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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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What causes bruising on your eyelids?

What causes bruising on your eyelids?

Valsalva/vomiting: Any prolonged increase in abdominal pressure as in vomiting or severe coughing spells ; the like will cause it. Also strangulation that does not end in death. ...Read more

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What could cause your eyelids to bruise?

What could cause your eyelids to bruise?

Focal trauma??: Trauma obviously. If occurs spontaneously I would seek evaluation. Also, may need blood studies for clotting ; anemia screening along with systemic lab tests if significant problem. ...Read more

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I have a dark red bruise that has appeared on my eyelid, what could cause this, I am 38 and have not had any trauma to my eye?

I have a dark red bruise that has appeared on my eyelid, what could cause this, I am 38 and have not had any trauma to my eye?

See a doctor: Bruising without trauma needs to be explained. Some medications, for example, aspirin, can cause easy bruising. Some blood disorders can cause easy bruising. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What would cause my bottom eyelid to be numb? I have a little pain when I press on my cheek bone but I have no bruising. Nor have I had an accident?

What would cause my bottom eyelid to be numb? I have a little pain when I press on my cheek bone but I have no bruising. Nor have I had an accident?

Prob nothing, but...: One of the symptoms of orbital tumors is numbness of the lower lid. However, chances are, its nothing, but you should definitely get it checked out by an ophthalmologist, just in case... ...Read more

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What could cause bruising under one eye without any trauma? Woke up with it that way.

What could cause bruising under one eye without any trauma? Woke up with it that way.

Bruising: May still be trauma form rubbing that area while sleeping especially if you take a blood thinner such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Check it out with your doctor ...Read more

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How to get rid of bruised eye caused by filler?

How to get rid of bruised eye caused by filler?

Tincture of time: Mostly it will resorb over time, but to help it, avoid taking medicines which thin the blood (ibuprofen, advil, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin), rubbing the area. ...Read more

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What causes a bruise like right above the eye lid?

What causes a bruise like right above the eye lid?

Trauma: Trauma. If you haven't been hit in the area, best bet is to see your MD for exam. ...Read more

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Can eczema cause bruising around the eye? Or could scratching the eczema cause the bruising?

Can eczema cause bruising around the eye? Or could scratching the eczema cause the bruising?

Yes: The skin is so much thinner in these areas and shows inflammation and irritation more easily. Scratching to an already bruised area will show more quickly. Don't scratch! Use medication prescribed by an ophthalmologist to minimize the itching and dryness. ...Read more

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Top portion of left eye hurts, feels bruised but no physical deformities. When I squint hard or poke at it I feel it. Possible causes?

Top portion of left eye hurts, feels bruised but no physical deformities. When I squint hard or poke at it I feel it. Possible causes?

See your EYE MD: Hard to tell without and exam! Could be a local condition involving dry eye, exposure keratitis, pterygium. It could also be from increased pressure in the left frontal/ethmoidal/sphenoid sinuses or tension headache. All of these are possible in a 26 year old male.

See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I got punched in the face around six days ago resulting in a black eye. There is a lump very close to the bruise site. Is this a cause for concern?

I got punched in the face around six days ago resulting in a black eye. There is a lump very close to the bruise site. Is this a cause for concern?

Hematoma: You had bleeding around the eye caused by the assault. The blood underneath the skin as it gets absorbed may be forming to a scar, probably that is what you feel. As long as it is getting better every day no need to worry about it. ...Read more

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Accident caused severe bruising of the eye/fractured nose. 7 weeks ago, still slight dark line under the eye. Seek medical attention or just patience?

Accident caused severe bruising of the eye/fractured nose. 7 weeks ago, still slight dark line under the eye. Seek medical attention or just patience?

Probably patience: If everything is healing, and they eye is working normally, then allow the healing to continue. Blood pools in soft tissue after trauma and can take quite a while to completely resolve. Give it another 2 weeks unless you are having trouble with your vision, breathing, or sinuses. Take care! ...Read more

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