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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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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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Hi, my 23 month old daughter hit her top cheek/under eye area on our bedframe over about 2 months or more ago & there is still a pinkish mark/bruise?

Hi, my 23 month old daughter hit her top cheek/under eye area on our bedframe over about 2 months or more ago & there is still a pinkish mark/bruise?

Bruise read on..: Sometimes a hit over a bone can lead toa bruise with capillary breaks. This can lead to anatomosis (capillaries joining up and forming a long term reddish mark. It may diminish over time and skin thickening as one ages. Have it seen once by a doctor/dermatologist. ...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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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?

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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Unexplained bruising left eye socket - just noticed this, it's on inner side of eye, I haven't hurt it at all?

Unexplained bruising left eye socket - just noticed this, it's on inner side of eye, I haven't hurt it at all?

Trauma?: You must have rubbed the area without realizing for the result is soft tissue trauma. As long as vision and movement of the eyeball is fine use some heat and alternate with ice for resolution ...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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44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on right leg, foot and arm.

44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on right leg, foot and arm.

Seek consultation: This constellation of symptoms should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out any complicating condition that may be prolonging your recovery or those that might be more serious. Additional information is needed. Please see your primary care physician who will know more about your medical history and can make an accurate diagnosis. You do not want to ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have occipital neuralgia, ddd & scoliosis. Very likely have eds type iv. Base of head feels like a vice & unexplained bruising behind r ear.? Help? I have ferrous metal clips-mri? Chiari?

I have occipital neuralgia, ddd & scoliosis. Very likely have eds type iv. Base of head feels like a vice & unexplained bruising behind r ear.? Help? I have ferrous metal clips-mri? Chiari?

Need a good doctor: With multiple medical problems like yours, you need to find a good primary care doctor like a family doctor or an internist who can be the captain of your (health) ship! ...Read more

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What is bruising under the eye?

What is bruising under the eye?

Unkown answer: Bruising can be a nothing sign or sign of something more serious. Not enough information and history was provided to give a better directed answer. ...Read more

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Should my third eye dermal be bruising?

Should my third eye dermal be bruising?

Unclear request: I am not sure the consulting panel understands your question? Are you using "slang" to ask about your genital area? If so, I would direct your inquiry to urology team, not ophthalmology. ...Read more

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How to report bruising on ribs and black eyes?

How to report bruising on ribs and black eyes?

Bruising: A little unclear as to where you are going with this question. Certainly one can suspect spousal or parental abuse but there could be a history of trauma or recent cosmetic surgery that may relate to this finding. ...Read more

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Could a bruise under my eye be from a bad headache?

Could a bruise under my eye be from a bad headache?

Eye exam: An eyelid bruise ; headache are not typically related unless there is a history of trauma. This may be a coincidence. If the headache is new, persistent or severe you should see an eye doctor. There are rare orbital (the area around ; behind your eye) conditions that can cause bruising and headache or eye pain. These conditions are very rare and can include lymphangioma, amyloidosis or leukemia. ...Read more

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Is it possible the bruising from a black eye will never go away?

Is it possible the bruising from a black eye will never go away?

Very Unlikely: Like any bruising, the discoloration goes away when the blood reabsorbs, although the time it takes to do so, may vary depending on how much blood is present. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

Cold compresses: Cold compresses will help reduce swelling but you should see an eye doctor if you've had a trauma to the eye. ...Read more

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Help please! Is bruising under the eyes a side effect of drug abuse?

Help please! Is bruising under the eyes a side effect of drug abuse?

No: Either for trauma or low platelet count or deficient clotting factors. Deficient clotting factors can occur in severe liver disease that occurs in alcoholics. ...Read more

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Is it true that when a black eye turns red, the bruise is almost healed?

Is it true that when a black eye turns red, the bruise is almost healed?

No: Bruises go through many statges as the body resorbs the blood. However there is no certainty to the order of the colors. ...Read more

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Why is there a yellowish green bruise near my eye and a tiny bump on it?

Why is there a yellowish green bruise near my eye and a tiny bump on it?

Bruise: It's possible that the tiny bump may have been the site of a localized irritation that you may have picked or tried to pop. By mechanically disrupting the skin to eliminate it, an underlying blood vessel (capillary) may have ruptured causing a bruise, in which the escaped blood undergoes color changes as its reabsorbed. The discoloration should resolve in a couple of weeks. If not, see an Eye MD. ...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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It feels like I have a black eye but there is no bruise and I haven't injured myself. What could it be?

It feels like I have a black eye but there is no bruise and I haven't injured myself. What could it be?

?? black eye???: Was there an injury? If so, unless blood vessles break, and bleeding occurs within the tissue, no black eye occurs. However, can still have bruising of tissue and nerves, which can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I got off of work and had a black eye. The bruise is spreading. How does an eye bruise with no impact to the eye?

I got off of work and had a black eye. The bruise is spreading. How does an eye bruise with no impact to the eye?

Unknown bruise: Reason indicates a need to see the doctor. You MAY have bumped it w/out remembering or you MAY have a clotting issue that needs addressing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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The inner corner of my eye (near my nose) hurts when I touch it and makes me all tearing kinda feels like a bruise?

The inner corner of my eye (near my nose) hurts when I touch it and makes me all tearing kinda feels like a bruise?

Need to have it seen: By an eye doctor, who can view it under the slit lamp. You may have a drainage issue, or it may be tender, because it's inflamed, especially if there's a minor blockage (dacryolith), or from infection (dacryocystitis), or if it's not draining properly. This can all be done and evaluated by an eye doctor very easily. Best to have it checked out, and get to the bottom of it! May be something simple. ...Read more

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I got punched and have a black eye. Embarrassing so I wear a bandage patch. Its been 3 days and the bruise is dark help?

Black eye: Traumatic injury causes bleeding under skin dur injured blood vessels causing them to bleed under skin. May last 6-8 weeks. Simple- apply whole milk compresses. Milk protein is soothing. Nature will take its course. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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