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I have had a purple patchy looking bruise come up on chin haven't hit my chin is this something I should worry about?

I have had a purple patchy looking bruise come up on chin haven't hit my chin is this something I should worry about?

I do not think so: If you do not have any Blood disorder like Anemia, low Platlate count then there is nothing to worry about. Some times Bruise may appear unknowingly. If one or 2 and very infrequent:it is ok. If recurrent; please get your blood checked. ...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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Bruised black and purple chin but tonite it all of a sudden got smaller and I could see something seem to move and tighten its still moving all around?

Bruised black and purple chin but tonite it all of a sudden got smaller and I could see something seem to move and tighten its still moving all around?

Chin problem: No idea what this is. A bruised, black and purple chin would be common with an injury to the jaw such as being hit in the jaw or a car wreck. Why it would suddenly get smaller, or what you're seeing move and tighten and still moving all around, I cannot tell you. ...Read more

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Head trauma due to fight, insides of ears purple, bruised. When I lay down, feels like my head I'd spinning. Should I be worried?

Head trauma due to fight, insides of ears purple, bruised. When I lay down, feels like my head I'd spinning. Should I be worried?

Heads up!: Head trauma can be tricky. Things ER doctors worry about are loss of consciousness, bleeding, confusion or neurological issues. If you have been hit in the head and the inside of the ears are purple, you may actually have a skull fracture. There are many other things your doctor can look for that may indicate fractures/bleeding and given the symptoms you have, I'd get it checked out. ...Read more

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Branch fell hitting my chin. Lump soon formed. No broken skin. Had all functions. Dark purple bruise, tender small lump remain 4 days. Is chin broken?

Branch fell hitting my chin. Lump soon formed. No broken skin. Had all functions. Dark purple bruise, tender small lump remain 4 days. Is chin broken?

Injury : Injuries can be difficult to diagnose without seeing the patient face to face. Although you have normal function as you stated, it might be better to let your doctor check you if there is bruising ...Read more

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When I rest my chin on my hand/knee I get tons of little purple marks under my chin. Are they bruises? How can I make them go away?

When I rest my chin on my hand/knee I get tons of little purple marks under my chin. Are they bruises? How can I make them go away?

ABNORMAL: When I rest my chin on my hand/knee I get tons of little purple marks under my chin. Are they bruises? How can I make them go away?

ANY ABNORMAL BRUISING SHOULD BE SEEN AND EVALUATED BY MD TO CHECK FOR BLEEDING DISORDER ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

Abscess: Likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). This is not a complaint that requires going to an E.R. Urgent care would be preferred if you couldn't get into your regular primary care physician. ...Read more

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Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender. Spot is purplish & doc thinks it's a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender. Spot is purplish & doc thinks it's a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Headaches: As physicians, we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of the history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read more

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Small flat purple bruises, what are these?

Small flat purple bruises, what are these?

Purpura: Small purple polygonal papules or possibly palpable purpura a picture is worth a million descriptors ...Read more

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What is the purple bruise on my 16 month old?

What is the purple bruise on my 16 month old?

Mongolian spot: Not a bruise but a birthmark. It is common in many ethnicities. It can be anywhere on the body but most common on or above the buttocks. ...Read more

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My anus is usually pink. It is dark purple right now. Could it just be bruised?

My anus is usually pink. It is dark purple right now. Could it just be bruised?

Hemorrhoids: Yes, you could be bruised but you would hopefully remember trauma prior to bruising. Hemorrhoids are often described as purplish. Check out http://goo.gl/KoW8xo for more info. However, 21yo seems kinda young for hemorrhoids so it's best that you see your FamilyDoc for evaluation. There's no need to be embarrassed as we've seen everything. Besides, we're here to help, not judge. Good luck! ...Read more

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I bruise really easy and the bruises are nasty looking they are green and purple what causin this?

I bruise really easy and the bruises are nasty looking they are green and purple what causin this?

Many possible causes: Bruising is a common complaint. Aspirin, non-steroidals (advil, motrin, ibuprofen, etc.) can lead to bruising. There are some illnesses that also can predispose to bruising. If there is a concern, you should see a health care professional to discuss the problem. You might need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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After getting nipped I have developed a series of red dots and a purple coloured bruise. What is it?

After getting nipped I have developed a series of red dots and a purple coloured bruise. What is it?

Need more info: If by "nipped" you mean bitten by an animal, then it could be marks from tissue injury showing bleeding under/in the skin. I'd suggest showing it to your doctor where you can better describe what "nipped" means. You should also take a photo of it for the doc to see, as it will change over time. ...Read more

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There are purple bruises on my daughters back. Do you know what can happen or what could have caused that?

There are purple bruises on my daughters back. Do you know what can happen or what could have caused that?

Briuses: I'm not sure of your daughter's age. There is a diagnosis called Mongolian spots which are pigmented cells that during development form spots that look like bruises but if not this they could be truly bruises and need an explanation. It is not usual to see bruising in that location. Take a picture and have her checked. Make sure no one is hurting her. All the best. ...Read more

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A mosquito bited me a couple houres ago, it got swollen and purple. Is that dangerous? Because I'm afraid of the purple bruise

A mosquito bited me a couple houres ago, it got swollen and purple. Is that dangerous? Because I'm afraid of the purple bruise

Bite : It may or may not be s bite. Sometimes people get a skin infection or malady they attribute to a bite but sometimes is not a bite. See a physician if you have itching or if the area is painful hot or swollen. It may be an allergic reaction. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tiny purple dots on my butt that look like it could be bruising but im not sure what it is, any chance you have heard about this before?

I have tiny purple dots on my butt that look like it could be bruising but im not sure what it is, any chance you have heard about this before?

Without a picture?: Could be many things but the best guess I have is that they are folliculitis. Try soap and hot water as often as is convenient. Might be best to let your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Will I need to be concerned with bug bite that has big purple bruise?

Will I need to be concerned with bug bite that has big purple bruise?

Have it checked: Most insect bites cause a small, tender, swollen area which may be red. If a larger area develops, especially if it is blue or black, there is the possibility you were bitten by something venomous like a spider. Some spider bites can cause extensive skin and soft tissue damage. See a medical professional as soon as possible to have it checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the area around a cut is turning purple? Does that just mean it's bruised?

What does it mean if the area around a cut is turning purple? Does that just mean it's bruised?

Yes.: Bruises are injuries where blood has leaked out of a blood vessel and into the surrounding tissues. Initially, it looks purple because hemoglobin without oxygen is that color. As the blood breaks down, you get the green and yellow colors. ...Read more

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I have had a circular purple bruise with a white center for about a week. There is what feels like a knot in the center. Pain is just relative bruise?

Bruise: Without details, it is hard to interpret. Where is/was the bruise? Did it occur spontaneously or was it the site of trauma? The white center suggests either an immune reaction or an inflammatory pustule. Were you taking any medications at the time? Did this ever occur before? Please respond with answers to these questions. ...Read more

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62 yr old female. Purple bruises on forearms only. Should i be concerned?

62 yr old female. Purple bruises on forearms only. Should i be concerned?

Bruises: Bruises can be due trauma, platelet abnormality, malignancy use of anticoalation/antiplatelet medications (coumadin, (warfarin) plavix, Aspirin etc...), see your doctor for further evaluation if this continues. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a deep red purple bruise comes and goes same spot and shape?

What does it mean when a deep red purple bruise comes and goes same spot and shape?

Small bleeder: You may have a small vessel that's been bleeding repeatedly. If it's a solitary bruise, it's not likely to mean much. If you're taking Aspirin products, that will contribute to the ease of bruising, but is not necessarily a reason to stop aspirin. If you think the bruise is originating from a deeper structure such as a lumpy place within muscle, and it persists, get checked out. ...Read more

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My newborn baby has a massive purple-like bruise (looks like a bruise) above her behind. Is it something to worry about?

My newborn baby has a massive purple-like bruise (looks like a bruise) above her behind. Is it something to worry about?

Mongolian spots: No these are benign, congenital spots. They pose no threat to your baby. They tend to persist throughout the first years of childhood and disappear by adolescence (teens). ...Read more

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2, 1" ovals on my back, purple with red tint. Look like bruise hickey but I don't know how they got there or how long they've been there?

2, 1" ovals on my back, purple with red tint. Look like bruise hickey but I don't know how they got there or how long they've been there?

New: Well the coloration indicates recent injury to the tissue. How? Not sure what you did. Just watch to see if resolves in about 1 week ...Read more

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I got hit by a pitch in softball on my calf. I have a round perfect hollow circle, with a surrounding blue and purple bruise. It hurts when extended.

I got hit by a pitch in softball on my calf. I have a round perfect hollow circle, with a surrounding blue and purple bruise. It hurts when extended.

Bruising is typical: In this type of soft tissue injury. It is not uncommon to have sustained a fracture in the tibia or fibula after being hit with a softball. If you are concerned I would recommend getting a xray and treatment. Otherwise, elevate, ice packs, anti-inflammatories, wrapping and stretching are your best options! ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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