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R ear bruising; no piercings; no trauma; bruise is spreading. Thoughts? Why? I only take tapazole (methimazole) 7.5 mg/day nothing else...

R ear bruising; no piercings; no trauma; bruise is spreading.  Thoughts?  Why?  I only take tapazole (methimazole) 7.5 mg/day nothing else...

Bruising on the Ear: Bruising on the ear, when not related to trauma can be caused by a number of things. Some of these things, such as levamisole toxicity (can be found in drugs such as cocaine) can be serious. Other serious causes include inflammation around the blood vessels in the body. It is a good idea to have your ear evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Can scratching your ears cause bruising?

Can scratching your ears cause bruising?

Yes: Both inside and outside, scratching the ears too vigorously can cause bruising. If you bruise easily anywhere on the body, you should be seen by a doctor to make sure you don't have something else going on as well. ...Read more

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My ears is bruising up when hearing higher sounds. Worst is lighter tones like womens voices. Doc said normal for me after tests. Can it be okey??

My ears is bruising up when hearing higher sounds. Worst is lighter tones like womens voices. Doc said normal for me after tests. Can it be okey??

Ear pain: Certainly not normal. I assume normal test was hearing test. Many other issues can cause ear pain. If no better or worse in next 5-10 days, please see ear, nose, throat specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is unexplained bruising on my 5 month olds ear normal ?

Is unexplained bruising on my 5 month olds ear normal ?

NO!: A bruised ear in a 5 month old needs immediate evaluation. This may be associated with physical abuse. Don't wait-see your doctor today. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a bruise on her ear lobe, what to do?

My 2 year old has a bruise on her ear lobe, what to do?

Bruise: Now that the bruise is already there, there's nothing to do other than let it heal on it's own. More importantly would be to find out how he got the bruise as a way of learning how to prevent future, perhaps even more serious, injuries. ...Read more

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What causes could bruising to the ears be my 2 year old woke up with bruising to his ears and cheek ?

What causes could bruising to the ears be my 2 year old woke up with bruising to his ears and cheek ?

First thought/trauma: The only kids i've seen with ear bruising have been traumatized.Either pinched or resulting from a slap , the bruising of trauma is rather distinctive in its location & evident to a er physician or pediatrician. If not, an exam can give you an idea. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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