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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more