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Hickey Type Bruises
I had a hickey that turned to a bruise that has been there for a month and won't go away, when should I be concerned? Will it take longer to go away?
Bruise: A bruise should not last that long. It can be either hyper-pigmentation changes or you should check with your local physician to make sure that you don't have bleeding disorder. ...Read more
2, 1" ovals on my back, purple with red tint. Look like bruise hickey but I don't know how they got there or how long they've been there?
New: Well the coloration indicates recent injury to the tissue. How? Not sure what you did. Just watch to see if resolves in about 1 week ...Read more
When I scratch I get a hickey like bruise, and sometimes it blisters after looking that way. This is recent wondering what could cause this?
See doctor: What you described is consistent with a blistering auto-immune disorder. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination and may be some tests to sort it out. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on chest. It started two weeks ago and they are now beginning to look a bit like bruises/hickeys. Help?
Nice try: Appreciate your trying to describe your rash, but you really have to be seen to be diagnosed. Duration of the rash also signals that you need to be examined. Please talk to your GP's office and ask if they want you to see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi. I got a scar on my neck due to hickey. I scratch it and bleeding, nw the wound already heal, no more bruise but dark scar appear for 2 mnths now : (
I'm 20 years old. My aunt died of "spider" cancer. My question is can your bruises turn into cancerous tumors and could hickeys do the same?
NO: I have no idea what you mean by "spider" cancer but it may be some local term for the process. Many cancer patients will develop bruises at times during their chemo treatments or from the disease. Bruises or hickeys do not turn into cancer. Some collections of cancerous leukemia cells can appear to be bruises under the skin. ...Read more
I got hit behind the ear and I have a bruise that looks like a hickey. Hurts to shake my head side to side. Should I be worried or is it nothing?
My boyfriend gave me a hickey on my neck about a week ago and there is now a large, hard lump beneath the bruised skin. It hurts to touch. What is it?
Hickey: A hickey is a discolored area on the skin that results when small blood vessels break under the skin, causing a type of bruise (purpura). The appearance will normally change in appearance and color over time. Small red dots (petechiae) may also appear. These types of injuries rarely scar, but may stay discolored for a fair amount of time. Cold compresses and Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help pain. ...Read more
I am experiencing bruising (quality: after trauma) about two weeks ago I got a hickey on my left boob. .. & it was slightly black and blue now blk & blue is gone, can it leave behind a lump?
Bruising: No, it shouldn't leave a lumpGet a more detailed answer ›
Every few weeks I keep getting red/blue marks on my arms and face, they look like little hickeys/ bruises, what could it be? Thanks.
My 19 mo old has had a few hickey like bruises onforearm. They appear at daycare. Unknown if injured. He does like to carry multiple things at once.
Unlikely by carrying: It is unlikely that a toddler gets bruised up by carrying things, unless the toddler has a disorder causing easy-bruising (which would usually lead to many leg bruises because toddlers fall down and also run into lots of things). His pediatrician can examine the pattern and appearance of bruises, and perhaps come up with some ideas about them. ...Read more
Bites can leave mark: Excessive scratching or rubbing of any bug bite can lead to the bite becoming red or bruised. It is also common for a discolored mark to be left over after the bug bite has healed. The marks usually fade with time or can be treated with a fading cream, if necessary. ...Read more
I had 2 types of flu at the same time just over a week ago, could that be the reason why my whole body feels bruised when I touch it?
Flu can be tough: Indeed, some patients say when they catch the flu it's like being run over with a steam roller! A hallmark of the disease is the malaise and 'wiped out' feeling -since it is really a vicious virus. All the more reason to get vaccinated to prevent the flu. Maybe as well you need to take better care of yourself? More sleep, no tobacco/alcohol etc. If you're not better soon, see a doctor to make sure ...Read more
Any types of bites that cause deep bruising? Bruise rather large. Idr getting. Scared of waiting too long and needing amp. How long do you wait n see?
Anaemia: Aplastic anaemia has low HB along with low platelet count. The low platelet count is responsible for bruising. It can happen in condition like myelofibrosis, aplastic anemia, severe b12 def, folate def, severe iron def, liver cirrhosis, chemo therapy, radiation, viral infections etc. See your GP if any concerns for further discussion. ...Read more
Nonspecific.: A brown recluse spider bite can sometimes be mistaken for a severe bruise, but that is serious business. If the area grows rapidly worse and takes on other colors, see your doctor immediately. More likely, though, the bug that bit you just happened to damage a small skin capillary, and that's what caused the bruise. It will heal more slowly than most bites, but it will heal. ...Read more
Where?: Where is this located? Are you sure it's a bite? ...Read more
My forehead hit the desk when I was sitting down quickly picking a pen up from the floor, it left no bump or any type of bruise, is this good or bad?
Good: Its bad that you hit your head but good that it didn't leave a bruise. ...Read more
When I was younger I had a bump on my leg and it ended up popping and leaving a black bruise type mark. It's been over 12 years and it's still there?
Pigmented Scar: It is a scar is benign&does not need any treatment. If it is embarrassing for you due to it's look. Inthat case you can consult your doctor or dermatologist he/she can prescribe a bleaching cream or use lasers to get rid of it. There are some over the counter bleaching creams available without a prescription. We don't know your skin type white, brown or black. Hydroquinolone is the active ingredient ...Read more
I have some type of bug bite that was itchy so I was assuming a mosquito bite but I was in the woods. The next day I noticed a circular/ring bruise around the bite and it looks like it's getting worse.
Insect bites: Since it's getting worse you should get it examined ...Read more
Exam: Breast changes or concerns needs a physical exam with a doctor. Have you been having yearly mammograms since age 40? Breast tenderness by itself is usually not a concerning development by itself, and can represent hormonal changes, fibrocystic breast condition, etc. But it still needs to be examined with your doctor. ...Read more
How does ether danlos type 3 cause pots? I'm scared of vadcular type but my veins are not highly visable, no facial signs, no bruising etc.
Unknown: Twenties male inquires how ehlers-danlos (eds) disorder causes paroxysmal orthostatic tachycardia (pots). I do not think there is official explanation. Pots is surely mediated by autonomic nervous system. My own theory is joint hypermobility of eds stimulates autonomic nerves within brachial & pelvic plexi; causing arterial muscle relaxation, blood pooling, vascular collapse & tachycardia. ...Read more
I am female almost 62 years old. I have had 3 children, & a hysterectomy. I feel sever pain near my solarplexis. I have had no cough, or any type of injury. I feel bruised, and swollen. Sometimes more painfull than other times. Sometimes I can sit fi
Pain: See your primary are doctor to b worked up for ulcers or gallbladder disease. ...Read more
Can you identify the possible cause of this type of pain and is there a way I can get it treated? I'm a 21 year old female who had a baby in 2008. Since the birth of my child I've had what I can only describe as phantom bruises all over my body. I get pai
You may be dealing with a condition called fibromyalgia. It is a syndrome that is characterized by widespread body pain. It is difficult to diagnose and treat. If possible resuest a consult with a rheumatologist. You may also want to consider accupuncture or accupressure. If you have any stress or anxiety that needs to be addressed as well.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Purpura: Something serious. Show to your Dr. In AM would be good. ...Read more