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Could a healing cellutitis get a bump?

Could a healing cellutitis get a bump?

Yes: Possibly from scaring or persistent reactive swelling from the inflammation created by the cellulitis. If the lump is soft or fluctuant than there is concern for an abscess and seek further evaluation. ...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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Can you get a fever from a sprained finger?

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Can you get a fever from a sprained finger?

Likley not: Its extremely unlikely to get fever from simply a sprained finger unless there is a cut or abrasion at the site of injury. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple. After i took a hot shower it drained a little.

Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple.  After i took a hot shower it drained a little.

Pimple: Yes a pimple or cyst may develop under an existing mole. If the mole itself is changing size, color , or shape , and /or the "bump" described does not resolve , have it examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a melanoma look like a bruise?

Can a melanoma look like a bruise?

Possibly: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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Noticed a bruise next to shin and swelling around it. Is this just a bruise or could be a blood clot?

Noticed a bruise next to shin and swelling around it. Is this just a bruise or could be a blood clot?

Not a blood clot: Blood clots (the BAD deep venous kind) occur behind the tibia or shin bone within the deep vasculature. Your bruising is more likely due to more direct type trauma with expected local swelling. The hematoma can take several weeks to resolve. a protective wrap may be all that is needed to avoid recurrent injury to the tender area. If pain persists longer than that, orthopaedic evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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If you get hit in the varicose vein and a big bump forms, is it a clot?

If you get hit in the varicose vein and a big bump forms, is it a clot?

Maybe: Varicose veins are abnormal veins and prone to certain problems. If hit over a varicose it might develop superficial thrombophlebitis. This is an inflammatory reaction with thrombus of a vein under the skin. It could also bleed under the skin. Either one could form a "bump". Treatment is conservative but if it persists, don't hesitate to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can a paint ball bruise get infected?

Can a paint ball bruise get infected?

Possibly: if the overlying skin become abraided / broken. ...Read more

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I am easy to bruise , can a knot appear under skin with a bruise?

I am easy to bruise , can a knot appear under skin with a bruise?

Yes: When someone bruises it forms a clot. Some clots are bigger, depending on the vessel and sometimes the depth and sometimes can calcify and it can be felt as a knot or nodule. If the hematoma is roundish, it can also be felt as a knot. ...Read more

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I have a black toenail after a drill accident. How can I get rid of this bruise?

I have a black toenail after a drill accident. How can I get rid of this bruise?

Usually time: If the bruise is not too extensive it will grow out with the nail in several months. If you have a lot of pain, see a podiatrist. Sometimes a hematoma under the nail plate needs to be drained to afford pain relief and prevent secondary infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a cast for a sprained finger?

See a doc: Most sprained fingers are not treated with casting, though splinting can be used. If you think that you need a cast, you need an XR to make sure you don't have a fractured, or broken, bone as treatment can be dramatically different. See you doc ...Read more

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Why would a rash turn into a bruise?

Why would a rash turn into a bruise?

Rash bruise: My guess is that you are scratching the rash causing bleeding under the layer of skin which is the bruise. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my big toe, should I get it checked by a doctor?

I have a bruise on my big toe, should I get it checked by a doctor?

Possibly: If you injured the toe and it's painful, evaluation by a physician could help to see if the toe is fractured and help guide treatment to ensure that the fracture heals appropriately. ...Read more

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Do you get a cast for a broken knuckle?

Do you get a cast for a broken knuckle?

Yes (splint), and +: splinting and possibly more http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1239721-treatment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltR-K-XPU8M

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Can a hemophiliac get a tattoo?

Can a hemophiliac get a tattoo?

Yes: However, with bleeding tendency, you must be cautious. Further, since you already have a blood disorder, the infectious risks from getting a tattoo will mean you have to be even more cautious and concerned. New needles, new inks, and sterile areas are a must. ...Read more

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I have a mole with a dark spot in it should I get it checked out?

I have a mole with a dark spot in it should I get it checked out?

Better safe: There is no substitute for having a funny mole checked out by a dermatologist. If you're concerned, setup an appointment to have your mole checked out by an expert. ...Read more

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Why did a steroid shot on hip for pharyngitis leave a huge bruise and bump?Very painful.Never had a bruise like this before from a shot.

Why did a steroid shot on hip for pharyngitis leave a huge bruise and bump?Very painful.Never had a bruise like this before from a shot.

IM injection: Hello, the injection you received probably caused a hematoma. The medication is delivered into a large muscle for a quick action within our bodies. I see you take ibuprophen, tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin? Do you realize that ibuprophen and Motrin are the same medications? The hematoma may be due to the fact that you are taking meds that could put you at risk for bleeding. See your family doctor for both. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hematoma under every bruise I get??

Is it normal to get hematoma under every bruise I get??

A bruise: Is a hematoma. Some have more bleeding than others. If you feel you bleed a little too much. Then see your doctor for an eval. Check your blood ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more