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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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How long does it take for big bruises to dissappear? I had a strong motorcycle accident and fell on my left thigh and now it's swollon n red n purple.

How long does it take for big bruises to dissappear? I had a strong motorcycle accident and fell on my left thigh and now it's swollon n red n purple.

timing to heal: If the bruises are only in the tissues immediately below the skin, then you will see them start to spread out in the first 48 or so hours and then disappear out about a week. Of course the concern is whether or not you bruised the deeper tissues such as the muscle. In that case, while it appears normal on the outside, it may take up to several weeks for the pain and abnormal unction to disappear. ...Read more

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I have a large bruise on my leg from tripping and hitting it hard on a chair it is purple around, red in middle, has lots of white lines,what is this?

I have a large bruise on my leg from tripping and hitting it hard on a chair it is purple around, red in middle, has lots of white lines,what is this?

A bruise: It is what you called it. The white lines probably reflect fascial bands in the tissue. Give it time to heal by itself. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

Lupus: W/systemic lupus erythematosus you may have the lupus anticoagulant and a coagulopathic bleed get seen ASAP get a blood count coagulation tests and favor 5 Leiden mutation protein c and s screening and platelet count bring all meds good luck stay calm ...Read more

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I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?

I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?

Ecchymosis (Bruise): It sounds like you are describing easy bruising. This is almost always abnormal in someone 31 yrs old. You need to have this checked out and have testing done to find out why you are experiencing this problem. There are many causes for easy bruising. Some causes are relatively benign, but some are very serious. Get it checked out. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I've had a marble sized bump on my leg for months now and it hurts like a bruise when touched or pressure is applied to it Started purple now it's red?

I've had a marble sized bump on my leg for months now and it hurts like a bruise when touched or pressure is applied to it Started purple now it's red?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine this lesion in order to make a diagnosis. Have it checked since it's been present so long, is tender and has changed color. ...Read more

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Hi. I had a bad bruise on be leg and I walked into something again. The bruise turned from purple to dark red in seconds. I have POTS. can it be dvt?

Hi. I had a bad bruise on be leg and I walked into something again. The bruise turned from purple to dark red in seconds. I have POTS. can it be dvt?

No.: I believe you must have hurt front part of your leg. The young and healthy and active person usually does not get DVT. If you are taking BCP you are at a little higher risk of Clot. This is superficial Bruise and blood clot under the skin. This does not cause any threat to health. Apply Ice in 1st 24 hours and will help pain/swelling etc. ...Read more

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Hi there, I woke up with a large purple-ish bruise on my inner thigh. I don't remember bumping it. Should I be worried?

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I woke up with a large purple-ish bruise on my inner thigh. I don't remember bumping it. Should I be worried?

Not To Worry But: If it is only one time it happened than nothing to worry. .Most bruises go away.Most common cause is blood thinners like ASPIRIN.Some people bruise easily thanh others.But if it is recurrent then it is better to check with your doctor ...Read more

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I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

Probably a bruise: You could have bumped the leg and this is the result- an ecchymosis. Not all bruises are painful. If the discoloration does not go away, then a biopsy may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Large very dark bruise about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide on upper thigh. purple and black. no memory of any kind of injury. is this serious?

Large very dark bruise about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide on upper thigh. purple and black. no memory of any kind of injury. is this serious?

Probably not: Watch the bruise to see if it resolves. We often get injuries we do not recall. If it does not resolve, then seek more advice. ...Read more

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I have a marble size lump on my left inner thigh. In appearance it looks to be purple bruised . No pain unless I press on it?

Varicose vein?: It could be a bruise or a varicose vein. Wait and see what happens over the next 1-2 weeks - if it's a bruise it will disappear. ...Read more

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A mole on my inner thigh has developed a bruise around the outside. The bruise is light purple. The mole is slightly raised.

A mole on my inner thigh has developed a bruise around the outside. The bruise is light purple. The mole is slightly raised.

Possible Biopsy: Given your age, the lesion is most likely benign but without seeing it, it is difficult to tell. It could be an unrelated bruise from minor trauma. Therefore i would make an appointment to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in three weeks for a biopsy. During your wait, if the bruise resolves and the mole ends up appearing exactly as it did prior to the bruise, you can consider canceling. ...Read more

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Pain in my along my inner right thigh only when I touch it or bend my leg. No swelling, redness, or bruising.

Pain in my along my inner right thigh only when I touch it or bend my leg. No swelling, redness, or bruising.

Avoid compression: Most likely it is caused by compression of a cutaneous sensory nerve. Tight underwear is a common cause. Try to avoid possible inflicting factors. If worsens or persists, see a neurologist ...Read more

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On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. what could it be?

On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. what could it be?

Red bump: Hi KavitaB, the red bump is likely a bug bite, pimple, or blocked follicle. The 'spots' around it are from the tiny blood vessels surrounding the wound becoming engorged with blood to help with the healing process. If it goes away in a few days then no big deal. However, if the purple spots start to spread or if the red bump becomes larger, painful, or starts to ooze (pus), then go to your doctor ...Read more

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Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years. ?

Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years. ?

Exam needed: Such an eruption could be due to inflammation of tiny blood vessels(vasculitis) which may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or leakage of blood from capillaries(petechiae) seen with low platelets,for example. Your physician or dermatologist would have to inspect this eruption in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What would you say is the cause of several purple bumps on the inner thigh that are tender to the touch and will not go away?

What would you say is the cause of several purple bumps on the inner thigh that are tender to the touch and will not go away?

Purple bumps: The color you describe makes me concerned for a possible vascular etiology. I recommend prompt evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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