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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


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I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?

I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?

No: Unfortunately like a bruise anywhere on the body--your own white blood cells etc... Have to come in and take the old blood away to get rid of the discoloration and there is no way to really speed this up. ...Read more

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What could cause your eyelids to bruise ?

What could cause your eyelids to bruise ?

Focal trauma??: Trauma obviously. If occurs spontaneously i would seek evaluation. Also, may need blood studies for clotting ; anemia screening along with systemic lab tests if significant problem. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bite or something else then you should see your physician. It could be an infection and should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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My boy friend has a reddish purple lump that is swollen and ssomewhat painful on his eyelid right near his lashes?

My boy friend has a reddish purple lump that is swollen and ssomewhat painful on his eyelid right near his lashes?

Stye: Might be a stye - this article may help you figure out what it is. If the redness spreads out onto the skin of the eyelid, more swelling of the eyelid or rapid worsening on pain see an MD asap. http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/styes-and-chalazia-topic-overview ...Read more

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The top of my eyelids have been noticeably yellow the last few days kind of like a late bruise but I just noticed it! Is it something to worry about?

The top of my eyelids have been noticeably yellow the last few days kind of like a late bruise but I just noticed it! Is it something to worry about?

Not likely: If that is the only part of your skin that is yellowed, I would wonder if you had a bruise on your scalp/forehead area in the last 2 weeks that has allowed some late discoloration to reach your eyelids. Are you using eye shadow that is a new product for you that may leave a discoloration after removal? If the whites of your eyes of other areas become yellow, see a doctor about liver problems. ...Read more

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What causes bruising on your eyelids?

What causes bruising on your eyelids?

Valsalva/vomiting: Any prolonged increase in abdominal pressure as in vomiting or severe coughing spells ; the like will cause it. Also strangulation that does not end in death. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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