and does it hurt. It hasn't hesled in over two weeks looks the same.

Nodule: A painful nodule can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction, infectious disease, hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, and other diseases. It is important to know where the nodule is, what medications you are on and whether you are having other symptoms such as cough, bowel problems arthritis. You should see your primary care doctor. He may refer you to a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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What would cause a 8 year to hit themselves to the point of bruising. She has been to 3 different Dr.'s and all have geven meds for the problem.?

What would cause a 8 year to hit themselves to the point of bruising. She has been to 3 different Dr.'s and all have geven meds for the problem.?

Self Harm: She should be involved in counseling. Talk to her school and she if there are any worrisome issues there. She may be under significant stress. In the meantime distraction or ignoring the behavior might help. Medication may not be the best answer. All the best. ...Read more

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Why does my bruise itch?

Why does my bruise itch?

Chemicals: Chemicals in your body are relased during the bruising process. Some of these chemicals promote the urge to scratch, which results from their itch- producing properties. ...Read more

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How can I bruise myself?

How can I bruise myself?

Bump bang or scratch: Ant trauma to the skin can cause bruising especially in the elderly or those on blood thinners. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bruise?

What exactly is a bruise?

What is a bruise: Bruise is bleeding under the skin and it looks bluish black it can be due to trauma to that area or sometimes comes on spontaneusly due to certain medical conditions. There may be fragility of blood vessels, low platlet count, or other bleeding disorders due to lack of clotting factors in blood. If is recurrent and in many places in the body then one has to consult their physician. ...Read more

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Why does a bruise happen?

Why does a bruise happen?

Bruise: A bruise is the release of blood into the tissue with the disruption of blood vessels, usually veins. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bruise?

What exactly is a bruise?

See below: A bruise is the result injury leading to blood vessels leaking into the tissue around leading to swelling, pain and discoloration in the area around the injury. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise so easily?

Why do I bruise so easily?

Blood thiners?: Are you on blood thinners such as coumadin
or plavix (clopidogrel)?
Are you on nsaids?
These medications can make you blood thinner and cause you to bruise easier. ...Read more

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Bruise that does not heal.

Bruise that does not heal.

Must be addressed: Are you diabetic? Diabetes makes healing prolonged/difficult. Depending on site/ maybe poor blood supply, and slow healing. Safest thing is to: consider a visit to dermatologist. ...Read more

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I bruise so easily. Why is this?

More info needed: Easy bruising can be caused by some medications and by disorders of the body's blood clotiing mechanism. Suggest you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wrap up a bruise?

Is it okay to wrap up a bruise?

Unnecessary: A bruise is a leakage of blood, usually from trauma, under the skin. If you want to disguise it with a wrap, that is fine, but there is no medical reason to cover up a bruise. Ice on a bruised area for the first 2-3 days can limit its extent and then use heat help the body disperse the blood. ...Read more

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I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

Maybe aspirin: BROADLY speaking, abnormal bleeding or bruising is due to (1) abnormality of soluble clotting factors (e.g., Von Willebrand's disease), (2) abnormality of platelet number or function (e.g., aspirin effect on platelet function), or (3) abnormality of capillaries. Whole books are written on the subject. You should see a hematologist for evaluation. It may be due to the aspirin you take. ...Read more

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How do you give yourself a bruise?

How do you give yourself a bruise?

Contusion: A contusion is caused my trauma to the muscle which causes slight bleeding under the skin. ...Read more

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How can you treat a severe bruise?

How can you treat a severe bruise?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat this bruise?

What can I do to treat this bruise?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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How can a bruise heal more quickly?

How can a bruise heal more quickly?

It can't: The resorbs the blood at a fixed rate of time. ...Read more

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Why am I getting bruised so easily?

Why am I getting bruised so easily?

Easy bruising: It could be a medication you're taking, even something as simple as aspirin. It can also indicate a problem with your platelets. I would recommend going to see your primary care provider so they can check things out. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Many potentials: Trauma,
platelet issues,
medications, .

Need history, family history, exam, and blood tests. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more