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Does Fat Bruise Easier Than Muscle
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
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
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
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
Is vitamin d level of 30 considered deficient? Migrating muscle/joint pain for 4 months. First rite arm now left arm too. Easy/excessive bruising too.
No: That is a normal level. None of your problems are related to vitamin d even if the blood level was very low. ...Read more
What could be causing face muscle spasms, lower right abdomen pain and very easy bruising? & I already had a CT scan they said it looked normal.
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
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
It will heal: Bruised muscle should heal just fine with no permanent damage. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more
I have pain and bruising in ankle what could this be? Tried elevating feet, heat, muscle relaxers
Depends on severity: 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
I was bit by a bug yesterday at a park, and by today's evening its spread, swollen, and bruised. My muscles also ache.?
I have pain in the back right side of my head as if I pulled a muscle or bruised it some how what do you think this is? Thanks
Possibly "referred": In the absence of any known trauma to the area, it is probably a referred pain from another structure in the head or neck. Headaches are common but this is atypical and would require a more thorough history and exam. Some thongs to consider: muscle pain from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) results from the fatigue in your jaw muscles from bruxism. ...Read more
I bruise easily and very badly. With knotting in the muscles in the bruise. I'm 39 ys old is there a vitimin I can take for this?
Before: Taking any vitamins please check and find out whether you have a bleeding tendency. See your doctor. These are simple tests... ...Read more
I have a pain above my right hip, in a place where it feels like a muscle above my hip. And it hurts when I touchit or tense, Feels like a bruise pain?
Exercise or sport?: This sounds like a pulled muscle, tendon, or ligament. Occasionally a tiny piece of bone can be displaced with certain activities with very strong hip and leg muscles. You should first apply warm compresses or heating pad and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or very low dose NSAID; you can apply Arnica gel or cream and of course avoid any motion or activity that increases pain. See a doc if not better in 3 days. ...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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