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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Bleeding Under The Skin

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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I scratched my arm and it started bleeding under the skin what is this? Still there after 2 days

I scratched my arm and it started bleeding under the skin what is this? Still there after 2 days

Bruising under skin: The most common cause of easy bruising is senile purpura. This usually occurs in middle-aged or elderly, fair-skinned persons who have had a lot of sun exposure. The sun damages the elastin fibers in the skin as well as the collagen, leading to thin skin that is prone to bruising. The most common sites include the forearms and legs. ...Read more

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The tops of my forearms bruse & bleed very easily. Why all the bleeding under the skin?

The tops of my forearms bruse & bleed very easily. Why all the bleeding under the skin?

Purpura: Often times bruising can be caused by thin skin, which can be age related or secondary to medications such as prednisone. Blood thinners such as Aspirin or Coumadin can also cause or exacerbate this type of condition. The medical term is purpura. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.

Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.

Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu! ...Read more

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Popped a zit and now it's bleeding under the skin. Suggestions?

Popped a zit and now it's bleeding under the skin. Suggestions?

Pop! Goes the Measle: Yeah. Leave it alone. You squeezed too hard or with too much pressure with your nails. Now it just has to heal. It may collect some more pus but you'll have to be extra careful getting rid of that. Put some antibacterial ointment on it and give it several days to heal. The blood should resorb. Be careful next time. If a zit won't pop with gentle pressure wait 'till it "matures" more to try again. ...Read more

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Cyst on face cheek for couple weeks. Feels smaller but no discharge. Normal skin color until a few days ago now looks brown. Bleeding under the skin?

Cyst on face cheek for couple weeks. Feels smaller but no discharge. Normal skin color until a few days ago now looks brown. Bleeding under the skin?

Sounds like it: may be a sebaceous cyst which when any of the contents are exposed to air will turn dark, See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment as it will to go away on its own if that's what it is ...Read more

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Why did my bruise go from greenish-yellow to all red and purple? Am i bleeding under the skin again?

Why did my bruise go from greenish-yellow to all red and purple? Am i bleeding under the skin again?

Normal Color change: A bruise is mainly made up of Red Blood Cells that are under the skin. The pigment in the blood cells goes through a series of color changes as it gets broken down in the body. These manifest as the cahnegs in skin colour. This is normal and shows that your are healing. ...Read more

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