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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
Monitor: Hi, is this just a random thing or do you get unexplained bruises a lot? If it is the former, just monitor. You could have been bruised without sensing it at the time. If it is the latter, see a doctor for more work up. ...Read more
I have a painless bruise on my left inner thigh. I haven't worked out in a while and I have no clue what else could have caused it. Any ideas?
Relax: No big deal. These are common. It will be gone in 5-7 days. ...Read more
I have a painless bruise radiating around a big bite. The bruise seems to be slowly spreading, but is not at all tender or swollen. Cause for concern?
No concern: The bruise is likely dissipating. If there is no redness or tenderness, then there no need for concern at this time. Over the counter Arnicare can help with the discoloration. ...Read more
Hello. I have been worried lately because I have recently found strange red flat spots and painless bruises under the surface of my skin?
Angiomas: The red spots are most likely angiomas. Angiomas - are benign (non-malignant) tumors that are made up of small blood and lymphatic vessels. Angioma is one of the most commonly occurring of all skin lesions, it does not threaten the health or well-being of an individual and is removed generally for cosmetic reasons. Since I can not see the lesions, I can not be totally sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a painless bruise around my heel after flying and then going to gym. Just want to check if there is anything that I should be concerned about.
Probably not.: You may have had some trauma to the area without knowing it happened. If it gets bigger or becomes painful then get it checked out. ...Read more
What can cause easy bruising? I have a bunch of painless bruises on the back of my thighs. Could it be from a bug bite?
Need more: Information. They could very well be from bug bites as everyone's skin is different and everyone reacts in different ways. Some are very sensitive. Also when do the painless bruises come on? Do you have any other signs and symptoms? Need to rule out leukemia and other blood disorders. Discuss with your doctor if blood test is necessary. ...Read more
I have very tiny blood spots the size of fire ants on both my upper arms all over and a huge painless bruise on one. Only on upper arms though. Why?
I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?
Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more
I have a painless small bruise on my forearm and it has been there a few days and I don't remember doing anything to cause it. Should I be concerned?
No: No. We periodically have minor trauma that may cause a bruise. Don't worry about it unless it doesn't go away after a few weeks. ...Read more
2 days ago I wore a lipstick. Bottom lip started itching. Scratched it with my nails and teeth. Now have a itchy painless blister and bruised lip.?
My left rib has a feeling of being bruised if I touch my rib, it feels bruised? It's painless? What is this?
Bruised rib: May be costochondritis, an inflammation of the rib. Occurs with viral infecitons or mycoplasma, Can try a trial of NSAIDs if no allergy, . some times I give zithromax for mycoplasma if there are other ear nose throat symptoms. Alternatively you may have inadvertently bruised it. F/U with doc ...Read more
I have spots in my hands, in my left even more like a bruise but painless. Is it dangerous? What is it?
Exam needed: Without examining you there is no way to make a diagnosis. See your physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Reddish bruise (but painless?) on top of foot, fading now but quite a large area around it is yellow now. Don't remember bruising it. Is this normal?
No: It's not normal but if there is no pain and its going away, I wouldn't worry. If it becomes a pattern then you need to be checked. ...Read more
I have a small quarter size bruise like mark about an inch to the upper left of my bellybutton, been there for a month now. Does not hurt when pressed.
Impossible to say:
This actually may not be a bruise. Show this to your doctor to get the best advise.
Best wishes ...Read more
Despite no injury, a bruise appeared at the top of my calf4 months ago, it hasn't gone, and has faded to a yellowy/green colour, no pain. Any ideas?
Get an U/S: An ultrasound will determine if you have a clot. It sounds like you had blood underneath your skin, but that should have resolved sooner than 4 months! ...Read more
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
The hematoma under t: The hematoma (blood) under the nail plate will gradually grow out distally to the end of the nail plate. Be patient it will take a couple of months for finger nails 6-8 for toenails. ...Read more
Possibly: Some immunomodulators can cause low platelet #s which can lead to bruising as well as bleeding. ...Read more
My fiance was in a wreck yesterday but has no pain today but he does have weird bruises on his back should we go to the emergency room?
Call the doctor: O. Ear is for life threatening emergencies. If there is pain or something of concern he should go see his family doctor. ...Read more
Why is upper right side more in its been like that for a wile I lost wight but my rib hurts it does not hurt when I breath there are no bruise?
Not certain: Pain on that location could be from a lot of reasons. You will need to see your physician to clarify the answer. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with siatica yet the side were there is no pain I have a big bruise om my bottom. I'm not taking any medication only 10mg lexepro.
I woke up with a discolored spot about the size of a half dollar. Though it looks like a bruise it does not hurt. Has not healed nodule in center?
? insect bite: Without inspecting the lesion a diagnosis is not possible but it could be an insect bite or a hive. If it doesn't recede or if it enlarges or there is spreading redness, have your physician examine it. ...Read more
I have bruise lines on my inner thighs and also on my armpits. These lines are around 1/4 inch wide and 1.5 inches long. No Pain or Itch. Any Advice?
Straie?: Are you certain they are bruises? Straie, or stretch marks can often appear in the areas you have mentioned. They usually develop after periods of rapid weight change or with certain medical conditions of metabolism. They are usually slightly depressed, of dark red or purple color, are painless and do not change much in size or color. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more
I bumped my front tooth pretty hard a couple of months back it does not hurt but is stiill bruised how long will it take to heal or will it even heal?
I would suggest: You be seen by a dentist for an evaluation / x-ray. It is very possible the tooth will require endodontic therapy. Please see a dentist as soon as possible if you haven't already. Hope this helps and thanks for the question. ...Read more
Superficial bruising: It sounds like superficial bruising under the skin, if that's the case you should see black and blue yellowing in a few days. The cause would be small broken blood vessels ...Read more
Clotting: It sounds like a bruise. If it does not go away, please see a doctor. ...Read more