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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Discoloration and bruising under eye that has lasted for a month, what to do?

Discoloration and bruising under eye that has lasted for a month, what to do?

Need med. ; eye exam: Could be allergy, eye problem or bruising if your blood is not clotting properly. Please see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 25 and I bruise very easily. Many unexplainable. Also with worsening/darkening under eye circles. Could it just be age or vitamin deficiency?

Multiple Problems: Dark circles under eyes can be from allergies or sleep deprivation or both. Easy bruising can be caused by blood disorders but can also be caused by certain vitamin supplements like fish oil, flax seed oil or other high omega 3 fatty acids. If you are taking any of these stop them for a while and see if your bruising improves. Also be careful with aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. ...Read more

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Yesterday a bruise suddenly appeared under eye and spread a little today. Will it go away? Should i continue baby aspirin? Had headache a day before

Yesterday a bruise suddenly appeared under eye and spread a little today. Will it go away? Should i continue baby aspirin? Had headache a day before

Vague: Need a thorough history and exam. Has this bruise appeared before, cause, duration, severity, affecting the eye, etc.? Could be some sort of sinus infection if the headache is coming on. If this continues, i would see a dr. As a preventative action. ...Read more

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Bruising under eyes could this be from eczema ?

Bruising under eyes could this be from eczema ?

Doubtful: Eczema can cause dryness or flakiness--bruising results from trauma--however, if you are rubbing or scratching the area, this can cause bruising. ...Read more

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What could cuase bruising on unexplained right elbow, right eye, and right hand what it be?

What could cuase bruising on unexplained right elbow, right eye, and right hand what it be?

Clotting problems: Bruising not associated with trauma suggests a problem with blood clotting. Aspirin, certain prescribed medications and even some over the counter supplements can be responsible. Unexplained bruising can also be caused by a serious, underlying health problem. See a physician immediately. ...Read more

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What could cause bruising under one eye without any trauma? Woke up with it that way.

What could cause bruising under one eye without any trauma? Woke up with it that way.

Bruising: May still be trauma form rubbing that area while sleeping especially if you take a blood thinner such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Check it out with your doctor ...Read more

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Accident caused severe bruising of the eye/fractured nose. 7 weeks ago, still slight dark line under the eye. Seek medical attention or just patience?

Accident caused severe bruising of the eye/fractured nose. 7 weeks ago, still slight dark line under the eye. Seek medical attention or just patience?

Probably patience: If everything is healing, and they eye is working normally, then allow the healing to continue. Blood pools in soft tissue after trauma and can take quite a while to completely resolve. Give it another 2 weeks unless you are having trouble with your vision, breathing, or sinuses. Take care! ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses is also known as Bruise. Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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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


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