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I have these marks on my skin that look like bruises but my skin peels...What could it possibly be?

I have these marks on my skin that look like bruises but my skin peels...What could it possibly be?

See a dermatologist: It is very difficult to say without being able to actually see the areas involved. See a dermatologist for this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Does skin MRSA look like a bruise after vancomycin?

To vague: Vancomycin if given to fast causes red man syndrome. The skin becomes red a bruise doesn't sound like this is related to vancomycin. ...Read more

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I have 2 small dry patches of skin on my spine that look like brown bruises. They don't hurt or anything, what could this be?

I have 2 small dry patches of skin on my spine that look like brown bruises. They don't hurt or anything, what could this be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi... I have a bump under the skin for the past 3-4 years... it has grown a bit over time. The edges look like it's bruised (discoloration) with a lig?

Hi... I have a bump under the skin for the past 3-4 years... it has grown a bit over time. The edges look like it's bruised (discoloration) with a lig?

Bump: Any bump of unknown origin needs to be examined by your doctor. One possibility is a sebaceous cyst, which is relatively common and very treatable but you need to be sure. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I hav dis bump on my arm n on the surface it look like bruise. When I pinch it, it feels like its a ball under my skin (like a really tiny one)it hurts?

I hav dis bump on my arm n on the surface it look like bruise. When I pinch it, it feels like its a ball under my skin (like a really tiny one)it hurts?

Get eval: Unfortunately it is relatively impossible over the computer to diagnose skin lesions/bumps etc.. Could be cyst, benign lipoma, pimple, small abscess, follicle inflammation, etc. Best for you to get it looked at by a dr. A dermatologist would be best. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scrapes n bruise marks on your skin?

How to get rid of scrapes n bruise marks on your skin?

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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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of dark skin marks from cuts, scraps or bruises?

Is there an easy and fast way to take care of dark skin marks from cuts, scraps or bruises?

Bleaching cream: A prescription bleaching cream may help resolve the spots. In addition, the use of a sunscreen maybe make them less noticeable. ...Read more

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I have a reddish/brown mark that looks like bruised blood under my skin on my toe. What is it?

I have a reddish/brown mark that looks like bruised blood under my skin on my toe. What is it?

Hematoma: If the dried blood is under the nail it would be called a sublingual hematoma. If it's under the skin it's called a sub dermal hematoma. They usually are caused by blunt trauma or repetitive trauma to that toenail or part of the skin. Usually a new nail grows out in 4 months, it's cosmetic if anything. If it is really painful your foot doctor can drain the dried blood in their office. ...Read more

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My wife keeps getting bruises and red coloured marks under the skin ' what might be wrong?

My wife keeps getting bruises and red coloured marks under the skin ' what might be wrong?

Bruises: Roses are red marks on the skin can be a sign and symptom of many different genius entities. It will be necessary for you and your wife to go to a dermatologist and inquire as to the meeting significance of the spots. Some people get bruises because of clotting problems and blood, some through accidents. See your dermatologist for a better answer your question. ...Read more

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Post to a blood test, the skin of the area got darken. Next day there was a blood mark under the skin (bruise). It got widen next day. Today is day4?

Post to a blood test, the skin of the area got darken. Next day there was a blood mark under the skin (bruise). It got widen next day. Today is day4?

Likely OK,,,: It usually takes about 1-2 weeks for an injury, even a needle stick, to heal fully. If you are still worried, see your doctor for an exam and the results of your blood test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my skin hurt? There's no rash or marks. It just feels like my skin is one big bruise. My skin all over is so sore and there's no cause

Why does my skin hurt? There's no rash or marks. It just feels like my skin is one big bruise. My skin all over is so sore and there's no cause

See your doctor: There could be many reasons why this is happening. I would recommend an evaluation by your doctor so he/she can run tests to evaluate for possible causes. ...Read more

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Yellowish bruise like mark that appeared out of nowhere. Could it be melanoma? Also have axillary mass that looks black through skin for 5 mos.

Yellowish bruise like mark that appeared out of nowhere. Could it be melanoma? Also have axillary mass that looks black through skin for 5 mos.

Bruise: Sometimes a bruise is a bruise and will fade over a few weeks. Other times an area undergoing color changed could be cancerous. An axillary mass could be a cyst, an enlarged lymph node or even a skin cancer to name a few possibilities. . In any case, have a dermatologist evaluate any suspicious area. ...Read more

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My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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Burning sensation only with different types of movement on my shoulder. 2 days now. Feels like under the skin. No marks or bruises on skin. Just burns?

Nerve pain: Nerve pain is often burning in nature and can occur with no apparent reason. It usually passes, but if not you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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What would purple marks on the lips be? Like spots, almost like bruising/blood under skin but doesn't hurt. Could this be an std? Its not a cold sore.

Purple marks on lips: You have to see your doctor or a dermatologist to have a proper diagnosis. There are a number of different possibilities. The most likely is a vascular one such as a venous lake. However many lesions on the lips can reflect a systemic condition like osler-weber-rendu. ...Read more

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3 year old fell from about 3 feet onto concrete floor and hit head. No bruise knot red mark or anything. Says she don't hurt. Acts normal. Need worry?

3 year old fell from about 3 feet onto concrete floor and hit head. No bruise knot red mark or anything. Says she don't hurt. Acts normal. Need worry?

Depends: Most of these that are not knocked out with the fall, have no symptoms & can tell you what happened can be monitored at home. They can be allowed to sleep or nap on their regular schedule, but check with a flashlight while they rest. A single spit up or headache is common. If there is any change in personality, repeated vomiting, etc. Take her in at once. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get punched on the head and get a bruise and die like days or weeks later?

Is it possible to get punched on the head and get a bruise and die like days or weeks later?

A bit more than that: A serious blow to the temple that results in a skull fracture can lacerate the middle meningeal artery and cause an epidural hematoma. This is a neurosurgical emergency that must be evaluated and treated promptly or a person can slip into a coma and die. A slower subdural hematoma can cause issues as well. Any head trauma with changes in mental status should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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I have a pain only to touch on the right side of my head, feels like it's bruised but I haven't hurt myself. Only coin size pain?

I have a pain only to touch on the right side of my head, feels like it's bruised but I haven't hurt myself. Only coin size pain?

Neuritis?: One can't be certain but we could consider a localized neuritis. Your physician will need to evaluate you and see if there is such a clinical finding. ...Read more

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I have a bruise which gets bigger each day and looks like there's blood under my skin? Could it be anything more serious than a bruise?

I have a bruise which gets bigger each day and looks like there's blood under my skin? Could it be anything more serious than a bruise?

What are Bruises: Bruises are blood clots. Blood leaks into tissue after an injury and then takes some time to be reabsorbed. A bruise that is growing is very worrisome and nothing you sit at home waiting to see if it stops. If this bruise is more than one day old and still growing please get in to see your family physician. ...Read more

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Would a pinched nerve sometimes have diffuse pain and other times be localized, feel like a bruise under skin? Has been 3 mths? How long to heal?

Would a pinched nerve sometimes have diffuse pain and other times be localized, feel like a bruise under skin? Has been 3 mths? How long to heal?

Varies: It varies somewhat, but in general a pinched nerve cause pain at the site it is pinched to a variable degree and then pain along the specific distribution of the nerve. For example, pinching the L 5 nerve root on the right causes pain that runs down the back of the thigh, outside of leg, and the top of foot. ...Read more

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I had a large bruise on my right side that is now gone but there is now a hard spot there that doesn't hurt, but feels like a knot under my skin. Is this normal and will it ever go away?

I had a large bruise on my right side that is now gone but there is now a hard spot there that doesn't hurt, but feels like a knot under my skin. Is this normal and will it ever go away?

Likely hematoma: A collection of blood under the skin is called a hematoma and it can get hard as it ages. They typically soften slowly and resolve over days to weeks depending on the size. Very small chance of an infection occurring in a hematoma, so be vigilant about any worsening. No great way to speed up the process if it is not fresh (drainage early can help - but not late). ...Read more

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What kind of rash has skin that looks like bruising?

Bruising: There are many causes of bruising, some of which are quite important for you physically. If you have what is classically known as a bruise you cannot explain his presents, you need to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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