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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.
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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. ...Read more

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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.
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more