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Bruises popping up out of nowere. Help?

Bruises popping up out of nowere. Help?

Where?: Where are your bruises? Do you have any medical history of pathology or family history? Also, are you taking any blood thinning medication? ...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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Hit my elbow really hard a day ago. Doesn't hurt, just minor pain that feels like a bruise. But, when I move my elbow it has a popping feeling inside.

Hit my elbow really hard a day ago. Doesn't hurt, just minor pain that feels like a bruise. But, when I move my elbow it has a popping feeling inside.

This needs an-: -orthopedic evaluation. Talk to your parents as they control your health care decisions. You may need to see Ur PCP & get a referral, all depends on their insurance policy. ...Read more

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When I was younger I had a bump on my leg and it ended up popping and leaving a black bruise type mark. It's been over 12 years and it's still there?

When I was younger I had a bump on my leg and it ended up popping and leaving a black bruise type mark. It's been over 12 years and it's still there?

Pigmented Scar: It is a scar is benign&does not need any treatment. If it is embarrassing for you due to it's look. Inthat case you can consult your doctor or dermatologist he/she can prescribe a bleaching cream or use lasers to get rid of it. There are some over the counter bleaching creams available without a prescription. We don't know your skin type white, brown or black. Hydroquinolone is the active ingredient ...Read more

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Over the past week I've had a lot of random bruises popping up, especially on my legs but also a big one under thigh. Scared it's serious?

Over the past week I've had a lot of random bruises popping up, especially on my legs but also a big one under thigh. Scared it's serious?

See dr.: You should see your dr. And get some laboratory testing for your bruising issues. A rare but serious issue is unlikely such as ITP, but should be ruled out. If you are taking an aspirin or any nsaid's than I would stop them and as stated see your dr. Hope all is well in the lovely "Electric City" of Scranton. ...Read more

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If I bend my toes, my pinky toe makes a popping sound sometimes. Also, when I push it, it hurts like a bruise. I don't remember hitting it...

If I bend my toes, my pinky toe makes a popping sound sometimes. Also, when I push it, it hurts like a bruise. I don't remember hitting it...

Contusion: You must have injured the Last toe (pinky) knowingly. Do what is called Buddy taping. It is not weight bearing Toe so it will heal. Apply Ice and tape it with the adjacent Toe to prevent movement. Do not wear close toe shoe. If pain continues bend 1 week o gets worse, get frayed. ...Read more

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Yesterday My knee was hurting. Looked and saw I had a swollen blood vein popping out of the top of my knee. Last night saw it busted and now bruised?

Yesterday My knee was hurting. Looked and saw I had a swollen blood vein popping out of the top of my knee. Last night saw it busted and now bruised?

Happens sometimes: Sometimes it is possible to have a blood vessel rupture spontaneously and leave a bruise. If this is a one time occurrence then treat it like any other bruise with ice, rest, elevation, compression and don't worry. If this happens recurrently then see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell over playing netball my outer thigh made a popping noise I now have a lump & bruising on outer thigh very painfull moving what has happened?

I fell over playing netball my outer thigh made a popping noise I now have a lump & bruising on outer thigh very painfull moving what has happened?

Fractures: You may have a femoral fracture and this is serious. Have yourself checked in the emergency room or by an ortho. ...Read more

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Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Xray: I don't think you have to go to the ER but an xray would be a good idea to rule out a fracture. Especially of the finger you want to be careful as you of course want to retain full function of the finger. ...Read more

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Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Doctor can evaluate: There are enough arm symptoms present, so one should see a primary care doctor or an orthopedic doctor to examine the arm. Most orthopedic doctors can do x-rays in their offices, so that might make it a one-stop trip. For the lightheadedness, a primary care doctor can evaluate as to why, such as anemia, low blood pressure, infection, hormonal problems, etc... ...Read more

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I did the splits and heard and felt a loud popping sound behind my thigh. It hurts to walk and feels very weak. Very tender. Get it checked out?

I did the splits and heard and felt a loud popping sound behind my thigh. It hurts to walk and feels very weak. Very tender. Get it checked out?

Yes: I would recommend having it checked out. There most likely isn't anything emergent you should go to the er with, but you could have damaged any one of a number of muscles/attachment or tendons and you will need a physical exam to clarify which of these this is, including possible hamstring injury. I would recommend seeing a sports doc tomorrow if you can. ...Read more

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I had a big pimple that I didn't get fully popped a few months ago. I noticed that the skin healed over the leftover puss, leaving a bump on my neck. Now, the bump has become tender. I've been popping it like a pimple every few hours, but can't seem to ev

I had a big pimple that I didn't get fully popped a few months ago. I noticed that the skin healed over the leftover puss, leaving a bump on my neck. Now, the bump has become tender. I've been popping it like a pimple every few hours, but can't seem to ev

Please be seen: That sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst. You will need to see your primary care doctor and he or she can remove it with a simple in office surgery. It will not go away until the cyst sac is removed. I suggest getting in as soon as possible to avoid any further infection risk. ...Read more

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Sharp, severe upper sternum & popping. Waxes & wanes worse moving breathing leaning forward only hurts to touch when at it's worst not always tender?

Sharp, severe upper sternum & popping. Waxes & wanes worse moving breathing leaning forward only hurts to touch when at it's worst not always tender?

Costochondritis: Sounds like you have a case of costochondritis. This can cause severe pain along the sides of the sternum where the ribs attach. It's an inflammatory process and will benefit from anti-inflammatory meds as well as rest. Stop working out for a while and allow your body to heal. ...Read more

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Foam rolled and heard a popping sound, now I have pain/cramp under left rib cage with extreme bloating fluid retention. Tender to the touch?

Foam rolled and heard a popping sound, now I have pain/cramp under left rib cage with extreme bloating fluid retention. Tender to the touch?

Probable injury: Sounds like you ether strained your rib muscles or fractured your rib. Both can be very painful and associated with swelling. Treatment is the same. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful popping and grinding in the hip. I also have a red and tender spot on the hip bone. When I cough or its touched it hurts. It hurts when I run.

Painful popping and grinding in the hip. I also have a red and tender spot on the hip bone. When I cough or its touched it hurts. It hurts when I run.

See a physician: Several diagnoses can cause hip popping and grinding, such as impingement, cartilage damage, and early arthritis. You will need to see a physician to nail down the diagnosis more precisely, and also for evaluation of the red spot, which cannot be diagnosed through this type of forum. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hard lump on top of right hand veins popping out slightly different colour tender to touch what could it be?

Hard lump on top of right hand veins popping out slightly different colour tender to touch what could it be?

Cyst?: Bump on top of hand or wrist may be a cyst. Other things could be a "carpal boss". Less commonly would be a vascular mass. If persists and is painful, see a local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Having Left lateral foot pain, tender to touch at times. Also I have popping in ankle, no swelling. Had xray not fractured. What else could this be?

Having Left lateral foot pain, tender to touch at times. Also I have popping in ankle, no swelling. Had xray not fractured. What else could this be?

Usually a: Ligament injury in the foot or ankle. Make sure your using firm fitting supportive foot wear with good heels and arches. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the middle of my chest. It worsens if I lean or move the wrong way. When stretching it pops. To the touch it feels bruised?

Muscular Pain: The fact that your pain is worsened by movement and that you have a popping sensation are signs that this is a structural problem. In other words, this problem is related to muscles, bone, cartilage or other connective tissue and not a heart problem. Have you done any recent activity where you overexerted yourself? ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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