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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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Having left sided neck pain and temples feel bruised and feels like bubbling underneath skin. What could this be. Feel fatigue and achy.?

Having left sided neck pain and temples feel bruised and feels like bubbling underneath skin. What could this be. Feel fatigue and achy.?

Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of the muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses. Treatment includes massage, physical therapy, biofeedback and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Botox injections in the scalp muscles and a variety of medications may reduce the headaches. See a neurologist who specializes in headaches.

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I had a fall with a lump on my temple, on warfarin. Bruises have spread all over my face. What is the best way to restore the face. I've iced the lump?

I had a fall with a lump on my temple, on warfarin. Bruises have spread all over my face. What is the best way to restore the face. I've iced the lump?

“Tincture of time”: Take a "tincture of time". Sometimes in medicine the best treatment is no treatment, but let time pass and hopefully you will be much better. It is good to be patient in your case.

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I've got bruising on my temple as well as on the top of my forehead, I haven't banged it.

I've got bruising on my temple as well as on the top of my forehead, I haven't banged it.

See provider: Unexplained bruising needs to be evaluated to make sure that there are not any underlying bleeding problems. Schedule an appt with your provider to look into this.

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I was rubbing temple yesterday felt sore this morining looked I have a bruise. Do not remember hitting, what would cause it.?

I was rubbing temple yesterday felt sore this morining looked I have a bruise. Do not remember hitting, what would cause it.?

Temporal Artritis if: Excessive sweating, fever, general ill feeling, jaw pain that comes and goes or occurs when chewing, loss of appetite, pain and stiffness in the neck, upper arms, shoulder, and hips, throbbing headache on one side of the head or the back of the head, scalp sensitivity, tenderness when touching the temple, vision difficulties, blurred vision, double vision, thick tender artery on that side.

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Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??

Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??

Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck.

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My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples. What are the causes as I doctor cannot seem to find a cause.?

My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples. What are the causes as I doctor cannot seem to find a cause.?

See below: Difficult to suggest possibilities without seeing the condition. Has he had recent dental work? Any history of trauma (e.g. From wrestling)? Baseball helmet too tight? See pediatrician for evaluation & options for treatment. Good history may provide the answer.

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My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when I press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when I press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

Depends: Sometimes tension headaches and sinus problems can cause soreness along the temples. If it continues, you should see your doctor.

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With temporal arteritis would your temple be sore to the touch like a bruise?

With temporal arteritis would your temple be sore to the touch like a bruise?

Yes: Sure can. Arteritis is inflammation of the artery, which means it is swollen. This swollen artery pushes on the layers of tissue over it and when you press on the skin, it presses on the artery. There are also a lot of nerves both around the artery and in the skin which is also reacting to the increased swelling and pressure from touch.

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My bf has a lump on his temple. It doesn't have bruising & its not a zit/pimple/boil. Been there for 2 weeks. Also has a pulse!? Help!

My bf has a lump on his temple. It doesn't have bruising & its not a zit/pimple/boil. Been there for 2 weeks. Also has a pulse!? Help!

Should get checked: Not sure about what this "lump" is but if it is pulsing than you should have this checked by your doctor. It could be blood vessel or have proximity to one.

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BEEN getting Sharp stabbing pains on right Side between my temple and EaR. That area including My EYE Feels Bruised. What Could it be? Been a WeEK now

BEEN getting Sharp stabbing pains on right Side between my temple and EaR. That area including My EYE Feels Bruised. What Could it be? Been a WeEK now

Temporal Arteritis?: If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. See your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP.

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Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Possibly TMJ: Tender spot in front of ear and below temple can be Temporal Mandibular Joint disorder. Look closely in mirror to note if chin opens vertically or jogs right or left when the jaw is slowly opened and closed. Irregular motion correlates with asymmetric movement of the jawbone where it connects to the skull at this place in front of the ear, and which is called the Temporal Mandibular Joint.

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Hi I banged my head on Sunday, the right hand side on the temple. Today I have a bruise on my eyelid and my eye feels as if it is scratched.

Hi I banged my head on Sunday, the right hand side on the temple. Today I have a bruise on my eyelid and my eye feels as if it is scratched.

Visit your MD: It would be best to visit your MD to have a physical examination of the area of your injury. The black eye is probably from some mild local bleeding but the scratchiness in your eye may indicate a corneal abrasion and you should be checked out for that. Good luck.

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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