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I Am Bleeding Under My Skin
Not normal: It is not possible to tell why you would be bleeding under your skin from this posting, but it is not normal to be having that issue. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Loss of fat padding: Weight loss from gastric bypass causes you to loose some of the fat" padding" that lies under your skin and that acts like a cushion. Thus your skin can be more easily be damaged by forceful scratching, similar to what is seen in the elderly who also bruise easily from loss of supporting fat beneath the skin. Consult your doctor if your bruising is frequent or extensive. ...Read more
Ouch!: Ice is a good start - but you should see a doctor, get an xray, and make sure you haven't broken any bones. ...Read more
Blackish freckle appeared suddenly. I squeezed it a little thinking its blister and now there is a lot of bleeding under my skin. The freckle hurts?
Derm consult: This may be a simple traumatic blister from a trauma that you weren't aware of or seem severe at the time. It would have some blood and clot beneath the blister and be painful as well. Melanomas on the other hand appear dark but are irregular. If this new freckle doesn't disappear in the next few days I would simple have either a good primary or dermatologist examine the lesion ...Read more
I have sciatic nerve pain but no back pain. I was picking up my son from his wheelchair and almost dropped him. I hit the top of my foot and the pain started. Also had bleeding under my skin and numbness on the bottom of my foot.
Headache is: The primary symptom. My have visual disturbance, weakness in the extremities, nausea, vomiting..... ...Read more
I need to know if someone is hit in the head and hours later, the back of the head is still bleeding, can they wake up? I am writing a book.
Wake up: I assume that they were knocked out for hours. They might or might not wake up. If there is bleeding on the inside as well, they could die. If not they may well eventually wake up. ...Read more
I had bad habbit in the left 3 years I scratch every wound in my skin till it bleeding I have now marks in my whole body. How can I remove it?
I accidentally stabbed myself and there was a white tissue that was not on the surface of my skin prior to bleeding what was that white tissue?
Subcutaneous fat: This "white tissue" is normal and varies depending on location on your body. ...Read more
My son fell & hit his head on the edge of a wall, he has a cut but not too deep. But its bleeding Is he ok, medical attention needed? What should I do
2 problems: Assess the cut and if the edges are separated or the cut is deep he may need sutures. Did he loose consciousness, was there any vomiting or has there been a change in his behavior? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, he needs to be checked immediately. Watch him closely and have him assessed for any of your concerns. ...Read more
Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction. They often occur around the neck, under the arms and on the buttocks. When these skin tags get traumatized, they can get inflamed and very painful, or they can bleed. They can usually be easily removed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. ...Read more
Simple treatment: The good news is the area has fantastic blood supply and healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Simple creams/ointments will help protect/moisten while healing. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
Mental status change: You want to know if internal bleeding in head. You will have headaches or mental status changes. If you bleed in your head it occurs following trauma and that should be evaluated in the ed. If you have a bleed from an aneurysm you may have mental status changes. An imaging study such as a ct scan will show bleeding. ...Read more
Doubtful: Unless the person in question is taking some form of blood thinner it is extremely unlikely. If the "tap" as you call it did not cause a loss of consciousness it is even less likely. If some form of focal neurologic symptom exists, weakness, numbness/tingling in one limb, you should see a doctor to have that checked. ...Read more
Fell and hit head: You should goer, without wasting any time. Head injury can be serious. ...Read more