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Severe Skin Ecchymosis
Had piece of metal jabbed into sternum 36h ago. Severe pain while laying down mostly. Didnt break skin. Small yellowing bruise now. No ins. Advice?
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Can ecchymosis occur after pressing skin on hard surface? I noticed two small bruises in less than a day consistent with how I lean against my counter
It is possible: It is possible to develop bruising related to pressure, although unusual in someone so young (30 years old). Do you take any medications? Any blood thinners like aspirin or ibuprofen would make you more likely to bruise easily. If you have taken prednisone for any reason, that would make you more likely to bruise easily also. If you are not taking anything, see your doctor for a routine check up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonspecific.: A brown recluse spider bite can sometimes be mistaken for a severe bruise, but that is serious business. If the area grows rapidly worse and takes on other colors, see your doctor immediately. More likely, though, the bug that bit you just happened to damage a small skin capillary, and that's what caused the bruise. It will heal more slowly than most bites, but it will heal. ...Read more
Several things : There are a variety of reasons: http://nell-rose.Hubpages.Com/hub/easy-bruising-and-thin-skin-the-causes-and-some-self-help-ideas. ...Read more
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
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
Was bit by a friend out of playfulness today. No bleeding or breaks in the skin, however there is a bruise. Am i safe?
Yes: But biting friends are no friends.Get a more detailed answer ›
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