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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?
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
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
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
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
I have a green patch on my skin it looks and feels like a bruise however it has been on my skin for about a year now?
Thin: Thinner skin will bruise more easily. Blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Aspirin will contribute. A poor nutritional state will also contribute. Nutritional supplements with bioflavenoids and pycnogenol with help with bruisavility and skin integrity .Protein supplements of Amino Acids amy also be necessary. ...Read more