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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?

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?

Blunt chest injury: Blunt chest injury can bruise the soft organs within yourchest particularly the lungs and heart. I'd you are having difficulty breathing or having more chest pain than just the site of the injury, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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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

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 more

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How can you treat a severe bruise?

How can you treat a severe bruise?

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

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Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Sensitive: A bruise represent trauma to the skin, soft tissue and blood vessels. The skin overlying a bruise may stay tender and sensitive for some time. ...Read more

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What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

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

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What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

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

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I am easy to bruise , can a knot appear under skin with a bruise?

I am easy to bruise , can a knot appear under skin with a bruise?

Yes: When someone bruises it forms a clot. Some clots are bigger, depending on the vessel and sometimes the depth and sometimes can calcify and it can be felt as a knot or nodule. If the hematoma is roundish, it can also be felt as a knot. ...Read more

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Why does my skin bruise and tear so readily?

Why does my skin bruise and tear so readily?

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

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What could be causing my skin on my thighs to bruise after scratching it?

What could be causing my skin on my thighs to bruise after scratching it?

Trauma.: Low platelets, blood thinners, anti platelet medications (such as aspirin) and steroids can do it. If you are not taking medications, you need some blood tests to rule out blood disorders. ...Read more