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Can fat bruise more easily than muscle?

Can fat bruise more easily than muscle?

Fat bruising: Usually muscle tissue bruises more easily than fat tissue because muscle is firmer and stays in place making it more suseptable to bruising. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hi, I feel lathargic all the time and never have an appetite I bruise and strain muscles veey easy and I am only 24 years old. What could this be?

Hi, I feel lathargic all the time and never have an appetite I bruise and strain muscles veey easy and I am only 24 years old. What could this be?

It could be: Signs of systemic illness. Time to shut your computer and book a comprehensive physical examination for definitive evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Constantly achy thigh and calf muscles also bruising really easy my legs are covered in them and pins and needles in feet when rested. Should I worry?

Constantly achy thigh and calf muscles also bruising really easy my legs are covered in them and pins and needles in feet when rested. Should I worry?

Unsure without more: Information. You will need to be assessed by a physician with a thorough history and physical exam. With you being 24 and otherwise healthy, I would not expect neuropathy or vascular issues, but possible and should be assessed. However, you should be assessed sooner than later as you may be very anemic as well with headaches, weakness, leg pain and cramping and pins and needles. See a physician. ...Read more

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Leukemia tests negative, von willebrands neg, but I bruise easy, weak muscles, bone/joint pain, fatigued easily, itch after warm water use, help?

Leukemia tests negative, von willebrands neg, but I bruise easy, weak muscles, bone/joint pain, fatigued easily, itch after warm water use, help?

Routine tests: Consider checking blood work: liver and kidney function tests (serum chemistry), thyroid and parathyroid hormone tests. Definitely keep working with your internist or primary care physician to find a cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Easy bruising, flashing joint pain for a few seconds, sore muscles for 2 days (they are fine now) tender body areas, headache, tingling feet, no fever?

Complicated: Too many diverse symptoms to begin to make sense of without a more detailed history and physical exam. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

Yes and depends: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a muscle bruise?

Is there such thing as a muscle bruise?

Yes: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a bruised muscle?

What are the main symptoms of a bruised muscle?

Well...: There will be a history of trauma to the area. If it's a deeper muscle the only symptom may be pain upon using the muscle or pushing on it. If it's more superficial you may see a bruise show up and you may see swelling in the area. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a bruised muscle to heal?

Bruised muscle: It depends on the severity of the bruise and the amount of tissue that is bruised. Healing may take a few weeks to months to completely heal. ...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 is the best way to apply heat on a bruised muscle?

No best way?: I guess there is no "best" way. Use common sense. Heat some water not to the point of burning the skin. Get a small towel or large gauze get it wet with the warm water and apply it over the diseased area. If that cools too fast warm it up more. If you have a heating pad just wrap it with some sort of cloth or linen so you don't apply the plastic of it directly over the skin. Avoid ointments under. ...Read more

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Could a bruise make a bone bigger or make a knot in the muscle?

Could a bruise make a bone bigger or make a knot in the muscle?

Bruised muscle: It is not likely a bruise would cause a bone to get bigger but a bruised muscle can feel like a knot in the area of the bruise. ...Read more

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I've heard it's possible to bruise a bone, but can you also bruise a muscle?

I've heard it's possible to bruise a bone, but can you also bruise a muscle?

Sure: A bruise just refers to trauma that has caused a local injury. A bruise may also refer to a purplish color over the area that's a result of leaking blood vessels from the trauma. ...Read more

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I fell down and I think I hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise. Anything serious?

I fell down and I think I hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise. Anything serious?

Depends: This really depends on your neurological exam and pain. If there are any neurological deficits or significant pain then you need to be imaged. Otherwise, if its just some pain and you don't have any altered sensation/weakness or any other problems besides a bruise and some pain more than likely you are completely fine. Hope you are doing ok! ...Read more

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I am experiencing what seems like muscle spams in my upper left side of myback with bruising and numbing is that normal for spasms? I'm very scared.

See your doctor: muscle spasm can be frightening. It can make it hard to breath, cause sleep disturbance, interfere with daily life. Fortunately, there is medical treatment. See your doctor. Patients often confuse muscle spasm with other things. You may need an MRI to make sure you don't have a herniated disc above the level of the symptoms, such as in your cervical spine. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

R.I.C.E.: Initially, rice (rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), and elevate). After the bruising has been stopped, warm, moist heat, physical therapy, massage, and range of motion exercises. Depending on what specifically is bruised, additional therapies may be prescribed. ...Read more

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What to do if it feels like bruising or pulled muscle, I'm pregnant?

What to do if it feels like bruising or pulled muscle, I'm pregnant?

Muscle pull: Treatment is almost the same without pregnancy other than avoiding any medication such as Motrin etc. Ice for first 24-48 hours then heat along with stretching and then strengthening. Rest at first is appropriate but being active is overall good for you and baby. ...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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Bruising (Definition)

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