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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Flat (no mole) spot on back of arm. No tenderness, no change to size or color. Had for at least month. Looks similar to a bruise. Skin cancer concern?

Flat (no mole) spot on back of arm. No tenderness, no change to size or color. Had for at least month. Looks similar to a bruise. Skin cancer concern?

May be sun damage: Malignant skin conditions normally are irregular shaped, grow, have uneven coloration the malignant melanoma is a concern although being flat is less worrisome. Its always best to simply shoe a dermatologist who could diagnose what you have easily.

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Hi, I have a concern that in the skin on my rear is infected or a skin condition. The skin looks like its covered in small bruise coloured spots.

Hi, I have a concern that in the skin on my rear is infected or a skin condition. The skin looks like its covered in small bruise coloured spots.

Venous Lakes: Venous lakes manifest as dark blue-to-violaceous compressible papules caused by dilation of venules. Although benign, venous lakes are important because of their mimicry of malignant lesions, such as melanoma and pigmented basal cell. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis.

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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?

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).

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I've just found a a spot on the back of my head that whenever I happen to find it hurts like I've bruised it but it's not a bump or visible.

I've just found a a spot on the back of my head that whenever I happen to find it hurts like I've bruised it but it's not a bump or visible.

See an osteopathic doctor: It may be difficult to determine why this is happening unless it is physically examined by an osteopathic physician. They may find that there are certain structures on the skull that may be more tender than others that may be on a suture line, or edge of a bony prominence on the skull. You receive more information, once this examination is done.

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There is this spot on the back of my head that aches. When I push it it hurts like a bruise. Is there anything to worry about or sinus related?

There is this spot on the back of my head that aches. When I push it it hurts like a bruise. Is there anything to worry about or sinus related?

Painful spot: Sinuses are around the eyes. You have muscles in the upper neck that attach to the back of your head, and nerves in the neck and scalp. Muscles spasm and compression of the posterior occipital nerve can lead to point tenderness, sore spent in the upper neck, back of your head. Use heat, and neck massage. Pressure on the area may cause more damage to the nerve.

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My son says he has sore spots on his head. It's always random, never in the same spot. He says they feel like bruises but never had any injury.

My son says he has sore spots on his head. It's always random, never in the same spot. He says they feel like bruises but never had any injury.

Exam: Take a look at the area or areas in question. Is there hair loss in the area? Is the hair loss smooth, or are there differing areas of hair growth. Is there redness and swelling? Any notable bruises? What colors? You might submit photos for a prime consult we can help you figure it out!

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Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

See an osteopath: It may be difficult to determine why this is happening unless it is physically examined by an osteopathic physician. They may find that there are certain structures on the skull that may be more tender than others that may be on a suture line, or edge of a bony prominence on the skull. You receive more information, once this examination is done.

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Red bruise like spot appeared on my penile head last afternoon, not raised nor itchy. Just reddish is all. It went away overnight. Is it bad???

Red bruise like spot appeared on my penile head last afternoon, not raised nor itchy. Just reddish is all. It went away overnight. Is it bad???

Hard to say: I would suggest a face to face exam to examine the area and provide testing if appropriate. Good luck

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After sex the other night my husband noticed a red bruise like spot on the head of his penis. It is very sore. What could this be?

After sex the other night my husband noticed a red bruise like spot on the head of his penis. It is very sore. What could this be?

Hematoma?: It could be a bruise. Any history of injury or rough play? Give it a few days to see if it self resolves. If worsening then see your doctor

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Would a reddish bruise like spot in penile head that went away in half a day be worrysome? Didn't itch or anything. No stds. Only hsv1 at 2.82h. Help?

Would a reddish bruise like spot in penile head that went away in half a day be worrysome? Didn't itch or anything. No stds. Only hsv1 at 2.82h. Help?

Penile lesion: Without seeing this it is impossible to say what it was, but it is unlikely to have been acute infection or anything particularly serious. Suggest that if you have further questions or this spot returns that you show it to your family doctor and let them evaluate you face to face. Good luck.

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On my inner thigh next to my groin I have this dime sized bruise like spot. The skin is not sticking out but there is a tiny mole in center. Wat is it?

On my inner thigh next to my groin I have this dime sized bruise like spot. The skin is not sticking out but there is a tiny mole in center. Wat is it?

Impossible: Impossible to answer without seeing. See your doc or if you do not want to take the time, do a Virtual Consult here and provide a good photo. Www. Healthtap. Com/DrJones

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3wks sore spot 4in long on back of head. Feels like bruise but not. Now in the middle of it iuarter size lump with fluid. Dizzy. Sometimes itchy/throbs.?

3wks sore spot 4in long on back of head. Feels like bruise but not. Now in the middle of it iuarter size lump with fluid. Dizzy. Sometimes itchy/throbs.?

SORE SPOT ON SCALP: This sounds as if it could be shingles. See a dermatologist or your family doctor as quickly as possible. It also be an infected cyst. In any case see a doctor!

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

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