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For the past 4 weeks, I've had a green painful but itchy bruise that has not changed at all, and I just got another one the other day. Why?

For the past 4 weeks, I've had a green painful but itchy bruise that has not changed at all, and I just got another one the other day. Why?

See your doctor: Bruises go thru several stages as it heals soem will take longer than otehrs just depending on the force of the injury. Most of the time its not itchy though, Do you have eczema or other skin lesions in different areas? You should see you doctor ...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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Weird, itchy, bruised thing on my leg?

Weird, itchy, bruised thing on my leg?

Many possibilities: Without a picture or more info, this could be many many different things. ...Read more

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Thought I had an mosquito bite on my thigh as itchy but it was a large itchy bruise (no injury). It went away, but has now returned in the same spot.

Thought I had an mosquito bite on my thigh as itchy but it was a large itchy bruise (no injury). It went away, but has now returned in the same spot.

Hive?: Not sure, but hives have characteristics similar to this (can have appearance of large mosquito bite, itch, come and go). Can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. Otherwise, may be helpful to photograph the lesion in case it "goes" before seeing a physician ...Read more

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I have a Mosquitoes bite for almost a month... still very itchy... Bruise around the around... Plus I have been having Diarrhea for the past week... s?

I have a Mosquitoes bite for almost a month... still very itchy... Bruise around the around... Plus I have been having Diarrhea for the past week... s?

Mosquito bite: Did you actually see the mosquito bite ?Have you travelled to South Florida or Sourh America? (Zika) It may not be a mosquito bite but another bug(spider). Would follow up today with urgent care as you may need antibiotics and further evaluation , regular mosquito bites resolve within 1-2 weeks. . , ...Read more

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I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

No,you are having an: allergic reaction to the ticks saliva. Put hydrocortisone cream on it. It should get better in next few days. If it does not,see your Dr. If the tick was not attached for 24 hrs, little chance of lyme disease. ...Read more

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Why are my toes swollen, itchy, red, and bruised?

Why are my toes swollen, itchy, red, and bruised?

Tinea Pedis...: Or athletes foot is most likely. Keep the feet dry and out of shoes as much as you can and apply an otc anti fungal for 4 weeks. If it gets worse, see a podiatrist ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! and why do they happen?

What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! and why do they happen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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So I know I'm allergic to insect bites and thats what started my legs to itch but it's been over a week and now I'm excessively itchy and have bruises?

So I know I'm allergic to insect bites and thats what started my legs to itch but it's been over a week and now I'm excessively itchy and have bruises?

Maybe not bites?: you could have had bites and now a reaction to the bites. But the other potential explanation is that you never had bites to begin with. This sounds like hives. See an allergist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchiness which easy bruises w/mild scratch. My pcp wants test for cushing as i've fatigue, amenorrhea, adrenal cyst. Does cushing make u itch?

I have itchiness which easy bruises w/mild scratch. My pcp wants test for cushing as i've fatigue, amenorrhea, adrenal cyst. Does cushing make u itch?

No Itching is not pa: Itching is not commonly part of cushing's, yet it is too non specific a condition. But bruising does need medical evaluation and could be caused by something serious going on. ...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