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I have a small patch of tiny purplish veins/bruise on my right shoulder. I also have one or two on my ankles. What are they? And what causes them?
Spider veins: Most likely spider veins. Spider veins are small dilated veins near the surface of the skin shaped like tree branches that blanch when direct pressure is applied with a finger. Most common cause - venous hypertension within varicose veins or flow abnormality in medium sized veins of the leg (reticular veins). But there are many other congenital ; acquired causes. ...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
Vein bruise on my shoulders and biceps frequently after heavy weight lifting work out. What could be cause for this ? Is it iron deficiency(aneima)
Can a bruise under the skin be caused by an artery leakage. And if so does it heal the same way as a vein leakage bruise.
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. ...Read more
1 leg has some veins that bruise easily & they are slow to heal (4-10 weeks). Why?
No varicose veins. Non-smoker. Norm weight. Slight high platelets.
Several Things.: The most common cause of veins bursting and bleeding would be trauma. Other causes could be the taking of blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) but also nsaids, aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed oil, plavix, etc.Another cause could be blood problem resulting in an inability to clot. Obviously, it is impossible to make a diagnosis based on only a few facts. You should see a hematologist if bruising recurs. ...Read more
Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma. This hematoma is trapped blood beneath the skin and is best treated with heat and ibuprofen. It usually resolves over about 10 days. ...Read more
Is it possible that my left jugular vein may have bruised when i went on waterslide (Twirling Type) there is mild pain felt.
More likely a muscle: If you have pain when touching the area, it is more likley to by a mild injury to your sternocleidomastoid muscle. Try doing some mild neck stretching and if the pain persists or worsens within the next 10-14 days, you may want to go see your Primary Care doctor. Hope this helps. -Dr. Smith ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At first i noticed my veins in the legs are visible then the next day those veins shows small bruises, is that sign of leukemia?
Not necessarily: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I'm pale and have visible veins, also sometimes bruises with unknown cause. Connective tissue disorder?
Maybe (not): Go see your doctor. Bruising without reason is also worrisome for clotting disorders. This can be exacerbated from excess Aspirin or other over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. Connective tissue disorder has nothing to do w/visible veins under pale skin. That's just genetics & nothing to worry about. But bruising/bleeding easily should definitely be checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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