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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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Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Bruising: Might be normal bruises, but also might be purpura, which can go with other conditions and a platelet issue. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bruises in my leg are not healing. Its been a month.

Bruises in my leg are not healing. Its been a month.

Bruises: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. You will be asked the possible cause, be examined, and then studies and management will be started. ...Read more

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Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Some trauma?: Bruises are from blood leaking out of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the skin. Having bruises means there was trauma to the area. If there was no trauma, the bruises mean either the blood vessels are abnormally fragile and break easily, there are too few platelets to help blood clot, or the blood is "thin" and not clotting fast enough. A doctor's evaluation may be needed to figure things out. ...Read more

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Daughter has a blue looking bump on her leg, what could it be? Not a bruise though!! Says it hurts

Daughter has a blue looking bump on her leg, what could it be? Not a bruise though!! Says it hurts

Needs evaluation: new or old? since birth? may be hemangioma which is tuft of veins not harmful. Eczema is a possibility, please check with her pediatrician ...Read more

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I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

Not worried, but: it could be a hematoma or a subcutaneous nodule previously there and coincidentally traumatized causing you to now focus on the area. To be safe don't worry, but have your doctor take a look and advise 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