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Doctor insights on: How To Give Yourself A Real Bruise

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How do you give yourself a bruise?

How do you give yourself a bruise?

Contusion: A contusion is caused my trauma to the muscle which causes slight bleeding under the skin.

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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Why do I get so bruise up real quick?

Why do I get so bruise up real quick?

Medications, thin sk: Medications such as packs coumarin and Aspirin will lead to easy bruising. Older thin skin bruises easily and vitamin defciencies, especially vitamin c or low zinc can increase bruising. There can also be problem with clotting. Have doctor review meds, and do evaluation with platelet count, pt and prt to rule out any underlying problems. Then can add vitamin c and zinc to decrease bruising.

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What would cause a child to get bruises real easily?

What would cause a child to get bruises real easily?

Trauma?: I would always be very concerned about a child with multiple bruises of different ages as child abuse has to be considered if there is specific trauma to the area, that certainly could account for the bruise. It must be investigated.

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I love to give myself bruises my hitting myself, is it unhealthy?

I love to give myself bruises my hitting myself, is it unhealthy?

This can be trouble: No 2 people are the same. Seeing your body take punishment is part of the fun of much of athletics -- maybe this is what you could enjoy doing instead. Blows to the head / neck are dangerous, and sooner or later your self-bruising will cause misunderstandings. If self-bruising is compulsive, please check in for some short-term psychotherapy so you'll become free to put this away. It actually works.

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Knee giving out now bruised. Why?

Knee giving out now bruised. Why?

PROBLEM: It means some bleeding occured in there. See a doctor asap.

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My baby keeps giving herself hickies which turn into huge bruises. Is there anyway to make her stop?

My baby keeps giving herself hickies which turn into huge bruises. Is there anyway to make her stop?

Yes: She may be sucking on her arms or elsewhere because she "needs" to suck. One easy solution would be to introduce a pacifier, so she won't keep "bruising" herself.

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What symptoms should you look out for if you bang your head, it bleeds and bruises but there is no real cut?

What symptoms should you look out for if you bang your head, it bleeds and bruises but there is no real cut?

Consciousness level: For severe head trauma, the concern is a delayed bleeding in the space between the bone and the brain envelopes. It usually happens within 24 h. The first symptom would be lethargy leading to loss of consciousness. It is good to observe the patient for 24 hours, waking them up every couple of hours at night.

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Every time I give my child enbrel (etanercept) shot it bruises her? How can I help the pain and bruising?

Every time I give my child enbrel (etanercept) shot it bruises her? How can I help the pain and bruising?

See details: Redness in the area of the shot is common and is not bruising. If it turns purple and last at least 2-3 weeks it may be bruising. Make sure the pen or needle is absolutelly perpendicular to the skin. Give the shot in the middle of the top half of the thigh.

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For 2 or 3 years now my spin has had bruising all down it and is giving of severe back pain throughout the day, I'm just 17. what could this be?

For 2 or 3 years now my spin has had bruising all down it and is giving of severe back pain throughout the day, I'm just 17. what could this be?

Evaluation needed: Your symptoms are persistent and severe enough to warrant an evaluation which would be best accomplished by an orthopedic specialist or at a clinic specializing in spinal disorders. Possibilities include a chronic inflammatory disorder like spondylitis, curvature, chronic low back strain, spondylolisthesis, etc.

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I have bad nightmares in my sleep that feel real, I wake up multiple times in the night, I wake up w/ bruises, and I feel like I got zero sleep, help?

I have bad nightmares in my sleep that feel real, I wake up multiple times in the night, I wake up w/ bruises, and I feel like I got zero sleep, help?

Bruises?: I don't exactly know what to say about the bruises but specific medication is available for nightmares if that's the type of sleep disorder you are having. If you'd like to chat either by real time connection or by INBOX CONSULTATION feel free. If you'd like an appointment use my Key Code: PDXFNR and sign up for something in the calendar.

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I slammed my middle finger in a door it's swollen and bruised and hurts real bad is it broke?

I slammed my middle finger in a door it's swollen and bruised and hurts real bad is it broke?

I don't know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis.

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The inside of my lip is sensitive and which is giving me these painful bruises. How can I stop this?

The inside of my lip is sensitive and which is giving me these painful bruises. How can I stop this?

Frequent Rinsing: Frequently rinse your mouth with water especially after meals. Use vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid). Avoid hot drinks like coffee and tea etc.

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I had loads of bruises on my body. Doctor said that my prothrombin is 6. Please give me advice about low prothrombin. Thank you?

I had loads of bruises on my body. Doctor said that my prothrombin is 6. Please give me advice about low prothrombin. Thank you?

Coagulopathy: This is too difficult and dangerous to handle on healthtap. Any concern about a disorder of the coagulation factors needs the attention of a physician focused on this sort of thing, and perhaps a hematologist. Good luck.

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I have a few small red bumps and soft pallet looks like bruised or broken capillaries. This happened a few hours after giving fellacio. ?

I have a few small red bumps and soft pallet looks like bruised or broken capillaries. This happened a few hours after giving fellacio. ?

Bruising: Sounds like you may have some bruising all right. As the song says "Go gently, sweet Afton! " If this does not get better in a week see a dentist or your doctor.

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I have had migraines lately and been really tired and my whole left side goes numb also bruising real easy. Any suggestions why or causing it.

I have had migraines lately and been really tired and my whole left side goes numb also bruising real easy. Any suggestions why or causing it.

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding, visual and auditory hallucination are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management.

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Rash on both side of back bone real red and it itch bad. Felt wet when I tuched it and bumpy. Tried everything it also look bruised what can I be?

Rash on both side of back bone real red and it itch bad. Felt wet when I tuched it and bumpy. Tried everything it also look bruised what can I be?

See a doctor: Cannot possibly diagnose this without seeing it and getting a full history. Go and get a professional to look at it, diagnose it and treat it. Hope it is better soon.

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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