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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Can a CTA show internal bruising?

Can a CTA show internal bruising?

Yes, but ...: The real reason to have a CTA is for the A - the angiogram. An angiogram allows for a detailed look at the blood vessels to see if there is any injury or abnormality that could cause your symptoms. It could show bruising, mainly as soft tissue swelling, but that is not the purpose of the study. The radiologist's report will probably focus on the vessels and any related abnormalities. ...Read more

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Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 6 weeks ago. I still feel pain at the site. Maybe a pulling or internal bruising feeling. Is something wrong?

Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 6 weeks ago. I still feel pain at the site. Maybe a pulling or internal bruising feeling. Is something wrong?

Possibly: It is normal for have discomfort at the incision sites after surgery for several weeks. If these symptoms are getting worse, or are associated with fevers and nausea and/or emesis you should see medical attention. ...Read more

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I feel like I have internal bruising, I have sensation that i'm bruised but i don't see any bruises. I just want to know if I should go see a doctor.?

I feel like I have internal bruising, I have sensation that i'm bruised but i don't see any bruises. I just want to know if I should go see a doctor.?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal internal bruising of the ribs and lungs. Its been 3 days since i fell i still have pain and trouble breathing.?

Depends: If your young and the injury isn't too severe just a few days to weeks and if your older and have a more severe injury it will take weeks to months. ...Read more

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What is the liklihood that i will be able to get pregnant and carry a baby to full term naturally? I am 24 and i struggled with anorexia and bulimia thruoghout high school. I also have internal bruising and scaring/bleeding from an abusive family that wil

What is the liklihood that i will be able to get pregnant and carry a baby to full term naturally? I am 24 and i struggled with anorexia and bulimia thruoghout high school. I also have internal bruising and scaring/bleeding from an abusive family that wil

Your : Your concerns are understandable. I am sorry that you have gone through all of this. Prior to becoming pregnant, please see a high-risk OB or perinatologist and be sure that you are at an optimum nutritional status to get pregnant. Also please tell them of the past concerns. They will be able to address this. They may want to do blood work prior to pregnancy. If you haven't had counseling, please address this as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more