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Dr. David Hardin
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Blood Blister (Definition)

A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant ...Read more


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Small blood blister like spots on scrotum?

Small blood blister like spots on scrotum?

Angiokeratomas: These are benign vascular growths called angiokeratomas. They are innocent and do not require treatement unless they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the small blood blister on my toe to go away?

How long will it take for the small blood blister on my toe to go away?

Depends how you: Treat it. If it is drained, rather quickly. But, you need to use sterile instruments or see doctor. ...Read more

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Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Warm salt rinses: The blister will need to heal on it's own, but if it is a bit swollen in the area, warm salt water rinses several times a day will help it along. ...Read more

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I got a small blood blister on my lip. What does it mean?

I got a small blood blister on my lip. What does it mean?

Blood blister: Hello, I wouldn't worry too much about a blood blister since they most commonly arise from the trauma of biting the lip. Avoid further trauma and see your doctor for removal. ...Read more

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I have a small blood blister above my eye. I don't like it. How can I remove it.?

I have a small blood blister above my eye. I don't like it. How can I remove it.?

Skin lesion: The lesion you describe is probably a nevus (mole). I could also be a cherry angioma. I do not recommend you attemp removal requires surgical intervention. If truley a blood filled blister caused by trauma will resolve with no intervention. ...Read more

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I have what seems to look like a zip or a small blood blister on my right breast, I'm not sure what this is but should I be concerned about it? I

I have what seems to look like a zip or a small blood blister on my right breast, I'm not sure what this is but should I be concerned about it? I

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I was wondering how I could get rid of a small blood blister that has been on top of my breast since I was little, can you help?

I'm 17 and I was wondering how I could get rid of a small blood blister that has been on top of my breast since I was little, can you help?

Blood blister: Start w/seeing your family doc. He/she may refer you to a plastic or vascular surgeon. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I just noticed a small blood blister on the side of my big toe this morning, in what case should I visit a doctor regarding it?

I just noticed a small blood blister on the side of my big toe this morning, in what case should I visit a doctor regarding it?

If diabetic: This is likely just a pressure sore from a shoe or activity issue. If you are without health problems, I would just watch the blister. If you have diabetes or are immune compromised in any way, I would have your primary care doctor oversee the recover of this wound. If there is pressure in the blister, I would probably decompress the blister with an isopropyl alcohol cleaned straight pin. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get this small blood blister on the inside part on my lip. Its hard and sometimes is red/purple. Itll go away for months then come back.?

Sometimes I get this small blood blister on the inside part on my lip. Its hard and sometimes is red/purple. Itll go away for months then come back.?

Oral mucosa cyst: You may also want to see an ENT or oral surgeon. These lesions often need to be removed to reduce the chance that they will come back. ...Read more

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I have small blood blister of sorts on my breast that is about the size of a pencil eraser and slightly raised. I first noticed it a month ago, but it has not healed at all and is easily irritated and sometimes bleeds. I'm not sure if it's something I sho

I have small blood blister of sorts on my breast that is about the size of a pencil eraser and slightly raised. I first noticed it a month ago, but it has not healed at all and is easily irritated and sometimes bleeds. I'm not sure if it's something I sho

You may have: A small hemangioma, which is a benign tumor of a tiny blood vessel on the surface of your skin. Or angioma. Or something similar that is irritating you. Please get yourself to a healthcare provider to get properly diagnosed and treated. These things can bleed quite a bit if surgically excised, but sometimes electrocautery helps. ...Read more

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I have a small blood blister on the outer side of my big toe, how long does it take to heal and how can I prevent pain while running and walking?

Depends: On how much friction or pressure that is put on the blister. May use protective ointment and cover with dressing. Open toe shoes if possible will reduce friction and speed up healing. ...Read more

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I have a small blood blister type of bump in my mouth. Could this be an std? It doesn't hurt just an annoyance. ..also I always bite that cheek!

I have a small blood blister type of bump in my mouth. Could this be an std? It doesn't hurt just an annoyance. ..also I always bite that cheek!

Unusual symptom: A blood blister would be an unusual symptom for a sexually transmitted infection, but if you have engaged in high risk sexual activity recently, an evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more

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Should I goto a dermatologist about toenail fungus? Also I have a small blood blister on tip of penis right by the hole? I have the scrotum blood blisters also. Are they the same thing. Have had both as long as I can remember

Should I goto a dermatologist about toenail fungus? Also I have a small blood blister on tip of penis right by the hole? I have the scrotum blood blisters also. Are they the same thing. Have had both as long as I can remember

Try OTC: If you don't have redness, pain, swelling, pus or a fever, you don't really need to see a doctor for the toenail fungus. OTC anti fungal topicals can be tried; effectiveness is spotty. There are anecdotal reports of using Vicks VapoRub. Most effective is oral anti-fungal drug treatment, but it requires a prescription and carries some risk. The tiny bit of blood on the penis/scrotum is likely benign ...Read more

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Painless small blood blisters on the sides of tongue and white coating.......is this a liver problem?

Painless small blood blisters on the sides of tongue and white coating.......is this a liver problem?

Not likely: More likely to be a viral infection. However, if you are concerned about liver you might possibly be drinking too much...if so, try to get help for that BEFORE you develop a liver problem! Good luck. ...Read more

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I have what look like small blood blisters on my scrotum. They have been there for years. I am 44. No pain or discomfort. They never grow in size.

I have what look like small blood blisters on my scrotum. They have been there for years. I am 44. No pain or discomfort. They never grow in size.

Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas of Fordyce appear as deep blue small bumps on the scrotal skin. They bleed easily as they are dilated blood vessels. They are harmless and usually do not require treatment. They can be frozen, burned or lasered off if need be.
If they are not like the picture here, it would be best to see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I have small blood blisters in a small area between my butt cheeks where new clothing caused significant chafing. They HURT and WON'T HEAL.

I think I have small blood blisters in a small area between my butt cheeks where new clothing caused significant chafing. They HURT and WON'T HEAL.

Go to Dr.: Nonhealing painful blisters in the genital area including area between the buttocks; are usually caused by Herpes Simplex Virus. Go to a Doctor for examination of the area, culture, blood tests to rule out other conditions and treatment for the condition. With the right treatment the lesions should heal soon. ...Read more

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I have a few tiny red bumps that resemble small blood blisters on the inside of my labia. They've been there for around 3 yrs. What could it be?

I have a few tiny red bumps that resemble small blood blisters on the inside of my labia. They've been there for around 3 yrs. What could it be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Allergic reaction?: Could be allergic reaction to medicine, food, or result from viral infection. See dermatologist to find out why if it's a real concern. ...Read more

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I have a sore on the top of my ear it started out looking like a small pimple or blood blister and now its big and lumpy its reddish purple and bumpy

I have a sore on the top of my ear it started out looking like a small pimple or blood blister and now its big and lumpy its reddish purple and bumpy

A: A worsening lesion on the top of the ear could be an infection, scar tissue, or even something more concerning such as a skin cancer. It is very important that you have your ear looked at as soon as possible for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a small blood filled blister on his finger. What should I do?

My 5 year old has a small blood filled blister on his finger. What should I do?

Protect it is all: Leaving it alone is best--cover with a bandage if it needs to be protected. It may be tempting to puncture it, but that increases the risk of infection and won't help it heal any faster. ...Read more

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My GI specialist found "small pimple like blood blisters" on colonoscopy, what could they be?

My GI specialist found "small pimple like blood blisters" on colonoscopy, what could they be?

Colonoscopy: You know the best person to ask is the guy who did the test. You probably were too medicated when he came out to talk about the test and your significant other didn't remember all the technical terms. Give his office a call and find out. ...Read more

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I noticed two small dark red blood blisters in my right inner cheeks. I nevr had them before and I don't remember biting my cheeks either. I'm worried.?

Likely local trauma: It is most likely local trauma from the teeth but should be examined by a doctor to ensure nothing else is going on. There are viral illnesses and other local infections/masses that can present this way and a good exam will hopefully exclude anything serious. ...Read more

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I have two small dark red blood blisters on my right inner cheeks. I never had them before and I don't remember biting my cheek either. They are not painful at all. Help.

I have two small dark red blood blisters on my right inner cheeks. I never had them before and I don't remember biting my cheek either. They are not painful at all. Help.

See a dentist: If the blood blisters resolve in a 2 week period. Most likely you will be fine. If they persist, then have your dentist look at them. You probably got them from biting or from eating sharp/hard foods. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

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