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Lump In The Middle Of A Bruise
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
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?
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
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
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
I have a bruise on the bottom of my stomach it's very dark and has a lump in the middle but not a huge lump it's very painful and running pain in to m?
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for examination ...Read more
Not enough info.: Please provide amplifying information when re-asking question. Thanks. ...Read more
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
Is a painful lump normal after a bruise is almost gone normal? The lump showed up right after the injury
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?
Here is some general information about bites:
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
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
No: You can hit your head and not get a lump or bruise. ...Read more
I think I have some sort of bug bite but it has 1 central dot and 6 in a circle around it. Plus bruising and a lump. What is it?
Could be a fungal: Infection, or multiple bites, need to see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
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
I have a medium sized lump near my clitorus and is quiet painfull it feels bruised and sour. Could you tell me what this could be please?
I have had painful lumps in both of my armpits for about two weeks my armpits are also swollen and yesterday they started feeling bruised?
Infection: This could be an infection or swollen lymph nodes. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
I have a bruise on left inner life next to a freckle. It's getting bigger, been there for couple weeks. What could this be? Does not hurt. No lump.
Lesion: This needs to be evaluated by your physician or a Dermatologist right away. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
As above: Can happen, u can discuss with u pcp for assurance and advise. ...Read more
What could cause sudden and severe looking bruises with lumps underneath? I am not on blood thinners.
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
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
What does a sudden two lumps on the calf leg with a bruise marking mean? The bruise hurt the lumps don't.
Any trauma?: Need more info to be able to make any suggestions. Best to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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?
Hi for a week and a half I have had a pain in my anti helix feels like a bruise. But I noticed a small lump has no head on it. What could it be?
Manymany things: You will need to see a dermatologist to get your answer. ...Read more
Hi Dr. I found a large squidgy lump on the right side of our 11 months head after a fall on tiles 2 days ago. Acting normal. No bruise. Is it serious.
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
I have a lump under my skin right by my tailbone a little to the left. There's no hole and it only hurts like a bruise when I press on it. What is it?
Bump: It is hard to comment without have a look. Please try to attach photo. ...Read more
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
I have a large (1 ½ inch long) lump on my inner thigh. It’s firm and completely painless. The area surrounding it used to be bruised but now it’s not?
Get checked out: Go see a doctor for exam. Now you say it was bruised did you originally injure the area? Make sure you give a good history ...Read more
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