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My daughter who is 17 got a unexplained bruise on her arm. The bruise is about 3 inches and has a white lump in the middle. The lump is not bruised?

My daughter who is 17 got a unexplained bruise on her arm. The bruise is about 3 inches and has a white lump in the middle. The lump is not bruised?

Unexplained bruises: Any unexplained bruising, especially in youg people, should initiate a trip to your provider, for a blood count and possibly some clotting studies. Thes can be important signs of something else going on. ...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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My mom (72) has huge bruise on upper, outer thigh from fall a week ago. Last night, we noticed quarter-size knot/lump in middle of bruise. Blood clot?

My mom (72) has huge bruise on upper, outer thigh from fall a week ago. Last night, we noticed quarter-size knot/lump in middle of bruise. Blood clot?

Yes: It probably is a hematoma! (Tissue Blood clot) but NOT harmful!! Your Mom should have her blood checked to be sure there is no "bleeding problem"...This can be "sneaky"..... (Unless she's on ASPIRIN or another ANTI-COAGULANT)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I fell a week ago&hit right kneecap. Large bruise to left of knee. Hard quarter size lump in middle of bruise. Painful &itching around. Need treatment?

I fell a week ago&hit right kneecap. Large bruise to left of knee. Hard quarter size lump in middle of bruise. Painful &itching around. Need treatment?

Knee cap injury: Can u still bend the knee at least 90 degrees with minimal pain? Can you lift your leg up off the ground with the knee straight and using only your thigh (quad) muscles to accomplish this? Is it improving with less pain and swelling? If yes than u can treat with RICE (rest, ice., compression, exercise like simple stretching), if not u should see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

"Normal bruising": It's likely that you bumped into something but didn't pay it any mind. The lump is probably a small area of bleeding (hematoma). This area will slowly resolve with the bluish color turning yellowish and then disappearing. No specific treatment is needed. This type of bruising is common in the lower extremities. If you have frequent development of bruises you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I wake up with bruises almost every night and this morning I woke up and had one on my left forearm with a small hard lump in the middle of it.

I wake up with bruises almost every night and this morning I woke up and had one on my left forearm with a small hard lump in the middle of it.

See your doc: There may be a serious underlying medical issue that is causing the bruises. You shouldn't bruise that easily. See your doc for a physical and work up. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can bruises have lumps under them?

Can bruises have lumps under them?

Yes: Yes if you have a hematoma (a collection of blood) from the injury (im assuming). ...Read more

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Bruise and lump don't know how I got it. Woke up with it?

Bruise and lump don't know how I got it. Woke up with it?

Not enough info.: Please provide amplifying information when re-asking question. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have a bruise that is a small lump for longer thana year is it normal to be like that?

I have a bruise that is a small lump for longer thana year is it normal to be like that?

Not really.: Sometimes a bruise, a collection of blood, can leave a residual bump, but I wouldn't assume that's what it is, I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is a painful lump normal after a bruise is almost gone normal? The lump showed up right after the injury

Is a painful lump normal after a bruise is almost gone normal? The lump showed up right after the injury

Likely to be: A hematoma, or collection of blood from soft tissue injury. These eventually, and in most individuals resolve over a number of weeks. Use warm compresses beginning a week after injury and continue. If pain worsens consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I got bit by a bug about a month ago and it turned into a huge bruise with a hard lump underneath it. What is it?

I got bit by a bug about a month ago and it turned into a huge bruise with a hard lump underneath it. What is it?

Bite reaction?: Here is some general information about bites:
https://patient. Info/health/insect-bites-and-stings-leaflet

You can get some local reactions but as Dr Afraz has mentioned is important to get checked out and urgently if unwell to exclude abscess. Please see a doctor for examination ...Read more

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I have a bruise that appeared out of no where and it's been their for 5 days now their is a small lump under but doesn't hurt should I be concerned?

I have a bruise that appeared out of no where and it's been their for 5 days now their is a small lump under but doesn't hurt should I be concerned?

More info: A spontaneous bruise can occur through unnoticed trauma. If it is small, nor painful, single and goes away quickly it is probably not a cause for concern. If it persists, gets larger, painful or other changes it should be evaluated in person. Also f you develop more spontaneous bruising you should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Do I need to see someone about bad bruising and a lump?

Do I need to see someone about bad bruising and a lump?

Hematoma: You probably substained an hematoma (accumulation of blood under the skin) generally warm compress and light compression will gradually resolve the discoloration of thee hematoma. ...Read more

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I have a bruised feeling in my pubic area on the right side. There is no discoloration or lump as far as I can tell. Should I be worried?

I have a bruised feeling in my pubic area on the right side. There is no discoloration or lump as far as I can tell. Should I be worried?

More info needed: More info is needed to provide any guidance. A HealthTap virtual consult might be helpful, but a physical exam would be best. ...Read more

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Bruise with lump and very swollen after car wreck. Been icing it 4 hrs after wreck and have been. What's this? How to heal it? Should I see my do

Bruise with lump and very swollen after car wreck. Been icing it 4 hrs after wreck and have been. What's this? How to heal it? Should I see my do

Usually time ; rest: Bruising injuries after trauma are common and usually result form some bleeding in the local tissues. Most of these should resolve with rest of the affected area in 2-3 weeks. If you have a significant amount of pain with use of that area that could be an indication of an underlying fracture and you should probably be evaluated and have xrays done. See your doctor if not better after 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Lump on forearm after bruising?

Lump on forearm after bruising?

Hematoma: Bruising is nothing out of the ordinary after an injury and sometimes the blood in a bruise will collect into a hematoma. When this blood coagulates it gets hard. This could be the lump. The body should reabsorb this over time but if it grows or doesn't get smaller then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Large lump and bruise and pain after blood work?

Large lump and bruise and pain after blood work?

Hematoma: The immediate thing would have been to put pressure at the site of needle puncture. For the next few hours it would have helped to ice the site. Now you can leave it alone and let nature take its course. It will heal but may leave some pigmentation for some days to months. ...Read more

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I have a bad bruise that's healing but now I have a lump under skin?

I have a bad bruise that's healing but now I have a lump under skin?

Leave it alone: A lump under the skin in the area of a bruise is not unusual. Presumably, the lump is slowly dissolving blood from bleeding that occurred under the skin that did not break through the skin. Your body will slowly absorb the blood and the lump will disappear. This can take several weeks, sometimes a few months. There is no treatment for this other than leaving it alone. ...Read more

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Baby has bruise on side of hip and it has a hsrd lump. What is wrong?

Baby has bruise on side of hip and it has a hsrd lump. What is wrong?

Thanks for asking!: I am not sure but with a baby that can't tell you what is happening, get it checked. This is not something to wait and watch if you have no idea. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden and severe looking bruises with lumps underneath? I am not on blood thinners.

What could cause sudden and severe looking bruises with lumps underneath? I am not on blood thinners.

SEE DR: Assuming you haven't been banging into things, it may be very important to have this checked thoroughly and quickly. The prospect of taking this very seriously may be scary, but you really don't want anything serious to progress. Catch it - what ever it is - at the start.
This surely isn't ordinary, and should be checked out. ...Read more

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I have to smal lumps joined togeather under my skin on my calf right under a bruise what could this be?

I have to smal lumps joined togeather under my skin on my calf right under a bruise what could this be?

Clots: Can be related to clots, nodes or just swelling from the trauma. Please get attention. ...Read more

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My 3 month old still has a bruise and lump from her 2 month shots. Is that normal? If not, what should I do?

My 3 month old still has a bruise and lump from her 2 month shots. Is that normal? If not, what should I do?

Hematoma: This is most likely a congealed blood clot under the skin where some minor bleeding occurred at the time of the injection. Warm applications help dissolve the clot which is harmless. Sometimes it has to be removed with a small incision if the lump is very firm and tender. Your pediatrician can advise you. ...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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For about a week now right on the "mons pubic" area I feel like its bruised. No lumps or anything. Any suggestions?

Trauma?: It's difficult to say without asking more detailed questions. Try to remember if you could have bruised yourself either leaning against something while carrying it or possibly after a session of intercourse. If this continues and causes great pain be evaluated. A possible infection may be present or a reason may have occurred where the pubic bone is separating. ...Read more

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4 weeks now I've been getting bruises very easily & they seem to heal slower than usual. Also found three sensitive lumps in my neck.

4 weeks now I've been getting bruises very easily & they seem to heal slower than usual. Also found three sensitive lumps in my neck.

Easy Bruising: I suggest you go see your primary care doctor for an exam and to have some blood work to check a blood count and some liver functions snd some chemistries to find out why you are having these problems. In the mean time stop all Asprin, ipuprophen Aleve (naproxen) and similar drugs ...Read more

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I was kick in the groin, its all bruised and then about half a day later I started feeling pain then a lump, now its about 1.5 in. Long?

I was kick in the groin, its all bruised and then about half a day later I started feeling pain then a lump, now its about 1.5 in. Long?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what it is without knowing the location of the lump. It may be a hematoma (clotted blood under the skin) I suggest you get it checked by your doctor asap. It needs to be examined and may need imaging like ultrasound if indicated ...Read more

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My arm got shut in a door with force last night and immediately swell up and over night its bruise and is a lump in that area, should I be concerned?

Concerned: Yes, you should be concerned. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility and they will be able to help you with treatment of your shut in door and bruises! ...Read more

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I had a small lump under skin on lower back. Has always been the same. Today it was bigger and bruised and somewhat sensitive which it hasn't been b4.?

I had a small lump under skin on lower back. Has always been the same. Today it was bigger and bruised and somewhat sensitive which it hasn't been b4.?

Ruptured cyst?: Your description makes me think this might be a cyst which ruptured and is becoming inflamed as a result. If it worsens, gets very large, or painful, it may need to be opened. Warm compresses can help bring it to a head and resolve it faster. Squeezing isn't a good idea. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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