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Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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What could I do to cure a bruise on my leg?

What could I do to cure a bruise on my leg?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Depends: If symptoms are only sensory you can wait and watch. If there is paralysis of any muscles you should see a neurologist for its management. ...Read more

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I thought a mosquito bit the back of my leg and when I went to check it out it looked like a huge nasty bruise. What is it?

I thought a mosquito bit the back of my leg and when I went to check it out it looked like a huge nasty bruise. What is it?

Ecchymosis: It could still have been a mosquito bite that punctured a small vein or capillary and caused some bleeding. If there is surrounding redness and warmth, an infection may be present and an examination by your physician is needed. ...Read more

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What to do if my grandma feel over and she had a bruise which came out instantly but it now seem to be spreading down her leg?

What to do if my grandma feel over and she had a bruise which came out instantly but it now seem to be spreading down her leg?

Fragile skin: As we age our skin gets more easily damaged by even minor trauma. A bruise is damage of the small vessels under the skin- as the blood oozes under the skin it can spread to a larger area and appears as a bruise. Some medications commonly taken by the elderly can also cause easy bruisability like Aspirin and clopidogrel. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my leg for 2 months now and it does not go away. I can barely see it but it hurts a lot as if I hit it now.?

I have a bruise on my leg for 2 months now and it does not go away. I can barely see it but it hurts a lot as if I hit it now.?

Leg pain: It sounds like you need to visit your physician in person. You need a full physical exam to determine what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hit my leg really almost exactly 3 months ago and it's still bruised. Should I be concerned? It doesn't seem to hurt anymore.

I hit my leg really almost exactly 3 months ago and it's still bruised.  Should I be concerned?  It doesn't seem to hurt anymore.

Continue to watch: There is nothing to do about it. You must have hit it really hard. Is the color starting to fade? That will be a good sign. Do you bleed or bruise easy otherwise? If so you might need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bite on my leg.that itched a little this morning.and now its bigger and has a bruise around it...what could cause that?

I have a bite on my leg.that itched a little this morning.and now its bigger and has a bruise around it...what could cause that?

Insect bite: It sounds as though you have been bitten by an insect or a spider. You should keep this area clean and dry, if you notice new swelling, fever, chills, or drainage from the site you should go to the emergency room or schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. If it gets better on its own then you do not need to worry. ...Read more

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I am wondering if my leg is broken. I was hit by a softball and it has been bruised for over a week. I feel some pains still as well.?

I am wondering if my leg is broken. I was hit by a softball and it has been bruised for over a week. I feel some pains still as well.?

It is possible: Depending on where you were hit, it is possible to fracture your leg if there was enough force. More than likely, you just have a deep bruise from the hit. The only definitive way to rule out a fracture would be to get an x-ray of the leg. ...Read more

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Found out a 1 CM diameter bruise on my leg, blue. Is it serious? Or it's too small to be cautious?(have not got any physical injury)

Found out a 1 CM diameter bruise on my leg, blue. Is it serious? Or it's too small to be cautious?(have not got any physical injury)

Single episode...: Can be normal. You should have this problem evaluated by your doctor, especially if the bruising has become more frequent or more severe. ...Read more

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Had a small bruise that was fine for 2 days but then just grew massive after that. Started as big as a dime and now takes up half my leg. Why?

Had a small bruise that was fine for 2 days but then just grew massive after that. Started as big as a dime and now takes up half my leg. Why?

Get it checked: If it is a spontaneous bruise without any trauma or just a minor bump that then grew into a much more "massive" bruise, consider getting checked for a bleeding disorder, or the formation of a hematoma (pocket of blood under the skin). If is a bruise high on your leg that was from a bump, it could also simply be gravity moving the blood through your skin/tissue by gravity. This is normal. ...Read more

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I got my leg stuck in a chair about a month ago and had a really bad bruise on my leg. Every time i work out it swells really bad. What should I do?

I got my leg stuck in a chair about a month ago and had a really bad bruise on my leg. Every time i work out it swells really bad.  What should I do?

See someone: It is not normal to have swelling with activity a month after a minor injury. You should be seen and examined. The possibilities include a missed fracture, a muscle hernia or an even a vascular issue (aneurysm, clot etc.). Only by an appropriate evaluation will you know the cause. ...Read more

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I had a bruise with a knot on my leg, the bruise is gone after 2 weeks, but the knot is still there, about how long does it take for the knot leave?

I had a bruise with a knot on my leg, the bruise is gone after 2 weeks, but the knot is still there, about how long does it take for the knot leave?

Post Bruise Knot: Bruises are actually blood clots. As the bruise heals the old blood calcifies and often can be felt for some time. I have seen these take up to six months to fully resolve. The calcified clot is resorbed usually from the inside out so the 'knot' can be felt for some time post injury. ...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 things. ...Read more

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What are little circle bruises on my leg?

What are little circle bruises on my leg?

Many things: Circle bruises, may be just that but they can also be pigmentary disorder. See your dermatologist if they do not clear in one month. ...Read more

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What can be cause of on and off bruising on leg?

What can be cause of on and off bruising on leg?

Vascular fragility: If you feel completely healthy with no other symptoms then likely not a big deal, but if any other symptoms or bruises don't go away see your doctor ...Read more

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How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscle, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more

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Why do I have bruises on my leg and don't know where it came from?

Why do I have bruises on my leg and don't know where it came from?

Clotting issues: Bruising can be result of simple mechanical pressure on the affected area. However, easily bruising raises question of coagulation problem. It may involve abnormalities of platelets, clotting factor deficiencies, combination of both like von willibrandt factor deficiency. I think you need to sort out how you get bruised . If it is spontaneous, you need to see your pcp and he might refer you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is a bump on your leg after you fell and bruised it?

What does it mean if there is a bump on your leg after you fell and bruised it?

Hematoma?: Is one POSSIBILITY. A Hematoma is a pool of blood under the skin that can happen after being hit or falling. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have had for a long time know a round quarter size dark bruise like circle on my left leg?

I have had for a long time know a round quarter size dark bruise like circle on my left leg?

Get it checked : You have a bruise on your leg for a long time. You should get it checked out. Sometimes a bruise gets hurt again and again. Sometimes an area under the skin is causing the bruise. Your doctor can examine it and may order tests or studies and get a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a large bruise on my leg that is getting bigger and its getting darker and it's hard and painful.

I have a large bruise on my leg that is getting bigger and its getting darker and it's hard and painful.

Suggest Medical exam: You need to have it checked by your doctor. It could be related to some kind of bleeding under the skin. If you are taking blood thinners, they may need to be dose adjusted. Sometimes it implies an underlying tumor unless you had some trauma to your leg recently. A prompt medical examination is a must for you to find the cause. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bruise on top of my right leg on the left side, I didn't bang it or anything so what's causing it?

Why do I have a bruise on top of my right leg on the left side, I didn't bang it or anything so what's causing it?

The most common: Cause of solitary bruising is some kind of injury, usually a contusion. If there's no immediate pain, bleeding or other trauma, we tend to forget that an injury occurred. Also, as our skin ages, there's less padding and structure underneath. This can make us more prone to bruising with a minor contusion. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have a bunch of but bits on my one leg and they now look like small bruises but don't itch. Should I be concerned?

I have a bunch of but bits on my one leg and they now look like small bruises but don't itch. Should I be concerned?

Insect bites: These insect bites do not appear to be infected and should slowly clear in a week. Consult your physician if spreading redness, swelling,fever or chills develop or if new lesions appear. ...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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Bruising (Definition)

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