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Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Depends: If you injure the neck you can cause bruising. If this bruise does not go away after a week or so see your MD ...Read more

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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What causes bruising to the middle of neck?

What causes bruising to the middle of neck?

BRUISING OF NECK: HOW LONG?
PRESSURE ON NECK COULD DO IT.
MEDICATIONS COULD DO IT.
KISSING THE NECK HARD COULD CONCEIVABLY DO IT. ...Read more

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On day of first bicuspids extraction neck has a bruise and hurts when touched. Is this related to extraction ?

On day of  first bicuspids extraction neck has a bruise and hurts when touched. Is this related to extraction ?

I doubt it: I have seen some interesting things after extractions, however the location and appearance of that bruising looks like a finger mark, unless the dentist or surgeon was using your neck as an anchor i find it hard to believe its from the extractions. ...Read more

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There is a bump on the back of my neck on the hairline. It hurts on contact and it's really hard and feels like a bumpy bruise.

There is a bump on the back of my neck on the hairline. It hurts on contact and it's really hard and feels like a bumpy bruise.

An ingrown hair: Causing an infection is a real good possibility. This is easily treated by a dermatologist. If that is not the problem they will be able to give you a more accurate diagnose once they examine you. ...Read more

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I've had several episodes where I feel "bruised"/or sore when touched. Especially around my neck and shoulders. Should I be concerned about this?

I've had several episodes where I feel "bruised"/or sore when touched. Especially around my neck and shoulders. Should I be concerned about this?

Neck and shoulder pa: It sound like you have myofascial pain. Some people or prone to have increased pain in the muscles and connective tissues, If you don't have any others symptoms like joint swelling, pain, skin rash or oral/other mucous membrane ulcers, it is most probably myofascial pain from fibromyalgia, talk to your doctor regarding treatment plan if at all necessary ...Read more

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It was really sudden, the pain happened right away. Didn't do anything. But it's by my neck on spine. Feels like bruise and it hurts badly. Any idea?

It was really sudden, the pain happened right away. Didn't do anything. But it's by my neck on spine. Feels like bruise and it hurts badly. Any idea?

Spine: Without a history of trauma, neck pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. See your doctor if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I cure bruises around the neck?

How can I cure bruises around the neck?

Bruises: Bruises will eventually fade. They can be covered with makeup. While there are no double blind studies, a number of cosmetic surgeons will recommend arnica cream or homeopathic arnica pills to help bruising heal faster. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an unexplained bruise on my neck?

Should I be worried about an unexplained bruise on my neck?

Perhaps: If bruising develops without any recognized injury, there is cause for concern. Use of Aspirin or non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen can cause increased bleeding. There are other diseases that affect the bodies clotting ability and can lead to unexplained bleeding. If the condition does not resolve quickly, consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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If you put someone in a headlock, will they have bruises on their neck?

If you put someone in a headlock, will they have bruises on their neck?

Possibly: It is possible to cause bruising or injury by putting someone in a headlock. I would advise that you avoid this activity. ...Read more

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What causes bruises at the base of your neck? Bruise cames and goes, and doesn't hurt.

What causes bruises at the base of your neck? Bruise cames and goes, and doesn't hurt.

You : You could have had a small torn blood vessel under the skin. If you are taking blood thinners and have recurrent bruising, then you should be evaluated. If you continue to get bruises for no reason that you can recall, then you should get blood testing. ...Read more

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I have bruising from the inside to the outside of my neck rightside it hurts been there since 2012 of dec?

I have bruising from the inside to the outside of my neck rightside it hurts been there since 2012 of dec?

See your doctor: What does your doctor who examined think it is? If this has not been evaluated by a doctor yet, it should be. ...Read more

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My neck really hurts. I can't move it left to right, it feels like a bad bruise and there's a little bump, help?

My neck really hurts. I can't move it left to right, it feels like a bad bruise and there's a little bump, help?

Have it evaluated: Get it evaluated. See a doctor, get examined and have x rays or other appropriate tests done. There are several possible causes. ...Read more

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2 month old son fell off bed light red bruise on bottom of his head right above neck it's been a month and it's still their. Why?

2 month old son fell off bed light red bruise on bottom of his head right above neck it's been a month and it's still their. Why?

Are you sure?: Are you sure it wasn't there before? It sounds like a "stork bite." it is very common for babies/kids to have a light red splotch on the nape of the neck. However, when a 2 month old falls off anything he should be seen/examined by his pediatrician asap. Please take him in and have his doctor look at the red mark - if it's not a 'stork bite' it shouldn't be there a month after the fall. ...Read more

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4 weeks now I've been getting bruises very easily & they seem to heal slower than usual. Also found three sensitive lumps in my neck.

4 weeks now I've been getting bruises very easily & they seem to heal slower than usual. Also found three sensitive lumps in my neck.

Easy Bruising : I suggest you go see your primary care doctor for an exam and to have some blood work to check a blood count and some liver functions snd some chemistries to find out why you are having these problems . In the mean time stop all Asprin , ipuprophen Aleve (naproxen) and similar drugs ...Read more

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I've had migrane for nearly 3 days,sickness,headache,crook in my back of my neck feels bruised,checked bp138/90 usual BP 120/70.how long can it last?

I've had migrane for nearly 3 days,sickness,headache,crook in my back of my neck feels bruised,checked bp138/90 usual BP 120/70.how long can it last?

See doctor: Migraine headaches typically last 4 to 72 hours. If it lasts weeks, it is probably a pain medication caused headache or recurring tension headaches. Cluster headaches are more frequent in men. Might be time to see your doctor for help. There are medications to stop a migraine such as sumatriptan, migranal, cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine)... ...Read more

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I have a swelling at the base of my neck at the back. It hurts on touching, and feels bony, almost like a bruise. Haven't been injured recently either?

I have a swelling at the base of my neck at the back. It hurts on touching, and feels bony, almost like a bruise. Haven't been injured recently either?

Anatomy: typical the base of the neck in the back is prominent due to the normal anatomy of the C7 T1 spinous process. Tender to touch means some inflammation from cervical spine; Tried physical therapy or massage therapy ...Read more

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The left front of my neck is bruised.why?

The left front of my neck is bruised.why?

Hard to tell..: sadly with this little information you are probably not going to get much of a satisfying answer. Usually when there is abnormal bruising it is all over your body, rather in one specific spot, so this is less likely to be part of an overall illness. Usually when there is a single unexpected bruise in 1 area you accidentally hit it or fell a sleep with an ill fitting shirt collar ...Read more

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I have a small circle bruise on the side of my neck its appeard in two day what could it be ?

I have a small circle bruise on the side of my neck its appeard in two day what could it be ?

Cool compresses: Lot of different things may have caused the bruise, most likely some insult/injury to that area. Recommend cool compresses, if enlarges or does not improve then have it evaluated by Dr ...Read more

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Bruise and swollen neck, can hardly talk. What do I do?

Bruise and swollen neck, can hardly talk. What do I do?

Possibly serious: This may be a sign of a serious condition with bleeding into the neck. It may put pressure on the airway, making it difficult to breathe. You should see a medical professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes your neck to spontaneously bruise along with stiffness and migraine headache?

What causes your neck to spontaneously bruise along with stiffness and migraine headache?

Injury: There must have been an injury of some kind. You will not have bruised spontaneously. The stiffness and headache are more likely to be coming from the same injury. ...Read more

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Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Often myofascial: If this is spontaneous neck pain, no injury, it is likely myofascial - pain in the soft tissues of the neck. Benign condition. Often treated with heat, ice and OTC medications. Stretching often helps. If it persists, have it examined by a physician ...Read more

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My left shoulder hurts, only when I lift it up. Hurts when I go above neck length. What could it be? Feels like there is a bump on it. Not a bruise.

My left shoulder hurts, only when I lift it up. Hurts when I go above neck length. What could it be? Feels like there is a bump on it. Not a bruise.

Acromioclavicular jt: Sounds like you may be describing an injury with swelling and pain over/about your acromioclavicular joint where the clavicle meets the acromion. There is normally symmetry between right and left joints. If one side is significantly more swollen and painful (especially with motion), a thorough shoulder examination is warranted along with Xrays. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Thyroid (Definition)

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more